It’s summer, the time when we plunge into new books left and right. Our beach bags, suitcases and go-bags are filled with paperbacks and new hardcovers that are designed to provide a new level of escape.
But, should summer be a new read only? Maybe it’s time to go back in time and re-read a favorite or once read book? What do you think?
In racking our collective memory we tried to recall the last re-read we’ve done.
Not too long ago our lead book bum went back into the non-fiction archive to read Embracing the Infidel by Behzad Yaghmaia. What our conversation revealed is that as a collective, we haven’t really gone back in time to re-read lately.
What else is on our re-read list this summer? We’re thinking perhaps Starship Troopers, perhaps a work from Chris Bohjalian or Orhan Pamuk. Simon Winchester is well represented in the Boston Book Bums library, so maybe it’s time to grab Outposts again.
So, what was your last re-read and what might you re-read this summer?