Here Are 15 Books That Are So Good, People Wish They Could Relive Reading Them Again For The First Time

    "This lingered for weeks after I finished it."

    I'm sure a lot of us have that one book where we would do almost anything to experience reading it for the first time again...

    So, when u/trinketsgoblin asked people to share the book they would love to read again for the first time, I decided to round up some of the best answers:

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo — Alexandre Dumas

    Cover of "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas, showing a stormy sea and a distant castle

    2. East of Eden — John Steinbeck

    Illustration of a book cover for "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck, featuring a man with a pensive expression

    3. The Secret History — Donna Tartt

    Book cover of "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt with a golden emblem and praise from The Times

    4. Rebecca — Daphne Du Maurier

    Book cover of "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier with large red flowers and ornate title text

    5. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy — Douglas Adams

    Cover of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" with title and author Douglas Adams, featuring a cup on a saucer

    6. Lonesome Dove — Larry McMurty

    Cover of "Lonesome Dove" by Larry McMurtry with a cowboy silhouette on a horse

    7. The Picture of Dorian Gray — Oscar Wilde

    Cover of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde, featuring a painted portrait of a young man in a white coat

    8. Flowers for Algernon — Daniel Keyes

    Book cover of "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes featuring a mouse on a maze-patterned background

    9. House of Leaves — Mark Z. Danielewski

    Cover of "House of Leaves" by Mark Z. Danielewski, featuring a dark doorway with the text overlaid

    10. Piranesi — Susanna Clarke

    Book cover of "Piranesi" by Susanna Clarke featuring accolades and a figure on a statue horse

    11. A Series of Unfortunate Events — Lemony Snicket

    Cover of "A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning" by Lemony Snicket, featuring Count Olaf

    12. Cirque Du Freak — Darren Shan

    Cover of "Cirque Du Freak" by Darren Shan featuring a vampire holding a spider within ornate borders

    13. And Then There Were None — Agatha Christie

    Cover of "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie, featuring silhouette figures and title text

    14. The Stand Stephen King

    Book cover of Stephen King's "The Stand" with a person on a vehicle and desolate backdrop

    15. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

    Book cover of "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy, featuring silhouettes of two figures within a fiery shape

    H/T to u/trinketsgoblin and r/books for having this discussion!

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

    Do you have anything else to add? Let me know in the comments below.

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