Requested by Kate

THE FIVE BOOKS I CONTINUOUSLY REREAD

I've started plenty of other books, finished a good amount of them, but for the most part I usually just reread these over and over.
  1. The Curse of Lono - HST
    This is not my favorite book, but it might as well be. It is my travel book, meaning anytime we go somewhere, it's likely to be the book I'm bringing to (re)read during my downtime. My favorite example of that, was bringing this book on our honeymoon and reading it on the same beach Hunter Thompson was writing about. (Approx. lifetime reads: 35)
  2. The Grifters - Jim Thompson
    My all-time favorite book. I can't even watch the John Cusack movie, which I enjoy, because I love the book so much! The first time I read this book, I started reading it a second time as soon as I finished the last page. (Approx. lifetime reads: 112)
  3. The Odyssey - Homer
    Earlier this year I bought my third copy of this book, at an outdoor book store in Solvang (@ElDudetterino ?). I love every page of this story, every individual story within the book and every bit of subtext, imagery and metaphor. (Approx. lifetime reads: 13)
  4. The Only Dance There Is - Ram Dass
    This is a book about consciousness and mind expansion, based on talks Ram Dass gave in the early 70's. He talks about spirituality, eastern and western philosophies, drug use (LSD,etc), and meditation and the benefits of each. Ram Dass, formerly Richard Alpert, was a professor at Harvard before he started doing LSD experiments with Timothy Leary and both were removed from their roles with the university. (Approx. lifetime reads: 7)
  5. Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 1972 - HST
    My second favorite Hunter Thompson book. I wish he was around to cover our current election. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was my introduction to Thompson and The Rum Diary was my favorite book for a long time, but every time I (re)read The Campaign Trail I enjoy it more and more. The part where Thompson accuses senator Edmund Muskie of being addicted to Ibogaine is both my favorite part of the book and probably the downfall of "factual" journalism. (Approx. lifetime reads: 9)