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Have you ever read a book more than once for enjoyment? If yes, which one(s)?

SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,654Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
I have never read the same book twice.
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    Yes. I've read The Grapes of Wrath more times than I can count. I've also read If I Never Get Back, a baseball book (fiction) every year since about 1998 or something. I've also read The Children's War multiple times. And I just finished Those Who Save Us, which I've read before. Oh, and I re-read The Book Thief with my niece over Thanksgiving - she was reading it for freshman English.

    So yes. Certain books I reread because I love them and because they mean something to me.
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  • KookyCurlKookyCurl Posts: 1,980Registered Users
    All the Time!! I generally end up reading Gone with The Wind once a year. I also re-read To Kill a Mockingbird, North and South plus ensuing sequels, A Prayer for Owen Meany and others over and over again.

    I've read most of my collection at least twice due to needs and interests. I love re-reading books. It's like slipping into a familiar world. I always find something new in the text or even read it differently. I look at things from different characters points of view, find new themes or focus on one for that reading. I dunno. My books are like my friends and I like to revisit them every so often.
  • MarcieaMarciea Posts: 148Registered Users
    There are actually very few books that I haven't read more than once. I probably could count them all on 1 hand.

    I actually just finished re-reading The Hunger Games and Catching Fire for the 4th time each and I'm about to start again on the third in that trilogy, Mockingjay.
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  • Jelly.ViJelly.Vi Posts: 103Registered Users
    From the Corner of his Eye by Dean Koontz.
    Ive read it multiple times, and have bought it twice (let other people borrow first one, fell apart from page flipping! no one could put it down.)

    Dean Koontz is a great author imo (:
    Ive read a few of his books, and can never put them down, but from the corner of his eye, is my favorite/first read.
  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    All the harry potter books, and all the Georgia Nicholson books. The Georgia Nicholson books are for pre teens/teens but I think the author has written adult versions of them, they are FREAKING HILARIOUS. I mean you cannot read these in public, you will look insane.
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  • kaybkayb Posts: 5,054Registered Users
    Hamlet and Wicked. Reread both at least once every year.
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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    I'm re-reading the Shardlake series at the moment. Harry Potter has been read through twice. Some Philippa Gregory books have had a second read too. I'm sure there's more.
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  • missbanjomissbanjo Posts: 3,088Registered Users
    Any of my favorite authors, definitely. If I finished a book and was satisfied I'll probably read it again at some point. I usually miss something the first time through and sometimes there's a new perspective I didn't see before.
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    All 4 of Deanna Raybourn's books. Some of them read 3 times.
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  • kat180kat180 Posts: 6,280Registered Users
    I re read most books! I have over 400 on my shelf and only a handful of them have only been read once. The majority have been read multiple times - its like revisiting an old friend. Nothing better than snuggling down with what you know will be a great book!

    Some I have read the most include:

    Pride and Prejudice
    Meg Cabots (any of her books)
    Harry Potter
    The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets
    The Seer and the Sword
    Philip Pullmans
    Garath Nix
    Michelle Magorian (particularly Goodnight Mr Tom)
    Rick Riordan Percy Jackson
    Anne of Green Gables series
    The Raging Quiet
    Melissa Nathan (who I love but has sadly died of cancer so can never write some new great books :( )
  • kat180kat180 Posts: 6,280Registered Users
    turtles wrote: »
    All the harry potter books, and all the Georgia Nicholson books. The Georgia Nicholson books are for pre teens/teens but I think the author has written adult versions of them, they are FREAKING HILARIOUS. I mean you cannot read these in public, you will look insane.

    So true. But I only got up to about book 5 and then I moved on to other things lol
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,238Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I have read these at least 3-4 times -
    Dean Koontz - The Watcher
    Stephen King - The Stand and also his many short stories
    Caroline Leavitt - Meeting Rozzy Halfway
    Peter Mayle - A Year in Province
    My library of serial killer books have been read many times, mostly by author Harold Schechter
    I've read most of Tolkien's books more than once and have read the Lord of the Rings series 25-30 times.
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  • nandiknitsnandiknits Posts: 260Registered Users
    There are many books I've read more than once, including:

    Gone With The Wind
    Lord of the Rings
    Beach Music by Pat Conroy (also Prince of Tides)
    I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
    The Kite Runner
    All of Jane Austin
    Fall On Your Knees by Anne-Marie McDonald
    Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia
    Shark Dialogues by Kiana Davenport
    The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

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  • LAwomanLAwoman Posts: 2,949Registered Users
    I've re-read Rebecca several times. I love that book.I think I also re-read Bridget Jones at least twice- maybe more.
    nandiknits wrote: »
    There are many books I've read more than once, including:

    Gone With The Wind
    Lord of the Rings
    Beach Music by Pat Conroy (also Prince of Tides)
    I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
    The Kite Runner
    All of Jane Austin
    Fall On Your Knees by Anne-Marie McDonald
    Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia
    Shark Dialogues by Kiana Davenport
    The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

    I could go on and on....

    You and I have very similar tastes! I Know...True, Fall on your Knees were two of my favorites too! I was thinking of re-reading them, actually.
  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    Wuthering Heights . I have read this book more times than I can count. Love it.
    Becca Fitzpatrick books 'Hush, Hush" series. I don't care if its a YA series I love it.
    Meg Cabot's books.
    Lauren Kate's 'Fallen' series.
    Pride and Prejudice
    Sense and Sensibility
    Adam Bede
    The Chronicles of Narnia books by C.S. Lewis (first ever book series I've ever read, been reading these books over and over again since I was in the 4th/5th grade. Going to grad school now. That says a lot)
    If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson (such a sweet, yet sad book)

    Sadly, a few years ago, I used to read all the Twilight series books multiple times.
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  • CurlyLoloCurlyLolo Posts: 81Registered Users
    yes yes and yes

    I re read books I reread authors I read voraciously and with great pleasure!
    off the top fo my pointy head...some favs
    Tolkien- Lord of the ring series
    Narnia
    Susan Coopers the Grey King series
    Terry Pratchetts Good omens and Thief of time
    Ringworld Series by Larry Niven
    Issac Asimov
    Ray Bradbury
    Zelazny - Amber series
    I heard the owl call my name Margaret Craven
    Song of the pearl Ruth Nichols
    Ann Rice Vampire Chronicles
    and so on
    ooo which reminds of my occasional return to Vonnegut!
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  • RebeccaKRebeccaK Posts: 305Registered Users
    I made note of some of the titles in this thread - great idea to ask this question!

    As a kid (and as an adult, too) -
    all the "Little House" books
    everything by Jean Little
    everything by Madeline L'Engle
    everything by Ruth Chew
    The Annotated Alice
    The Little Prince
    (and tons more that aren't coming to mind)

    As an adult -
    Roots
    The Children's Hospital by Chris Adrian
    The Wives' Tale by Alix Wilbur
    everything by Anne Tyler
    most everything by Fay Weldon
    most everything by Jaquelyn Mitchard
    most everything by John Irving (especially Garp!)




  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    Every book I've ever owned.

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    I can't think of one that I put away after reading once.

    Maybe 100 Years of Solitude. But I still keep thinking I read it in spanish and english.
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  • duckyducky Posts: 927Registered Users
    I read the Chronicles of Narnia around Christmas time every year.

    I reread the Harry Potter books, The Passion of Artemisia (Susan Vreeland), His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman), and Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card) every couple of years.
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  • MagooMagoo Posts: 2,173Registered Users
    I don't usually reread books but some that I've reread are:
    Gone with The Wind
    Jane Eyre
    and as a kid I think I must have reread the "Little House" books about 10 times.
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  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    I've read a lot of Sarah Dessen books multiple times... They're just such a nice escape. :)

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  • vain???janevain???jane Posts: 197Registered Users
    The Coldest Winter Ever- Sistah Souljah
    Flyy Girl- Omar Tyree
    Charlotte's Web- E.B. White
    the Harry Potter Series
    Chinese Cinderella- Adeline Yen Mah (great book, i love it)
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  • ItsRainingCurlzItsRainingCurlz Posts: 114Registered Users
    I reread ALL of my favorites, some of which include:

    Harry Potter Series (at least twice a year)
    The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
    Leonie by Elizabeth Adler
    The Giver by Lois Lowry
    The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
    any Douglas Clegg
    Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
    The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
    The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
    and some others that i might not have read recently but have def been read more than once :P
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  • nikskenikske Posts: 556Registered Users
    So many books, so many times.

    Anything by John Irving, especially The World According to Garp and A Prayer for Owen Meany.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera
    Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Stephen King's The Stand and a lot of his other books
    Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird
    JJR Tolkien's LOTR
    Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, all of them, many times.

    The list is so much longer, when I read a book and like it, I'll most likely read it again.
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  • redhedgrlTredhedgrlT Posts: 178Registered Users
    There is only one I can think of.

    Clan of the Cave Bear. This is the first in a series and is by far the best.

    I have picked up books and got about 1/4 of the way through and realized I had read them already. Doh! On to the next book.
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  • nikskenikske Posts: 556Registered Users
    You know, this thread is yet another great list of read-worthy books, I love it!
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  • Tati-AnaTati-Ana Posts: 133Registered Users
    I always read the books I like many times. One of my favourite books Three men in the boot was read about 20 times or even more:angel9:
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  • papayahedpapayahed Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    Tati-Ana wrote: »
    I always read the books I like many times. One of my favourite books Three men in the boot was read about 20 times or even more:angel9:

    Ohhh.love that book!
  • d4dd4d Posts: 12Registered Users
    There are soooo many. But my faves to read and reread are:

    Narnia
    Harry Potter
    Pride and Prejudice
    A Christmas Carol
    Great Expectations
    Various anthologies
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