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4,661 books · 4,363 voters · list created July 30th, 2008 by Jim (votes) .
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Jim 1517 books
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message 1: by Deirdre (last edited Jul 23, 2009 09:54AM) (new)

Deirdre I've had to be very strict with myself here because there are so many works I've read more than once. I didn't think that anyone would be interested in the fact that I've read most of Shakespeare's plays at least two or three times, sometimes for pleasure, sometimes for study. There are some works I've read more than once but not necessarily voluntarily. All those I've excluded from my contributions. I've also excluded works I have read more than once but probably wouldn't read again. On the other hand, my first dozen or so votes are for favourite reads.


message 2: by Heather (new)

Heather Almost every book that I've liked I've read about a hundred times. I can't help myself--even after I've practically memorized it, I keep going back. Pathetic, I know, but that's just me.


message 3: by Minh-Anh (new)

Minh-Anh When I really like a book, I get myself a copy and then read it a few more times.


message 4: by Jan C (new)

Jan C It's good to see a list where there are good books and good authors that have actually made it on to the list. There were a numbers of read and re-read, sometimes more than once. And, yes, it included Shakespeare.

Also see a lot of books that I should have read and never did.


message 5: by Louvaine (last edited Nov 09, 2009 02:23PM) (new)

Louvaine I rarely read books more than once--I can count on one hand the books I've read 1+. There's simply too many out there that I have on my list to read!


message 6: by Reed (new)

Reed i think the lightning thief should be on here. i've read it 6 times.


message 7: by Heartless (new)

Heartless Interesting list. I know people may find this lame but....I thought Death Note belonged here (and so I voted for it, but it won't ever appear, to be honest). I loved the fact that a change in social ideals changed the world into a "utopia" (or at least almost did, before the historic ending.)
I too find myself rereading my favorites. I find it a waste to read a text only once....Actually,even two times is not enough for me. That's probably why I find myself "killing" the enjoyment of classics. Ah well.


message 8: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Who reads The Silmarillion twice? Dear Lord, who even reads it ONCE?


message 9: by Shae (new)

Shae man, I used to love Good Night Moon... when I was three!


message 10: by Shae (new)

Shae hey reed, i think your right. it is super good.


message 11: by Thomas (new)

Thomas White I just reread Stephen King's The Stand, Uncut. I did it while on a stair stepper and lost 40 pounds. I think I stumbled onto a whole new diet trend.


message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

There are books I've read SO MANY TIMES. I've lost counts of my Lord of the Rings re-reads. So had my mother by the time she decided to gift me a luxury edition so I would stop checking it out of my town public library.
Same with The Endless Story.
I guess even as I mourn the time I won't spend discovering a new book, some stories are so amazingly good that sometimes you just need to enjoy them again.


message 13: by Brynn (new)

Brynn hunger games. ive read that over 20 times


message 14: by Nathan (new)

Nathan Heather wrote: "Almost every book that I've liked I've read about a hundred times. I can't help myself--even after I've practically memorized it, I keep going back. Pathetic, I know, but that's just me."

I'm exactly the same way. If I find a book that I really like I read again a few months later. And then again in another few months. And so on.


message 15: by Megan (new)

Megan As an English major it is hard to find the time to reread books since there are always more being added to my to-read list. However, there are certain books that I always make time for like the Harry Potter series and Little House in the Big Woods. These books made me fall in love with reading, and very time I pick one up again I learn something new.


message 16: by Xenophon (new)

Xenophon Hendrix If one reads a book, and then rereads it twenty years later, it is a different book.


message 17: by Frances Marley (new)

Frances Marley Some of these are odd.


Shibliamirhussain khanyousafzai idiotic choices
they must re chose the books


message 19: by Frances Marley (new)

Frances Marley Concurrence.


message 20: by Mikki (new)

Mikki Xenophon wrote: "If one reads a book, and then rereads it twenty years later, it is a different book."

So very true. Much of the required reading that I had in high school never resonated with me, but re-reading them as an adult gave me a new appreciation.


message 21: by Barbara Gem(ini) (last edited Mar 14, 2011 05:14PM) (new)

Barbara Gem(ini) Nancy wrote: "Who reads The Silmarillion twice? Dear Lord, who even reads it ONCE?"

Me :) At least three times :)


message 22: by Eva (new)

Eva Heather wrote: "Almost every book that I've liked I've read about a hundred times. I can't help myself--even after I've practically memorized it, I keep going back. Pathetic, I know, but that's just me."

i am exactly like that... i read my favorite again and again!


message 23: by Linda (new)

Linda This is actually a pretty decent list (not that I agree with every title, and of course I haven't read all of them). There are definitely books I've read multiple times, like someone else said, sometimes for enjoyment and sometimes for study, but I didn't vote for a book unless I honestly ENJOYED it every time I read it, or would love to revisit it. My problem is that, while there are books I want to reread, there are too many OTHER books out there that I want to read for the FIRST time. My email address: "2manybooks" (finish the saying - "too little time!")


message 24: by Linda (new)

Linda Megan wrote: "As an English major it is hard to find the time to reread books since there are always more being added to my to-read list. However, there are certain books that I always make time for like the Ha..."
Okay - there you have it. Exactly my situation. Was an English major, and now teach literature, so I'm always trying to build by "repertoire"!


message 25: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Who would ever read Harry Potter twice ? I could barely stand reading it once.


message 26: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Sydney wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Who would ever read Harry Potter twice ? I could barely stand reading it once."

WHAT! I LOVED HARRY POTTER!"

Well, then I guess thats one thing we don't have in common.:L


message 27: by Eva (new)

Eva Sarah wrote: "Who would ever read Harry Potter twice ? I could barely stand reading it once."

twice? 10 times...


message 28: by Brian (new)

Brian Poor Loved the Outsiders. But nothing beats 'The Stand'


Em~Lost In A Dream~ I would of read Hex Hall again if it wasn't a library book.


message 30: by Desiree (new)

Desiree Schreck I HAVE SOOOOO MENY I COULD VOTE FOR!!!!!


message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

Just out, The Ballad of Young Tam Lin (historical fantasy/romance.) Really well-written, compelling plot and characters, hard to put down.


message 32: by Lizzie (new)

Lizzie How did Twilight ever end up o this list? We are voting for books not the end of teenage liturature.


message 33: by Booklovinglady (last edited Dec 11, 2013 12:18AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Louvaine wrote: "I rarely read books more than once--I can count on one hand the books I've read 1+. There's simply too many out there that I have on my list to read!"

Xenophon wrote: If one reads a book, and then rereads it twenty years later, it is a different book..."

I fully agree with both Louvaine and Xenophon... There are just so many very interesting unread books on my shelves that I rarely read a book more than once. But there are a few books for which I have made an exception and which I have reread over the years (and wouldn't mind reading again). Like Xenophon said, it is always interesting to see how your own perception of a story changes when you get older and, as a result, more 'experienced' because you've seen so much more of life and of the world in general.


message 34: by Aarohan (new)

Aarohan Atwal

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Brief: A harrowing struggle of a young man with life, a beautiful love story and an unexpected ending.
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message 35: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady As it says "Books you've actually read more than once", I thought of all the compulsory books I read during school or uni, as I've actually reread some of these book later on :-)


message 36: by Brent (last edited Apr 06, 2015 05:29AM) (new)

Brent The better the book, the more I re-read it. My very favorite books I expect to re-read for the rest of my life; that's the kind of person I am. (I am a book person.)


message 37: by Booklovinglady (last edited Apr 06, 2015 07:56AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Brent wrote: "(I am a book person.)"

So am I ;-) which is exactly why there are always so many books I'd like to read.... My 'to read' list is nearly endless because of it :-)

For me it is more like 'the better the book, the more lasting the impression it makes', as I rarely read a book twice because, as I said, there are so many other books I'd like to read as well... The only rereading I've done as a result is of compulsory books, either because they were a compulsory read more than once (which I didn't mind for some), or because I bought them later on.


message 38: by Pam (new)

Pam Young List seems heavy on Jane Austen when so many others were excluded.


message 39: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl The "check duplicates" on this list is not working.


message 40: by Booklovinglady (last edited Oct 07, 2017 01:27AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Lobstergirl wrote: "The "check duplicates" on this list is not working."

Reported it, although by now I'm starting to wonder if this does any good :-(


message 41: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl They need to just buckle down and fix this damn bug - this yearslong bug.


message 42: by Booklovinglady (last edited Oct 08, 2017 02:45AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Lobstergirl wrote: "They need to just buckle down and fix this damn bug - this yearslong bug."

You're absolutely right. They haven't found a permanent, solve-it-all-in-once, solution :-( Seems they sort of put too small a plaster on the wound, as it keeps on bleeding and seeping through...


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