James, I have read 'Behind the Scenes At The Museum' by Kate Atkinson 6 or 7 times and I always find something new to admire about it every time. I even went on a day out in York (where it is set) and walked down all of the streets mentioned in the book - it brought it to life for me even more.
I have also read all of Sue Townsend 'Adrian Mole' books at least 5 times each, I never get sick of laughing at loud at them!
This is a great question - you'll get more answerers along soon I'm guessing )
Yes, definitely, and as many times as possible! I like to keep books so that I can re-read them when the mood hits me, but at the moment I'm working my way through the Stephen King section of my local library (all the ones I haven't already read) so am forced to take them back when I've finished! I did just read Chapman's Odyssey by Paul Bailey twice before I took it back, I highly recommend it!
'Pride & Prejudice' is one of my favourites and I re-read that quite often, probably at least 6 times to date.
'Jane Eyre' is one I've also read about 3 or 4 times.
A more up-to-date one is 'From the Corner of his Eye', a Dean Koontz novel which is so well written; the storyline is gripping, the characters stand out from the page and the ending is really satisfying! I've read that 3 times and am about to read it again.
'The Book Thief' (Marcus Kusak) is a must for re-reading; too much to take in the first time.
There are many children's novels I love to re-read, as well as reading to my grandchildren:
Goodnight Mr Tom, Tom's Midnight Garden, Moondial and Carbonel are great, even if the latter is a little dated, also Alan Garner's 'Weirdstone of Brisingamen'.
I think any book worth its salt stands the test of time and can be read as often as you like. It shouldn't pall and it should entertain every time; you never notice every detail and nuance in just one read.
Definitely. Some that come to mind:
Children of Men by P. D. James (so much better than the movie).
Many of Clive Barker's books, like Weaveworld, Imagica, Books of Blood (though that's a series of short stories).
LOTR, The Hobbit by Tolkien
I read every one of my favorite novels twice or three times a year.
I never set out to re-read anything but I often realize I am re-reading something. I usually go ahead and finish it because even though I remember reading it, I do not remember how it ended, etc.
I try to re-read The Count of Monte Cristo and the Lord of the Rings series each year, and have for the past five.
Yes, I'll re-read one once if I really loved it. This is because I can sometimes enjoy a book more if I already know the plot and can focus on more on the form of the author and pick up any details I missed or forgot.
I used to re-read novels when I was a kid. I think I read Tom Sawyer a couple of times. Black Beauty was my favorite, though. I read it 6 times! Over the years, I've read a lot of novels, but I don't usually read them again. As I've gotten older, the only book I read over and over is the Bible.
Yes, there are some books that I have read 3 and 4 times. I read The Great Gatsby every 6 months. Why? I don't really know but I learn something new from it each time.
I've read Ender's Game at least 5 times and each Harry Potter book 2 or 3 times.
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