by gribi on July 27, 2011
I have a list of books that I want to re-read. This list is huge.
I have another list with books I’ve actually re-read. This list is tiny.
Even considering the staggering amount of NEW books out there, I have still managed to read a few books more than once. Although I’d be be surprised to have 10 books make the list, but I won’t go into detail. If you insist, however, I’ll write a later post with the lucky few. Please do insist.
So what determines a book’s chances to be read twice?
If the book is fun.
That, I’m afraid, is my number one reason for reading a book twice. Pretty shallow, I know. Every now and then I get tired of reading books that are challenging and I want to read for the sheer fun of it. So I pick a trusted light-hearted read and laugh away.
If the book is deep.
I’m not that shallow, after all. There are books that simply speak to my heart in a way that touches and moves me. I go back to books like this to move mountains inside of me. Which they faithfully do, little by little.
If the book is useful.
By this I mean that it needs to be a reference book on a certain subject or another. If I’ve found it useful in a particular area or issue – I will go through it again. Books like this are a rare, but precious find.
I will be posting on one of the books I’ve re-read later this week. It also happens to be one of the getting married prep books series, so please come back for that.
Have you read any books more than once? What makes you re-read a book?