For this week's Thursday Favourites I thought I'd share the 3 books I've read the most.
I love to reread books, both those I adore and those that I am curious as to if my opinion has changed. I don't manage to reread as much these days, as I like to read new content to review and recommend on youtube but it's definitely still something I enjoy and will continue to do throughout my reading life.
The books I've reread most aren't necessarily my all time favourites but they are some of the books I've loved longest. I won't be including series in this but Harry Potter and A Series of Unfortunate Events are way up there in my rereading life.
The first book, is the one I would consider my most read, Little Women. I'm not clear on the exact age I first read this. 13 or 14, I think but I've read it multiple times since than. I believe I've read it three times just since I started making book videos on youtube.
Little Women is, for me, a comfort read and one that I enjoy escaping into every so often.
The second most read title I want to mention is one of my favourite comedic novels, Bridget Jone's Diary. I've also read the sequel, The Edge of Reason multiple times but the original beats it by a nose.
I love the character of Bridget, I love the humour and I love the diary format (a narrative style, I think can be difficult to use to satisfactory effect).
I've been reading this book since my mid teens and it never fails me in the enjoyment department. If you've not yet tried it, you should.
The last book is the first volume of Stephen Fry's memoirs, Moab is my Washpot. I read it for the first time about 8 years ago and have turned to it multiple times since. I enjoy the two subsequent memoirs Fry has released but Moab and the tales of his early life are what I enjoy revisiting most. His writing seems freshest in this volume, the narrative style is sharp and memorable and it was, perhaps, the beginning of my love for childhood reminiscences.
In all, a brilliant addition to any non-fiction collection.
All three books are titles I'd recommend but their continued involvement in my life makes them something more to me. Each is part of my subconscious and will be there for me when I need them most and there's something wonderful about that.