The Big Reveal


Welcome to the Big Reveal

I enjoy reading author interviews, but often times they don’t ask the kinds
of questions I wonder about. So I’ve assembled a group of writers at
all levels, from un-agented to published, and every week I will
have a new question for them.

Do you like to re-read books?



Eileen Cook, Published Author
I do re-read books, but only those that I really LOVE. My to-be-read pile grows higher every day. I don’t have time to read everything I want to read so a book has to be really special to make it to the re-read list.

Kelley Lynn, Published Author
Nope. I don’t reread books. Too many books on the TBR list, not enough time.


Lara Schiffbauer, Published Author
I used to re-read a lot. Now, I have such limited time, I’m lucky to get to read a whole book through once. There are some books I’d like to re-read, mostly for what I could learn from the writer. Anything by James Rollins is, of course, one of my first choices.

Chloe Banks, Agented Author
I rarely re-read books because there are so many new books to read! I do occasionally – often if there’s a book I read quite young and didn’t like, I’ll read it again to see if I was wrong. I usually am! 1984 and Cold Comfort Farm are two of my favourite books and ones I didn’t like and couldn’t even finish when I first read them in my teens. I read the Bible every day so I’ve read all of it a few times now, but it still seems fresh each time I come to it.


Valerie Cole, Agented Author
Typically, I don’t re-read a book unless I *loved* it. I’ve read Trish Doller’s SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL 8 times this year (no joke, it’s *that* good). I’ve also read SE Hinton’s THE OUTSIDERS countless times. Judy Blume’s SUMMER SISTERS is another one that’s had a bunch of re-reads over the years.

Jay Bendt, Un-agented Author
Yes! I’ve read and re-read Wheel of Time (a very lengthy, very dense high fantasy series of 13 books) over and over again. I think when I find an author whose writing I enjoy, I am more prone to revisiting the stories.


Mark Koopmans, Un-agented Author
I love going back to the old Stephen King books of my youth. I’ve read IT and THE STAND multiple times – love them!

Do you re-read books?

8 Responses

  1. Nope. And it’s not just at time issue. I never have re-read books, even when I had way more free time.

    The one exception would be The Outsiders, but I first read that as a kid and it is/was my favorite. Other than that, I’m not sure I’ve re-read any books. (Not including children’s books of course.)

  2. I usually don’t reread bks unless it’s right before the movie comes out and it’s been a while since I’ve read the book then I’ll read my fav parts. Or if I absolutely LOVE it then I read it again later… after I’ve knocked out a few on my TBR list.

  3. Every now and then I’ll get, like, a craving to re-read something. But like so many others, I have so much new stuff I want to read, I don’t often go back and re-read. Big exception at the moment is that I’m reading old books from my childhood to my kids now: Judy Blume, The Hobbit, Zilpha Keatley Snyder, etc.

  4. I absolutely reread books. The good ones. The books that are so magical I need to figure out what’s going on behind the curtain, and the ones that are SO fantastic that I forget there *is* a curtain. Rereading those kinds of books is like meeting up with an old friend.

  5. Not usually. I feel like there are too many books and not enough time. However, Little Women is a book I just can’t seem to stay away from—love it!

  6. I feel so behind on all the books I WANT to read that I haven’t re-read a book in a long time. I used to read Anne of Green Gables at least once a year, as well as some others. I haven’t re-read them in a while, but I still think about them all the time, though!

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