This or That is a meme hosted by Rae at Bookmark Chronicles.
This weeks question…
Do you reread books often?
(By often, I mean are there multiple books that you have read more than twice)
There are a few books that I reread but honestly I don’t reread my books that often. If I were to stop and think about it I should probably feel a little bit guilty about the 100s of books sitting on shelves and in boxes back at my mum’s house that if I were to add up I’ve probably spent thousands of pounds on and will never read again.
I think part of my problem is I have a ridiculous memory for the slightly less important things in life such as remembering plot points in minute detail, which for some things is fine but when a huge chunk of my reading is crime fiction and thriller type things remembering who done it takes away most of the reason for reading it in the first place.
That said there are certain books I would, and do, reread even though I do know how they end. These tend to me books that had a particular impact on me in my younger days, things like the Harry Potter series and the His Dark Materials Trilogy – which I really need to re-read again soon now Philip Pullman has officially announced his new related trilogy.
To Kill A Mockingbird is also a book that was important to me in my teenage years and I reread, I’ve got several different versions of it. On a side note I’ve not read Go Set A Watchman, I’m a little concerned that if I don’t like it it would ruin To Kill A Mockingbird for me – so if you’ve read it let me know what you thought!
There’s also a few classics that I reread every now and then, things like Pride & Prejudice and Great Expectations – I guess the fact they’re considered classics suggests that there’s some longevity in there.
Are you a big rereader or is once enough for you? Are there any particular genres you tend to reread – or avoid reading again? Are any of your books getting close to falling apart because you’ve reread them that often? Let me know below!