How many great books have you reread?
Each time you read a great book, you learn something new and understand it deeper. However, most books that are written aren’t worth rereading. The problem is that there are too many of those substandard books and our lives are too short.
I often put down a book that I know isn’t worth a reread. I would rather read the best 100 books over and over again than attempt to read every single book out there in the wild.
We live in a culture where novelty is overrated and repetition is underrated.