I am an unapologetic re-reader, and there are certain books that are perpetually on my re-read list: Harry Potter, The Hunger Games trilogy, Pride and Prejudice, The Chronicles of Narnia, Agatha Christie. This list is more specific.
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I adore this Gothic classics with one of the best opening lines in history.
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloane. This book was a delightful surprise when I first read it several years ago. My husband gave me a copy for my birthday this year, so now I get to recapture the magic.
The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins. I first read this five book series after I read The Hunger Games trilogy 2x in a row and still couldn’t get enough of Collins’ work. I want to re-read it before my son gets to it in a year or two.
The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley. McKinley is one of my favorite authors, and my husband gave me a whole shelf full of her books last Christmas.
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman. The Mrs. Pollifax books were the first cozy series I ever read, and I’m looking forward to revisiting them.
Watership Down by Richard Adams. I read this one on the recommendation of my baby brother, and it quickly became a favorite.
My Life in France by Julia Child. I first read this after seeing the delightful Julie & Julia, and was just as delighted with the real Julia (I cannot say the same for Julie Powell’s Julie and Julia).
A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary. This is the first autobiography I remember reading. It is funny, of course, but also dark and disturbing at times. I want to re-read it and then read the second volume, My Own Two Feet.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Anne Shaffer and Annie Barrows. I was lucky enough to read an ARC (back when my sister worked at a B&N and would pass ARCs on to me), and I’m looking forward to re-reading the finished version.