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Books You've Reread the Most Times

Extollager

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Books I’ve apparently read three times, as of July 2019 -- but I'm not sure about a number of them. This is not a complete list. I'm working backwards through my reading log. This goes back as far as the beginning of 2014. See also #37 above.

Anderson, Three Hearts and Three Lions (or maybe 4 times)

Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

Bellairs, The House with a Clock in Its Walls

Blish, Spock Must Die! (not sure this was read 3 times)

Budrys, Who?

Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot (maybe 3 readings)

----A Fighting Man of Mars (not sure)

Chandler, The Lady in the Lake

Dickens, David Copperfield

Farsiotis, The Gurus, the Young Man, and Elder Paisios

Garner, Red Shift

Household, Rogue Male

Le Carre, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Lewis, A Preface to Paradise Lost

Tucker, The Year of the Quiet Sun

Vodolazkin, Laurus

Wilson, The Mind Parasites

---------The Philosopher’s Stone

Wollheim, Secret of the Ninth Planet (not sure this was read 3 times)

Wordsworth, Prelude 1805 version
 

Alex The G and T

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As far as seriously rereading novels; LOTR and The Hobbit top the list at a dozen, or more and half a dozen times or more, respectively.

Then, maybe, 4 times? The count of Monte Cristo... The Three Musketeers... War of the Worlds... Some Verne, maybe. Moby Dick.

Nearing my 5th decade as an avid reader, I find myself obliged to reread many Classics; which I know I've read, but seem to have forgotten most of the important details.
It's rather embarrassing to find myself discussing a classic book, only to realize that I haven't got but the vaguest clue what it was really all about.

Meanwhile, the books on my shelf which get reread the most are the light fluffy fare. The kind of thing I grab, on the way to bed, after a rough day. When I just need a light chuckle and tune out the day's travails.

Wodehouse, Pratchett, the Sketches of Mark Twain. Anything which makes no critical demands and offers a respite.
 

Matteo

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I think some Chroners must have some sort of stasis chamber where they do their reading. I can't see how some of those figures can be achieved otherwise ;-)

I rarely re-read a book and so there are only a few I can list - I also have little enough time to read the ones on my TBR shelf. However:

LOTR and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance top the list at around ten times
The Hobbit possibly six
Catcher in the Rye maybe five
It and The Stand (also Christine - I know!) probably three - the Night Watch and Skeleton Crew collections I would say four

There are a few others that I've re-read once and I've not listed those (or plays) I studied at school - way back when - which would count several times.

There are some I would like to read again, but I need to get one of those stasis chambers first...
 

Extollager

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More books I seem to have read three times:

Jane Austen, Persuasion

--------Sense and Sensibility

Barfield, Poetic Diction

Buchan, Greenmantle

--------The Power-House

--------The Three Hostages

Chesterton, The Everlasting Man

Conrad, Heart of Darkness

Dickens, Bleak House (or 4)

-------Oliver Twist

Doyle, The Poison Belt

--------The Sign of the Four (3 readings?)

--------Study in Scarlet (3 readings?)

Gisli’s Saga

Le Carre, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Leiber, You’re All Alone

Machen, The London Adventure

Morris, Glory in the Cross

Naipaul, The Mystic Masseur (3 readings?)

Tolstoy, The Cossacks (3rd reading?)

Tozer, The Pursuit of God

Undset, The Axe

--------The Wreath

Vance, The Eyes of the Overworld

Walker, Blood and Judgment

Wells, The Time Machine

White, All Judgment Fled

The second list above takes us from 2013 through 2005.
 

Narkalui

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Apologies for my tardiness Ladies and Gents. The last few years I haven't read very much at all so I've been steering clear of the book threads, something I mean to amend soon.

More than 5:
Sharpe's Havoc and Sharpe's Escape by Bernard Cornwell
David Gemmell's Drenai and Rigante series
the Silmarillion, The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings
a few of Brian Jaques Redwall series
A Song Of Ice And Fire including Dunk and Eggnovels
Men at Arms, Feet Of Clay and Last Hero by Terry Pratchett

More than 3
This list will be long but here's a few:
Most of Cornwell's Sharpe series and the Saxon Stories
Most of the early Redwall novels
The Watch, The Witches, Rincewind and the Death series of Discworld

And probably a fair few more...
 

Celtic_Bardbarian

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The Lord of the Rings (it's sort of a given)
The Hobbit
The Wheel of Time
- Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
Eragon - Christopher Paolini
The Dark Lord of Derkholm - Diana Wynne Jones
The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett
Silo (series) - Hugh Howey
The Bartimaeus Trilogy - Jonathon Stroud

The books I find myself re-reading the most are usually the ones that have inspired and surprised me the most.
 

TWErvin2

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The book I've read the most times is The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

The audiobook I've listened to the most times is Hexed by Kevin Hearne (2nd novel in the Iron Druid Chronicles).
 
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