Novels That Are Great Enough (and fun enough) to Read *Twice*

There are good books and there are 'great' books. Some novels (modern or classic) are so important, that everyone should at least *try* to read the entire thing *once* (Such as Joyce's "Ulysses"). And although "Ulysses" should classify as a "great book," not many people, even scholars, would suggest reading it *twice*. This list is reserved for novels that are great enough to read once, but that are also fun enough and interesting enough and "self-refreshing" enough to read twice, or even three times. One thinks of "The Castle" by Kafka, or "Hunger" by Knut Hamsun. What are your picks?
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message 1: by Bub (new)

Bub hello matt and ty its ortis.


message 2: by Kyle (new)

Kyle what's up with all the romance novels?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Some people like them and voted for them?


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

Books that I really like I tend to read about 7 times. It also helps if you own them to read them over and over again. I am also fortunate in that I forget large parts of different books after a couple of years.


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Lobstergirl Removed Control Switch On which is nonfiction.


message 6: by Emma (new)

Emma So, I noticed a few books on here that are not novels and made a list.

For me, a novel is: fiction, prose, straight narrative (not drama), of full volume length, a single work (one book in a series is a novel, a full series is not; a work made up of many smaller works is not a novel).

If any librarians are still paying attention to this list, these are candidates for removal. I didn't look up any books on this list I wasn't sure of, so there may well be others.

24. Green Eggs and Ham
39. The Cat in the Hat
41. Walden
46. The Canterbury Tales
49. Macbeth
57. Death of a Salesman
76. Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons
78. Weirdos from Another Planet!
89. The Twilight Connection
98. J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Box Set
109. Harry Potter Series Box Set
161. Romeo and Juliet
175. The Twilight Saga
177. Holy Bible: King James Version
180. The Book of Mormon
204. Trilogia della Fondazione
204. L'Avare
257. Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Patients and Their Families
263. A Song of Ice and Fire, Leather-Cloth Boxed Set
263. The Raven
292. Pygmalion
295. Osler's Web
299. The New Arthritis Breakthrough
301. Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book
305. The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
320. L'Uomo che scambio' sua moglie per un cappello
322. A Walk in the Woods
333. The Tailor of Gloucester
353. The Giving Tree
373. The Raven and Other Poems
376. The Whole Way to Natural Detoxification
388. The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book
388. The Diary of a Young Girl
392. Company Aytch
399. James Herriot: Boxed Set
403. A Streetcar Named Desire
405. The Crucible
422. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
435. It's Easter, Little Critter!


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