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BitBuster
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Which books have you read more than once?
Which books have you read more than once, and what did you think about the second (and subsequent) readthroughs? (Excluding children's books, and the Bible)

Lord of the Rings: Hated first read because I couldn't stand the pacing and strange names/languages. Second readthrough was much easier and I enjoyed it much more.

Game of Thrones: Thoroughly enjoyed first readthrough. Second Read I found myself skipping POV chapters. Was also able to quickly skim descriptions of feasts.

Dragonlance Series: LOVED the books as a kid. Found them in the attic and tried to read them again. So. Horribly. Written. I gave up after the first book.

The Stand: Loved it as a teenager. Tried again a few years ago after a visit to the library, literally couldn't get through the first couple of chapters. I guess Stephen Kings writing style got stale for me.
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PillageUrVillage
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re: Which books have you read more than once?
Lord of the Rings - I don't even know how many times I've read it. Probably around 8 if I had to guess. And I'll read it a few more times before I die (hopefully ). Loved it the first time I read it and thoroughly enjoyed every subsequent read.

The Hobbit - I've read this 3 times. Much like LotR, it's an enjoyable story every time.

The Silmarillion - I've read this 3 times as well. It was almost necessary. So many names and events. By the third read I felt I was able to follow and fully understand everything. Would love to have some of these stories fleshed out.

The Forever War - I had forgotten that I read this many years ago. Just recently read it again (finished it last week, actually). Great story. Glad I read it again and refreshed my memory.

There are quite a few books that I read when I was younger that as an adult I wanted to read again. I figured my perspective and understanding would be better now that I'm older. I still thoroughly enjoyed these on a second read.

War of the Worlds
The Invisible Man
The Island of Doctor Moreau
The Time Machine
Jouney to the Center of the Earth
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1984
White Fang
Where the Red Fern Grows
Island of the Blue Dolphin
Lord of the Flies

That's about all I can think of. I was a huge Jules Verne and H.G. Wells fan as you might notice.


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Centinel
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re: Which books have you read more than once?
I've reread the WoT series so much my paperbacks fell apart. Then their replacements fell apart

I've also read the Malazan Book of the Fallen (and Esslmont novels) several times already.

Other notables I've reread a few times at least are the Feist Magician series, Belgariad and Mallorean by Eddings, and Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn by Williams.

LoTR and The Hobbit too.


The Spleen
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re: Which books have you read more than once?
Several, mostly American Lit classics.

Grapes of Wrath
Great Gatsby
To Kill a Mockingbird
Of Mice and Men


Several more. Most I read in high school or college and didn't really appreciate because I just wanted to get though them. Went back and read them paying more close attention to them.


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StrongBackWeakMind
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re: Which books have you read more than once?
off the top of my head...

Lord of the Rings
all of the Star Wars Old Republic books
Altered Carbon
Dune
Ender's Game
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Old Man's War
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Bama and Beer
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re: Which books have you read more than once?
Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson
Hatchet


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Froman
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re: Which books have you read more than once?
What is WoT?


jrodLSUke
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re: Which books have you read more than once?
Wheel of Time


alphamicro
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re: Which books have you read more than once?
Too many to count, but these come immediately to mind:

The Tarzan series (couple of times as a kid, once as an adult, just got the whole series on Kindle and will do it again some day)
Burrough's Mars series
The Forever War
Dune
Lord of the Rings
Ender's Game
The War Against the Rull (first non-juvenile SF book I read as a kid, read many times since)
Foundation Trilogy
The Mote in God's Eye
Ringworld
The Legacy of Heorot
Lightning
The Stand
The Left Hand of Darkness
the Amber series
1984
Animal Farm
I, Robot
the Cities in Flight series (Blish)
The Name of the Wind
Starship Troopers
Dragonflight
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
The Diamond Age
The Sheep Look Up
Shockwave Rider
Stand on Zanzibar
Lucifer's Hammer
'Salem's Lot
Carrion Comfort
Macroscope
The Dead Zone
The Talisman
It
The Hellfire Club
Mortal Fear
Brave New World
The Stars My Destination
Jurassic Park
Day of the Triffids
To Your Scattered Bodies Go (and the other Riverworld books)
Galactic Patrol (and the other Lensman books)
A Prayer for Owen Meany
The Pillars of the Earth
Altered Carbon
Point of Impact
Liege-Killer
Ash Ock
Watchers
The Last Dancer
The Witches of Karres
the Majipoor series (Silverberg)



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re: Which books have you read more than once?
The Old Man and The Sea

The Glory of Their Times


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heatom2
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re: Which books have you read more than once?
I love re reading fiction. A good book is like an old friend.

LOTR
Hobbit
ASOIAF
Tom Clancys Jack Ryan series
Red Storm Rising
Jurassic Park
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Scruffy
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re: Which books have you read more than once?
Timeline - Michael Crichton

Probably read that book 20 times.

Ender’s Game

Unknown number. Book fell apart after a while.


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beachdude
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re: Which books have you read more than once?
Catch 22. Moby Dick.


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Froman
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re: Which books have you read more than once?
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Wheel of Time


Oh, okay. I know of that but haven’t read it. I’m sure it’s worth a read, but can anyone explain what kind of read it is?


BitBuster
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re: Which books have you read more than once?
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Which books have you read more than once?
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Wheel of Time


Oh, okay. I know of that but haven’t read it. I’m sure it’s worth a read, but can anyone explain what kind of read it is?


It's an epic fantasy series spanning 15 books. The first 11 books (including a prequel) were written by Robert Jordan. The last 4 were completed by Brandon Sanderson. (Robert Jordan died)

It follows the adventures of three young men from a small medieval village who go on an adventure to defeat ultimate evil, discovering powers they didn't know they had and becoming more and more powerful and influential as the series goes along.

It's an easy read for an epic fantasy. It has a well developed world and likable characters. Ones that you want to root for. The dialogue is some of the best in all fantasy. The first 5 or so books are great - the first 3 being comparable to LOTR - not in prose but in spirit. In books 6-11 the progress becomes more incremental and loses a lot of steam. By book 10, you begin to feel like the characters are walking in circles and lose faith that the ultimate battle will ever happen. Then the primary author, Robert Jordan, dies. The family hires Brandon Sanderson to take over whatever manuscripts and rough drafts RJ had, sort through it, and finish the series. By all accounts Sanderson lived up to the task and finished the job giving the series a satisfactory ending.

In my opinion, the series deserves to be mentioned alongside LoTR and Asoiaf (Game of thrones) as perhaps one of the most iconic fantasy series ever written.

If you like the fantasy genre, the Wheel of Time is required reading.
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Bert Macklin FBI
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re: Which books have you read more than once?
To kill a mockingbird

And then there were none

where the red ferns grow

I have read each of them at least 3 times. Those are some solid books.


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HECM62
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re: Which books have you read more than once?
I've read the All Creatures Great And Small series at least 10 times since high school. Easy and enjoyable. A much less stressful world, and some great characters.


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RedPop4
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re: Which books have you read more than once?
I see a number of mine in the lists you all have posted.

To Kill a Mockingbird
Red Storm Rising
The Glory of Their Times
A Confederacy of Dunces
The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael


Actually, I've re-read almost everything I've ever read with a few exceptions (not that I remember those, any more...) But those 24 I listed (Cadfael series is at 20 titles) are the ones I know I've read at least a dozen times.


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boxcarbarney
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re: Which books have you read more than once?
A Confederacy of Dunces

The Dune series

Harry Potter


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iwyLSUiwy
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re: Which books have you read more than once?
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