On Rereading Books

Hi, readers!

As you probably saw in yesterday’s post, I recently reread Little Women. It was great to revisit that classic novel and remember why I love it so much. While writing my review of Little Women, I got to thinking more about rereading books

I know some people think that rereading books is a waste of time. There are so many books to read and never enough time, so why “waste” time rereading? In my opinion, rereading books is fantastic. I don’t do it often, but I always enjoy it. Rereading a book is actually easier for your brain because your brain doesn’t have to work as hard to process entirely new information. When you already know the plot and characters, it’s more fun to focus on smaller details, broader themes, and other details.

I also think that when we reread books at various times in our lives, we can have different responses. For example, reading Little Women as a teenager might elicit one emotion and one favorite March sister, versus reading it as an adult. As we move through life, we as readers can better connect to various books.

And speaking of rereading, here are three books that I’d love to reread this year:

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own by Kate Bolick

That’s it for today! Do you like to reread books? Which ones would you recommend?

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