Friday Five - ReReads

 I am the first to admit that I never hardly ever re-read books (re-read or reread? huh).  It's true.  I feel guilt. All of the lonely unread books on my shelves STARE at me while I'm curled up on the couch with a reread.  But, I've been trying to be okay with it.  Baby steps and all.  So, today's Friday Five I thought I'd share what I would read if I ever get the guts to stare those unread books back in the cover.

1.  Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - This book came out in the 90's I think, but I read it for the first time in 2009.  I was blown away; it was such an honest look at adolescents that I WISHED that I had read the book in high school.  Also, why hasn't he written anything else?

2.  Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello - It's a play and one that I always mention when discussing anything reality bending.  This one will probably be reread this year.

3. Still Life with a Woodpecker by Tom Robbins - Has ANYONE else read anything by Tom Robbins?  I love this man.  Still Life was the first Tom Robbins book I read (but not my favorite, that goes to Skinny Legs and All) and I feel the need to reminisce a bit.

4.  House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski - This book captured me in a way that I've never experienced with any other book.  It was a complete visceral reaction.  Actually, I would even say that at times it tormented me.  I know that I'll love the reread, but it's such a commitment.  I don't know if I'm up to it yet.

5.  The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - I read this book in high school and really appreciated it.   Since that was, like, fifteen years ago I think it would be interesting to see where it stands in my adult mind.

So, I would love to hear what your rereads would be!  Let me know!


  1. I hardly ever reread either :/ There are just too many other books that I HAVE to read :p But these are some good ones! You know I tried to read House of Leave awhile back...like ages ago when Poe's Haunted album came out and never finished it...I really should get back to it!!

  2. I have been trying to reread The Scarlett Letter for about 6 months now! I just can't seem to fit it in.

    I reread a lot. I love visiting old friends. I have a commute of about an hour every day, so I listen to audiobooks and that is when I do most of my rereading.

    Also, I have Perks of Being a Wallflower and haven't read it yet. Sounds like I better get on that!

  3. generally I reread every 3 or 4 yrs apart... but mostly I reread a favorite or two or three when I get a slump and nothing seems to hold my attention..i find visiting books I totally loved gets me going again (renewed hope?..whatever! lol)

  4. When I was in high school, I was a devoted follower of Tom Robbins. I've not read him since, but I did love him back then. At the time I think he'd just written Cowgirls and Woodpecker and maybe one other novel.

    I've got House of Leaves on my TBR shelf. I'm a bit intimidated by it's size and the graphic tricks, but I'll move it up to the head of the queue now.

  5. I don't re-read books either but would *like* to. Just too many unread books first!

    I'VE READ ROBBINS! Sadly not since blogging. Huh. Maybe I'll read something by him soon. I find his books kind of hard to read but I do love them. Skinny Legs and All is waiting for me on the shelf.

    My ex never gave me back my copy of House of Leaves. I'm bitter. One of these days I'll get a new copy and re-read.


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