I’m a little bit intrigued by Stephen Marche’s idea that some books can hold up to being read 100 times or more. This seems like something I’m dangerously close to actually attempting. Although, this could make for a strange project—at 3 reads per year, this would take 34 years. Even at a rather brisk 10 reads per year, that would still be 10 years—not exactly insignificant. What if 5 years in you decided that this book didn’t actually hold up to 100 reads?
I’m curious to know which books you all would actually try this with. Keep in mind practicalities—what I want are books you think this could really work for. After all, we all can probably think up a laundry list of 500-page books wisdom literature that would sustain some pretty heavy intellectualizing, or just plain crazy stuff like