Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Could Re-Read Forever

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and now hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic is: Books I Could Re-Read Forever

I love re-reading and don’t do it nearly as much as I should. There’s nothing like returning to an old favorite and finding even more reasons to love it the second time around.

I’ve divided this list into two sections: one featuring books I have re-read, and one with books I plan to re-read in the future.

Five books that I re-read often include:

 

 

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre may in fact be the book- or at least the classic- that I have re-read the most often. As familiar as I am with the story, there is always something new to discover.

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Gaskell’s writing never ceases to amaze me and I’m always on the edge of my seat waiting to find out how things will end for Margaret and Mr. Thornton.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I could happily re-read any of Austen’s six novels, but Pride and Prejudice is always a good choice. I never get tired of this “light, and bright, and sparkling” classic.

Sylvester by Georgette Heyer

This Heyer novel never fails to make me laugh, to cheer me up, and to give me all the feels.

The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice

I talk about this coming-of-age novel set in 1950’s England quite alot on the blog, as it is one of my go-to comfort reads. I may have to revisit The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets again very soon.

 

And five books I have yet to read more than once, but that I am sure I will be re-reading  in the future include:

 

 

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

Comedy, history, romance, time travel; this book pretty much has it all. To Say Nothing of the Dog is a unique and entertaining read that I can’t wait to experience again and again.

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca really is a perfect gothic novel. I actually can’t believe I haven’t re-read this atmospheric and unputdownable classic.

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

I can’t imagine ever getting tired of  I Capture the Castle. It is beyond charming and I am forever looking for books that evoke the same feeling as Dodie Smith’s modern classic.

Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart

I thoroughly enjoyed Nine Coaches Waiting and am sure I will love it just as much on subsequent re-reads. It reminds me of my faves Jane Eyre and Rebecca and has plenty of suspense and romance.

Diary of a Provincial Lady by E. M. Delafield 

Now that I’ve read all of the books in Delafield’s Provincial Lady series, I can’t wait to start at the beginning again. Diary of a Provincial Lady is delightfully witty and one of the best epistolary novels I’ve ever read.

 

Are any of these books ones you could re-read forever too? 

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  1. Jane Eyre is on my list too, and Jane Austen is always great no matter how many time I’ve read it. I think at some point I’d like to reread North and South. I’ll also have to check out Diary of A Provincial Lady. Thanks for the rec!

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  2. There are so many great books on this list. The only one I haven’t read is The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. I’ll have to give it a try since every other book you list is one I love. Maybe I’ll discover a new favorite.

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  3. So many here that I want to read! I need to get a copy of I Capture The Castle and I’ve never heard anyone talk about Georgette Heyer so it’s nice to see her on a list. I plan to reread Jane Eyre this year because when I listened to the libravox recording of it years ago I didn’t like it and think that was due to me multitasking too much. I want to reread Pride & Prejudice and Rebecca, too! And I have Nine Coaches Waiting, Diary of a Provincial Lady, and North and South on my TBR this year … I can’t wait to get to them now!

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