What Writers Reread

There is no greater endorsement of a book and its power in someone’s life than for a reader to want to reread it. I find this subject fascinating. It is especially interesting to find out what books writers return to for inspiration or the sheer joy of rediscovery.

The Guardian just posted an article in which a group of authors shared their favorite rereads.

You can read more of the writer’s thoughts about their choices in the article, but here is a sampling of some writers and the books they return to:

Hilary Mantel: Evelyn Waugh’s “Sword of Honour” trilogy

John Banville: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

Mohsin Hamid: Haruki Murakami’s Sputnik Sweetheart

Ian Rankin: Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep and Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Isn’t your interest piqued? Go read the rest, here.



About the Author:

Misha Stone is a readers' advisory librarian with The Seattle Public Library. Follow her on Twitter at @ahsimlibrarian.

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