Tuesday, November 4, 2014



Fact: Good books hold up to a reread.
Fact: There is not time in this life to read everything.
Fact: Many contemporary reads are overhyped, poorly edited, and disappointing.

Conclusion: I should reread more.

Here are some I loved on first read, but which I've never reread:

The World is Not Enough by Zoe Oldenbourg
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
Happenstance by Carol Shields
Magister Ludi by Hermann Hesse
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

What did I forget? Any suggestions for me?

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  1. You know, I haven't read any of these books sadly, although The Secret History is definitely on my TBR pile. I don't even know most of the rest of these, so I'll have to go look them up!

  2. I haven't read any of these books, although I've been curious about a few of them. I've always been interested in The Secret History, and at the same time a bit scared I won't like it, because I love Pamela Dean's Tam Lin and so many people have said that if you liked one you might hate the other. But I definitely should try it one day!

    1. I've never heard of Tam Lin. Perhaps I should check it out.

  3. Great list. I haven't read any of these, but seeing Sinclair Lewis here reminds me that I need to read more of his works. - Maggie @ macarons & paperbacks

  4. I haven't read any of these books, but they sound fantastic! Great list!

  5. I don't think I've read any of these! :(

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  6. I so wish there was time to reread. We need a few more hours in our day!
    Thanks for stopping by @ Notebook Sisters!

  7. I need to read I, Claudius for the first time, which is shameful. It's been on my TBR so long!


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