Gruetter Recommends Rereading Books

By Kate Gruetter

National/World Editor

Until recently, I openly bashed the practice of rereading books. I questioned the point of exposing yourself to something you’d already seen, something already studied. However, as of late, I’ve realized the importance and practicality of reopening and reanalyzing stories. Oftentimes, you miss things on your first read, which means when you reread a book, you expose yourself to brand new details you missed the first time (prime example: Hunger Games). And you’re reentering an already familiar world, so rather than struggling to understand the place you’re entering, you get to settle into an already comforting atmosphere. Finally, and most importantly, rereading novels saves you money! Reading old books saves you funds that you would have previously dedicated to a new stack of books, keeping you financially responsible.

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