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You would not want to do that. The only files in the home folder are files belonging to users. Exactly what gets formatted during an install depends on what you tell it to do. It's a good idea to put the home folder on a separate partition for that very reason, that a reinstall where you want the home folder to remain undisturbed can become messy otherwise.
Any of your personal files will be in your home directory, unless you moved them elsewhere. If you do indeed want to reinstall, back up the contents of that directory (across the network to another computer, if you have one, is probably the easiest way).
Guyonearth's advice about putting /home on a separate partitiion is good to follow for the reasons he stated. How to do that varies slightly from one distro's installer to another; the distro's docs ought to provide some guidance.