Bill Murray may have been frustrated by living the same day over and over again in Groundhog Day but on this holiday, we like to celebrate by re-reading some of our favorite books. From J.K. Rowling to Maya Angelou and everything in between, these are the books we continuously pick up time and time again.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A literary classic, To Kill A Mockingbird teaches about compassion and race in ways that are still relevant more than 50 years later. The story of growing up, learning life lessons and standing up for what’s right, this is a book everyone should revisit now and again.
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
While we wait for Weisberger’s When Life Gives You Lululemons, we have no problem reading this fiction favorite in the meantime. A story about a boss from Hell, The Devil Wears Prada takes readers on a thrilling ride through the cutthroat world of high fashion and merciless editors.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
When newcomer Jane met Celeste and Madeline, none of the women knew just how much they’d impact each other’s lives. All struggling with their own issues at home, the three moms take on the world of marriage, schoolyard drama and dangerous secrets in the #1 New York Times bestseller, Big Little Lies.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
If you haven’t picked this novel up since high school, we suggest you read it again. A story of love, loss and infatuation, The Great Gatsby is the glamorous literary classic we love to revisit. Get lost in this Jazz Age novel again about the wealthy and heartbroken Jay Gatsby.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
When Monique is chosen to cover a high-profile interview, she couldn’t be more surprised. Gaining Evelyn Hugo’s trust, Monique will learn about the movie icon’s scandalous life and the surprising way the two are connected. This is a novel we’ll take to the beach time and time again.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
George has always kept a close eye on Lennie, a grown man with an adolescent mind. As the two take up new work in California, George advises Lennie against socializing with their boss’s daughter but when Lennie makes a dreadful mistake, it’ll have dangerous consequences for both of them.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
The Harry Potter series is undoubtedly a series we are guilty of reading more than just a few times. The first book in this magical series about young wizard Harry Potter introduces readers to the world of Hogwarts and all the complex characters J.K. Rowling is famous for.
The Alienist by Caleb Carr
Now a TNT hit TV show, The Alienist is the perfect read for those who can’t get enough of Mind Hunter. Set in 1896 New York, John Schuyler Moore is swept up into a suspenseful hunt for one of history’s first serial killers. This nail-biting read is too good to only read once.
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
This self-help book is one we go back to every time we need a little pick-me-up. With 27 short chapters, You Are a Badass inspires readers to take control of their lives through wise advice, heartening life stories and a touch of humor.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Renowned author Maya Angelou won the hearts of readers everywhere with her debut memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in 2002. This non-fiction read about Angelou’s life is a story of self-discovery and perseverance that gives us the inspiration to take on life’s most difficult situations.
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
A winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, Never Let Me Go is an intriguing story about a mysterious boarding school and a group of friends who will later find their way back to each other. Kathy, Ruth and Tommy will learn about the magic that lives within them and the lasting bonds of friendship in Ishiguro’s award-winning novel.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Diving into the lives of the patients of a mental ward, this iconic novel provides an insightful look into mental health and madness. With a cast of remarkable characters, this book is one you can’t help but re-read.
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Color Purple is the story of a woman who takes control of her own destiny. Celie grew up knowing nothing but hardship and just as she begins to feel trapped in a ugly marriage, she’ll meet a strong woman who will forever change her life.
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan’s coming-of-age novel is 13 chapters that can stand alone but also intersect. It’s the story of a group of electric characters and the odd ways they are connected. Whether you’re re-reading this novel from start to finish or just picking out your favorite stories, you’ll want to keep this book close.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
If you’re a fan of heartbreaking beautiful romance novels, Me Before You will become your newest guilty read. When Louisa goes to work for Will Traynor, she never expected to fall in love with the paralyzed man. Heart-wrenching and real, this is the book that gets more satisfying with each read.