Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite books I’ll never reread
There are a few books that I reread constantly, but normally when I love a book I find it impossible to reread it. I worry that it won’t live up to expectations the second time around, and I don’t want my feelings towards the book to be tarnished if I look at it more critically during a reread.
These ten books are ones that I’d like to reread, but I probably never will.
10) Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Landline is a conflicting one. I gave it five stars as soon as I finished it, but I rated it too quickly. Whenever I think back, I just find myself getting annoyed at the story and I can’t remember anything that I liked about it! If I reread it, I might find myself rediscovering why I thought I loved it so much in the first place, but I think it would just lead to me getting frustrated with myself for being too excited to finally finish it.
9) Divergent by Veronica Roth
I want to reread the Divergent series, but I hated Allegiant so much that I can’t convince myself to do it. Divergent was my favourite book until the final book in the trilogy was released, and I want to read it again to see if it is as good second time around, but I don’t want my heart to be broken if it’s not.
8) Entangled by Cat Clarke
When I read Entangled I was in the middle of a brutal reading slump (meaning I was literally reading one book a year…) but I sat and read Entangled in one extremely emotional sitting. It was a very personal story that had a deep impact on me, but I’m in a much better place emotionally now – I don’t think it would hit me as hard second time around.
7) The New Hunger by Isaac Marion
I regularly reread Warm Bodies, and I gave The New Hunger five stars when I read it back in 2015, but looking back I can’t remember it adding anything to the story so I can’t convince myself to reread this one.
6) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One blew me away when I read it, but since then my boyfriend has been overly critical of it and I’m not going to be able to stop myself hearing his comments if I reread it. That would certainly dampen my enjoyment!
5) Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
I loved the second book in the Grisha trilogy, but I didn’t like the first or third books that much. I don’t feel as though I’d be interested in rereading this series, even though I know that the second book is one of the best series installments I’ve ever read.
4) Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens
I’ll probably change my mind on this one, because I only started the Murder Most Unladylike series back in February and they’re still very fresh in my mind. However, I normally struggle to reread mystery stories because I can remember the culprits and the plots don’t grip me as much second time around… That might not be the case with these, but it makes me feel less inclined towards revisiting them.
3) It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
I think I’d find It’s Kind of a Funny Story far too difficult to read now, knowing that Ned Vizzini committed suicide and this novel is all about his struggle with depression.
2) Looking For Alaska by John Green
When I read Looking For Alaska I was a very different person. Not only have my reading tastes changed throughout the years, but my personal feelings towards some of the subjects covered in John Green’s debut novel have shifted, too. The first time I read Looking For Alaska I thought it was one of the best books I’d ever read, but I’m not sure I’d feel the same if I read it again now.
1) The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
It would be pretty difficult to reread a book in the middle of a series, but I hated the first and final novels in the Tearling trilogy so I’m not interested in rereading the entire thing. However, the second book is one of my favourite books of all time, and I can’t think of another novel which is as brilliantly crafted or utterly gripping.
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