I’m one of those people who rereads books a lot. They aren’t necessarily favourite books, because I just read light books or ‘comfort reads’ again and again when I’m not able to read new books. I have friends who have favourite books that they read at least once a year or something like that, but I’m not like that, even though I want to be. I just feel like there’s so much new stuff to read, so I never get round to it, unless I’m unable to read new things or I ought not to, like during exams.
I’ve been racking my brain trying to come up with a book that I’ve reread a lot that I also adore and I’ve finally remembered one that isn’t Harry Potter. (Because how boring would that answer have been?)
My response to this one is… Emily Climbs by L.M Montgomery! She’s better known for her Anne of the Green Gables series I think but she also wrote the Emily series, which is a trilogy. I read the second one first, and it’s remained a favourite since I read it first when I was 11 or 12. It’s about a 14 year old living in Canada in the early 1900’s. She’s a presbyterian and she lives with her strict aunts and she wants to be a writer. Parts of the book consists of entries from her journal, and the rest is narrated in the third person. I love it to bits. It’s a true Classic and I can relate to her in so many ways. 🙂 The story, plot development and character development are excellent as well.
You should totally read this book, especially if you have writing aspirations. 🙂 We all have a strict aunt stashed somewhere, even if it’s only in our head and this book encourages us to plod on nonetheless.