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Charles Dickens- A Tale of Two Cities, read it 4 times and priming for a 5th as
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair" which could just as well as be said about now... ;)
 
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Charles Dickens- A Tale of Two Cities, read it 4 times and priming for a 5th as
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair" which could just as well as be said about now... ;)
I so agree...by far this was my favorite classic I had to read in high school & I have reread it since then.
 
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You can reread almost any of the earlier books by Neal Stephenson because they are so damn complex. I read them the first time just for the pleasure of the words and the plot, and then the second time for the science. One of the best was Crytonomicom. My favorite, though, was Anathem.
 
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Moby-Dick: over the years, who knows? 5x
Catch-22: likewise (“It was love at first sight”)
Howard’s End: ditto (“Everybody moving”)
Lolita: you bet (“a burst of sudden greenery”; “a question mark of a hair”)
To The Lighthouse: (“never tampered with a fact”)
The Age of Faith
everything by Stephen Jay Gould
everything by Richard Russo

...for starters
 

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Neuromancer by William Gibson. I come back to this every now and then. This is the book that popularized the term cyberspace.
McCarthy's Bar and also The Road to McCarthy, both by Pete McCarthy. He was just a terrific travel writer. The first one is about traveling around Ireland. The second one is about traveling around the world to find the Irish.
The entire run of Flash comics that cover when Wally West was the Flash (as opposed to Barry Allen)
 
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All the main Tolkien books.
Jack Finney's Time and Again.
John Carter series of books.
Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson.
A Time to Kill by John Grisham, Miss State alum.

Many more, probably read a book every week or two.
 

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Off the top of my head:
-East of Eden, definitely.
-The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
-Collected Fictions of Jorge Luis Borges
-A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
-Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
-When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (get the tissues out)

A little lower brow:
-Harry Potter series (getting candid here, more than twice!)
-Skipping Christmas by John Grisham (every year around the holidays)

And certain to join the ranks:
Just read The Overstory by Richard Powers, and I am certain that will be a reread.
 
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Adventures of Huckberry Finn
To Kill a Mockingbird
Bang the Drum Slowly
Wind in the Willows
Sun Also Rises
Short Stories of Flannery O’Connor
Absalom, Absalom
Fig (my daughter’s novel)
The last paragraph of The Great Gatsby

To name a few off the top of my head
 
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All the main Tolkien books.
Jack Finney's Time and Again.
John Carter series of books.
Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson.
A Time to Kill by John Grisham, Miss State alum.

Many more, probably read a book every week or two.
As a bookseller, Time and Again is one of my all time bestsellers, as I constantly recommend it.
 
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Ian Flemming's The Man with the Golden Gun. I had read all the James Bond books, but I received a first edition copy of this one as a gift so I read it again.
 
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Great lists. I need to go to the library! I NEED to go to a bookstore -- a physical book store with books I can touch! I love re-reading books.

Country of the Pointed Firs - Sarah Orne Jewett.
Delta Wedding and The Golden Apples - Eudora Welty
Everything by Jane Austen
Everything by Barbara Pym.

Charles Dickens -- Having spent much of my working career in twentieth century bureaucracies, I can always laugh with "The Circumlocution Office" chapter in Little Dorrit. Applicable to large private businesses as well as government agencies.
 

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ol' sam clemens: he's from Hartford
huck, tom, pert near all of it. the travel ones are awesome.
ol' PT: he's from Bridgeport.
The Life of P. T. Barnum: Written By Himself.
Struggles and Triumphs, or Forty Years' Recollections of P. T. Barnum
Art of Money Getting, or, Golden Rules for Making Money
ol' ulysses s: he used to hang around Woodstock
Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
ol' jared eliot: he's local
Essays Upon Field Husbandry in New England, and Other Papers, 1748-1762. still legit.
ol' h.g. wells: i don't know where he's from. maybe he had some ct pizza once?
The Outline of History, subtitled either "The Whole Story of Man" or "Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind"
ol' Herodotus: there was no Connecticut then, maybe he invented pizza?
The Histories
ol' marco polo: 'mr. millions.' he had no home.
The Travels of Marco Polo (also known as Book of the Marvels of the World and Il
Milione.
ol' sun tzu: he captured homes. prolly never ate pizza. too bad for him.
The Art of War
comic books. too many to list. some of those plots get tricky.
some of those dave barry type books. he's from armonk, ny. close enough. ya gotta laugh.

The Bible. ya need a dang abacus and a supercomputer to figure out all that begettin, and who is from where.

and a whole bunch more.
 

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Light Years, by James Salter
American Psycho, by Bret Easton Ellis
The Transit of Venus, by Shirley Hazzard
The Woman in the Window, by A.J. Flynn
White Noise, by Don DeLillo
The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler


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Apt fpr a UConn forum- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain (a long-time Hartford resident as you all probably know) A hilarious book at the start, morphing into a very dark conclusion.

ditto on Catch-22, Anyone who has been in uniform could come up with their own cast of charact4ers.

And to my great surprise, I once picked up Anna Karenina (perhaps as a college assignment) and could not put the 800 page book down until I had finished it, losing a night's sleep in the process.
 

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