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Which books do you re-read regularly?

Marc_C

Solo Role Playing
Like records and movies there are books I enjoy re-reading regularly. The LOTR trilogy was one of these during the 80-90s. The Player of Games by Ian Banks is another one. The first three books of The Black Company and The Silver Spike are also favourites to be read again. Lankmar books by Fritz Leiber and Big Planet by Jack Vance are fun to re-read.

Which book do you re-read regularly?
 
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Books are so important to me, and I want to possess them (I buy all my books), but I don't typically reread, as there are so many other books I want to read lol.
 

In terms of Fantasy, I tend to reread:

Terry Pratchett's books
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel
Some Neil Gaiman's

Non-fantasy:

Alice Munro short story collections
Michael Ondaatje's English Patient and other novels
George Saunders' short stories and his novel Lincoln in the Bardo
 

Richards

Legend
Books are so important to me, and I want to possess them (I buy all my books), but I don't typically reread, as there are so many other books I want to read lol.
Same here; I tend to reread very few books. I make an exception for graphic novels, however; I tend to read Watchmen every couple of years or so and the Sandman series less frequently but I've been through that whole series several times to date. (Each time it takes longer, because Neil Gaiman keeps adding to the overall series one book at a time!) I've been through The Boys twice now and Preacher at least three times.

The few novels I've reread include Bram Stoker's Dracula, James Alan Gardner's Expendable, and several Jack Vance novels: the Dying Earth series, Maske: Thaery, and the Planet of Adventure series. I've read through the original Sherlock Holmes series several times over, but those are mostly short story collections. Oh, and I've read through several books a second time as bedtime stories for my nephew: the first three books in the John Carter of Mars series and the 5-book Hitchhiker's Guide the The Galaxy series.

Johnathan
 


monsmord

Explorer
Clark Ashton Smith stories are my sweet, sweet candy. Accidentally going straight from the puerile Xanth books (hey, I was a puer) to "The Dark Eidolon" blew my teenaged mind, and shaped my interests in fantastic and "weird" literature and gaming perhaps more than any other writing.
 

Li Shenron

Legend
Nothing "regularly" but I have re-read Dante's "Divine Comedy" several times. I cherry-pick a chapter every now and then, since it doesn't have to be necessary read cover-to-cover.

I typically re-read many of my non-fiction books manual, also cherry-picking the chapter or topic, but that's very different than with fiction.

The only other fiction book I go back reading every few year is Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". Otherwise I have re-read many short stories, particularly E.A. Poe's and H.P. Lovecraft's.
 



basaipete

Explorer
These are in regular rotation every couple of years:
Silmarillion, Hobbit, LOTR
Amber (Corwin’s Chronicle)
Dune through Chapterhouse
Watchmen
Various Heinlein, Asimov, Clarke, Bradbury

Once a decade:
Belgariad/Malorian
Hitchhiker’s Guide
Tom Clancy (only those written by him)
 

Conan Short Stories (I don't have the complete collection, so instead of re-reading, I should really buy another book)
Elric Saga (I have never read the other Eternal Champion series, I should really buy another book)
Lord of the Rings
Not in a while, but I use to re-read Chronicles of Amber every 3 years or so, along with Myth Adventures, Thieves' World, and the Vlad Taltos series.

I just happen to be re-reading my Conan Book, and when I finish I have decided to either get the next in the series or to jump to one of Moorcock's series I have never read.
 

The Lord of the Rings + The Hobbit & Silmarillion would be at the top of my list. For a long time, I would routinely cycle through reading them, again and again. Because there will always be a 90s-era Goth in me, Billy Martin's Lost Souls and Drawing Blood, too. And Dracula is a book that reveals more details and has actually gotten scarier with each re-read.
 



GreyLord

Hero
Too many to name, really.

Dragonlance
Lord of the Rings
Lone Wolf Series
Fighting Fantasy Series
Redwall
Battlefield Earth
Shannara Series
Drizzt Series
Asimov Series (it's really one big series from the Empire trilogy through to the End of the Foundation Series)
Prydain Chronicles

Etc...etc.

I used to read The Thomas Covenant series regularly, but the last time with the Final Chronicles rather burned me out on it.

I think I'm burned out on Dune for a while as well.
 

Ath-kethin

Elder Thing
As much as I like Cook I picked up the first Garrett book but couldn't finish it. I'll give it another go soon.
One unfortunate hallmark of the film-noir aspect to the books is a fair bit of sexism in the early books.

It eases as the series progresses and Garrett himself develops and becomes more likeable as a person (as does his friend Morley, who is even worse about the sexism) but I've known a few people who couldn't get into the books for that reason.
 


Odysseus

Explorer
the ones i've reread the most
LOTR
Belgariad
Lot of Feists early books
Ervis Cale books
Player of games
Sight or protus
Janniesaries
Monster hunter series
I'm sure there are more,but thats what comes to mind
 

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