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    Books you can read over and over.

    What are those books that never get old no matter how many times you read them. My list is the following.

    1. O'Brian's Aubrey Maturin series.

    2. Just about anything by C.S. Lewis, but particularly his non fiction theological stuff.

    3. Tolkien. Ok, not just one book, but pretty much the whole lot of it.

    There are a few others, but those are at the top of the list for me.
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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    The Catcher in the Rye

    Holden Caulfield, what a swell guy.

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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    Quote Originally Posted by MilotheMayor View Post
    The Catcher in the Rye

    Holden Caulfield, what a swell guy.
    I read that one about 25 years ago. Might have to revisit it.
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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    Seabiscuit

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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    This may be a strange pairing, but I read both Lewis' Narnia books and Douglas Adams' Hitchhikers books every two or three years. Also collected ghost stories, particularly by E.F. Bensen and M.R. James.
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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    Quote Originally Posted by MilotheMayor View Post
    The Catcher in the Rye

    Holden Caulfield, what a swell guy.
    This one immediately came to mind, along with To Kill a Mockingbird.

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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    +1 re: Tolkien. Also, "Watership Down" - awesome feel good book by Richard Adams

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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    Quote Originally Posted by MilotheMayor View Post
    The Catcher in the Rye

    Holden Caulfield, what a swell guy.
    I stole that book from my High School... it sits on my mantle today.

    I was somewhat swell.

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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    I'll second the Aubrey/Maturin series.

    Anything by Road Dahl.

    Anything by Dr. Seuss.
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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    1984.
    2001/2010 (Then I pretend the other two don't exist).
    A Brief History of Time.
    Anything by Carl Sagan.
    Lake Joi-Les.
    The Natural.
    Ball Four.
    Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.

    I find myself revisiting a lot of books.

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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    I will be reading the Aubrey-Maturin books for the rest of my life.

    Also: The Quincunx, by Charles Palliser
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    The World According to Garp.
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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    Ball Four.
    Big Red Dynasty.
    Martin Popoff's "Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal" Series
    Private Parts

    As you can tell I'm not really into serious literature. I guess I just prefer my books to be lighthearted and fun.

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    The Bible
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    Re: Books you can read over and over.

    Bang the Drum Slowly (and I lost the copy I had). I'd really like them to remake this book as a movie, but I think I'll make that another thread).
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