But what intrigued me was the notion that Piper has only read two books more than twice.
Many times have I finished a book and thought to myself, "I've got to read that one again sometime." Very rarely do I do it. Why? The thirst to read books I haven't read yet. That list is always big. The advantage that the "haven't read yet" list has over the "should read again" list is that I've at least read the books on the "should read again" list once.
So what books have I read more than twice? Let me narrow my answer by leaving out children's books. Some of my kids favorite books I have literally read dozens of times.
- The Bible
- The Valley of Vision (a compilation of Puritan prayers)
- J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy
- Prince Caspian (C. S. Lewis; part of the Narnia series) (This one because I read it to Anna recently in addition to my other 2 read-throughs)
- The Great Divorce (also by C. S. Lewis)