Traditions are important. They cultivate in us a continuum of the normal. They give us comfort, remind us of where we have been and how we came to be the people we are today. Some of the most important traditions are ones that we create for ourselves. It can be anything, really; a certain way of doing a given task. The reason and rhyme to our daily routines, our holiday activity.
Sometimes, the most important traditions to us concern our favorite books. We read a favorite story, play, novel because the process comforts us, gives us a sense of routine and normality. It’s those traditions we’d like to discuss in this week’s staff pick. These are the books and plays that we love to re-read. It may not be at the same time every year, but these stories are a must yearly read, without fail.
What about you, LitStackers? Do you have a favorite yearly re-read? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below.