Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a topic, and you choose ten book related things to answer the topic.
This is a tricky topic, because generally, if I love a book, I will want to reread it. However, it is true that I am trying to be harsher because there are too many books in the world and not enough time to read them!
1. Young Jane Young – Gabrielle Zevin
I reviewed this one over here, just the other day. I loved this book, and I gave it five stars. It was fun, it was powerful, it had fabulous women. And yet, it is the kind of book you can take on holiday, read once and leave at the hotel. The copy I read wasn’t mine, and while I will recommend it to many, many people, I don’t feel the need to possess it myself.
2. The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin
Sooooooo, I bought myself a copy after reading it, which would imply that I intended to reread. But no, I bought it because it is STUNNING. This book was wonderful, because I didn’t know what was coming and I don’t want to reread with that knowledge. Also, even just thinking about this book messes with me. The questions it forces you to confront – AMAZING.
3. Anything by Sarah J Maas
So I love the Throne of Glass series, and A Court of Mist and Fury (yes, just the middle one) but I have become a bit disillusioned. I literally just finished Tower of Dawn today and while I did love being back in Maas’ world, the only book I would ever consider reading again is Throne of Glass by itself with its badass assassin competition. The rest of them, with the convoluted Fae hierarchy are fun in the moment but too much effort to reread…
4. The Secret Place – Tana French
Super brilliant mystery set in a girls’ boarding school. Technically part of a series but stands alone very well. I loved it but it freaked me out A LOT. And that is the reason I will never reread. Because I am a total scaredy-cat.
5. The Selection – Kiera Cass
I loved this slightly trashy series but there is no need to reread, not least because I only own them on ebook, a format I hate reading in! They are fun and they are light and I still recommend them, but they are not a world I need to dip back into! 😛
1. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
I absolutely adored this book when it first came out. Its unreliable narrator and creepy, eerie vibes had me intrigued to know what the hell was going on. I reread both this and the second book, The Evolution of Mara Dyer several times, but it is the third book in this series that disappointed me so much and made me recognise that the magic I had for this series is gone. I know that I will never reread this going forwards, which is a shame since I really did love the first two books.
2. The Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead
The Vampire Academy series is one of my all-time favourite YA series. The Bloodlines series is a spin-off of Vampire Academy, and whilst I really enjoyed the six books in this series, I don’t feel as attached to them as I do the Vampire Academy series and just know that there will be no reread of them ever.
3. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
This is a book that when I read it when it first released years ago I gave 5 stars. I can’t really remember much of the plot now, and I feel like if I did read it now that I probably would have incredibly different opinions of it. My reasoning for not rereading is that I feel like I would have remembered more from this book if I had actually really loved it, and so because there are so many other books to read I don’t really have time to reread this book.
4. I am Number Four Series by Pittacus Lore
I know these books have a little bit of drama surrounding them, but when I first started reading this series I was not aware of this. I’ve been reading this series since the first book came out, and I thoroughly enjoyed them. It was when about the fourth or fifth book in this series was released that my enthusiasm for the series wavered, as I felt like it was just getting more and more drawn out. And then they announced more books and a spin off series and I just came to realise that I really no longer had an interest in finishing, especially because I would have to do an entire reread to finish them. As much as I love the first couple books, I know realistically that I will never read them again.
5. Blood Red Road Series by Moira Young
This is a series that got worse as it went along, but the first book, Blood Red Road was so freaking good that I still to this day wish more people had read it. This is a YA dystopian series written in a really unique way. The books are written with incorrect grammar and spelling mistakes because our protagonist has never been taught these things. Whilst this turned a lot of people off, I thought it was incredibly clever. As much as I loved the first book, I just have too many other things to read to dedicate time to rereading these books.