What? I don't need a reason.
The super-whiz-bang thing about re-reading classics around this time is that, well, it's too damn hot to think too much. So concentrating hard on a new classic is generally out. But if I've already read it, it's a bit easier. ALSO most of these are in the public domain, i.e., free to download to my Nook for ease of travel 'n shit (don't get me wrong, I also have ACTUAL COPIES of these books because I still think of e-books as NOT REAL even though my brain-piece knows better).
SO. Here's what I'm planning to re-read this summer:
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Persuasion by Jane Austen
The rules aren't hard and fast. I'm also considering Lolita, but probably won't go there because that book takes work no matter how many times you've read it.
Care to join me? If you're planning to re-read anything awesome this summer, let me know below! Or write a post about it on your blog and send me a link. I suppose I could make this a Thing Where People Sign Up And There Is Organization, but it's summer and that would defeat the purpose of Lying Around Not Thinking Or Doing Anything Except Maybe Shopping.