Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rereadables

Hmm... I'm not really sure if "rereadables" is a word, but I'm going to use it today. Here is my list of rereadable books in no certain order. These are books that I have loved; books that hold so much more in them than what you can absorb the first time you read them. All of these novels, for some reason or the other, resonate inside of me.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Narziss and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Memoirs of a Geisha barely made the list, but when I read it I was enraptured with the culture and I remember being in awe of the book. It was unlike anything I had read before. The two most recent additions are Wuthering Heights and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. The first is mostly full of terrible people while the latter is full of great people; both are fascinating. Jane Eyre is a beautiful love story and Great Expectations is a masterpiece. Narziss and Goldmund describes the balance that needs to be achieved between humanity and the spirit. If you go too far in one direction or the other, you end up being unable to understand that you need a little of both to live in peace. The Good Earth is beautiful because it shows man's relationship with nature. Finally, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is hilariously funny, and there is just way too much craziness inside that book to only read it once. My descriptions don't explain these books the way I want, but hey, it is a start.

Please leave feedback today! What are the books that you think are worth rereading?

2 comments:

Kittymama said...

I haven't made it through most of the books on your rereadable list but I will eventually! While I thought Wuthering Heights was chilling and captivating I don't know if I could do it again ha! I might though just to get more clarity on things... My rereadables list is not as long.
Stonewall by Dwyer
This Present Darkness by Peretti
Though None Go With Me by Jenkins

allison said...

They sound great! I have heard of Stonewall and have heard it is excellent!