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Which Novels Can You Read Over And Over Like The First Time?

After reading the thread about novels you'll like to see in a movie, i realised that I've read "The lonely Londoners" four times over since secondary school and i can still pick it up again because all the West Indian and Nigerian characters are hilariously crazy. So, What novel(s) can you read over and again?

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A Voice in the Wind - Francine Rivers

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Men Cry in the Dark by Michael Baisden

Addicted - Zane[/b]The Coldest Winter Ever — [b]Sister Souljah

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'I dared to call him Father' by Bilquis Sheik.

Its the best christian biography I ever read.

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Tom Sawyer- Mark Twain

To Kill A Mockingbird- Harper Lee

The Grapes of Wrath

Midnight's Children- Salman Rushdie

The Man Died- Wole Soyinka (Ok, I know it's not a novel but the writing is so frigging good I can't help myself)

A Man of the People- Chinua Achebe

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory- Roald Dahl

Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen

The Witching Hour- Anne Rice

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The Godfather - Mario Puzzo

I have read this book at least once every year for the past 10 yrs.

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The Timer Game - Susan Arnout Smith

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The Beautyful Ones are not yet born by Ayi Kwei Armah, Chimamanda's Purple Hibiscus

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Re: Which Novels Can You Read Over And Over Like The First Time?

« #16 on: December 19, 2007, 05:13 PM »

The Gods Are Not To Blame; what a book. Thats Ola Rotimi at his best. Never agan shall life make mockery of womanhood.

The play is an adaptation of oedipus rex by sophocles.Qouted staement by odewale himself.

Also a wedlock of the gods was written by Zulu Sofola if you have heard of her.

My fave books

Domain:James Herbert

When the wind blows:James Patterson

All Alex Cross series:James Patterson.The character in this books movies is played by Morgan freeman.

All John Grisham

Harry Portes series

Cujo:Stephen King

War and Peace:Leo Tolstoy

Left Behind Series:Tim Lahye and i think Jerry Something

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the alchemist by paolo coehlo

so long a letter by Mariama Ba

A Dakar childhood by Nafissatou Niang Diallo

Houseboy by ferdinand Oyono

Mirage by soheir khashoggi

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The Concubine

The Great Pond

The Beautiful ones are not yet born

Things fall apart

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its genuine lies by nora roberts

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3-The run away jury

4-The testament

5-The patner

6-The Firm

7-The brethren

8-The summon

9-The street lawyer (my second best)

10-The client (my best)

11-Playing for pizza

12-The innocent man

13-A painted house

14-The king of tort

15-Skipping christmas

16-The last juror

17-The broker

18-The pelica brief

19-The rainmaker

20-The appeal

all by john grisham.

the return of the king (lord of the rings)

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Those are just the books in d drama sect of my book shelf, there's still the thrillers, crime, historics, and a bunch of many others, Now this is plain showing off, lol

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Nize, well done. U want to show us u have a lot of books. Guess i'l snap my own obsession and post it.

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KANE and ABEL by Jeffery Archer

THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT by John Grisham

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DAWN by Viginia Andrews

LUCY SULLIVAN IS GETTING MARRIED by Marian Keyes

i've read them both 4 and 3 times respectively since i bought them.

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sisikill, try Anne Rice u'll like her

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Child Possessed by Richard Baxton.

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all Micheal Crichton's and Anne Rice Books

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The novel i will read over and over again is the one i got just yesterday, Saturday, July 26, 2008. The title is Rich Dad, Poor Dad. It is a motivational novel and it talks about understanding money. I never knew anything about money or how money can work for some one. It made me know that all I have been doing is to work for money and not money working for me. It is really a great book that i will recommend to anybody who is interested in making money.

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vividly, three books stand out: Lives of The Poets, by E.L.DOCTOROW. It is a book that i am still looking for words to describe, it takes you on a journey of discovery during which you either belt up or be pushed out and when you think you are almost losing your mind, it reconciles you to yourself, lands safely and bids you a painful farewell. The other one is Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley. It is a bold prophecy on the roles of reproductive science in the future of mankind. it presents what the world will be like in about six-hundred years from now. I came across the third one recently, it is titled, [b]As A Man Thinketh, [/b]by James Allen. The book is a slim volume, just 7 chapters but it is a timeless classic!

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The Maiden by Jude Deveraux

A Knight in Shining Armour by Jude Deveraux

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Helon Habila's Waiting for An Angel

Wole Soyinka's Then Man Died - (not like I'd read it again - for the hurt it evokes - but it was a lovely read)

Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

The Triumph of the Water Lily - Can't remember the author. I read it once then lost it and I'd give an arm and two legs to get another peruse.

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Kain and Abel - Jeffery Archer. (I'll read this book a million times over and still not get tired)

Not a penny more not a Penny less - Jeffery Archer

The Eleventh Commandment - Jeffery Archer

The Gods are not to blame - Ola Rotimi

The wedlock of the Gods - Cyprian Ekwensi (I'm not too sure)

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to kill a mockingbird

the alchemist

world rapers

master of the game

akin the drummer boy-if i can find it

weep not child

to be cont

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Lioness Rampant - Tamora Pierrce

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so long a letter - mariama ba, the gods are not to blame - ola rotimi, ovonramwen nogbaisi, ola rotimi, and eegun alare - kola akinlade.

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To Kill a Moking bird by [sup][/sup]i forgot

Black Boy br Richard Wright

The Great Gatsby by F Scot Fitgerald

Things Fall Apart

Uncle Tom Cabin

Living Your best life by Joel Osteen

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I SO MUCH LIKE THE GODS ARE NOT TO BLAME BY OLA ROTIMI, A BOOK HE ADAPTED FROM ANOTHER BOOK CALLED AUDIPUS REX BUT THIS TIME IN AFRICAN/YOURBAS SETTINGS. WHAT A BOOK. I THINK I HAVE READ IT LIKE 12 TIMES AND CAN STILL RECITE MOST OF THE ACTS AND SCENCES OFF HEART. I ALSO REMEMBER WE ONCE ACTED IT ON THE STAGE DURING MY SECONDARY SCHOOL DAYS. I LOVE THAT BOOK. I CAN RECAL NAMES LIKE GBONKA,EFA PRIST,BABA FAKUNLE, OJUOLA, ETC

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Master of the game by Sidney Sheldon

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One Bright Summer Morning - James Hadley Chase

You Find Him, I'll Fix Him - James Hadley Chase

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Tell me your dreams - Sydney Sheldon

The Gods are not to blame - Ola Rotimi

Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe

Second Class Citizens - Buchi Echemeta

Anastatia Syndrome & Other Stories - Mary Higgins Clark

The Master of the Game - Sydney Sheldon

The Paw in the bottle - James Hadly Chase

Bloodline - Sydney Sheldon

Stars Shine Down - Sydney Sheldon

Nothing last Forever - Sydney Sheldon

Lotta others, Hmmmm interesting books

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James Hardley Chase - safer dead

Forever- (cnt rmemba d author)

Blackout- (cnt rememba d author)

Thomas Hardy- Mayor of Casterbridge

Danielle Steel- vanished & accident

i jst cnt get tired of these books. Especially the voluminous ones like BLACKOUT & FOREVER

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Kane and Abel - Jeffery Archer

One of the best

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malice-----by danielle steel (d book is great)

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The Icarus Agenda & The Materese Circle by Robert Ludlum

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Most Enid Blyton books, particularly the Mallory Towers, St. Claires, Secret Seven and Famous Five series. I was introduced to these books when I was 5 and over 15 years after I still enjoy reading them,

There are loads of other books I read over and over. like Heidi by Johanna Spyri, If I really enjoy reading a book, I can read it a couple of times again. The only books I can't read more than once are Mills&Boon, Silhouette etc,

There are some nigerian books i used to read in high school. I read most of them several times but haven't come across them in years. If I do though, I'd love to read them again. I cant remember the authors but some of d books are:

bottled leopard, concubine, evbu my love

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so long a letter- mariama ba

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The time returns(1-3) --- Alexander Repley

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Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie. Simply irresistible.

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TELL FREEDOMbyABRAHAM PETERand BLACKBOYbyRICHARD WRIGHTS[/color][color=#000099][color=#990000][/color]

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triumph of the water lily ---- stella osammor

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anne rice's interveiw with the vampiremand vampire lestat

jeffrey archer's honour amongst thieves

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The Mayor Of Casterbridge or Samuel Becket's biography

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i have no qualms about reading books over and over again. same goes for movies. right now what comes to mind is artemis fowl, the whole series. i dont think i can gert tired of them, also the dragonlance chronicles.

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Second class citizen- Buchi Echemeta

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