It was Oscar Wilde who said that if you can't enjoy reading a book over and over, then there's no point in reading at all. If you ask me, that says it all. I was inspired by a recent post on a blog I follow to share a few of my favorite re-reads with you. They're the books I turn to when I'm in a bad mood and could use cheering up, when I'm bored, or just because I still love them that much.
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Oh, Lord, what in the world can I possibly say about this that the rest of the world hasn't said already? I'll give you the solid proof as to where I stand with this series: I've replaced Sorcerer's Stone twice, Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix once each, the only thing holding Prisoner of Azkaban together is wood glue and packing tape, and the only reason Chamber of Secrets is still intact (for the most part) is that I had that scare when I thought I'd lost it in a move and it resurfaced about eight months later. I know I'm not the only one who feels like this, but this series was such an integral part of my childhood, and so long as I had at least one of the books with me, I was set to weather anything.
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Opera Macabre by Michelle Rodriguez
What are your favorite re-reads?