Is there one novel you've read more than once? What keeps bringing you back to it?
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson--the language is incredibly beautiful, and it's a very emotionally complex and observant book.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have a few:
The Bridges of Madison County
anything by Maeve Binchy
American on Purpose by Criag Ferguson
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I've read 'The Notebook' twice.
and now-a-days I'm reading 'Dear John' again.
In love with Nicholas Sparks' writing
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.
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.
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!
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.
The Family from One End Street - takes me right back to childhood and is a lovely read when I want to escape.
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.
I often reread books that I love. A few include To Kill a Mockingbird, Jane Eyre, The Hobbit, The Magic Mountain, and Pride & Prejudice.
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.
novel gives me much detail compare than the movie..it help me to improve my english.
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.
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!
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.
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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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.
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.
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!!
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...
"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.
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.
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!
"The Shack" brings me back for more and more. It is the best book I have ever read.
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
Joan Aiken - the Wolves of Willoughby Chase, and then I saw it on stage at the weekend
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.
Beat The Reaper-Josh Bazell
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
Several of Hemingway's novels
Most Stephen King novels
Many of John Gresham's writings
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