I am not the type of person who rereads books, at least not normally. Maybe it’s this season of life or the fact that summer is upon us, but for some reason, I’ve been reminiscing over the books that I love and the ones that I always come back to. I can’t say that this is a list of my favorite books (that would be incredibly difficult to rank), but it is a list of books that I loved the first time I read them and that I continually go back to.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephan Chbosky
This is definitely one of my favorite books of all time (I also love the movie, but the book is just so, so good).
The Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling
Is this really a surprise? Not even a little bit 🙂
Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech
This was my FAVORITE book in elementary school (and upon googling the author, I realize she is the same author who wrote Walk Two Moons). It’s a children’s book, but honestly, if I had a copy, I would reread it now in a heartbeat as an almost 25-year-old.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
If I’m being honest, I am reading the complete series for the first time right now, but I already know that the series deserves a spot on this list. When I read The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe as a third-grader, I remember liking it a lot, but as an adult, I find so much beauty in the biblical connections C.S. Lewis makes throughout every book. I’m in love.
Picnic in Provence by Elizabeth Bard
I actually just reread this book at the end of April and let me tell you, the nostalgia for France was real. She is such a good writer and her memoirs are beautiful.
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khald Hosseini
I read A Thousand Splendid Suns for the first time as a senior in high school and fell in love the moment I started. I reread it at the end of 2019 and it was just as impactful now as it was then.
The Shack by William P. Young
As I said in the beginning, I would be nearly impossible to truly rank my favorite books, but The Shack would be a serious contender for the top spot if I were to do so. It is truly a beautiful book with such an inspiring message.
It’s a short and sweet blog post this time around. I hope you enjoyed and check back soon for more.
Until next time,