47. What book have you reread the most? (via)
Okay, this is hilarious because I was just talking about Holling C. Holling; this is a diary entry from July 5, 1995: “read Paddle-to-theSea watched Kari play computer, listened to records and colored wached old yeller.” I was actually hoping to find another diary entry about this book, but one doesn’t seem to be forthcoming.
I guess I can get right to the point here. While the most technically correct answer to this question is either Coriolanus or the Bible, I’m not really going to count either of those. First of all, I don’t count the Bible as literature and therefore it falls outside of any realm of calculating the number of times I’ve read it, putting it on Goodreads, or anything like that. Every time I’ve read Coriolanus, it was for work, so that doesn’t really count either, even though it’s something like 80 times.
I actually did go through my Goodreads list in order to calculate a reasonable answer to this question; it lets you sort books based on how many times you’ve read them, if you happen to know. Star Wars books were all predictably at the top of the list. But I still think that answering Old Yeller by Frank Gipson is completely honest. I probably have reread this book more than any other.