Which books are worth rereading? Here are a few


The Book I Reread the Most: 15 Readers Share

By BookBub•March 10, 2022•5 min read

Even though there are so many new and exciting books out in the world, there’s something so comforting about rereading an old favorite. We asked BookBub readers to tell us what book they reread the most — whether it’s a beloved classic or a newer release they can’t stop thinking about. Read on to see their recommendations!

Note: Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Book cover for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Betty Smith

Faye says: “The book I reread the most is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. The book teaches me different things at various stages of my life. I guess I am a tree who has grown, developed, and changed through the years.”

Book cover for Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

Marilynn says: “I read Little Women for the first time when I was 10, and fell in love with Jo. I can’t count how many times I have reread it in the last 70-plus years, and Jo is still my role model.”

Book cover for Outlander by Diana Gabaldon


Diana Gabaldon

Phyllis says: “I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read this series. Like visiting old friends.”

Book cover for Naked in Death by J. D. Robb

Naked in Death

J. D. Robb

Bonnie says: “The entire In Death series by J. D. Robb. Over and over. I can practically recite them, but if I run out of reading material or don’t feel well, I start the series over again.”

Book cover for A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

A Prayer for Owen Meany

John Irving

Tracy says: “I’ve read A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving more times than any other book. His writing is so rich, I fall deeper into their world every time.”

Book cover for The Stand by Stephen King

The Stand

Stephen King

Deborah says: “It captures my imagination over and over again. I also find as I age, I read it with new perspective. It’s fascinating.”

Book cover for Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Long Way Down

Jason Reynolds

Jenn says: “I change my mind about the ending each time!”

Book cover for Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë

Julienne says: “A love story like no other, cruel and unforgettable characters and continues to haunt your thoughts long after you have put it down. Brave writing in a different time.”

Book cover for Good Omens by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

Good Omens

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Philip says: “Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is the only book I’ve ever gone back to simply to try to capture the pleasure all over again.”

Book cover for Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon

Death at La Fenice

Donna Leon

Jenni says: “The Inspector Brunetti series by Donna Leon. I love the setting in Venice, his family, and food! I have never been to Venice, but through the books I feel that I have! The murders are just an afterthought.”

Book cover for The Gift by Julie Garwood

The Gift

Julie Garwood

Kim says: “Yes, it’s a historical romance, but I think I laughed through each chapter. I have it in paperback and on my Kindle. It’s the one I reach for when I want to lighten my mood and enjoy the humor.”

Book cover for Persuasion by Jane Austen


Jane Austen

Janna says: “I read Persuasion every year. Austen’s depiction of love lost and won gets me every time. Her insights into class and the status of women are remarkable.”

Book cover for A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

A Discovery of Witches

Deborah Harkness

Allison says: “Her blending of history with fantasy is beautiful, and I love her writing style. I have reread the books because I felt I missed details and it turned out I had.”

Book cover for Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Behind Closed Doors

B.A. Paris

April says: “It was creepy the first time I read it, even creepier the second time, and absolutely petrifying the third time! Can’t wait to see how it freaks me out when I read it a fourth time!”

Book cover for The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus

Erin Morgenstern

Stephanie says: “It has a dreamlike quality for me, just like the circus it depicts. Very soothing and relaxing to read.”

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