I have read several of my books several times. In fact, because I do, the "new" books (purchased at second-hand stores and elsewhere) pile up. I recently took most of my "read" books upstairs and hauled down the non-read books to my built-in bookshelves. Sooner or later, I want to catch up.
Lots of times, reading one book in a series, i.e. The Black Stallion, Tarzan of the Apes (or the Pellucidar or Barsoom/Mars series), Dick Francis' mysteries, etc. leads me to reading the rest. But to make a short story (Hah! A pun!!) long, here are some VERY favorites and many-times read:
A Stitch In Snow, Dragonsong, and Dragonsinger - all by Anne McCaffrey
Olympic Horseman - John Richard Young
A Horse Named Doodlebug - Irene Brady
Spice Box and A Daily Rate - both by Grace Livingston Hill
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir - Josephine Leslie
The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey
The Incredible Journey - Sheila Burnford
Spotted Horse - Glen Balch
Champion Dog Prince Tom - Jean Fritz and Tom Clute
A New Leash On Death - Susan Conant
A Pedigree To Die For - Laurien Berenson
(non-fiction) Games Mother Never Taught You (Corporate Gamemanship for Women) - Betty Lehan Harragan (My mother gave me this book, and I gave several copies to friends after reading it.)
Some of these are books for "younger readers", easy and quick to read, but they are still very good. I LOVE my "dog mysteries", and I like to re-read them for the dogs/dog showing parts of the books.
"Oh, sure, you may be able to take down one smurf, but mark my words: You bonk one smurf, you better be ready for a blue wave."---Bucky Katt
My Horses, My Teachers -- Podhajsky
Atlas Shrugged -- Rand
The Fountainhead -- Rand
LOTR trilogy -- Tolkien
1984 -- Orwell
Animal Farm -- Orwell
Parliament Of Whores -- O'Rourke
All The Trouble In The World -- O'Rourke
Hitchhiker's Guide set -- Adams
“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
Any of the Dragonriders of Pern or Heralds of Valdemar. Writings of Mark Twain and Rita Mae Brown. She Walks These Hills by Shayrn McCrumb.
Heralds of Valdemar -Magic's Pawn, Magic's Promise, Magic's Price. My problem with Mercedes Lackey is that she doesn't always follow her own history and backstory so you read a later book about a past character and he has a new history (Stef the former thief comes to mind).
He is total garbage! Quick! Hide him on my trailer (Petstorejunkie).
I 2nd/3rd/20th the Harry Potter series, Shogun, LOTR/Hobbit, Watership Down, the first 3 Jean Auel books (the 4th was OK and the last 2 were so incredibly bad it almost made me take the first 4 off the favorites list!), and The Stand.
I'll add (don't think anyone mentioned these ones yet) the ASOIAF series (currently on my 3rd reread of the whole series, I pick up so much more each time), Colleen McCollough's series on Ancient Rome (started with the First Man in Rome), London by Rutherford, IT by Stephen King, and the Jeff/ Michael Shaara series on the US Civil War & Revolutionary War (started with the Killer Angels).
The above are the ones I've read multiple times, but I have a very very long list of books I've read at least twice.
Geesh, looking at that list and knowing how much I reread all of those, it's a wonder I get anything new read!
Hmmm, and I'm starting to think it's been a loooong time since I read The Stand...