Which book(s) do you re-read every year or so?

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  1. visionandfocus profile image70
    visionandfocusposted 5 years ago

    Which book(s) do you re-read every year or so?

    Which is your all-time favourite? Why do you love it so much?


  2. DrMark1961 profile image98
    DrMark1961posted 5 years ago

    Walden, by Henry David Thoreau. Actually I re-read it more often than once a year, since I have it on audio and download it onto my MP3 every few months so I can listen to it as I walk.
    Does he ramble? Perhaps. There are many thoughts in a small book, and barely enough room to contain them. His thoughts on economy should be appreciated by everyone who loves the frugal lifestyle, his writings on nature should be appreciated by those who care about our environment, and his ideas on solitude should be appreciated by anyone who cares to be alone.
    If it has been a few years since you have picked it up, find a copy.

    1. nochance profile image92
      nochanceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I got halfway through this book before I realized it wasn't supposed to have an actual point. But it is very, very good. An audio book of this would be a good idea.

    2. DrMark1961 profile image98
      DrMark1961posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You can download a good audio book at librivox; for the economic (frugal) among us, one of the excellent points is that it is free.

    3. iheartkafka profile image69
      iheartkafkaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's funny...I hated this book in high school, enjoyed it in undergrad, and love it as a college professor!

    4. DrMark1961 profile image98
      DrMark1961posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What an excellent comment, iheartkafka. It made me think of Herman Mellville. I barely put up with his work in school, but just the other day purchased one of his books.

  3. nochance profile image92
    nochanceposted 5 years ago

    I love the book "The Gospel According to Larry" by Janet Tashjian. Which ironically enough is based around Walden Pond which was the first answer to this question.

    It's a very short teen novel but it's good for anyone. It shows that anyone can make a difference, especially on the internet when you can be anybody. It's about anti-consumerism and being yourself. It's pretty awesome.

  4. M. T. Dremer profile image94
    M. T. Dremerposted 5 years ago

    I used to re-read the harry potter series every summer. There is a place in my parent's house that I associate heavily with hogwarts for that reason. I haven't been able to do it in a long time though. Once I started branching out to other novels I knew that re-reading them would take too much time away from discovering new gems. But I'm sure I'll revisit them eventually. It's a series that holds a special place in my heart.

  5. Jem Jones profile image61
    Jem Jonesposted 5 years ago

    Whenever I find myself without a book to read i start reading The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. They were the first books I read on my own as a child and before that my mom read them to me, I know the characters and their story and yet every time I read the books I find some new tidbit I never held onto before. I have finished the whole series seven times and the first three i reread an eighth time last year before beginning A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin. 
    C.S Lewis will always hold a dear place in my heart.

  6. Mitch Alan profile image82
    Mitch Alanposted 5 years ago

    Every few years I re-read Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm, Fahrenheit 451, various classic Verne, Asimov etc...and 1950's-60's Sci-Fi anthologies...
    The Constitution gets read every week, at least in part...

    1. iheartkafka profile image69
      iheartkafkaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This looks a lot like my bookshelf at home! smile

  7. iheartkafka profile image69
    iheartkafkaposted 5 years ago

    For me, it's Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment and Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis.  I usually try to read a different translation each time because I'm endlessly frustrated that I know I'm not reading the exact words that these brilliant men actually penned.
    Each work is so thematically and symbolically rich, my reading experience is deeper and even a little different with each reapproach.


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