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December 18, 2009

Best Books of 2009 – Great Re-Reads

These books are good to read again,

if you are the kind of person who likes to read books over

and over (I am)

but some people aren’t!

I’d try it, though, with these.

Anastasia Krupnik
by Lois Lowry

First read circa 1995

Read it again because it will crack you up. Anastasia is hilarious, her parents so awesome, and what about Washburn Cummings? Oh gosh, Washburn Cummings…

The Princess Diaries
by Meg Cabot

First read in 2000

Read it again because even though you’d like to think Meg Cabot’s books are a little too fluffy (okay, look at that cover… a LOT too fluffy), you remember that she can write. Also: it will crack you up.

Weetzie Bat
by Francesca Lia Block

First read in high school, then again in 2007

Read it again because it is a timeless gem of a young adult book. An urban fairytale, full of Hollywood wonder and lots of love.

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party
by M.T. Anderson

First read in 2007, and again in 2008

Read it again because you have to. Then read it again, because it’s gorgeous and so full of STUFF you can’t get it all in one read.

A Summer to Die
by Lois Lowry

First read on a classmate’s recommendation in 2007

Read it again because it hits harder the second time, and sometimes sobbing into a book is therapeutic.

The Giver
by Lois Lowry

First read to me by my father, in 1994, read to me by my teacher in 1995, read to myself numerous times, and read TWICE this year

Read it again because I’ve read it that many times, and I’d read it again (in a month or two). It’s the first book I recommend to people, still.

In other breaking news, I turned in my final final paper at 3:30 today. My last day of work was yesterday. I’ve officially survived my first semester.