Last night I reread a childhood favourite of mine: A Wrinkle in Time. In fact, I was so fond of it in elementary and middle school that I remember dedicating pretty much an entire summer to reading Madeleine L'Engle's other works. I remember particularly enjoying The Moon by Night, House Like A Lotus, and A Ring of Endless Light.

The trouble with books you read and enjoyed years ago is that the details tend to gradually fade. That's no different from day-to-day life, of course. But rereading a beloved story from childhood is much the same as flipping through old photographs: all the memories come flooding back. With books, you also get the added benefit of noting little things you might have missed (or not deemed important) when you were younger. 
My choice to reread A Wrinkle in Time has inspired me to go further! I intend to make a list of some old childhood favourites and give them another visit in the near future--of course this won't help me get through the already seemingly endless list of books waiting for me to experience them for the first time, but perhaps that's not important!

I know for certain that I will soon be leafing through the familiar pages of Anne of Green Gables, Tuck Everlasting, Ella Enchanted, and even a few Nancy Drew mysteries.

Any suggestion of books I should definitely pick up? Which books would make your list of essential re-reads? 
 





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