The idea for this post came from the weekly meme Top Ten Tuesday, created by The Broke and The Bookish.
Most of the time I have this feeling that there are too many books and too little time to read them. I will probably never be able to read all the books I want to. So why would I take the time to re-read books? One good reason is the new things you can discover when reading a book again. It is also really nice to read a book you already know you will adore. Sometimes I like a book the second or third time even more. Here are three examples:
1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
I remember vaguely reading the Harry Potter series for the first time. Only when I re-read the books some years later, I became a fan. Over the years I have read the Harry Potter books at least four times, some parts possibly more. Also my opinions about some characters changes. I came to appreciate Ginny and Minerva McGonagall a lot more, and found out that Albus Dumbledore is not as good as I initially thought.
2. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The first time I read The Hobbit, it was an assignment for my English class. I liked the book, but nothing more than that. When I was older I read The Hobbit again by myself, and liked it a lot more.
3. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Also Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was a book I liked a lot more when I read it for myself than for my English class.
For today I cannot come up with more books, but I promise another post later this week!