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Books you can read again and again...

Discussion in 'The Good Life' started by Sara-s, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Since we have a thread on movies we can re-watch, let's also discuss the books we love to re-read.
    Some of mine are;
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    The Once and Future King
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    The Rocket Boys
    Harpo Speaks
    Chuck Amuck
     
  2. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

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    Short list (in no particular order):
    The Bible (var. authors)
    An Army at Dawn (Atkinson)
    Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck)
    Unbroken (Hildebrand)
    Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis)
    Undaunted Courage (Ambrose)
     
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  3. gadabout

    gadabout Well-Known Member

    I first read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn when I was 7 or 8 years old. It's my all-time favorite and I re-read it every 5 or 10 years. Not too many other books that I've read multiple times, other than fishing books. The only other novel I can think of at the moment is The River Why.
     
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  4. rxshave

    rxshave Member

    Heart of Darkness. White Noise. Vodka. In the order.
     
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  5. Marverel

    Marverel Well-Known Member

    I have read most of John Steinbeck's novels quite a few times, especially "Of mice and men" and "Cannery row".

    T.C. Boyle "Water Music"

    J.D. Salingers "Catcher in the Rye" and "Franny and Zooey"

    I had to read the first few books of the "Wheel of time" series over and over again - almost every time a new book was published I started at the beginning again to catch up ;)

    When I was young: Hermann Hesse "Unterm Rad" and Max Frisch "Homo Faber"
     
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  6. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Another one I love is "Anguished English"
     
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  7. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    I have this nostalgic/sentimental connection to Robert A Heinlein's "Have spacesuit - will travel". I think I read it the first time when I was maybe 10 years old and have re-read it umpteen times over the years :)

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  8. Omaney

    Omaney Well-Known Member

    Too many to list. I'd rather read a good book than watch a good movie. There are scored of books I've read multiple times. Some that come to mind:
    The Stand (the original publication, not King's extra 400 pg Bataan Death March of a story)

    The Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy
    Just about anything from David Weber
    "The Corps" series by W.E.B. Griffin
    The Fire Dream by Franklin Allen Leib
     
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  9. jmaier

    jmaier Well-Known Member

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    Most Kurt Vonnegut books - especially Breakfast of Champions and Slaughterhouse Five
    Stephen King's The Running Man
    The Martian - a recent addition to my list, but well worth a read (or five) if you're into science and/or MacGyver-like problem solving.
     
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  10. cmorris357

    cmorris357 catching flies.........

    The books that I have read multiple times are those I read and re-read over and over as a child and occasionally pick up to read again even now. The Hobbit
    The Lord of the Rings trilogy
    Treasure Island
    The Swiss Family Robinson
    Tom Sawyer
    Huckleberry Finn
    Captains Courageous
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    Journey to the Center of the Earth.
    And many more...
     
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  11. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN COTQ Instigator

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    Anything by these authors:
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    David Weber
    John Ringo

    Also the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and Neverness and The Requiem for Homo Sapiens trilogy by David Zindell. The Harper Hall of Pern trilogy by Anne McCaffery.

    There's others, many others, but those are my "if I was stranded on a desert island" books.
     
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  12. youngunn

    youngunn Where's my TSD aftershave balm???

    +1 for WOT series... I'm on book 9. Rand is one bad MF with Callandor

    But the problem with them is it'll take a couple years to re read them all. If not more.
     
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  13. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Moby Dick by Herman Melville.
     
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  14. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I read,"the far pavilions", twice.
    the author is M M Kaye.
    it was later made into a movie. I thought it was a good read. thick book though, but once into it the pages just turn themselves.
     
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  15. d4xycrq

    d4xycrq New Member

    Two books I have read more than once...
    Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
    and
    Earth Abides by George R Stewart
     
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  16. DDuckyMark

    DDuckyMark Ducky Duck and the Hiding Bunch

    The True Game series by Sheri S Tepper, the Amber Chronicles by Rodger Zelazny, the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and Branden Sanderson, the Deathgate series by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. There are many more the Hannibal books by Thomas Harris, George RR Martins A song of ice and fire (if the last one ever comes out) There are way too many to keep listing. The Dresden Files series from Jim Butcher. Ok I'm done now.
     
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  17. Omaney

    Omaney Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, John Ringo too.
     
  18. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    Lord of the rings
    Harry potter
    Dresden files
    Percy jackson
    Vampire Chronicles
     
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  19. Dzia Dzia

    Dzia Dzia Entitled to whine

    The Bible
    The Last Lion (1&2)
    The Road Less Traveled
     
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  20. pvtbanks

    pvtbanks Corners First

    I loved any of the Dean Koontz books, and I read Hatchet several times growing up. I was always a fan of the survival books.
     
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