You're not strange. When I was younger I used to read the same "Goosebumps" book over and over. It had a grey dog on the cover... I can't remember it for the life of me honestly, but once I got older I found myself reading books by Steven Brust over and over. You're not alone out there!
1. "War and Peace," once a year 2. Rick Bragg's "All Over but the Shoutin'" 3. Colin Wilson's "The Mind Parasites" 4. Douglas Southall Freeman's "Lee's Lieutenants" 5. Ishmael reed's "Mumbo Jumbo" 6. Gibbon's "The Rise and fall of the Roman Empire" (abridged edition!) 7. Tom Wolfe's "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" 8. "Don Quixote" 9. "Ulysses"...not for pleasure or deeper understanding, just trying to figure out what's going on 10. David Halberstam's "The Summer of '49"
Seriously? The Old Man and The Sea made me so anxious! It was pure torture for me. I know it has a lot of symbolism and all, but I just couldn't read it the first time. Just wanted to drown the old man once and for all. But I do love the short stories of Hemingway. ;-)
"The Story of My Experiments With Truth" by Mahatma Gandhi. I've read his autobiography various times. I am impressed by his simplicity, his truthfulness, his greatness, his patience, his love for humanity and his non-violence agitations. There is no one after him nor one before him. I learned so much from his autobiography. The another book I've read many times is, "Waltzes I've not forgotten." Its really interesting, inspiring, useful and full of lessons.
i read the harry potter series every time a new movie comes out. i cannot get enough of 'the hobbit' or the 'lord of the rings' trilogy. i am thinking about rereading the 'sword of truth' series. until i find a new book to read that is what i stick to.
You're my new best friend! I just finished rereading Goblet of Fire, only three more books to get through before November. I've also read Wizard's First Rule so many times I can't count. Need to reread the whole series soon.
Several classics such as Wuthering Heights, etc. but I have to admit I'm addicted to Nora Roberts books and can read them several times - especially if I forget what they were all about the first time around! I am hopelessly enthralled with romance novels per se but I have always found her books to be although predictably serving up a happy ending....an enjoyable read.
I have been tempted to go back and read several books, but I never do because I have so many waiting to get picked, and so little time to read! I'm a compulsive book buyer. I must have more than 100 books that have not been touched yet.
I'm with you. I haven't reread a book in a long time. I take that back. I have reread a few for book club over the past few years to refresh my memory for the discussions. But there are too many new good things out there.
This Perfect Day, Ira Levin (SciFi) Harry Potter 1-7 The Host, Stephenie Meyer (SciFi) and Twilight Series The Winner, and Most of David Baldacci's novels Visits from the Afterlife, Sylvia Browne (and most of hers) Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom
I've been stuck on the HP novels and keep reading #7 lately.
Harry Potter, always. Anything Austen. Anything Dickens, esp. "Bleak House," "David Copperfield" and "Tale of Two Cities."
I love Dante's "Comedia," but I often get overwhelmed in the "Inferno" that I read the first Canto's over and over again. Kind of like in the "Neverending Story" where the boy shuts the book because it gets too scary.
I loved North and South! I haven't met anyone else who has read it. It is much more interesting than your run of the mill 19th century novel. I loved the way the theme of 'involvement' was carried through via stories of union organization, mutiny, and charity.
I've read the Northern Lights books quite a few times. I have the first two and I always start reading them with the intention of buying the third one, and then I never do. When I was younger I had my favourite books that I read all the time, but now there are just so many books to read that it seems silly to read one that I've already read.
Include me in as a hardcore re-reader of Harry Potter, lol...I just finished the series again last night!
I have several authors that I continually re-read--Dean Koontz, Dianne Mott Davidson, Nora Roberts' mysteries, and a few Stephen King, but not many. Oh, and when I want to relive my childhood, I pull out my Little House on the Prairie series, lol.
There's just something about revisiting old "friends", isn't there?
There are books that I am sure that several people read their favorite ones over and over again.... However, it is every individual person's preference to style and writing which books are read over and over again. It could be romance, it could be mystery, action, etc. Hard question to ask, when people have individuality of style.
So, we've been living 2010 now for almost 6 months.I'm a considerable book-a-holic and find it always interesting to see what I've read throughout a year.---------------------------------Anyway, what books have you read...
There are plenty of good children's books that keep me interested and wouldn't mind reading it again. Personally, I love The Tale of Despereaux, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, and Persepolis.
Countless times, I have asked myself-"How many times can a heart mend?" After being loved, falling in and out of love, swearing off love, rekindling love, searching for a new love, looking for and old love......
So what's everyone reading this summer?Some months ago, I picked up Patricia Cornwell's The Scarpetta Factor and am finally getting around to reading it. You?Another question: Do you read via a Kindle or Nook device, or...