Hello and happy Friday! Today I’m going to be talking about rereading books because it’s this weeks topic, and I’m very excited for it! In case you didn’t know, rereading a book basically means reading a book another time after you’ve already read it, and that’s what I’m going to be talking about!
Do you reread books? How often?
I reread books a lot. I definitely used to reread books a lot more, but I still do. I’ve reread most of my favorite books a bunch of times, and I’m happy rereading most books.
I know that before I started my blog and would set lots of TBRs and stuff, I would go through and just grab books from my bookshelf to reread all the time. Most of the books that I own that I have for at least 3 or 4 years I’ve read multiple times because I just don’t get tired of rereading books.
I don’t really have a schedule for when I reread books, or really plan ahead. It’s usually when I don’t feel like picking up something new, and want to go back to a more familiar read.
Is there a certain book or series that you always come back to reread?
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you probably know that I love Rick Riordan’s books. And those are my comfort reads, the books that I reread whenever I don’t know what to read, need a familiar book, or need to escape into a fictional world. I also own a lot of his books, which makes it easier for me to reread them.
Hattie Big Sky, by Kirby Larson and Hattie Ever After, by Kirby Larson are also two books that I reread a lot. I have both of the audiobooks, and the audiobook reader is really amazing, so I often read them. I haven’t in a few months, actually, but at the beginning of covid, I was pretty much constantly reading the two books.
I also love rereading The Penderwicks, by Jeanne Birdsall. The books are so funny, and everything about those books are really wonderful!
Do you count rereads towards your monthly/yearly goals?
Definitely! A lot of the books that I have read this year are rereads, and I definitely count them in my goals!
When I’m rereading a book, I’m still reading the book, even if I’ve read the book before. For me, I also often notice new things when I’m reading a book that I might have skipped over the first time I read the book.
So yes, I do count rereads towards my monthly and yearly reading goals.
Do you feel guilty about rereading books?
No, not usually. I love rereading books, and there is really nothing wrong with it. Sometimes I get kind of overwhelmed with the number of books that I still want to read (it’s not that unreasonable to want to read every book in the world, right?), but once I start rereading the book, and can fall back into one of my favorite worlds, it’s worth it.
I try my best to just read what I want to read, because reading is a hobby and it’s supposed to be fun. For me, rereading books is one of my favorite things to do, especially rereading favorites, and I’m not going to stop anytime soon.
Wrapping this up…
I love rereading books, and although it isn’t for everyone, it’s one of my favorite things to do. I always have fun rereading favorites, and when rereading books I often notice things that I didn’t notice or think about the first time.
Do you reread books? If you do, how often? Chat with me in the comments below!