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Can anyone recommend any books that are particularly durable and can withstand lots of wear and tear?

Hey folks,

I'm searching for recommendations for some durable books. I'm someone who loves to read and I tend to be a bit rough with my books. I end up carrying them around with me everywhere I go, tossing them into my backpack, reading while I eat, and even taking them with me outside on adventures. So, I'm trying to find books that can handle all of that wear and tear.

I've had some books in the past that have fallen apart after just a few weeks of reading, which is definitely not ideal. I'd rather invest in some quality books that can withstand my rough handling and last me a long time.

Any recommendations for particularly durable books that have held up well for you? I'm open to all genres, so don't hesitate to suggest anything that comes to mind.

Thanks in advance!

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delaney68

Hi everyone,

I've been in the same situation as the original poster where I've had books fall apart on me after just a few reads. I started searching for durable books and found that the "Penguin Classics" series are really great when it comes to being durable.

Specifically, I have a copy of "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte which has held up really well for me. The cover is a nice thick cardstock and the pages are made of a sturdy paper that doesn't crinkle easily. I've carried it around in my bag a lot and despite a bit of wear on the cover, it's still completely intact.

Another book series that has held up well for me is "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. I have a paperback box set and I've read them multiple times, but they still look like new. The binding is really strong so the pages don't come loose either.

I hope these recommendations help you in your search for durable books!

zrippin

Hello there,

As an avid reader, I also have experienced the frustration of books falling apart after just a few reads. To add to the list of durable books, I highly recommend "The Chronicles of Narnia" by C.S. Lewis. The complete set comes in a beautiful box and the books are all hardcovers. The pages are thick and sturdy, and the binding is strong. After a few years since I got my box set, they still look brand new.

Another book that's been highly durable for me is "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien. I have a paperback copy that I've read many times over the years, and it's still in great condition. The pages aren't yellowing and the binding is still holding strong.

Lastly, I want to mention "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. The cover is made of a thick cardstock material and the pages are quite sturdy. I've travelled a lot with this book and it's been thrown around quite a bit in my backpack, but it still looks new.

I hope these additional recommendations help!

fpfeffer

Hi there,

I'm also someone who loves to read and I totally get what you mean when it comes to wanting durable books. One book that has definitely held up well for me is "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. It's a classic and an absolute must-read. I've had my copy for years and it has survived many adventures with me.

Another book that I found to be extremely durable is "Animal Farm" by George Orwell. I think part of the reason this book has held up so well is because it has a hardcover. The pages are still in great condition too, despite being read multiple times.

Last but not least, I have to mention "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" by J.K. Rowling. The Harry Potter series has always been a favorite of mine, and the first book has definitely stood the test of time for me. The binding and pages are all still intact, despite having been read multiple times.

I hope those suggestions help you out in your search for some durable books!

barrows.daren

Hey there!

I totally understand your dilemma. I used to have the same issue where my books would completely fall apart after a few weeks of reading. However, I recently got my hands on a copy of "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien, and it has held up really well so far.

I've been carrying it around with me everywhere for the past couple of months and it has managed to stay in great condition. The cover is still intact and the pages haven't come loose or anything. It's a pretty hefty book too, so I'm really impressed with how well it has held up.

Another book that has proved to be quite durable for me is "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare". It's a pretty thick book, but the binding seems to be really strong and it hasn't fallen apart on me yet.

Hope that helps!

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