Groundhog Day books

It’s Groundhog Day. What books would you read over and over again?

I’ll start:

  • The Stand
  • The Right Stuff
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • The Great Gatsby

17 responses to “Groundhog Day books

  1. IT
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Black Cherry Blues
    China Lake
    The Book of Lost Things

  2. Wiarton Willie (albino groundhog in western Ontario) did not see his shadow today, so our non-existent winter is supposed to end early. Woo hoo!

    Reading actual books over and over doesn’t creep me out, Meg, just the one line mechanically reproduced in so many forms. Eeeeeww. My list:

    The Faerie Queene (gets more brilliant every time)
    Brideshead Revisited
    a randomly chosen volume of Laurie R. King’s Holmes/Russell series
    Potiki (novel by New Zealand writer, Patricia Grace)
    Mission Canyon

  3. Dune
    King’s Dark Tower series, Salem’s Lot, Dreamcatcher, and . . . let’s just say Stephen King
    The Lord of the Rings & The Silmarillion (& The History of Middle-earth, and some of Tolkien’s letters and essays)
    The Dark Descent, ed. by David Hartwell
    The Republic and the rest of Plato
    Webster’s Second International Unabridged (W2) and the OED
    Gene Wolfe’s New Sun, Long Sun, Short Sun, and Soldier sequences, and . . . let’s just say Gene Wolfe
    Meg Gardiner, C.S.Lewis, Augustine, Kant, Aristotle, Shelley, Blake, Hart Crane, Robert Holdstock, Rosemary Sutcliff, Fritz Leiber . . .
    Let’s just say that I’m only getting started and my groundhog day already makes me look a lot like Burgess Meredith right before he breaks his glasses in that episode of The Twilight Zone, and if I keep going on like this, I’ll never take that drunk out to dinner like I’m supposed to, or say the right thing to Andie MacDowell. Choices, choices.

  4. “Area 51” by Robert Doherty
    “Red” by Sammy Hagar
    “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown
    “By The Light Of The Moon” Dean Koontz
    and of course the “Flesh and Leftovers” series by Rick Pipito (okay, so that’s me, but what can I say, I am my biggest fan)

  5. If I had the time to read books over and over these would top the list.
    What’s The Worst That Could Happen?
    Cross Cut
    The Prince Of Tides
    A Dirty Job
    Stormy Weather
    Raptor
    Aztec

  6. On Writing
    Danse Macabre
    Gone with the Wind
    Harry Potters
    Harriet the Spy

  7. To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee
    Naked in Death by J.D. Robb

  8. Children’s Hospital by Peggy Anderson
    The Stand
    The Talisman
    The Dark Tower series
    The Lord of the Rings
    Are You My Mother? by P.D Eastman
    The Riftwar Saga by Raymond E Feist
    The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E Feist
    Oh and the Riftwar Legacy… okay, dammit–all of Raymond’s books basically. Oh heck… and especially Faerie Tale–that was my very first R E Feist story!

  9. 1) Watership Down by Richard Adams
    2) Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
    3) Watchers by Dean Koontz
    4) Pandora’s Star / Judas Unchained by Peter F. Hamilton
    5) On Basilisk Station by David Weber
    6) 1632 by Eric Flint
    7) A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
    8) A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare

  10. Oh, how could I have left off The Ninja!

  11. So one of the deals here is that, by pooling our lists, we get access to everyone else’s books, right? My list only applied to the moment when I wrote it–everyone else’s lists now look far more appealing.

  12. Ditto Meg, for A Wrinkle in Time, Gatsby and The Right Stuff.
    Also:
    -To Kill a Mockingbird (captivating in German too)
    -The Thorn Birds (my guilty pleasure & closest thing to a romance I read)
    -A Prayer for Owen Meany
    -Jane Eyre (she seems less like a wimp and more like a tough chick with each reading)
    -M.L. King’s speeches and letters
    -Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” (makes me cry every year when I re-read it)
    -Huckleberry Finn
    -Humorous reflections of Molly Ivins, Anna Quinlan and Bill Maher (nice to go to sleep with a chuckle)

  13. Harry Potter books (2x)
    All PD James books (3x)
    All Meg Gardiner books (3x)
    A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle
    The Power of One, Bryce Courtenay
    To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
    All Horatio Hornblower books, C. S. Forester

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