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Books that I have read more than twice.

William Delman

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So, so many...

Rendezvous with Rama
The entire Sprawl Trilogy
The entire Bridge Trilogy
The Crying of Lot 49
All of the Dresden Files books
The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings
The entire Hitchhiker's Guide series
The Iliad
The Odyssey
The first four or five Wheel of Time books
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
Ancillary Justice
The Trial
The Castle
The Indian Bride
Nine Stories
Cat's Cradle
Slaughterhouse Five
Breakfast of Champions
Murder on The Orient Express

And that doesn't include the non-fiction...
 

The Bluestocking

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After a couple of readings I often will read favorite parts of favorite books, rather than the whole book again, although sometimes when I start out reading favorite scenes I'll find myself going back and reading the ones I skipped. So I may remember reading a book for a third, fourth, or fifth time and it wasn't the whole book, or remember skimming when I actually ended up reading the whole thing.

I have all sorts of reasons for rereading a book. To savor the words if the prose is exceptional. Because I find a story particularly moving. Because I want to be swept up in the world again. But most I will admit are comfort reading, books I can escape into (because they are just fun, I adore the character interactions, they have great dialogue, etc.) when I am feeling sick or depressed or tired or bored.
This. This is me.

Also, I'm a huge Urban Fantasy fan and UF fans - particularly in the online groups that I am in - love re-reading their favourites as comfort reads.

I re-read my favourites like Anne Bishop's COURTYARD OF THE OTHERS series, Faith Hunter's SOULWOOD series, Patricia Briggs' MERCY THOMPSON series etc from time to time. Mostly just my favourite scenes and chapters rather than cover-to-cover.

Beyond the reasons cited by Teresa (all of which also drive my re-reading of certain books and series), I also re-read books and series that strike a chord in me about themes and matters that I relate to.

And then there is that thing about spending time with my book boyfriends *ahem*
 

Ian Fortytwo

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Thank you for your responses, it is very interesting finding out what people read more. However recently I have been wondering if I should read a book then pass on to another and not go back to ones that I have already read. Anyway thanks again everyone that partook in this discussion. Of course feel free to add further books. One book that I read forty years ago was A Fall of Moondust, by Arthur C. Clarke, which I recently read and thought it very out of date. So perhaps one reading of some books is enough, unless they do capture your heart.
 

Parson

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@Ian Fortytwo ... Sigh! So often present day science can make a great story seem like A Fall of Moondust lame in only a generation or two. On the other hand some books can hang on quite well. I think things like Dune (which is only 4 years younger) and Ender's Game (short story published in 1978) have every chance of still being great reads for at least another generation.
 

Grace_E

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It's been forever but these are the ones that have made the largest impression on me:

The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings: J.R.R. Tolkien (honestly anything by him)
The Graceling trilogy: Kristin Cashore
Incarceron: Catherine Fisher
Enna Burning: Shannon Hale
 

Brian G Turner

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It's been forever but these are the ones that have made the largest impression on me:

The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings: J.R.R. Tolkien (honestly anything by him)
The Graceling trilogy: Kristin Cashore
Incarceron: Catherine Fisher
Enna Burning: Shannon Hale
Hi @Grace_E and welcome to the chronicles forum. :)
 

IanMH

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Hitchhiker's Guide series - many times.
Lord of the Rings (of course)
Thomas Covenant Chronicles
Saga of the Exiles Julian May
 

picklematrix

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I read 'Holes' by Louise Sachar about three times. One of which was for English class in secondary school. Its a pretty good book overall.
I've read Jack Vances Cugel novels twice, though they were different editions with different titles, for some reason.
 
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