Any books you have read over and over and over and over again...and plan to read agai

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  1. Pisces_Fish

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    I have four books I could read forever.

    The Help, Katherine Stockett
    I Know this Much is True, Wally Lamb
    Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier
    Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

    What are yours? If you haven't seen my other thread, I'm buying a Nook ;)
     
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    I tend not to repeat read books...did once with The Kiterunner.".son read in HS and I read along even though I read before...and loved it again.
    I o read children's lit over and over each year though.
     
  4. INteacher

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    :thumb: I have and probably will re-read your list of books again as well as these

    all the Harry Potters (I can't tell you how many times I have read them~lots)
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    These is My Words
    and anything by Lee Smith
     
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    I love re-reading certain books!

    1984
    Walden Two
    Hunger Games series
    The Master and Margarita
    Twilight series (it's stupid, I know, but I love it)
     
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    All of the Harry Potter books
    All of the Game of Thrones books (George R.R. Martin)
    All of the Fever series (Karen Marie Moning)
     
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    I keep hearing about Hunger Games. I think that'll be my first Nook book.
     
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    oh they were soooo good :)
     
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    I read Gone with the Wind every couple of years (I'm due again this summer. When I visit my mom, I tend to reread several of the old Agatha Christie mysteries that are on the shelves in her spare room.
     
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    I become obsessed!!! :)

    I don't often read books again.
     
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    The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

    Anything by Sophie Kinsella
     
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    I re-read all of my James Herriot books each year. I also re-read Torey Hayden and LouAnne Johnson (Queen of Education). Otherwise, I do enjoy the Nanny Diaries- but that is the extent of my multi read books.
     
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    Ok, no judgement right?

    The Twilight Series
    Jane Eyre
    The Harry Potter Series
    The Sun Also Rises
     
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    Good picks brown!

    I just finished Poisonwood Bible for the 4th time, Pride and Prejudice for 3rd time. I have a loooong series of First Century Christian historical fiction that I've read over and over. It is usually because I am desperate for a book and don't have anything else in the house!

    A Wrinkle in TIme - my favorite book since I was a teenager.

    The Bible!
     
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    I have tons of books that I'll reread every few years. I just finished rereading the first J.D. Robb "In Death" book. I love that series.

    I recently reread Huckleberry Finn. Last time I read that one was in high school. Years of living have added to my understanding of the book.

    Seriously, I think I have over 300 books that I won't part with. Historical fiction and non-fiction, young adult books, well-written romances, a few very scary Stephen King and Dean Koontz books, very funny murder mysteries, local authors, local histories, and some classics that are hard to part with.

    I have a special collection of first edition young adult books that I tell my son are worth something and to not put them in a garage sale when I die.

    I love reading, and I love books. I was an English major before I got my teaching certificate.
     
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    The Help ( I'm on my 3rd reading)
    Up Home by Ardyth Kennelly
    Gone with the Wind
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    okay, no judgement, the untimate romance novel
    Forever Amber
    I read the Hunger Games this year with my students...don't think I will reread,but I enjoyed them a lot.
     
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    Harry Potter series
    Twilight series
    Hunger Games series
    Mark of the Lion series
    Good in Bed
    Shopoholic series
    The Keys series (Nora Roberts)

    Can you tell I love series! I love to reread my favorite books!
     
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    I reread Gone with the Wind every couple of years, even though I know much of the dialogue by heart.
     
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    All the Harry Potter books
    To Kill a Mockingbird (I teach it and get excited each year when that unit rolls around again)
    I'm working through the Hunger Games series now and love it!

    Congrats on your Nook! I LOOOOVE mine! Being able to check books out of the library is such a great feature.
     
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    As for non-fiction book I re-read New Testament, at least a chapter a day.
    As for Russian fiction literature I've re-read "Karamazov Brothers" by Dostoyevsky and going to re-read his "Crime and Punishment".
    To say about English-speaking writers, I re-read "Screwtape's Letters" and "The Great Divorce" by K.S. Lewis (first read it in Russian, then in English, then listened to the audiobook). I'm also going to re-read Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" and some books by Hemingway.
     
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    The Lord of the Rings is one of my husband's favorites!
     
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    Caesar753 wrote he re-reads "Master and Margarita". So did I for many times. And after I read the researching book by Andrey Kuraev "Master and Mardarita: for Christ or against Him?" I've re-read Bulgakov's book with greater interest. It turned out I didn't understand that book right before.
     
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    Lots of stand alone books.

    For book series, anything by L.M. Montgomery, Rosamund du Jardin, Lenora Mattingly Weber, Laura Ingalls Wilder

    (Incidentally, I read Gone With the Wind over and over when I was a teenager, to the point, where I don't think I could pick it up again. It was the perfect time to be obsessed with it, though, because the "sequel" by Alexandra Ripley was published when I was 15 or 16. I was thrilled when I found out about it, though I ended up disliking the book.)
     
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    Yeah, I wasn't a fan of the sequel, or of Rhett Butler's People (probably mangled that title) that came out a few years later.
     
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    I'm a re-reading aholic. ;)

    I could re-read the Hunger Games over and over and over. I also love the Gone series by Micheal Grant and re-read it every time a new book comes out. Harry Potter and Twilight are also re-read every year. My Sookie Stackhouse books are tattered from re-reading. I love Gregory Maguire and have all his books, although my favorites are not his best known titles. I love the Secret Benedict Society (Constance is my favorite). I also love Lisa See and re-read her books quite often. I just had to buy a new Poisonwood Bible, although I got it at the Goodwill so I feel ok about that. Katherine by Anya Seaton is a favorite since middle school, as well at the Thornbirds. Just found the Phenoix and the Carpet in a Sprout pile and, although I don't take books for myself often, I did grab it for my bookshelf-I've read it 100 times as a kid and can't wait to dive in again. Thirteen Tales is also fantastic, and I always forget the twist at the end.

    I only keep books I really, really love, so pretty my entire bookshelf is re-read each year. ;) It's hard because I do have a Kindle, and I wish I could just get the electronic copy of my print books without re-paying for them. Or trade in the print copy or something. I don't like straddling the two worlds.
     
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    I know what you mean, Jem! I have a Nook (pretty new) and my first impulse was to go and buy old favorites, most of which I own in print form--I had to remind myself it really wasn't necessary. I must admit to having a few "doubles" for a few I just couldn't resist. Anyway, for a book I really, really love I still prefer having a print copy.

    I love the Hunger Games trilogy, too, and am actually finishing up a reread (reading/seeing photos of the movie cast put me in the mood!).

    I forgot to mention another series I love and have read countless times: Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace.
     
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    Twilight series
    Harry Potter series
    Sookie Stackhouse
    Hunger Games series
    Gone With the Wind (Alice, I agree that the sequel nor Rhett Butler's People were very good)
     
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    The Silmarillion - I have three very used paperback copies and one brand new hardback. It's about time to pick it up again.

    The Wheel of Time series - 13 books long but I love rereading book 6.

    The Song of Fire and Ice series - 4-5 books and I haven't reread any of it in a while but it'd be a nice change of pace.
     
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    I've forgot to mention "The Hobbit" by Tolkien. It was the first fantasy book I've ever read, and since my childhood I've re-read it more times than any other fiction book (read it even in the university when studying English literature along with Beowulf). Now I'm looking forward to seeing Peter Jackson's movie.
     
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    OMG!!!!!! I'm on book 3 right now, and I LOVE these books. I will definitely be rereading them in the future! Are you watching the HBO series based on it? Incredible (although it's HBO so it's really graphic and a bit over the top with the... um... intimate scenes).
     
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    The Grapes of Wrath and most of Steinbeck's work
    Anything by Marjorie Rawlings
    Most of Michener like Chesapeake
     
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    Yes. Usually book to movie situations disappoint. So far I have been thrilled with the show and based on my impression of the books, HBO, with Martin's help, have hit it nearly dead on. Great story.
     

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