My friend Ange read Stephen King's The Stand every year for well over a decade.
My friend Jenni read every Harry Potter book again before watching each movie.
Few books have enticed me to read them again. When I taught, I re-read books that I'd first encountered as a youth: Great Expectations, Jane Eyre, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Good Earth, Cold Sassy Tree. All great books that I didn't mind reading again.
I will confess here and now that I tried reading The Hobbit three different times in my life. The first time I was seven. The last time was a few years ago. I never could get through it. It was a great way to get me to fall asleep, though.
A few books I've re-read because I wanted to see how they struck me as an adult as opposed to when I read them as a kid. Rebecca, Celia Garth, Gone With the Wind, The Long Winter, Pride and Prejudice, The Stand. I read The Count of Monte Cristo one day during the summer between my junior and senior years. I'd like to read it again, but am half-afraid I won't love it as much the second time around.
And, of course, I've definitely re-read Glamour.
Journal: What books have you re-read or would like to read again? What makes a book worthy of this honor? Make a list of the traits. If you're currently working on a piece, examine it to see if those traits apply. If not, how can you make it so?