The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Groundhog Day. I’ve read it thousands of times.
Foundation and Earth.
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. I know I’ve read them over a dozen times.
Gone With the Wind, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Prince of Tides, all the Harry Potters, Green Dolphin Street, How Green Was My Valley.
I seem to go through periods of re-reading one book (or several) for a year or two and them moving on to some other. Used to be a really blood chilling horror novel, then some very technical SF, then I spent awhile as an expert/guru about a very technical subject and had to keep reading on that … and most recently a nice theological fantasy…
I’m like Mr Spaetzle, but with the tv guide; always hoping there’s suddenly something decent to watch.
Gone With the Wind. I read it 3 times I think and each time I discovered something new.
The Junie B. Jones books, I used to read them to my kids.
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein (And no, the book and the movie have nothing in common other than some names).
A lot of them – but for some reason, I keep repeating Nevil Shute novels the most. Not the most intellectual books in the world, but they have heart! James A Michener and Wilbur Smith are other favourites!
Harry Potter because I’m learning french so it helps if you already know the story and it isn’t too complicated.
Lord of the Rings
The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, It, The nutmeg tree, The hitchhikersguide to the galaxy and ‘Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek”
Eric Flint’s “1632”.It can be downloaded for free from https://www.baen.com/1632.html
“The Free Lunch” by Spider Robinson. Highly recommended, if you can find a copy.
Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. I’ve also read Of Mice And Men a bunch of times. And LOTR. And Narnia. And Dante. And Shakespeare.
Maybe he should work his way through all the Oreo variations.
“Soul Music”, although I don’t think I’ve read any Discworld less than three times.
There’s a lot of fantasy and sci-fi on these posts!
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, at least 5 times!
Harold & the Purple Crayon
CS Forester’s the Hornblower series
I’d have to say, “The Cat in the Hat” takes a slim lead over a few others. So what’s the slam against nutritional information not changing? I would guess that’s more likely that the other three.
A raisin in the sun
LOTR, Catch-22, Watership Down, most of Terry Pratchett and most of Lois McMaster Bujold. All at least a dozen, some probably pushing 20.
When I was in school, I took a course in economics. I read Samuelson, Keynes, and many others; but the most boring and hardest to find the back cover was Leftwich. That book was so bad, the only way I could get through it was to read something else, alternating every 45 minutes. The book I chose was LotR in 1973 for the first time. I re-read LotR annually until 2006, when I realized there was nobody in my circle with whom I wanted to talk about it. I’ve re-read Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy several times, but nothing like LotR!
The rest of us aren’t commenting as our taste in books isn’t so highbrow…
Everything by Carl Barks, starting with A Christmas For Shacktown.
Sorry I couldn’t reread it , but the book that pushed me into being a reader was “The Shining”. Going through the topiary garden actually raised my hackles. That convinced me to let my imagination go. I have reread “Lord of the Rings” many times and each time the world expands. God I love books.
I like some Steinbeck but I hated Of Mice and Men. I guess not my cup of tea. But I sure love Cannery Row.
Since the movie I can’t read “No Country” without the voice of Ed Tom Bell being Tommy Lee Jones in my head.
No time to read. Too tired when I come home from work. Have at least three books I have started but never finished. “Einstein” is the one I want to finish first.
The Stand by Stephen King, although not recently.
The Virginian and Pride and Prejudice at the beginning of every summer for years.
I haven’t re-read a book since I was a kid. Back then my two favorite books was Follow My Leader, author I don’t recall and My Side of the Mountain by Jean George..
Outlander series…3 times so far
Nero Wolfe mysteries.
He’s old enough to have had Oreos with lard, so that changed.
Mine is Shane by Jack Schaefer. When my family move to Ontario I had to learn English in a hurry. By the time I got to high school my vocabulary still needed improvement. Mr. Duquette my English teacher assigned Shane as additional reading, just to me. I wasn’t all that thrilled at first. Turns out I never thanked him enough.
To Kill a Mockingbird although the 2015-published prequel/first draft has taken the shine off Atticus.
The Jerry Todd series.
J.R.R. Allison’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Hah! The ingredients list of Oreos HAS changed!
High Fructose Corn Syrup and palm oil wasn’t in them when I was a little girl!!!!!!!
“Frazz”, at its most grotesque. Let’s see who can outdo whom for naming the book with the most lit-nerd cred. And let’s all laugh at the non-reading lard bucket. So gross.
I’m not sure i’ve read any book more than twice. But those i have read a 2d time include: Venus on the Half-Shell(Kilgore Trout), Lying Awake (Salzman), Walkin’ Matilda (Graham) (don’t think anyone else here would have read this one), Siddhartha (Hess). I did start to read Tom Sawyer multiple times over the years but just couldn’t get into it; i finally finished it last Summer.
I think the only books I’ve read more than twice are ones I read in early childhood. Not sure how much I read them on my own, tho.
…Oh wait: There are also the baby books I’ve read to my nephew.
Does he expect the Oreos package or any of the books mentioned to change?
Yeager also into the mouth of the cat character builders
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
All the “Heath Barrington” Murder mystery books!
“The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and its sequels.
“Imperial Earth” by Arthur C. Clarke. And then “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
I’m still waiting for Oreos made with Olestra.
Not a single book, but a series: E.E. “Doc” Smith’s Lensman series.
The Great Gatsby, The Sun Also Rises, Old Man and the Sea are favorite re-reads among others.
Read the Bible through every year. Read Tolkien’s main 4 about 10 times….then libraries networked through ILL program – not enough years too read all the books available now. My reading list is up to 64! No more re-reads…..
My current most re-read book is “The Deed of Paksenarrion” by Elizabeth Moon. It was originally 3 books published in 1988 and 1989. I think I picked it up about 15-20 years ago and have read it at least 10 times – sometimes back to back. It reads like a really good DnD game. I just love it.
As much as I like No Country for Old Men, it is far from McCarthy’s best work. Personally, I favor Suttree and Blood Meridian.
Bible every other year, the Apocrypha and the Lost Books the alternate years. Michener’s and Edward Rutherfurd’s epics about once each decade or two. On my third trip through Shakespeare’s canon (of course, any play I’m in gets extra readings). Have also read Lord of the Rings and its prequels and the Sherlock Holmes canon many times, just not recently.
“Brave New World” – Aldous Huxley
Ronja the robbers daughter. Narnia. Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. Will see if I can get Kruistocht in spijkerbroek from the library.
I love that this has lead to a great sharing among readers. I have re-read a lot of classics and science fiction and fantasy (definitely LOTR and the Hobbit) but I have probably read the New Testament and the Book of Mormon more than any other, followed by the Doctrine and Covenants, the Old Testament, and the Pearl of Great Price. The Old Testament almost as much as the New Testament if you don’t count skipping Songs of Solomon, Psalms, and Proverbs. ;)
Most read book in our house, for both SWMBO and I, The Holy Bible.
“The Brothers Karamazov”, twice. Maybe that’s not legit because it was two different translations. Planning on a third.
LOTR, Larry Niven’s Known Universe, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, manga version, Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.
Certain ‘graphic novels’ aside, Alfred Bester’s The Stars My Destination and The Demolished Man
Too many, I can’t remember which one I read the most. But I don’t think I have ever read an Oreo packaging, even though I was once so desperate for something to read I read the instructions on the box of my toothpaste.
“Wow, you have a lot of books! You’ve read all of them?”“No, I haven’t read any of these. Why would I want a bunch of books I’ve already read?”
I echo Robert Heinlein and Larry Niven. I’ve read many of their books more than 5 times. Riverworld series by Farmer. Nero Wolfe as fusilier above mentioned – odd to re-read a mystery! But with Wolfe it’s enjoyable whether you remember the ending or not! When. I was younger I binged Asimov robot stories and mysteries like Caves of Steel and kept going back to them.
Oh! And David Eddings’ fantasy series’. I come back to The Belgariad every decade or so. :-)
“No Runners for Mice and Men”
wow….Once A Runner….you had to have been one…classic
Pastwatch by Orson Scott Card. Tailchaser’s Song (also Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series) by Tad Williams. 1984 by George Orwell. The Gate to Women’s Country by Sherri S. Tepper. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. The Chronicles of Narnia (also The Screwtape Letters) by C. S. Lewis. The White Plague by Frank Herbert. All the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling. The Hitchhikers series by Douglas Adams. Plus Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg, Robert Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke.
The Stand by Stephen King
“The Ring of Ritornel” and “The Rose” and The Venetian Court and The Paradox Men by Charles L. Harness.
the Narnia Series 20+ times start from the time I was 10.
“The Martian Chronicles”
Terry Pratchett’s THUD
Holy crap! I’ve read all those books!
July 31, 2013