Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday-- Books I Shouldn't Reread

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme now hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (April 10th) I'm one of them :)

Today's Topic

Top Ten Books I Liked But Won't Reread

  • Mostly because I'm scared I won't like them as much now!!

1.  Pushing the Limits (#1) by Katie McGarry
  • I looooooved this book when it came out-- but now it sounds kind of cringey and inst-lovey.

2.  The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines
  • Even as I read this, I knew it was a MAJOR exception to all my rules on what I like in a romance.  I mean, the virgin with the bad boy trope is one I usually loathe.  So, I think I better not push my luck with a reread.

3.  The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (#1) by Mara Dyer
  • I was ADDICTED to this, but now that I know where it eventually leads, I don't think I'd be down with Mara & Noah all over again.

4.  Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
  • Isla was my least favorite in this trilogy, so I think I would rather just leave this one in my momories.

5.  Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • This was one of my favorite books when I read it-- but I hadn't read allllll that much YA at the time.  Now that I have, I don't know if I would feel as loving about it, so I prefer to just leave it as a fave.

6.  Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
  • This is my FAVORITE Sarah Ockler and I really don't want to mess with that.

7.  Audrey Wait! by Robin Benway
  • I thought this was cute, but I don't know if the substance is there now that I think back on it.

8.  Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling #1) by Megan McCafferty
  • Oh how I loved this book.  Books 3-5 made me want to scream though, so I think the whole series should just be left.

9.  Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • This was tough to read the first time around, and I've read SO many issues books since, so I don't know if it would still be a fave.

10.  We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • Now that I know the big "twist", I don't think it would be as intriguing.  Although, I probably would pick up on clues I missed.....

What books did you really like, but think it's best NOT to reread??


  1. I have the same thing with re- reads- like will they hold up the second time around? We Were Liars is definitely one that might be interesting to re- read, actually! I don't know if I ever will though.

    The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer- I've never read that one...

  2. I'm totally the same with rereads. I'm terrified to re-read some of my favourites in case they're just not as good as I remember. Fab list!

  3. That is the biggest reason I am scared to reread!!! SO far every book I have reread (via audio) I have still loved. But I am selective!! Isla is on my reread via audio list this year!

  4. I need to read We Were Liars because I really need to know about this twist I keep hearing of. Thanks for sharing your list this week!

  5. Oh yes, I know for sure if I went back to re-read Stephanie Perkins's Anna and The French Kiss I won't like it.

  6. I've also been afraid to read favorites because I'm not sure I'll like them as much. However, I will say that sometimes I've been pleasantly surprised by re-reads and find more reasons to love them. It is always a risk though. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday

  7. Mara Dyer and Wintergirls are both on my TBR, I hope I enjoy both of them!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/10/top-ten-tuesday-154/

  8. I totally get not wanting to re-read in case I don't like them anymore. A lot of my favorites, I've read a decade ago. My reading has changed and evolved, so it's scary that I wont like them anymore! Great list.

  9. Still have to read 'Isla,' after loving 'Anna' and enjoying 'Lola.' Though so far it's Anna's story I like best. :) Katie McGarry is an author who has written some books that really interest me. But so far, I haven't read anything by her. Perhaps in 2018 I'll remedy this!!

    ...and I know what you mean about being nervous a book won't be as good a second time through. Sometimes that's why it's best to remember a book fondly with one read. :)

  10. It's definitely a risk to re-read books as it may not be as good if we read it at a later point in our lives. Sometimes it's indeed better to keep them in your memories.

  11. I do really love Wintergirls and Looking for Alaska. I think I'd still love them though, but I know some books are better left in memory.


  12. I am the black sheep, and Alaska was my least favorite JG book. I liked the book, but not like everyone else did.

    1. That is ALWAYS me, so I totally get what you mean. If everyone loves something, I'm usually the one person who is like--- MEH.

  13. I just did We Were Liars the other day and while I love it I don't know if it would have the same feeling the second time around.

    1. You read it!!!! YAY!!!! But also, yes, I think that book is a one-timer for sure!

  14. This is exactly why I don't want to reread books I loved! I feel like I'd have to un-favorite them all haha. I am curious if knowing the twist for We Were Liars ruins it- I guessed the twist and I was totally bored (though now I want to know if you'd pick up THE clue that spoiled it for me!) so that might be a fun experiment!