In place of my usual Thoughtful Thursday post I wanted to contribute to this weeks Top 3 Thursday meme hosted by A Cosy Reader! This week, is 3 books you’re wanting to re-read. I was just thinking to myself there other day there is something so comforting in having a good book that you enjoy coming back to, to read again and again.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
A sweeping love story that spans not decades – but centuries when Claire is transported from 1945 to 1743 and must survive the trying times in an attempt to get back to her husband.
I originally read the first installment of Outlander right after I binged all of the available Game of Thrones series about 4-5 years ago. I was definitely swept up in Claire and Jamie’s romance but I think I was a little too young to fully understand the scope of their love. I also hadn’t even really dipped my toes into the Historical Fiction genre and I’ve got a new love for it following a few reads I’ve had recently. I want to pick this one back up because I loved the TV series and I think it’ll speak to me a bit more now!
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
A group of sisters make a major impact on a neighborhood following their suicides to escape from their parents, who are religious zealots.
This isn’t a light read by any means but Eugenides has a very unique voice that has always spoken to me. I first read this after seeing the movie re-make in high school and absolutely adored it. It’s been so long since I’ve read it that while I remember my overall takeaway I’d love to fully immerse myself back in the beautiful language and dark atmosphere of this novel.
Harry Potter by JK Rowling
Not that it needs it but: A sweeping tale about a young boy named Harry who, unbeknownst to him is a wizard destined to a great many things and right a great many wrongs and evils.
This is probably the only “cozy” one on my list and it’s a huge undertaking. You can’t just re-read the first installment, you gotta do the whole thing! I’d love to revisit this childhood classic as an adult. I think it would give a fresh, new and exciting outlook on the story I absolutely adored growing up.
What are some books you’d love to re-read? Drop me a note in the comments and let me know!
Keep an eye out tomorrow for a Recipe and a Read for Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier with a recipe for DIY Ramen Noodle Jars!