Novels you can read over and over...

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Novels you can read over and over...

Post by WelshStudent » Sun May 24, 2009 10:21 pm

Inspired by New Gals post on films you can watch again and again - last night when I picked up my extremely battered copy of Lord of the Rings I wondered - what are your most battered and well read paperbacks? Which novels do you keep coming back to as faves?

1) Lord of the Rings
2) The Hobbit
3) The Kite Runner
4) Shogun (James Clavell)
5) The Far Pavillions (M.M Kaye)
6) The Harry Potter Books (yep...I was a HP child. The first one came out when I was 10. :oops: ;) )
7) Pride and Prejudice
8 ) Phantom (Susan Kay)
9) Twilight (Stephenie Meyer)

Those are probably the most battered and abused books in my unhealthily large book collection. :)



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Post by Kronkite » Sun May 24, 2009 11:08 pm

8) 1/ LOTR
2/ THE SYLMARILLION
3/THE NECROSCOPE SERIES
4/ NORTH AND SOUTH BOOKS 1 AND 2
5/ THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
6/ROOTS
7/WAR AND PEACE
8/THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES

The list is endless :D

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Post by Lizk » Sun May 24, 2009 11:17 pm

all raymond feist e books,
1) Riftwar saga
2) Serpentwar saga
3) Darkwar saga
4) Conclave of shadows series
5) Mistress of the empire series
6) Demonwar saga


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have re-read these so many times, yet always find myself engrossed by them

recently Naguib Mafouz, the cairo trilogy



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Post by WelshStudent » Sun May 24, 2009 11:25 pm

Kronkite wrote:8)
8/THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES
ah now I forgot those! My copy of 'The Vampire Lestat' is held together by tape... :oops:

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Post by Annadongela » Mon May 25, 2009 9:54 am

Harry Potter!!!!

Does Charlotte's Web count?? :lol:

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Post by Kronkite » Mon May 25, 2009 11:10 am

WelshStudent wrote:
Kronkite wrote:8)
8/THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES
ah now I forgot those! My copy of 'The Vampire Lestat' is held together by tape... :oops:
:mrgreen: Ditto :lol: 8)

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Post by Goddess » Mon May 25, 2009 1:06 pm

Jane Eyre
Harry Potter
Shogun (Thought I was the only person in the world to keep rereading this one, thanks WelshS - you cheered me up!)
Any of the Dirk Pitt books by Clive Cussler
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Post by WelshStudent » Mon May 25, 2009 1:53 pm

Goddess wrote: Shogun (Thought I was the only person in the world to keep rereading this one, thanks WelshS - you cheered me up!)
Lol - I thought it was just me too, Goddess! I LOVE Shogun! A proper epic. :)

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Post by Jane Akshar » Mon May 25, 2009 3:53 pm

1) Lord of the Rings
2) Jane Eyre
3) Any Georgette Heyer
4) Any Agatha Christie
5) Dogs of War
6) Jungle Books Kipling
7) Pop Larkin H E Bates
8) The Kraken Awakes John Wyndham
9) Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
10) Little House on the Prairie Books
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Post by TONY » Tue May 26, 2009 6:43 pm

Wind in the Willows

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Post by jj » Tue May 26, 2009 11:05 pm

The Mote in Gods Eye, Footfall and Lucifers Hammer - Larry Niven + Jerry Pournelle. Actually most things by Niven, Pournelle and Barnes

Friday - Robert A Heinlein

Quite partial to a bit of Battlefield Earth by our old friend L Ron Hubbard

and for light relief anything by Ed McBain
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Post by New Gal » Wed May 27, 2009 10:36 am

I love this!

1) A Suitable Boy
2) Harry Potter series
3) Memoirs of a Geisha
4) The Orchid Empress
5) The Alex Cross series, Roses are Red, Pop Goes the Weasel etc
6) Noughts and Crosses series
7) Angles and Demons
8 ) Life of Pi
9) The Messiah Code
10) Maps for Lost Lovers
11) Mistress of Spices
12) Twilight series

And I can't think of the rest, trying to multi-task as at work!

Will add to this later x
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Post by Christine » Wed May 27, 2009 9:32 pm

Ditto alex cross, also anything by johm connelly.
Also just finished my latest mark billingham novel.
Patricia cornwell, and agatha christie

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Post by JOJO » Wed May 27, 2009 11:58 pm

These are the only books I can think of that I have read over and over again....
1) Adrian Moles aged 13 3/4's by Sue Townsend
2) Gay Lord Robert by Jean Plaidy
3) Murder most Royal by Jean Plaidy
4) The last Boleyn by Philippa Gregory
5) Elizabeth, The Queen by Alison Weir
6) The six wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
7) Elizabeth by David Starkey
8) The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids by Robert Bauval
9) An open heart by HH Dalai Lama
10)
The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by HH Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler
11) England's Last Revolution: Pentrich, 1817 by J. Stevens
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Post by JOJO » Thu May 28, 2009 12:00 am

ooer you can't do 8 ) without a space or you get 8)
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Post by New Gal » Thu May 28, 2009 10:43 am

JOJO wrote:ooer you can't do 8 ) without a space or you get 8)
Lol I did that too Jo and had to go back and edit as I thought you lot would think I was a right numpty! Thanks for making me feel better!!!

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Post by MICHELLE23 » Fri May 29, 2009 7:54 pm

I read all these yonks ago:
1) Memoirs of a Geshia - Excellent
2) White Swan - Excellent
3) Da Vinci code - but only ever to chapter 6 so don’t think it counts!
4)The Book of God - took ages twice, but was awesome
5) How Stella Got her Groove Back - Just what I needed at the time!
6) The Heart Shaped Bullet - Great for all those who have had a MMHD experience!
7) The Price of Honour - Great insight into the Muslim culture from a female perspective.
8 Eight) Not Without My Daughter - totally, totally, totally awesome - sheds light on what could happen when things go wrong in mixed Muslim / non Muslim marriages when kids are involved.
9) Forced to Grow.
10) The Black Pharaoh - Excellent

For many years now I’ve read mainly spiritual texts, and some that I can really recommend are :
1/ The Secret
2/ The Moses Code
3/ The Power of Intention
4/ Bringers of the Dawn
5/ Anam Cara

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Post by DawnBev » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:39 pm

Eats, Shoots and Leaves (Lynn Truss)

Lady with Lapdog (Anton Chekhov)

Narziss and Goldmund (Hermann Hesse)

my dictionaries




tried reading Harry Potter, but couldnt get into them, my son wanted me to read them aloud to him in bed, and I just found it so tiring - so convulated descriptive passages, I kept skipping bits and he didnt believe my 'summaries .

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Post by DawnBev » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:40 pm

i love those little history books - shire books, very thin - sort of pocket histories - got quite a few of them

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