Saturday, November 11, 2017

25 Books People Will Reread Again And Again

25 Books People Will Reread Again And Again

8 comments:

R. K. Robinson said...

I've read six of them, but think now I will try a couple of the others. Good post.

Edwin McBride said...

My list would have 25 different books.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Only read Moby Dick and Lolita. A lot of kids books and YA books. I would have a totally different list starting off with Huckelberry Finn, Blood Meridian and The Long Goodbye.

Don Coffin said...

I've read all or part of several (5? 6?)' I have re-read none of them. Books I have re-read frequently:
Lord of the Rings
Raise High the Roofbeam, Carpenter and Seymour: An Introduction (Salinger)
Black Zodiac (poems by Charles Wright)
The Guns of August, The Proud Tower, and A Distant Mirror (Barbara Tuchman)
Selected Poems, Seamus Heaney
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, William Shirer
The Ipcress File, Funeral in Berlin, Spy Story, Len Deighton
The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith

And I'm leaving out considerably more poetry I reread (Mary Oliver, Stevie Smith, others) and most of the genre fiction I reread...

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

No. Oh, hell no. Is there really someone who reads MOBY DICK "again and again"?

I've read a handful, none of them more than once. But I don't reread much.

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
THE SUN ALSO RISES
THE STAND
THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

HUCKLEBERRY FINN is another

Cap'n Bob said...

I rarely reread anything.

George said...

Like Cap'n Bob, I rarely reread books. But, of the titles on this list, I'd reread MOBY DICK and LUCKY JIM.