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Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan Reads Pride and Prejudice Every Year

What's Your Yearly Must Read?

While we are still learning about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, one thing we do know is that she apparently reads Pride and Prejudice every year. You may not be an Austen junkie like Kagan and Kathleen Kelly in You've Got Mail (who read it "about 200 times"), but do you have a book you read on a yearly basis? Or maybe just a book you can't help but read over and over again? Please share!

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TJTalks TJTalks 7 years
I try to find one day every year, preferably at the beginning of summer to go over to a quiet beach (about an hour's drive from my house) and re-read 'Gift From The Sea' by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. I love the beach and in this book she creatively weaves bits of wisdom and memoir through her observations of elements in nature at the Sea. It's the kind of book I have to read with my own journal nearby. I'm inspired to write when I read her poetry-like expressions. One of my favorite quotes from the book is '..good communication is stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.'
theCatsPajamas theCatsPajamas 7 years
@ KateAthens ... you read all of Search every year? that is dedication. it took me more than a year, and i feel like i am still digesting. what's your favorite volume?
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
Lolita! I love that some other people said the same thing :)
alillee alillee 7 years
Definitely A Tree Grows in Brooklyn..I've been reading it every couple of years since I was in junior high.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, various Hemingways, and 1984. So many great book suggestions here! I'm quite ashamed to say I've never read Pride and Prejudice... but it's on my list for the next time I go to the library, I swear.
sourcherries sourcherries 7 years
Pride and Prejudice?? YAY! If I could vote for her--she just won my vote! So many good reads--adding to my list!
Deidre Deidre 7 years
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. On regular reading list rotation since I was about 12. This book helped me become close with my mama, and I can't wait to share it with my own daughter someday. I'm holding off on reading it again until my baby arrives, then I'll plan on reading aloud a few pages to her when possible.
bengalspice bengalspice 7 years
God of Small Things Joy Luck Club
Mariana48 Mariana48 7 years
Big Sur by Jack Kerouac and The Portrait of the Artist as Young Man by James Joyce :)
GratefulGrl80 GratefulGrl80 7 years
The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King! I'll never get tired of that story...
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
The Prophet by Khalil Gibran and To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
miemki miemki 7 years
Jane Eyre. Never get tired of it.
KateAthens KateAthens 7 years
The Catcher in the Rye and À la recherche du temps perdu (In search of lost time).
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Anna Karenina and various Fitzgerald.
jadenirvana jadenirvana 7 years
I really like Joy Luck Club and agree with Summer Sisters!
kea718 kea718 7 years
Mine is as trashy as it gets... Valley of the Dolls.... For sure a yearly read, if not more.... I just love it. I pride myself on reading classics (Dostoyevsky, Camus, Shakespeare) but something about Valley of the Dolls just does something to me.... lol. Who can resist a trahy Jacqueline Susann novel? I know I can't.
wiggle wiggle 7 years
I have read Pride and Prejudice several times and Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver too.
runnereater runnereater 7 years
No time to leisurely read now, but when I was younger, I read Little Women multiple times.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
No yearly books, but I've read the bell jar, catcher in the rye, madame bovary, the great gatsby, and a little princess many times!
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