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!