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    Ken R. Abellposted 12 years ago

    Is there one novel you've read more than once? What keeps bringing you back to it?

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    ellie.wposted 12 years ago

    Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson--the language is incredibly beautiful, and it's a very emotionally complex and observant book.

  3. mcrawford76 profile image89
    mcrawford76posted 12 years ago

    I have several books that I have read numerous times each, and all for different reasons.
    Stephen King's The Stand
    Nightmares & Dreamscapes
    The Bachman Books

    Robert McCammon's Swan Song
    Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicals
    Max Brooks' World War z

    I would say that some are just great stories. Others are more nostalgic, remembering what I was doing the first time I read it.

  4. Hyphenbird profile image84
    Hyphenbirdposted 12 years ago

    I have 10-12 favorites that I reread about once a year. It is the storyline and excellence in writing that makes me love them and come back over and over.

  5. sue62369 profile image59
    sue62369posted 12 years ago

    I have been reading so many books lately, I must say that no certain title comes to mind, but some of Nicholas Sparks books I have read more than once and books by Beverly Lewis who writes of the Amish.  I love to read storys with value and faith lessons and I find that these hold my interest most of all. The Bible is a never ending good read also. Always find something I didn't know it the pages of the greatest story ever told.

  6. Elizabeth99 profile image60
    Elizabeth99posted 12 years ago

    The Portrait of Dorian Gray. I have underlined, highlighted, doggeared almost every page. I love that book way more than I should, but I feel that Oscar Wilde did an amazing job. The way he said the things that people don't like to admit about life, and even if it was from the nineteenth century it still rings true today. Human nature...makes you think....

  7. kallini2010 profile image80
    kallini2010posted 12 years ago

    I'd rather say a favourite author - Victor Pelevin, some of his works are translated in English. He is the best Russian author now (modern).

    The first book I read, I barely understood, yet I loved it.  I thought I was high or he was high... LOL

    It took me a few readings to really understand him (maybe I am still not quite there yet).  He is very philosophical yet funny, so even if you don't connect all the dots, it is a pleasure to read.  I think he is the author who influenced me the most.

    I used to read and reread Erich Maria Remarque.  Dostoevsky as well.

    In my opinion, books that are good are always worth rereading.  When I read Kafka, I thought it was torture, I am pretty sure I will come back to him.

    Who knows?  One thing is for sure - my apartment is mini-library, I keep my books even from childhood.

  8. theseus profile image72
    theseusposted 12 years ago

    I've re-read many novels but the one by Mitch Albom (Five people you met in heaven) I've read so many times already and still reading.
    The plot of the story is so good and the lessons it wants to convey are beautiful.

  9. gclitty profile image84
    gclittyposted 12 years ago

    Stephen Hawking's "A brief history of time".  It's the universe in a book, you can't get very much more comprehensive than that.  Plus its very interesting.

  10. zoey24 profile image76
    zoey24posted 12 years ago

    I read Martina Coles books over and over again. When i read her books i can imagine the places she describes and what the characters look like.

  11. MyJourney profile image59
    MyJourneyposted 12 years ago

    I have a few:

    The Bridges of Madison County

    anything by Maeve Binchy

    American on Purpose by Criag Ferguson

  12. DrewCaveney profile image67
    DrewCaveneyposted 12 years ago

    I usually hate reading a book twice- I find it boring as I already know what's gonna happen. But there is one book, that I keep coming back to, no matter what, and that's The Hunger Games. If you haven't read it I urge to. It's about America in the future, which has been split into 13 different districts. Every year 2 young boys or girls have to compete in an arena until all but one are dead. it's really a great book, it's so innovative and week written.

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    SeedyKiwiposted 12 years ago

    The Celestine Prophecy, brilliant book in my eyes. I read it every couple of years as I always get something different out of it every time that seems to be relevant to my current life position.

    Also Robin Hobb books.
    Waiting for the 3rd book in the fourth trilogy I have started rereading the preceding trilogies. Such wonderful books, its always a little sad to finish one. I also recently reread the Soldier Son Trilogy, again rather sad to finish it.

  14. jpcmc profile image88
    jpcmcposted 12 years ago

    Little Prince, Chronicles of Narnia, Purpose Driven Life, Bible
    They're great books.  As I grow older, I discover things about myself through these books.

  15. mtariqsattar profile image79
    mtariqsattarposted 12 years ago

    i have read novel of george orwell 1984 couple of times for its amazing fictional story.Where the author paints the picture of dystopian world in a way.

  16. RonPare profile image66
    RonPareposted 12 years ago

    I think that rereading books is a fantastic way to re-live that great experience. My book is a the Harry Potter Series.

    I started with the books now the audiobooks. Awesome stuff.

  17. Hunbbel Meer profile image75
    Hunbbel Meerposted 12 years ago

    I've read 'The Notebook' twice.
    and now-a-days I'm reading 'Dear John' again.

    In love with Nicholas Sparks' writing

  18. Donna Suthard profile image59
    Donna Suthardposted 12 years ago

    Disappearance of this Universe..Its a fascinating book! Its based on truth about 2 Ascended Masters that appear to the Author over a 9 year period. They answer his questions, and predict some future predictions for America, that may scare alot of people. They talked about the large Tsunamis, Earthquakes, floods and droughts. and the ancient past and future.

  19. livingsimply profile image60
    livingsimplyposted 12 years ago

    To Kill a Mocking Bird.  It is riddled with meesages and notes that apply just as much to now as back then.  Prejudice is a silent killer; it destroys people's lives.  Compassion is such a great healer; it saves people's lives.  For me it is a book that everyone should read and perhaps the world would be a better place if we did.

  20. gfarmer profile image74
    gfarmerposted 12 years ago

    There are a few:
    1.) James Clavell's 'Taipan'
    2.) Francine Rivers' 'Redeeming Love'
    3.) William P. Young's 'The Shack'

    I don't know what it is about them, but they really suck me into another enthralling reality. I love them! smile

  21. wisealthealth profile image59
    wisealthealthposted 12 years ago

    I've read quite a few books a number of times.  Probably the one with the most re-reads is Frank Herbert's Dune.  The richness of the narrative, the world, and the characters continues to reveal new layers, even after repeated readings.

  22. queenpoetica profile image60
    queenpoeticaposted 12 years ago

    The Family from One End Street - takes me right back to childhood and is a lovely read when I want to escape.

  23. Rayalternately profile image61
    Rayalternatelyposted 12 years ago

    I've read To Kill A Mocking Bird a few times because it's so beautifully written, and it's a different book every time I go back. So this book that spoke to me so clearly when I was 15, last spoke to me when I was about 38 and was just as relevant, just as well written, but an entirely different book because I've changed. I don't blame Harper Lee for not writing anything else after that, it's stayed with me more than hundreds of other books.

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    Gigi Thibodeauposted 12 years ago

    I often reread books that I love.  A few include To Kill a Mockingbird, Jane Eyre, The Hobbit, The Magic Mountain, and Pride & Prejudice.

  25. cheapskatemate profile image60
    cheapskatemateposted 12 years ago

    I've read the warlord trilogy by Bernard Cornwell a few times.  The books help to take me away from where I am on the London Tube network.  The battle scenes are great as well, and very different from most other novels, as they often appear to be more than a rugby scrum than what you see in the movies.

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    deyna3619posted 12 years ago

    novel gives me much detail compare than the help me to improve my english.

  27. jagerfoods profile image61
    jagerfoodsposted 12 years ago

    Yes, several of them. Memorable characters, a great story line that I can relate to. The familiarity of a particular book will always offer a sense of comfort. It's like re-visiting an old friend.

  28. agentmomo profile image65
    agentmomoposted 12 years ago

    Yes! there are many books that i have read more than once, sometimes their just so interesting that I don't want the story to end, so I read it again!

  29. bloggering profile image74
    bloggeringposted 12 years ago

    Ken Follet's "Pillars of the Earth"
    James Clavell's "Shogun"
    Tolkien's "The Hobbit"

    I've read these at least twice. All three are written with such attention to detail that you are completely immersed in another time and place.

  30. mi2you profile image57
    mi2youposted 12 years ago

    I've read so many novels over and over again. my definition of a wonderful novel is one you read over and over again. Give me a good story written beautifully and I'm coming back. Jeffery Archer, John Grisham,Robert Ludlum, Francine Rivers redeeming love and mark of the lion series...........oh don't get me going

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    Stacy Lynneposted 12 years ago

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  32. Julienorman profile image60
    Julienormanposted 12 years ago

    I keep coming back to the book "4 Hour work week" - its changed my life .. and no matter how many times I read it .. it keeps surprising me.

  33. Hound Cat profile image59
    Hound Catposted 12 years ago

    I just finished my third reading of George Orwell's 1984 six months ago.  I believe that I have also read the Steven King novel Pet Sematary a couple of times as well.  I see so many parallels in my life when I do a reading of 1984.  Shockingly true and appropriate for the conditions of today.  I found the movie of Pet Sematary to be excellent.  Fred Gwynne played his role perfectly and I picture him every time his character is in the book.

  34. vrint profile image55
    vrintposted 12 years ago

    I would like to mention a particular book which I have read umpteen times - Who moved my cheese?The best thing about this book is that ,its a really inspiring and motivational book which you can refer whenever you are feeling life has become monotonous.It reinstates the fact that you should never develop a laid back attitude in life.You should be always on your toes and be ready to face any challenges which unfolds in your journey called 'life'

    I definitely agree that 'Good things come in small packages'.

    A must read if you have not already read it!!

  35. ryancarter profile image59
    ryancarterposted 12 years ago

    All 3 of The Lord of the Rings novels... I think the underlying theme of the story is to never abandon hope, even if you've been killed by a giant spider.

    These helped me through some troubling times in my past...

  36. marshacanada profile image67
    marshacanadaposted 12 years ago

    "The Year of the Flood" is wonderful. It is by Margaret Atwood. And it is the companion book to "Oryx and Crake."
    First I read "Oryx and Crake" and I didn't want it to end so I read it again. Then I found "Year of the Flood" and read it and then I needed to re read "Oryx and Crake" and then I re read "Year of the Flood." They are gripping books about a possible end of our world.

  37. biman_r profile image70
    biman_rposted 12 years ago

    Sometimes I just like to read them cause it takes me to a different place where I can just forget everything else and just concentrate on the book I am reading.

  38. ThatFatGuy profile image60
    ThatFatGuyposted 12 years ago

    1) Dante's Inferno
    2) The Hobbit
    3) An Interview with a Vampire
    4) Memnoch the Devil

    Any good recomendations, i've been on a dry reading spell for the past few months! HELP!

  39. ChristineVianello profile image61
    ChristineVianelloposted 12 years ago

    "The Shack" brings me back for more and more. It is the best book I have ever read.

  40. Mercia Collins profile image65
    Mercia Collinsposted 12 years ago

    Wuthering Heights Charlotte Bronte. First read it at nine years old and have read it many times since. I always find something new in Wuthering Heights.

    The Jean M Auel series Earth's Children fascinating

    John Le Carre's Smiley books

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    FStevensposted 12 years ago

    Joan Aiken - the Wolves of Willoughby Chase, and then I saw it on stage at the weekend smile

  42. Sun Pen 50 profile image61
    Sun Pen 50posted 12 years ago

    I have read many novels more than once. Some books I read when I was young,in my own language, I read in English later. Then I was bed ridden for a long time and had to read books that I had read before. The most important reason is, I discovered that what you understand from a book depends on your own knowledge and the experience. For example, I read "Dead Souls" (Gogol) when I was 15. I laughed and laughed and it was series of events happening. Later I have read it a couple of times.. may be three more times.....each time seeing lot of different views about the life, society people...

    Here are two more Novels I have read more than twice. Chesapeake by James Michener and  Memories of another day by Harrold Robins.

  43. DaveysRecipeRead profile image61
    DaveysRecipeReadposted 12 years ago

    Beat The Reaper-Josh Bazell

    Ulysses-James Joyce

    The Long Day Wanes: A Malayan Trilogy - Anthony Burgess

    Earthly Powers- Anthony Burgess

    The Roman Emperors: A Biographical Guide to the Rulers of Imperial Rome 31 B.C. - A.D. 476-Micheal Grant

    among others...

  44. The Frog Prince profile image72
    The Frog Princeposted 12 years ago

    Several of Hemingway's novels

    Most Stephen King novels

    Many of John Gresham's writings


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