I am not normally a re-reader. I’m typically of the frame of mind that I have too many books that I haven’t spent time with, why would I want to waste time on a book I’ve already read? That’s obviously silly because spending time with a favorite can be a real treat. I discovered this after re-reading one of my first books this past year, one of my all-time favorites: The Secret Garden. I loved finding new reasons to love it from a more mature perspective. I remembered it being much more magical when I was a child but it was still an equally lovely book a couple decades later.
The following are all books that have permanent slots in my memory as being the books integral to the reason I love reading as much as I do today. Were they amazing pieces of literature? Probably not, but they still left a massive enough impression on me to this day. I’d love to revisit each and every one of these just to see if some of my recollections of them being favorites still hold true today.
Juniper (Doran #2) by Monica Furlong
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Moon Bridge by Marcia Savin
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
The Nancy Drew Series by by Carolyn Keene
The Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine
The Secret of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
Dreadful Sorry (Time Travel Mystery #1) by Kathryn Reiss
Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
What childhood favorites would you love to re-read? Leave me a link to your post and I’ll be sure to stop by!