Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Are You a Re-reader?

Frankly, I'm not even sure that's a word (shame on me)! But I've always had certain books and authors that I reread, and with the advent of ebooks, I don't have to worry about weighing down my bookshelves with too many books. I can keep all of my favorites in the cloud or on an ereader.

Here are some of my favorite books/authors that I revisit now and then:


Pretty much anything by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Likewise, anything by Mary Balogh

Son of the Morning by Linda Howard

Pamela Morsi's historical romances

books by Amanda Quick (written by contemporary author Jayne Ann Krentz, but I tend to favor her historical novels and some of her Jayne Castle futuristics)

Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase


the Howl's Castle series by Diana Wynne Jones

the Harry Potter series

any of Rick Riordan's YA books ((Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, Kane Chronicles, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard). I haven't read any of The Trials of Apollo yet, but I'm sure they'll join my list of favorites.

Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising series

Terry Pratchett's Discworld books

Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect

I've also read and reread the first few books of Winston Graham's Poldark series. I own all 12 (or is it 13?) of the books, but as I never finish more than the first 4 and months (years?) pass between readings, I always begin back at the beginning because I've forgotten characters, details, etc.,. I love the books, but they're long and complex, and I'm beginning to think I may never finish the series (that's a joke. I'm pretty sure I'm never going to do it, but hope springs eternal).

So, are you a re-reader? If so, who are your favorites (and if not, who are your favorites? I'm always looking for book recommendations).

Happy Reading!



Laney4 said...

I re-read Susan Mallery's THE SHEIK'S SECRET BRIDE (before everyone started calling them Sheikh's with an "h", LOL) every 2-3 years. It was my first book in my keeper pile (where I now keep ALL of your books, Myrna), as it gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling every single time I read it. I enjoy the storyline, the witticism, and the humour throughout, and it ALWAYS gives me sweet dreams (imagining a sheikh whisking ME - and my daughter - off a plane).

Myrna Mackenzie said...

That's it exactly (that warm, fuzzy feeling)! There are just times when I want to revisit the feeling a book gives me. Also, thank you for letting me know that my books are in your keeper pile. That gives ME a warm, fuzzy feeling. LOL

Laney4 said...


Laney4 said...

Oops. I believe I mean "Awwww" instead.
Just thinking that I can also get that warm and fuzzy feeling when I wear a pair of slippers, LOL!

Myrna Mackenzie said...

I have a warm flannel shirt that also gives me that feeling. LOL

Laney4 said...

I love wearing flannel shirts. I guess I should go "hog wild" and wear one of them with slippers (and other clothes, of course) while re-reading your book from my keeper pile. Jeesh. Who knew it could get so complicated, LOL!

Myrna Mackenzie said...

A flannel shirt and slippers at the same time? If I could dress like that all day (in winter, at any rate), I would.

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