Which book have you read more than once?

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  1. thirdmillenium profile image61
    thirdmilleniumposted 13 years ago

    Which book have you read more than once and would not mind reading again?

    1. mohitmisra profile image59
      mohitmisraposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      "The Glass Bead Game" Hermann Hesse
      "The Book Of Mirdad" Mikhael Naimvy
      "Patanjalis Yoga Sutras" Patanjali
      "Bhagwat Gita." smile

    2. Lyria profile image60
      Lyriaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Color Purple.

    3. palmergalkat profile image61
      palmergalkatposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Oh my goodness...When I was in third grade I was on a 2nd year college reading level but I continuously checked out one book throughout the year, "The Trumpet Of The Swan" by E.B. White

      The book sang to me of how a voiceless swan could get his voice in the world (how if you look hard enough you can always find the tools you need to over come life's obstacles). 

      It is still true today and a valuable lesson was learned just by the simple act of finding pleasure in reading.

      Thanks for this topic. It's a good one to use to get people to read and adventure the world through books

    4. Michael Willis profile image66
      Michael Willisposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The Bourne Identity Series by Robert Ludlum. Forget the movie versions, the books are awesome.

    5. Smireles profile image65
      Smirelesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I have read so many books several times that it would be hard to choose the list. Jane Austin, Pride and Prejudice. Anything by Georgette Heyer whose novels are old friends have been read many times. The Lord of the Rings, Anne McCaffrey's Dragon Rider series. I am currently rereading a college text book called Beyond Feelings which is an instruction manual for critical thinking. It is helpful to keep my thinking on track. There are many more.

    6. selfdeprecate profile image61
      selfdeprecateposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest I have read 3 times with a 4th to likely occur soon.

    7. Arthur Fontes profile image77
      Arthur Fontesposted 13 years agoin reply to this


      The Lord of The Ring Series J.R.R. Tolkien

    8. Riviera Rose profile image67
      Riviera Roseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      DM Thomas - what an incredible (and underrated) author he is.  I've read The White Hotel, his most famous novel (which should have won the Booker instead of Midnight's Children) several times, but I remember in the 80s reading The Flute Player, and I literally just could not get it out of my mind, to the extent that I had to read it again a few weeks later.  For that reason it remains my all time favourite novel - I re-read it a couple of years ago and it's still amazing.

    9. lrouleau profile image60
      lrouleauposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

    10. donnaisabella profile image73
      donnaisabellaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Treasure Island, Black boy (Richard Wright), Great Expectations, The Dime that lasted Forever (Rochunga Pudaite), The Bible, Mine Boy, The Mayor of Casterbridge;

    11. wsp2469 profile image60
      wsp2469posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Are you insane?  I have milk crates full of books I have yet to read ONCE so I doubt I will ever read any book more than once!

    12. prosmentor profile image61
      prosmentorposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I've read: 1. Think and Grow Rich 2. Tough Times Never Kast...

    13. prosmentor profile image61
      prosmentorposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Think and grow rich

    14. warchild75 profile image51
      warchild75posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      most stephen king books i read more than once.

      1. bulletproofchris profile image61
        bulletproofchrisposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        ditto to that. especially the Dark Tower series. My favorites are the first book, 'The Gunslinger', and 'The Wastelands'. man, it's good to find a fellow King junkie...

    15. mohitmisra profile image59
      mohitmisraposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The Holy Bhagwat Gita
      The Glass Bead Game
      The Book Of Mirdad
      Ninja - Robert Van Lustbader
      Atlas Shrugged 
      The Kural
      The Prophet- Khalil Gibran

    16. brandiechester profile image61
      brandiechesterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Host by Stephanie Meyer you have to give it a chance first 2 chapters are slow
      Jane Austins Pride and Prejudice
      Christine Feehans Dark Celebration
      Karen Monings Fever series
      Needful Things by Stephen King
      Janet Evanovichs books are quick pick me up reads anytime I need to smile I grab one of her Plum books they're funny, you want to know these people!!and it never takes more than a day to read.

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    Ghost32posted 13 years ago

    The entire Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan.  Have been through the first 11 volumes a bunch of times and Book 12 (The Gathering Storm) just once so far (it was released Oct. 27).

    1. drej2522 profile image70
      drej2522posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, you've read the entire series twice?..impressive...i stopped at Book 4...everyone keeps telling me I stopped at a great point in the series.

      I've read the Ender's Game series a couple of times.

    2. Chloe Comfort profile image61
      Chloe Comfortposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Me too! Read them all at least twice each. Just got Book 12 (700 pages)and finished it in 3 days.

      Also the Necroscope Series by Brian Lumley and Earth Children Series by Jean Auel - have read more than once and will probably read again.

  3. dave272727 profile image59
    dave272727posted 13 years ago

    Any of the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child.  Strangers by Dean Koontz, It by Stephen King, Anything by Clive Cussler.

  4. Jackson Riddle profile image49
    Jackson Riddleposted 13 years ago

    Great Expectations - finding quirky new things everytime.

    1. Paradise7 profile image71
      Paradise7posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Me, too.  And, my personal favorite of all time.

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    Adnan Habibposted 13 years ago

    Unbearable lightness of being

  6. jockmchaggis profile image60
    jockmchaggisposted 13 years ago

    I'm trying to find the time to re-read Lord of the Rings for the 26th time, but I think my favourite for a re-read would be The Dark Is Rising sequence by Susan Cooper. Or the first 3 Dune books, legend. Ghost32 - the entire Wheel of Time? That's a long re-read! Fantastic stories though

  7. CMHypno profile image85
    CMHypnoposted 13 years ago

    I read books more than once all the time - I'm currently re-reading Shadow of the Moon by MM Kaye for about the 6th time.  Stephen King is an author I read again and again - I bought The Stand to read on the train from Adelaide to Perth and I didn't finish it during the journey

  8. Hope Wilbanks profile image67
    Hope Wilbanksposted 13 years ago

    The Right To Write, by Julia Cameron. In fact, my copy is becoming so worn from me reading it numerous times that I think I'm going to end up having to buy a second copy. It's a staple for me.

  9. blue dog profile image60
    blue dogposted 13 years ago

    one hundre years of solitude by gabriel garcia marquez, twice.

    am currently in the third read through of crossing the rubicon, by michael ruppert

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image56
      prettydarkhorseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      me too, I read Marquez 100 Years of solitude, twice, first as a requirement when I was in college and afterwards

      I also read Gone with the wind twice

      and to kill a mockingbird twice

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image76
    Uninvited Writerposted 13 years ago

    Lots of books; To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, The Stranger, 1984, Pride and Prejudice.

  11. Shalini Kagal profile image55
    Shalini Kagalposted 13 years ago

    Pride and Prejudice, To Kill a Mockingbird, Shibumi

  12. The Rope profile image62
    The Ropeposted 13 years ago

    every book in my home which at last count was around 3,000.

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      Justine76posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      im so jealous.....

  13. Amanda Severn profile image94
    Amanda Severnposted 13 years ago

    The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula Le Guin, A Room with a View by E.M Forster, Of Mice and Men, and Cannery Row by Steinbeck. I'll probably read all the Harry Potters again at some point, too.

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    Feline Prophetposted 13 years ago

    I rarely read a book more than once...there's too much out there that I haven't read yet! So many books...so little time! smile

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    EmpressFelicityposted 13 years ago

    I've read Lord of the Rings three times, and like Amanda I probably will read the Harry Potter books again at some point.  I've also read Len Deighton's Game, Set and Match trilogy a couple of times.  Sometimes a book is just "right" for you at a certain time in your life, but not at other times.  For example, I first read Douglas Coupland's Generation X when I was in my twenties and absolutely loved it.  Recently I read it again and while I still thought it was a good book, it just didn't light my fire in anything like the same way it did twenty years ago.

  16. europewalker profile image77
    europewalkerposted 13 years ago

    Angela's Ashes

  17. lorlie6 profile image73
    lorlie6posted 13 years ago

    The Lovely Bones

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 13 years ago

    Every published work by Hunter S. Thompson

  19. resspenser profile image72
    resspenserposted 13 years ago

    The Stand or It
    Stephen King

  20. Dark knight rides profile image60
    Dark knight ridesposted 13 years ago

    All of Terry Pratchett's books. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. The Outsides by S.E. Hinton. Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks.

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image64
      TheGlassSpiderposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      *slaps forehead* How could I forget Pratchett's Reaper Man! yikes

  21. cocopreme profile image84
    cocopremeposted 13 years ago

    I adore Don Quixote by Cervantes, James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, and like most females, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin.  I have read them all numerous times. 

    By the way, I thought the movie of James and the Giant Peach was pathetic.  It left out the best part of the book.  The cloudmen who make our weather were amazing in the book.

  22. Dwayne Terry profile image61
    Dwayne Terryposted 13 years ago

    the Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger; my Favorite
    just about everything by Kurt Vonnegut

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    lyricsingrayposted 13 years ago

    Forums for Dummies hmm: roll

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    collegecareerlifeposted 13 years ago

    Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, and Intelligence

    The Kite Runner

    The Grapes of Wrath

  25. Jeffrey Neal profile image70
    Jeffrey Nealposted 13 years ago

    Of Mice and Men - Steinbeck
    The Sound and the Fury - Faulkner
    The Stand - Stephen King
    The Dark Tower (the whole series)- King
    On The Road - Jack Kerouac
    Junkie - William S. Burroughs
    The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald

    I'm sure there's more, but I think I've read the above books more than twice.

  26. fishtiger58 profile image68
    fishtiger58posted 13 years ago

    The Stand by Stephen King. Have read it 3 times. Outstanding book.

  27. fratjoe18 profile image61
    fratjoe18posted 13 years ago

    Misery by Stephen king

  28. kirsib profile image61
    kirsibposted 13 years ago

    Pretty much everything from Dr Seuss, but then again I do have 5 kids..

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    ralwusposted 13 years ago

    Don Quixote

  30. camlo profile image83
    camloposted 13 years ago

    I'd always said that I can only read a book once. That was until I read Harald and Maude by Colin Higgins. I think I've read it now about ten times. I always have a new book to read, but if I've forgotten to buy a new one, I just read that one -- and it's never boring ...

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    lyricsingrayposted 13 years ago

    Get rich quick - still reading lol

  32. mistywild profile image59
    mistywildposted 13 years ago

    Candles Burning

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    lyricsingrayposted 13 years ago

    drivers license handbook lol lol lol

    1. mistywild profile image59
      mistywildposted 13 years agoin reply to this


  34. tony0724 profile image60
    tony0724posted 13 years ago

    Icebound by Dean Koontz

    The Sorrows of Empire by Chalmers Johnson

  35. WaffleCheese profile image46
    WaffleCheeseposted 13 years ago

    Green eggs and ham,
    Fox in socks

    The unabridged 1927 Webster's dictionary.

    One of those is a lie.

    1. mistywild profile image59
      mistywildposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      hmmmmmmmmm, I wonder which lol

  36. Beth100 profile image69
    Beth100posted 13 years ago

    Tuesdays with Morrie
    Wacky Wednesday
    The Giving Tree
    Black Hawk Down
    War of the Worlds

  37. rmcrayne profile image92
    rmcrayneposted 13 years ago

    Winds of War, and War and Remembrance, both by Herman Wouk.

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    lyricsingrayposted 13 years ago

    IKEA shelving assembly manual lol

  39. goldenpath profile image68
    goldenpathposted 13 years ago

    Pearl of Great Price

  40. Lovepocket profile image61
    Lovepocketposted 13 years ago

    The God Delusion

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    philip carey 61posted 13 years ago

    Anna Karenina

  42. E. Nicolson profile image69
    E. Nicolsonposted 13 years ago

    Wuthering Heights
    The Andromeda Strain
    Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

  43. bukan profile image61
    bukanposted 13 years ago

    I love to read my SEO book but on Internet smile

  44. burakyilmaz profile image57
    burakyilmazposted 13 years ago

    Anne Rice. Interview with the vampire, Tom Robbins Jitterbug Perfume and many others. smile

  45. hacsar profile image60
    hacsarposted 13 years ago

    Many. I pass all my books on to others in the family. When they come back I'm often moved to reading them again. Mst often read...

    The Old Man and The Boy   by Robert Ruark

  46. rhamson profile image72
    rhamsonposted 13 years ago

    The Tax Code too frequently!

  47. Jonathan Janco profile image60
    Jonathan Jancoposted 13 years ago

    Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker


    Rule By Secrecy by Jim Marrs

  48. Richard Craig profile image60
    Richard Craigposted 13 years ago

    When I was a kid I was fascinated by R.L.Stine's 'Goosebumps' series.  I especially drew attention to 'Say cheese and die' and 'Ghost beach'.  They are classic novels that i read quite a few times.  I might pick one up...

  49. elisabethkcmo profile image81
    elisabethkcmoposted 13 years ago

    I haven't read a book more than once since I was a kid,
    but I remember reading 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' at least 5  times over the years

  50. elisabethkcmo profile image81
    elisabethkcmoposted 13 years ago

    after reading other posts,
    remembering that I did read 'The Stand' twice


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