The 5 Best Books meme is hosted by Cassandra at Indie Reader Houston.
This week: The 5 Best Re-Reads
If it wasn't for the fact that my to-read shelves are literally overflowing with books I haven't even read once, I would do a lot more re-reading. I have several books that I would love to read again. Maybe I need to add one of these into the rotation now and again.
Anyways, these 5 books are ones I have read more than once. In almost all of these cases I read the book first on my own, then a second time when one of my book groups selected it.
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Loved. This. Book. Can't wait to read it again, and to see the movie.
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Such a delightful book. It simply warms my heart to read this.
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. I have to admit when I first read this novel several years ago I wasn't that impressed. However when I re-read it for my book group's discussion (where we also saw the movie), I was blown away by its language and its story.
- The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson. I still can't say if the murder has been properly solved after reading this twice in two months. The mystery in this book is so well-written.
- Agatha Christie mysteries, specifically The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and Murder on the Orient Express. I devoured Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot novels as a teenager, but was never able to figure out "whodunit". That said, perhaps I enjoyed the re-reads because I knew the outcome; I certainly was better able to pick up on all the clues hidden in the narrative. And her writing is a lot wittier than I remember.