At By Singing Light, Maureen has this post: Ten books I could re-read forever.
It’s a great topic! Also, I could easily steal three or four of Maureen’s books for my own similar list:
1. Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers
2. Queen of Atollia by MWT
3. The Fall of Ile-Rien trilogy by Martha Wells
Big enthusiastic YES ME TOO to all of those.
I loved several of her other picks but I’m not sure I would re-read them very often. In ten or twenty years, sure, probably. Maybe. Some stories are so powerful I will probably walk in a wide circle around them for decades before I re-read them. (Elizabeth Wein, I’m looking at you.) Others I don’t expect I will ever re-read. (Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrill. Once was enough.)
I certainly could fill out my own top ten list, though! No problem with that — except preventing the list from turning into a top twenty list. Luckily it is easy to cheat by declaring that “other books by this author too” is a thing.
In the order in which titles (or series) occur to me:
9. The Taltos series by Brust (except Teckla)
10. The Goblin Emperor. I don’t know why it took me so long to think of it, but it’s definitely a book I will re-read forever.