|The ten books/series I've re-read the most (discounting books I've studied because I HAD to reread those)|
I. If it's part of a series
I've lost count of the number of times I've reread Harry Potter. And this is mainly because every time I reread one book in the series, I HAVE to reread the others. Plus, I reread the entire series countless times in the run up to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As for The Knife of Never Letting Go I read this back when it was first published and so ended up rereading it a couple of times (before each new book in the trilogy was released).
II. If it's a REALLY good fantasy novel
Escapism, as I mentioned in this post, is one of the main reasons I read fantasy. So, naturally, a really good fantasy book earns a reread if I just want to escape to the world in question (e.g. The Hobbit. Harry Potter and The Night Circus). Needless to say, I can see myself rereading The Final Empire many times in the future…
III. If it's a classic
Generally, I find myself rereading classics a couple of times. This is not because I think that ALL classics are perfect, but because on the first read I'm too wrapped up in the plot to notice the symbolism and different themes etc.
Do you reread books often? If so, why? And if not, why not? And which books are your most reread books? (I'm guessing Harry Potter for most).