books i've read over and over and over

I’ve never taken part in this meme before, but K at We Be Reading had a lovely list today at her blog, and I followed the link. I officially suggesticate it.

The Book List is a short and fun meme that allows you to share books with the blogosphere and make a list! Who doesn't love lists?!? It is hosted weekly by Rebecca at Lost in Books.

This Week's Topic is: 3 Books You've Read Over and Over and Over and...

1. A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter

I’ve read this book so often that my paperback copy is falling to pieces. And I take METICULOUS care of my books. Porter’s story is a childhood comfort read that resonated with me all through my teens. I have very clear memories of lugging it on multiple camping trips and enjoying a cool afternoon in a tent in the shade, reading about Elnora and the Limberlost swamp. I haven’t read it in a while (maybe a year?), but I know that it will always remain one of my favorites.

2. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Perhaps best described as my ‘gateway’ to the world of Neil Gaiman’s writing. I’ve read this one cover-to-cover and then all over again right afterward at least once. There are scary characters, noble characters, and a lot of people just trying to survive. It’s set in London Below, which always seems magical to me, even though it’s mostly just dark. Oh, and did I mention that the author has a wicked sense of humor?

3. Snow White and Rose Red by Patricia C. Wrede

This one was written expressly as part of a series of ‘fairy tales for adults.’ It is set in Elizabethan England, and the language and dialogue match the era. I don’t think I need to explain how utterly difficult that must have been to write. But the result is a intriguing take on the traditional fairy tale and a smashing good read. I’ve read it almost as many times as Neverwhere – it was definitely a comfort book during my college years. And a vocabulary-improver, too.

What are three books you re-read?


Alyce said...

The only one from your list that I've read is the Limberlost book. I read a lot of Anne McCaffrey books over and over, and the Harry Potter books too.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

I love Neverwhere (and just about anything else by Gaiman). He has such a great sense of humor.

Becca said...

I'm happy you decided to participate this week!

I haven't read any of these three, but they all look so good. Neverwhere and Snow White and Rose Read are on my TBR list. I haven't heard of the first title but it sounds interesting.

Kristin Rae said...

Neverwhere is on my TBR list, but I will definitely look into your others.

I've read Nicolas Sparks' A Walk to Remember quite a few times, even though I haven't really gotten into many of his other books. I could read the Harry Potters over and again, along with Love Story by Erich Segal.

Kristen M. said...

I've only read Neverwhere once but I could definitely see it going on the "read me often" list. I'm sure that it's one that hits you differently each time but also feels familiar.

vvb32 reads said...

neverwhere is what started by gaiman love too!

Tales of Whimsy said...

Cool. I need to look in to these.

Eleni said...

I've heard Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman was awesome, it's sitting on my shelf so hopefully I get to it soon! :)

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