Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I Loved but Will Never Re-Read.
I’ve done a lot of re-reading so far this year, and although the ten books I’ve featured this week are books I don’t see myself picking up again anytime soon that’s not to say I won’t ever re-read them one day in the future. I’m a mood reader so I can never tell what I’m going to fancy reading from one day to the next, but these are all books I know I won’t be re-reading anytime soon that I can say for sure.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
This is an amazing book, I’d actually say it’s a favourite of mine, but it made my list this week for two reasons. One is that historical fiction isn’t my usual genre – my re-read picks are normally fantasy or contemporary – and two is that it’s a long and very emotionally heavy book.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Like All the Light We Cannot See, The Song of Achilles is a favourite of mine but the ending – even though I knew how this book would end – threw me into a massive book hangover and I don’t know if I’ll ever be prepared to go through that all over again.
Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
Magical realism is an all-time favourite genre of mine, but it’s rare any magical realism book I’ve read will make it onto my re-read to-read list. Especially Vassa in the Night because, although I enjoyed it, it was really confusing.
13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough
Part of what I enjoyed about 13 Minutes was trying to guess what had happened the night Tasha died, slowly piecing together all the clues the author left us in the story. I wouldn’t have that the second time reading it; I already know what happened, why it happened, and how the story ends.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Like with 13 Minutes one of the main things I loved about We Were Liars was the incredible twist that I didn’t see coming and that left me shocked. Now though I know the twist, so I’m not sure I’d enjoy this book as much the second time around.
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
I’m very undecided about this book. I thought it was a good story, well written and with well developed characters, however something happens that I was really uncomfortable reading (there’s a reason trigger warnings are needed on some books) so I won’t ever be picking this one up again.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
As much as I enjoyed this book I feel like it’s one of those ones you only need to read once.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
The fact that this book made it onto my list this week for the same reason Aristotle and Dante did, that it’s one I only need to read once, makes me think it’s probably something about character driven books that means once is enough.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
The reason Uprooted made my list this week is actually a little bit of all the reasons for the previous books I’ve put so far. It’s a heavy story, it kind of fits into the magical realism genre, and at the moment it’s one of those books I feel I only need to read once.
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Of all the books on my list this week I’ll Give You the Sun is the one I’m actually likely to re-read at some point in the far future. At the moment it’s not on my list though, can’t really say why because I’m a mood reader and I’m just not in the mood to re-read it.
So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know what books you’ll likely never re-read despite loving them. Did any of my picks make your list, or are these books that are high on your re-read to-read list?