Summer is coming and that is my time to reread the books I love. For many years--many years ago--I reread Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind and Rachel Fields's book All This and Heaven, Too. Then I went through my Daphne du Maurier summers, where I reread Rebecca, The House on the Strand, Jamaica Inn, The Scapegoat . . . well, you get the picture. Now, my summer comfort reads are Liz Flaherty's One More Summer, Jar of Dreams, A Soft Place to Fall . . . oh, heck, anything by Liz Flaherty is rereading pleasure.
No, although the temptation is great to bask in past reading pleasures, I've decided that this summer, I'm going to read some of the books on my Kindle that I haven't gotten to yet. I probably download at least three to five books a week, thanks to BookBub and The Fussy Librarian and Robin Reads. They send me emails and I always seem to find a book or two that sounds appealing. Some I start books and never finish them because they're just bad books or they don't keep my interest--they get deleted from my Kindle. Some I read partway through and although I might be enjoying the book, I get distracted and don't finish it and then I lose the thread of the story and rather than start over, I . . . delete it. I know--that's not fair. But it's the result of having a glut of books in the market . . . and they're still waiting in the Cloud, so I can always get them back if I choose.
So, today, I'm starting a book I downloaded sometime in 2014 . . . I don't know which one yet. I'll pick tonight when I sit down to read. How many books do you have waiting on your Kindle or e-reader? What books do reread and reread?