I know a guy who re-reads Orson Scott Card’s Worthing Saga every year. I told him he needs to branch out. He told me he likes the story so much he makes it a tradition.
I can’t say I’ve ever gone that far, but I have re-read books before:
- I read Dune twice. It did not hold up nearly as well on the second read.
- I read The Fellowship of the Ring twice, but only because the first time through Lord of the Rings, I stopped in the middle of The Two Towers.
- A non-genre example: I read Lord of the Flies twice; one force-fed reading in high school, and one much better reading as an adult.
- (I’ve also said I want to re-read The Man Who Fell to Earth.)
That’s all I can recall at this point. I usually don’t re-read books because there is so much other good stuff out there to read and part of me – no matter how illogical and impossible I know it to be – wants to read it all.
What books have you read more than once?