Books Worth Re-Reading


Summertime is finally here! Many folks are scouring the bestseller lists for beach reading material, but why not consider re-reading some blasts-from-the-past that have been collecting dust on the bookshelf? I've listed a bunch that have served me well after multiple go-throughs. Plus, if you've never had the pleasure of reading any of these (don't worry, I won't judge), it will be like reading a fresh new story hot off the printing press.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Dangerous Visions edited by Harlan Ellison

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Dune by Frank Herbert

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

It by Stephen King

Jaws by Peter Benchley

A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey


Peter Pan and Wendy by J.M. Barrie

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Treasure Island by Robert Lewis Stevenson

Watership Down by Richard Adams

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Feel free to chastise me if I've left your favorite perennial novel off the list.

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