summer rereading ideas

In summer I often find myself reaching for favourite books to reread instead of only the newest titles to hit the shelves. Here are a few that have been on my mind lately.

(Children’s) Classics

While there are many classics on my list, these three make the cut each summer. If you haven’t read them, especially The Phantom Tollbooth, I highly urge you to try them. I’d love to discuss them with you.

  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster.
  • Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery.
Science Fiction & Fantasy favourites
  • Death Sworn and Death Marked by Leah Cypess
    All of Leah’s stories sit with me for a while and I can’t stop thinking about them. These two are a quick weekend read.
  • The Heralds of Valdemar Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey
    I’m surprised how I still enjoy rereading this series.
  • Harper Hall Trilogy: Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, Dragondrums by Anne McCaffrey.
    I spent most of my childhood summers at music camp, so this series feels like summer to me!
  • Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling.
    This year I’m rereading a little differently and determined to make it through Harry Potter à l’École des Sorciers. Each time I fizzle out by chapter three, so we’ll see how I do. I picked up the next two books (en français) at a library book sale a few weeks ago, so there is incentive to keep going.
  • The Rucksack Universe by Anthony St Clair
    For many, summer means travel. I can’t think of a better way to do it than within the Rucksack Universe!
For fiber artists
  • The Yarn Whisperer and Knitlandia by Clara Parkes.
    They are now available as audiobooks! (You can enjoy her more reference-informative-enjoyable books too, but as I don’t want a lapful of wool right now, I find these books more enjoyable.)
  • any book by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.
  • Knitting without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmermann.
    Chances are it’s been a while since you last reread this. I know it’s been a few years for me. I’m curious what new & wonderful EZ insights I’ll find.

What are you rereading this summer?

PG enjoys her chai