I reread Harry Potter a lot, especially when I'm feeling too stressed and too adult and just need to escape to a comfortable place for a little bit. Harry Potter for me is like the literary equivalent of sweatpants.
That is exactly how I feel! I used to reread HP books whenever I was feeling stressed or just needed some down time.
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I reread Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. Just love her detail and characters. I also like Anne McCaffery's Dragon Rider/singers etc series. I reread Dick Francis too, they are like M&Ms, sometimes fun to over indulge but not all the time. I reread "Kim" by Kipling not long ago.
I have two real favourites, so much so that I read a couple of copies of each to tatters. One is Ernest Haycox's Bugles in the Afternoon and the other Marlys Milhiser's The Mirror. Have a few Dick Francis books and Harry Potter for comfort reading before bed and those, I can open anywhere and read a chapter or two and off to sleep.
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The Stand by Stephen King. Even though I've read it almost every year since it came out, it's such a massive, sweeping book with many characters and plot lines that I always come across something I've forgotten.
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. Again, it's a huge book with a lot of stories and intertwined characters.
Reading those two is like coming home for me, but for different reasons. They're nothing alike, yet in many ways have striking similarities.
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Most anything Dick Francis or Rita Mae Brown but I'd say my favorites from them are Bolt (DF), Riding Shotgun (RMB) and the Sister Jane one where the horses and hounds save her (I guess I need to read it again since I can't remember which one it is).
Of course, the kid in me still loves the Black Stallion books and the Hardy Boys mysteries. Non-horsey, I love Queen of Camelot, although it makes me cry (why I can't do Where the Red Fern Grows any more). Guess that's it.
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My childhood reads were pretty old-fashioned -- The "Anne of Green Gables" series and the "Little House on the Prairie" series. I still pull them out and read them, very couple of years.
I had forgotten about "Watership Down." I read and re-read that book, then lent it to a friend and never got it back. I will have to get it again, maybe on my Kindle.
You know, I recently realized that, pre-computer, I re-read much more. The Zenna Henderson "People" books, "Gone with the Wind," Thomas Costain's "Below the Salt," Bess Streeter Aldrich's "Song of Years," "Lord of the Rings" are just the tip of the giant iceberg of books that I read and re-read.
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1. The entire Dune series -sequels and prequels.
2. Anything by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, etc.)
3. Anything by Patricia Briggs, but in particular the Omega series and the Mercedes Thompson series.
4. Wen Spencer Alien Taste series.
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Gone with the Wind
Diana Gabaldon series (only the first four)
Hunchback of Notre Dame
A Song of Fire and Ice series
Any Dick Francis novel (except some of the new ones - my favs are Bolt, To the Hilt, and For Kicks)