Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
Well, I can safely say it’s been exactly 10,000 years since I last did a Top 10 Tuesday. In that time, the host has changed and the topics have been many. But never mind those— we’re well past that. Today’s topic is books you liked but will probably never reread. I love revisiting books I love, but I’ll admit there are a few I’ll probably never touch again. So, let’s get on with the list:
- Legend by Marie Lu: I liked this series when I first read it, but it was by no means my favorite dystopian. Since then, Marie has released two more series, both of which are far superior. So, even though it was decent, it’s not something I see myself reaching for ever again.
- Addicted/Calloway Sisters by Krista & Becca Ritchie: I used to adore this series, but that love has waned since Some Kind of Perfect. Plus, it’s so long. It’s a huge commitment to read the whole thing! Maybe someday, years from now, I’ll read it again, but for now it’s staying shelved.
- Beauty Queens by Libba Bray: This book is one that’s tricky because what worked in its favor the most was the novel aspect. It utilizes footnotes in order to tell a satirical story. Sure, I loved seeing these girls bond and grow, but I don’t think this book would pack the same punch on reread. Maybe I’ll give it another chance, but probably not.
- Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys: The main reason I won’t read this again is that it’s historical fiction and I usually don’t even read historical fiction the first time around. This one I made an exception for. I probably won’t again.
- The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon: Even though I plan on continuing the series, I don’t see myself rereading this book. There was way too much exposition. Hard pass.
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber: Okay, this one is stretching it a bit. While I did really like it when I read it, my esteem for this novel has gone way down. It just doesn’t hold up in retrospect. And I just know that if I were to reread it that would just become even more glaringly obvious. I don’t even know if I’ll be reading the sequel. Maybe I will, but not anytime soon.
- Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown: This book is a really cute contemporary romance about two lesbians. The thing is I often don’t reread contemporaries. They just don’t excite me as much. And so, despite the glorious gayness of it all, I won’t be rereading this one.
- The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan: I’ve mentioned this before, but I didn’t read any of Riordan’s books until college. I really enjoyed the Percy Jackson series and I liked this one too. Unfortunately, I don’t think this sequel series holds up as well as the original. I could see myself rereading Percy Jackson and the Olympians, but I don’t think I’ll ever touch this one again.
- An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard: This book is complicated because it wasn’t what I thought it would be, but I still liked it when I read it. I just don’t think it would hold up on reread because it really hasn’t stuck with me. I have a love/hate relationship with the ending (I hate it because it hurts, but love it because it has actual consequences), but I don’t think that’s enough to keep me interested.
- The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera: I really liked this book when I read it, but then I found out how much it appropriates East Asian cultures (namely, Japanese and Mongolian). That really clouded my view of this lesbian fantasy I once held in high regard. I don’t think I can get myself to continue the series, let alone reread it.
What are some books you liked but will probably never reread? Tell me about them in the comments!