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Discussion Post: Do You Reread Books?

Since I’ve been blogging the last year and 8 months (who’s counting?), I haven’t really made time to reread books. I just chug along on my to-be-read pile and work toward my year reading goal.

But, I used to reread books all the time. Especially the ones that meant something to me growing up. Like Pride and Prejudice, Anne of Green Gables and, of course, Harry Potter.

Now I wonder how I’d have time to reread my old faves. I mean, HELLO, I can’t miss the latest releases, right?!

I want to make more time to reread books, though. Some books are easier to reread than others, but I still think I could create a list pretty easily of books I’m longing to read again.

Do You Reread Books?

So, what about you?

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  • Have you ever reread a book?

When I was younger, I reread books ALL the time. Maybe it was because my weekly allowance ran out, and I didn’t have enough money to go to Barnes and Noble (true story). Like I said, now…not so much.


  • What is your favorite book or series to reread?

HANDS DOWN – The Harry Potter series. Nothing captures my nostalgic feelings of growing up than reading all 7 of Rowling’s masterpieces.


  • Is there a specific event or time of year that you reread books?

For me, it would usually either be the summer or Christmas break. Whenever I had the most free time to lounge and read for fun.


  • Do you reread the same one book/series once a year?

I used to try to reread Pride and Prejudice once a year. Mainly because it never gets old for me and the story is so classic and amazing that I always want more.

Hopefully, I’m not the only weirdo who rereads books or things about it so much – so share your weirdness with me too ;) .

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • http://twitter.com/toobah4 Phil Curl

    Oh, man, I re-read books constantly. I read LOTR about every 2 or 3 years, have been through the Discworld series several times, currently re-reading The Mote in God’s Eye and its sequel. Jim Butcher is a good re-read, too. That’s why e-readers frustrate me… to go back and buy all the books I own would be costly, so I only use my Kindle about 1/3 of the time.

  • Bridget Whelan

    Jane Austen + an old favorite: Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn. Every now and then I pick it up for a warm and comforting re-read :)

  • http://twitter.com/sillylittle Linda P

    I used to reread all the time. But lately, the last 3 years or so, I’ve stopped. Too many new books.

    • Anonymous

      So many books, so little time. When I do reread, it’s usually the shorter books I turn to – Magnus Mills gets a lot of rereads on that basis.

  • http://www.jennielyse.com Jenni Elyse

    I still reread, but not as much as I used to. I did reread the entire HP series at the beginning of this year, though. And, I loved doing it! It always reminds me how much I love that series. And, I love taking the time to reread old favorites. I try to have a balance or at least a mix.

  • Shannon

    I don’t think I’ve ever reread a book. Something must be wrong with me! Now, I do *always* think about rereading books, but then I get distracted by something else I mustreadrightnow! I really want to reread the Harry Potter books…some day.

  • Shannon

    I don’t think I’ve ever reread a book. Something must be wrong with me! Now, I do *always* think about rereading books, but then I get distracted by something else I mustreadrightnow! I really want to reread the Harry Potter books…some day.

  • oxymoron1856

    I love re-reading books! You can usually appreciate the writing more and pick up on little details. Not weird at all :)

  • http://www.mithrilwisdom.com/ Jamie Gibbs

    I wish I had time to reread! I’d really like to reread some books,but my TBR pile is just too damn big!

    Jamie

  • Kari

    I don’t generally reread books. However, sometimes when I have to wait forever for a sequel to come out, I will go back and quickly reread the previous book of the series to refamiliarize myself. I’m currently rereading Divergent and will then read the second of the series, Insurgent.

  • http://ems-reviews-books.blogspot.com/ Ems

    I don’t reread nearly as much as I used to, for the same reasons – trying to slog through the neverending TBR pile/review books and meeting yearly reading goals. I definitely reread Harry Potter every year, but I need to delve back into my old favorites like Narnia, Prydain, and Lord of the Rings every year too. Mustn’t let them slide!

  • http://twitter.com/OnStarshipsBlog Anya E. J.

    So the whole concept of rereading books never really occurred to me when I was younger. What I enjoyed in books was the discovery of new worlds and the unearthing of the plot, and once that had all be figured out, I didn’t really see the point of reading the same information again. There are a couple of books that have been amazing enough to earn rereadings, but they are very very rare for me. I still mostly enjoy books for the plot twists and new worlds, so reading new books is my top priority.

    The books that I reread at times or would be more inclined to reread are:
    To Sail Beyond the Sunset by Robert Heinlein – this is the story about Maureen Johnson’s very fantastic life (with some space travel thrown in) and there are sections, like when she gets divorced, that I find very comforting to read, like a big sister giving me life advice.
    Anything by Brandon Sanderson – Sanderson is an author that is so clever with his world-building and plot-building that I’m sure rereading any of his books would reveal new and interesting things that I didn’t notice the first time around. This element would be critical to my enjoyment of rereading most books.

  • Hannah S.

    I tend to reread books and ignore my massive TBR pile. I do it whenever the mood strikes me so it’s not a set thing.

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