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What books have you read more than twice?

Started by The Magic Pudding., December 14, 2022, 11:47:48 AM

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Besides the Bible what books have you read more than twice?
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I'm watching Dune, I've read those many times, I love Leto II.
LOTR and the Hobbit
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I haven't done Thrones for a third çause the TV is so good.

Others, I'll have to think on it, I've lost count, how many times with Cugel?


Douglas Adams - Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, a trilogy in six parts
David Brin - Uplift books (2 x series of 3), The Postman, The Practice Effect
Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle - Footfall, The Mote In God's Eye
Greg Bear - Darwin's Radio

Lots more I'm sure.

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The Wheel of Time - the whole series twice, the first four books thrice. (Working on book 5)

When I was a kid, I practically read a hole in some Jules Verne. More than twice... Hmm... In Search of the Castaways, surely. 20K leagues - probably.

A few textbooks on programming, leadership and political theory.

It's not a very long list. The list of books I've read exactly twice is much longer.
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Pride and Prejudice, The Information, Dead Babies, many Philip Larkin poems, Wolf Hall. And yet I remember little to nothing. 


All of the Disc world stuff some many times. Started LotR but just couldn't do it a second time. I don't know why I couldn't put it down the first time, the magic just wasn't there. Now I come to think of it the only other books I have read more than once at the HHGttG series.
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Isaac Asimov's ,,Foundation trilogy". Roger Zelazny's ,,Amber series". Fredric Brown's ,,Martians, Go Home!". Clifford Simak's ,,Way station". A.E. Van Vogt's ,,Slan".
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From Asimov to Zelazny, I've read many of their works several times. Currently revisiting the Amber series. I have at least 100 scifi novels.

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moby dick

toby chipmunk

for whom the bell tolls

everything loren eisely ever wrote

all the tintin books

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I have read very few books twice (yes, the Christian Bible is one of them) and can think of none that I have read more than twice. I did read Gravity's Rainbow twice though, which may qualify. It could be the first book I read three times. :lol:
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I am not counting academic textbooks here, so the only book that I have read twice for pleasure was Aldous Huxley's Island. The first time was as a schoolboy shortly after it came out. As a huge Huxley fan, I couldn't wait to read it; I had read all his novels by the time I was 14. I reread it a few years ago, when I appreciated it as much as the first time, but with the deeper understanding that maturity brings.
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i did the same with orwells novels, essays, and letters.

his essay on shooting an elephant was very thought provoking to me, as it took place while he was a colonial policeman in burm, and i lived farther south in malaya

set the function, not the mechanism.


I have read several books twice. Poetry is always worth reading several times.
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I have read a small book called the book of Genesis several times. Sounds like a con job to me. The book is contained within a much larger collection of books the sum of which is commonly called the bible. The collection would more correctly be called a Codex.

One of the ones that I have read more than once is a book by a British historian :Selina O'Grady. Book title is: And Man Created God. The book does not assail the Christian, Catholic, Hebrew, Buddha or other beliefs. It is merely a history of religious practices and the outcomes over time. O'Grady lets the reader draw their own conclusions.


I've read Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy twice as well as Roger Zelazny's Amber Series.
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