Books I Have Read More Than Once
A book does need something special to want to reread it. But what that something is can vary wildly. Something that brings comfort through the familiarity. Sometimes the sheer beauty of the writing. It doesn't matter at what point in the book you pick up, you're instantly gripped.
- •To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThis one definitely goes into the comforting bracket. I studied it at school like so many others. I'm really annoyed that I no longer have that copy, the one in which I wrote all my study notes. The beauty of this book is the constant insistence that you cannot understand someone 'until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.' That is central to life, central in my life and how to be someone I respect.
- •Fear and loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. ThompsonThis is a book that I can pick up and flick to any random page and enjoy reading it. The sheer brilliance of the writing, the awesome and crazy is captivating. Also whatever part of the book you start reading; there's going to be laughs. This book is hilarious. If you haven't read it then you really should, it's probably quite different than you imagine it to be. So go on, go read it, you can thank me later 🙌🙌🙌
- •Kidnapped by Robert Louis StevenstonNow this is a book I read many times as a child and for curiosity's sake once an adult. I wanted to remember why I'd read it so many times, definitely one of comfort.
- •A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. MartinI absolutely love these books, I've read them a couple of times through in book form, and been through and dipped into the audiobooks countless times. I even put together a special Tyrion version of the series in audiobook. Valar morghulis!