Happy Tuesday, all! I am officially counting down the days until A and I take off for the beach for a little R&R. I plan to sleep late, eat more than I probably should, and do a whole lot of reading. I’ve got a pile of new books waiting to be read but may take an old favorite or two with me as well.
Now, I have always admired people who are good at both reading and writing. I can read 5 books over a weekend but can’t write at all. I’ve tried to in the past and it got so confusing not even I knew what was going on! But then I’ve got a friend that you can give a writing prompt to and they will go on to write pages and pages of amazing content! While I’m jealous of their ability, I will happily read whatever they write using the prompt because she’s such an amazing writer. It’s quite a good relationship 😉
Anyway, I think we all have a few go-to reads on our bookshelf. No matter how many new books we buy or take home from the library, there’s nothing like the tried and true favorites. They make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, plus you get the joy of discovering new details. I rounded up a few of my favorite re-reads for you to add to your list.
The Boys of Winter by Wayne Coffey
Fun fact: I’m a big hockey fan. In fact, the Disney movie Miracle is one of my favorite movies of all time. So it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’ve read The Boys of Winter at least ten times. There’s just something about Coffey’s writing style that gets me, plus it’s the ultimate underdog story. My favorite quote?
“Mostly he thanked Herb Brooks for a night in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York when snow fell and the Olympic Field House throbbed and whether you were in goal or on the ice or in the seats or at home, you came away feeling that greatness wasn’t a realm strictly for the superhuman, remote and unattainable, but rather something much closer, real, and reachable, something within every one of us.”
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
If you’re an animal lover in any way, you need to read these books. Herriot’s tales from his time as a rural veterinarian are heartwarming and hilarious. This is the first book in a very good series, but it’s definitely my favorite and one I’ve read multiple times.
The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks
Forget The Notebook or Walk to Remember, The Wedding is definitely the best Nicholas Sparks book. It’s sort of a sequel to The Notebook in that it focuses on Allie and Noah’s daughter, although the narrator is actually her husband. It reminds me to never take my husband for granted and continue to work on ways to show him how much he means to me.
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
I know this one is technically a children’s book, but it’s one of my absolute favorites. The entire series is a must-read and one that got a lot of love when I was younger. I can’t wait to re-read them with my future children.
What are some books you’ve read over and over again?