BY REBECCA SPARROW
It’s literary comfort food; like a serving of warm apple crumble on the coldest and bleakest of nights. Re-reading books that are our favourites can be a source of comfort, a reliever of boredom, something soothingly familiar when the world around us has gone mad.
I’ve read Little Women more times than I care to remember. I dip into Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird (a non-fic book on writing) every few months. And when I need reminding of how great deliciously written comedies can be I turn to The Girls’ Guide To Hunting Fishing by Melissa Bank. On the other hand, I can’t bear the thought of re-reading books like To Kill A Mockingbird because it impacted me so greatly when I read it for the first (and only) time in the mid 90s.
The Hunger Games (the first book in the Hunger Games trilogy)
What about you? What book have you read more than once? And why?