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message 1: by Steven (new)

Steven | 9 comments Quite evidently it depends what type of books you read and some times on your sense of humour.

Are there any books that you've read time and time again and still enjoy?


Steven Preece
Author of Always A Marine

message 2: by LJ (new)

LJ (ljroberts) Jane Eyre is always a comfort read for me. I've no idea how many times I've read it. Other books I've re-read are "Shackles" by Bill Pronzini, "Fairie Tale" by Raymond Feist, several of the Dick Francis books and definitely the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. But with over 300 books on my TBR shelf, I don't get to re-read that often.

message 3: by Fenixbird (last edited Jan 04, 2008 09:54PM) (new)

Fenixbird SandS | 56 comments Good topic! Embarrassed to admit it...but my son's favorite storybook was Green Eggs & Ham by Dr Seuss..and I think I enjoyed reading it perhaps EVEN more than him! I do have certain ones I periodically reread usually when I am reminded of how good they are when I go to share them: Passages by Gail Sheehy (sequel I just learned named New Passages), Mars and Venus on a Date by John Gray (amazing author/psychologist), Linda Goodman's Love Signs, Linda Goodman's Sun Signs, Everything I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff..........

message 4: by Sally (new)

Sally The most famous book of all I will never stop reading; The Bible. Next to that probably my most favorite to read multiple times is: Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen. In addition would be:
My Antonia by Willa Cather.
Exodus by Leon Uris
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
The Outermost House by Henry Beston
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
The Great Divorce by CS Lewis
The Narnia Chronicles by CS Lewis
Other books I have read at least twice are:
While I was Gone by Sue Miller
Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
Hinds Feet on High Places by Hanna Hunnard
More than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell

message 5: by Patrick (new)

Patrick I enjoy reading and/or listening to audio CD versions of the following biographies every few years:

- Crazy Horse by Larry McMurtry
- Titan by Ron Chernow
- Buffett by Roger Lowenstein
- Damn Right (on Charlie Munger) by Janet Lowe
- Stilwell and the American Experience in China by Barbara Tuchman
- Mao Zedong by Jonathan Spence

Plus, I have enjoyed reading Larry McMurtry's Duane's Depressed and Jospeh Heller's Catch-22 whenever I need to get some humorous perspective on how absurd the world is.

message 6: by Steven (new)

Steven | 9 comments There are a few books I have time and time again but these are mainly non fiction. I find that I see and/or understand something else each time I read them.


Steven Preece

message 7: by Matt (new)

Matt Mazenauer (provlear) | 5 comments I re-read the Count of Monte Cristo probably one a year. The only forced book from high school that stuck with me.

I also have to re-read Jumper and Ender's Game, my two sci fi faves every couple of years.

message 8: by Alexandra (new)

Alexandra I've re-read The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Lord of the Rings several times, and probably will again. Also the earlier books in McCaffrey's Dragonriders series, Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar series. As well as some childhood favorites like The Wrinkle in Time series, and Edward Eager's books.

There's something very comfortable and comforting about spending time with an old friend :)

message 9: by Minnie (new)

Minnie | 13 comments I often reread "Gone with the Wind", particularly when my life is in turmoil. When my mother was extremely ill, I sat next to her bed just reading this particular book. Periodically I'd read out loud. Maybe she heard me, maybe not but I was comforted in sharing with her a book we both loved.
Another of my favourites is "Les maisons de dame Souris". Its my children's book, beautifully illustrated and a joy to read. I read it in afrikaans and will do so to my grandchildren. Hope they enjoy it as much as I do!!!

message 10: by Matthew (new)

Matthew | 16 comments I have read the first 4 books in the dark tower series three times, the LOTR trilogy twice, and Dune three times. I have read A Sand County Almanac and Desert Solitare so many times i cannot count.

message 11: by Mo (new)

Mo | 30 comments Mod
These are all "comfort books" for me that I read again and again, enjoying them each time as if that time were my first: Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God; Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time; Barbara Robinson's The Best Christmas Pageant Ever; and Wilson Rawls' Where the Red Fern Grows. These are all books that taught me to love and appreciate reading as a child.

message 12: by Salma (new)

Salma I re-read Wuthering Heights every year.

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