For reasons I can’t entirely explain, I recently downloaded audiobook versions of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and A Little Life: A Novel by Hanya Yanagihara. I had read both of these books within the last three years, so their plots and characters were still very much on my mind. Perhaps that is why I wanted to re-read them.
In rereading (or in my case, having the book read to me) one has the pleasure of seeing how the author is unfolding the plot and relationships. Details that one missed the first time through are more fully understood. Foreshadowing is more vivid. It is as if one has gone from black and white to Technicolor.