Top 10 Books I Loved But Won’t Re-Read

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Crank by Ellen Hopkins: I loved this book. I loved that it was told in verse, and I loved that it was modern. But it’s heavy. It isn’t a “fun” book, and for me, the books I reread are the books I had fun reading. Yes, this was engaging. Yes, I couldn’t put it down. But why the heck would I put myself through that again?

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson: This is another great book, but like Crank, it’s incredibly heavy. And honestly, it hits a little too close to home. It is a great book, but I read it once and that’s enough.

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse: Again, GREAT book. It’s a classic, but it’s not something I think I would ever have “the itch” to reread.

Looking for Alaska by John Green: I really enjoyed this book, but I’m not huge on the realistic fiction genre. Yes, it was good, but I’m completely over John Green at this point and have no desire to read anything else by him. Okay, that sounds snarky. John Green is a good writer, but I just don’t like the kinds of stories he writes.

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher: Are you guys noticing a trend here? This is sad, and I’m not putting myself through it again. But I also have gotten onto the “this kind of glorifies suicide” bandwagon. I’m not on it 100%, but you know, it’s got that revenge fantasy thing to it that I’m not cool with.

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray: This was my favorite book in middle school and high school (you know, after Harry Potter…so  I guess it was my 8th favorite book). Anyway, it’s one of those books I’ve considered rereading, but I don’t think I would enjoy it now. I don’t want to ruin my memory of it.

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket: Another childhood favorite I don’t plan on revisiting…I mean, I ate these up as a kid. Devoured ’em. But I know I wouldn’t enjoy them as an adult because I don’t particularly like to read about child protagonists anymore. I get bored.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness: This is one of my favorite books. I love it. It’s just so good. But it’s also something I can relate too, and I cried throughout the whole book. I don’t want to do that again.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: I’m probably lying to myself about this one because I love Harry Potter too much not to reread it, but I still haven’t gotten over my favorite character of all time’s death. Seriously, this book KILLED me. I was fourteen when it came out, and I went to the book release party at Border’s (before it closed. WHY did it have to close?!). Anyway, I got home, locked myself in my room, and did not sleep until I finished the book. My mom came into my room when I was crying and thought one of my friends had died. I was AND AM still not over this. In fact, I have an entire alternate ending in my head that I’ve decided is canon. Yep. I’m that person.

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson: Honestly, the only reason this isn’t rereadable is because it’s so long and I’m lazy.

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2 thoughts on “Top 10 Books I Loved But Won’t Re-Read

  1. Winged Cynic says:

    Haha I was almost too lazy to re-read Mistborn, but I had to review it, so I skimmed. 😉 And same! I considered re-reading A Great and Terrible Beauty (loved it in middle school as well), but I don’t think I’m ready for any potential disappointment.

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