I rearly read a book twice, for two reasons: 1. I like not knowing how a book ends. 2. I don’t like the idea of reading a book that I can’t add to my books-I’ve-read-list. The latter is an ego thing, as I like to brag about the books I’ve read ;)
Still, there are some books that I wouldn’t mind reading again. Here are some of them.
- The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas, fils. Because this is my ultimate favorite book. It touched me in so many ways. And even though I knew approximately how it wound end, as both the movie Moulin Rouge and the opera La Traviata is based on the book, I still got surprised at the end, and actually cried (true story). I know I will read this book again some time.
- Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. I read Shantaram 8 or 9 years ago and I simply loved it. It was so exciting, it was well written and it let me have a sneak peek at a culture I didn’t know anything about. The fact that it is based on true events made it even better. I’ve read that someone is working on making this book into a movie, and I am planning on reading it again before I see that movie.
- Honningtunger (Honey Tongues) by Helene Uri. This was the book that made me love reading in the first place. As I didn’t read much during my teens, I needed a spark to get me to read again as an adult. I read this book almost 10 years ago and I just loved it. It would be exciting to read it again to see if it is as good as I remember.
- American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. This book is so creepy that I skipped some parts when I read it. So, I would like to read it again and this time read all of it.
- Et dukkehjem (A Doll’s House) by Henrik Ibsen. Like all other Norwegians, I too had to read this in school as a child. And because I was forced to read it, I hated it – of course. But I remember the story very well and I believe I would really enjoy this book now, 15-20 years later.