The Five-Eyed Bookworm

Eclectic Reader. Lover of beautiful book covers.


Reading Quote Sundays #12

There are two books that I remember reading more than once:

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë


The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto

In my second Reading Quote Sundays, I wrote how I started reading. I didn’t develop a habit of reading when I was younger so I guess I can say that I missed out a lot when it came to reading books. Back in college, I completely forgot about it, reading only (for pleasure) one to three books a year, focusing more on magazines and my textbooks. When I graduated I have completely abandoned reading any book. When I look back at those times, it makes me a little sad.

I rediscovered my love for reading last year and I hope I won’t turn my back on books again. In 2011, I discovered Goodreads and it somehow sparked that interest again. However, I wasn’t picky with what I read. Most of the books I read were owned by my sister even if I had my own collection of books. There wasn’t really a book that could bring back that old desire to read a lot. In 2012, I only read 8 books. That year though was special. I discovered Banana Yoshimoto’s The Lake. To date, I’ve read it three times already. Why? Because I loved it. A lot.

Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books of all time. I have two copies in my bookshelf, ready to be read again. I think I’ve read it three times now. The character of Jane Eyre appealed to me like no other. Here’s a woman who is strong and intelligent. I admired her and empathized with her, I delighted in reading her thoughts and I especially loved that love story.

What are the books that you have read more than once? What are your reasons for reading it again?