Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s theme is ten books that I loved but will never re-read. Now, I think we all know that I don’t really do re-reads unless prompted by a reading challenge or a small child, but I’ll play along with ten books (or series) that I can’t really ever see myself picking up again.
✨ Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles. I loved Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress. Fairest was okay and I was disappointed by Winter. Stars Above would have been better if a number of the short stories weren’t already available on other platforms. I’m kind of terrified that I wouldn’t like Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress as much the second time around just because I didn’t love the second half of the series.
✨ Honestly, anything by Lisa Unger. The main draw of her writing is all the crazy twists, and I just can’t see the books being as good if I already knew what was going to happen.
✨ Going along with the books above, I don’t think either Never Apart by Romily Bernard or We Were Liars by E. Lockhart would work as well if I already knew what happened in the end.
✨ A List of Cages by Robin Roe. This was a great, amazing book that absolutely broke my heart. I don’t know if I could handle it a second time around.
✨ Similarly, Jessica Therrien’s Carry Me Home is a really good, really heavy book about some very important topics, but it hurt my heart to read it.
✨ I remember re-reading the Harry Potter series when I was younger. I love these books, but the thing is, it’s easy to get sucked in and stop caring about anything else. I just don’t want to open that door back up.
✨ At 2000+ pages, Peter F. Hamilton’s Void trilogy is a beast of a series. This doesn’t include all the related novels, like his Commonwealth series or The Abyss Beyond Dreams. I just can’t imagine myself ever having the time to re-read these books.
✨ I absolutely adored Meghan Quinn’s The Virgin Romance Novelist. Unfortunately, I have not adored anything of hers that I’ve read since. I’m afraid that my tastes have changed, so I don’t want to re-read this one in case I don’t love it anymore.
✨ I read The Help in its entirety at an airport in Wisconsin during a blizzard. I was thoroughly absorbed, the hours flew by, and I loved it. I’ve since read a lot of legitimate criticisms of it and am like 99.7% sure that I would not love it as much if I read it again.
What books do you think you’ll pass on re-reading?