Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. You don’t have to do all ten. Instead you can do three, five, fifteen, whatever you want. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.
This week’s theme is Books I Could Re-read Forever. I have no qualms about re-reading books that I’ve already read a dozen times. There is a kind of comfort in returning to an old favorite.
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – As soon as I finished this book I already wanted to open up that front cover again. It sucked me in and I like returning to the Night Court from time to time.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – This was the first book I read by Schwab and it grabbed within the first few paragraphs. I love going back to visit with Kell and company again and again.
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore – I have said it before but, here goes, this is one of my favorite books I have ever read. When I am feeling down or particularly alone, I return to this book. The story is empowering and the characters fascinating.
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C Wrede – I remember my mother reading me this story when I was little. Every time I pick it up I can recall her sitting my bed as child reading this at bedtime. It is such a comfort.
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – It doesn’t matter how many times I have read The Bone Season, I always want to pick it back up again. It is one of those stories that sticks with you long after you’ve set the book down.
Full Dark House (Bryant and May #1) by Christopher Fowler – I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve read this book. My copy is very nearly coming apart I’ve read it so many times.
These are just a few of the books I have found myself re-reading over and over through the years. They are each favorites in their own right and for different reasons. The feelings you had for a book, the mood you were in when you first read it, and where you were in life at the time of the first reading stick with you long after you’ve set the book down. What are some of your favorite re-reads? Do you agree that there is a certain emotional attachment to certain books?