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Initial post: 8 Sep 2012 15:40:00 BDT
I love some of the threads on this forum - the "just finished just started" and "currently reading" especially. So, with helpful suggestions in mind I thought I'd start this one.

Your read-agains please! Not necessarily books that you had to read at college or uni, but just those that you have loved and read at least twice and probably more times.

Mine are (in no particular order):

The Color Purple by Alice Walker. I can't remember how many times I've read this over the years. I read it in one sitting so have to be careful not to start it late in the evening.

The Once and Future King by T H White. This is, I believe, the book that Disney based their King Arthur film on. But, it's a fabulous read.

Pride and Prejudice by JA - a much-loved favourite and one of the reasons I bought my Kindle last year. My tree book version bought back in the 70s has a very very small font!

Watership Down (Puffin Books) Richard Adams. And I expect if I read this next week I would cry - again.

The Jungle Book Rudders. Love the book, love the Disney film. Call me an old softie!

Three Men in a Boat - Jerome K Jerome. Has to be, for me, one of the funniest. The wallpapering scene, the tin of pineapple ... it doesn't matter how many times I read this I still snort with laughter!

Diary of a Nobody George and Weedon Grossmith - love this and its gentle humour. Love the fact that it still holds up even now.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change Stephen Covey. Have read this one several times and was really pleased when it came up as a Daily Deal on Kindle. I've even had the training in it. Fabulous and works for me.

The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within Stephen Fry. Great for any wannabe poet. Plus, you have the added bonus of "hearing" Stephen Fry as you read it. Love it.

So, what are your read-agains?

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 15:56:41 BDT
CBRetriever says:
Lord of The Rings - many many times, including one where I visualised the whole thing as a Disney movie (much prefer the Peter Jackson one) plus I've listed to an unabridged audio version (5 CDs) that was wonderful
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss - I've read this at least 7 times (once 6 times in one summer as I was stuck in Vichy France with only three books in english for 6 weeks)
Game of Thrones - many times (only twice for the last book)

add Georgette Heyer, Andre Norton, Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart, Daphne DuMaurier, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Tad Williams and a few other authors whose works I'll often reread

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 15:57:09 BDT
Sam Kates says:
The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien. Will always love it

Imajica by Clive Barker. Lost myself in this on first reading. And on the second reading, and third...

The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie. Even though I know who dunnit.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Will never tire of it.

It by Stephen King. My favourite of his.

Most of the Terry Pratchett Discworld novels. Can read them over and over.

I've also read Watership Down more than once, and may visit it again one day soon.

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 16:16:13 BDT
My wish list is growing ...

Terry Pratchett - bless him. I have most of his now and particularly love Mort. Definitely worth multiple reading.

Mary Stewart and Georgette Heyer - I read those way back in the 70s/80s? Excellent stuff.

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 16:25:22 BDT
Anne says:
My read over and over again books are :

Pride and Prejudice - I see that I am not the only one !

Kim: Illustrated by J. Lockwood Kipling - I have loved this since I was a child

Tigana - that rarity, a stand-alone fantasy novel. There's enough plot in this one for a standard trilogy. I read it at least once a year

Most of the Terry Pratchett novels as people say, I have been reading and collecting them for years

Probably lots of others too ...

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 16:27:41 BDT
When I was younger I loved Puck of Pook's Hill (Kipling again) I will have to re-read that one now!

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 17:37:48 BDT
Sam Kates says:
I read the Narnia books over and over when I was a child. Then I read them to my daughters when they were young. When I have grandchildren, I'll read them again...

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 18:01:35 BDT
Oh Sam, I loved those and liked to give copies to nephews and nieces as presents.

And Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - which I started to read to my son one evening, just a chapter, and read until my voice broke and we were both falling asleep. Finished it the next evening. Great book.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Sep 2012 18:04:04 BDT
Book Lover says:
Pat Conroy- Beach Music

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 18:05:20 BDT
G. F. Ward says:
Coral Isand, which I have on my Kindle as I type this.

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 18:05:47 BDT
The Basement The end catches me out every time.

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 18:11:42 BDT
I have to admit to having never heard of Pat Conroy (hangs head in shame) but have now added two of his to my wish list!

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 18:13:47 BDT
Just snaffled Coral Island. Did that one pass me by as a child because I was reading more "girlie" books?

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 18:15:27 BDT
And another one that I can't believe I forgot! I think it's because it's currently in my wish list and not on my Kindle. The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett. I don't like his spy stories but I love this one to bits. Will be treating myself to the kindle version of this as soon as I can.

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 18:18:53 BDT
ive read The Island by Victoria Hislop many times.
The Forgotten Garden, and the House at Riverton lots of times. by Kate Thornton.

And Jane Eyre.

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 18:21:49 BDT
I have The Island in my TRN collection. Read the House at Riverton last week and loved it. The Forgotten Garden is also in my TRN heap. Jane Eyre - read that for A level and Uni. One day I will read it again for pleasure ...

Might have to draw up a new reading list at this rate!

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 18:46:27 BDT
Doublell says:
The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek is the only book I've ever read more than once.

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 18:53:27 BDT
Silverlady says:
The Pillars of the Earth
The Forest
Cross Stitch (Outlander 1) all the series about 3 times
The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth's Children 1 again most of the series, the first ones were best.

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 18:56:54 BDT
S O says:
I devoured my mothers bookcase growing up. Anne McCaffrey, David Eddings, Stephen Donaldson Mordant books, Gap series was a lot harder to get into though. She was really into the fantasy fiction stuff.

Lord of the Rings...I'll still have marathons with the books and movies, it's one film adaption that I wholeheartedly love, and I can't wait for The Hobbit.

I don't seem to fall in love so much with newer releases. Either my reading preferences were set in stone while I was a teen, or none of the new authors are as good as the oldies.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Sep 2012 18:57:49 BDT
That sounds like a crappy bookcase. Apart from LOTR.

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 19:14:02 BDT
Daphne says:
79 park avenue by Harold robbins (when I was about 16 I used to read this over and over)
Rebecca by daphne dumaurier (the reason for my screen name)
The secret history by donna tartt

And harry potter.

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 19:15:02 BDT
Silverlady says:
Oi! lay off Anne McCaffrey :))

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 19:24:09 BDT
few words says:
The Foundation Books by Issac Asimov in fact most of his books I can read over because I just think the stories are great.

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 19:34:05 BDT
Suze says:
Presuming you mean books in general and not just on the kindle.
The whole of the Inspecter Pel series by Mark Hebden, unfortunately not all released in e format yet. These are my books of choice for comfort reading :-))
The Ghostwalkers series by Christine Feehan
To Kill a Mockingbird
Christina Jones is a favourite chicklit author but doesn't appear to have any of my favourites in e format.
Mel Comleys Justice series has now been read a few times
Carl Ashmores Time Hunter series has also been read a few times.
Stephen Kings IT and Insomnia have both been read quite a few times as has Dean Koontz Dark Rivers of the Heart.

Quite a few others which are still upstairs on my book shelves waiting to be replaced in e format, including Dick Francis and Jill Mansell.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Sep 2012 19:36:46 BDT
S O says:
Seconded! :)Her Pern series is still a favourite, and the Crystal Singer ones
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