This. This is me.After a couple of readings I often will read favorite parts of favorite books, rather than the whole book again, although sometimes when I start out reading favorite scenes I'll find myself going back and reading the ones I skipped. So I may remember reading a book for a third, fourth, or fifth time and it wasn't the whole book, or remember skimming when I actually ended up reading the whole thing.
I have all sorts of reasons for rereading a book. To savor the words if the prose is exceptional. Because I find a story particularly moving. Because I want to be swept up in the world again. But most I will admit are comfort reading, books I can escape into (because they are just fun, I adore the character interactions, they have great dialogue, etc.) when I am feeling sick or depressed or tired or bored.
Hi @Grace_E and welcome to the chronicles forum.It's been forever but these are the ones that have made the largest impression on me:
The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings: J.R.R. Tolkien (honestly anything by him)
The Graceling trilogy: Kristin Cashore
Incarceron: Catherine Fisher
Enna Burning: Shannon Hale
. It’s actually my least favourite in the series. Prisoner of Heaven is fabulous.One book I forgot that I have read several times is The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. It's a brilliant read and recently discovered there are three more in the series. If you like books this is a must read.
It's only for the last fifteen years or so that I've been able to really dive into audiobooks. Before that it was hard to keep more than one or two on hand at a time and lugging the tapes/CDs around was a pain. With the advent of MP3 however...
Unbelievable high numbers! Good for you! On my best years I top the century mark, but I can't imagine 4 times that number!