… As of this moment.
I was re-reading The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction and the author was talking about how you would know him by the books he re-reads.
This list is based on number of re-reads, not on anything else (quality, influence, etc.). It was hard to make! It is in no particular order.
1. Dune – Frank Herbert (SciFi) (my cover is cooler than this, though)
2. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte (Classic, Gothic)
3. Arrows of the Queen – Mercedes Lackey (Fantasy)
4. Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader – Anne Fadiman (Essays)
5. Bird by Bird – Anne Lamott (Advice)
6. Gaudy Night – Dorothy L. Sayers (Mystery)
7. The Initiate Brother – Sean Russell (Fantasy)
8. Going Postal – Terry Pratchett (Fantasy)
9. A College of Magics – Caroline Stevermer (Fantasy)
10. The Blue Sword – Robin McKinley (Fantasy)
The runner-up list had even more fantasy on it!
Does #2 have a list?
[No, but if she did it wouldn’t include Dune, or Mercedes Lackey. I’ll have to check out Sean Russell– hadn’t heard of him.] I can make an off-the-top-of-my-head list that isn’t well thought out. Rereads are heavily populated by classics and children’s fiction.
1. Frederica by Georgette Heyer
2. Jane Eyre
3. Pride and Prejudice, though honestly I haven’t been able to read it again since I took a class on Austen in college. I think I have it memorized.
6. A College of Magics – Caroline Stevermer, though it bugs me that my copy is still at my parents’
9. Another Fine Myth by Robert Asprin
What are your rereads? What books should we know you by?