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Ten Books I Loved (But Won’t Reread)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we’re listing books we loved but won’t reread. There are a lot of books I will probably never reread. Not necessarily because I don’t want to, but because I have so many that I want to read and reread that it’s impossible to get to all of them. But the ones below are books I absolutely loved, and gave 5 star ratings to on GR, but don’t think I will choose to reread:


A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

These books are the ones that I won’t reread because they made me too sad. I loved them and am very glad to have read them, but they’re also difficult for me to read even the first time around. So I don’t exactly think I’m going to be craving a reread anytime soon!


Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
Please Don’t Come Back From the Moon by Dean Bakopoulos
Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li

While these are also books I loved at the times I read them, I don’t think I will reread them because I’m not sure I would feel the same way again on a reread. Maybe I would still like them, but I have a feeling that I won’t love them exactly the same way. And so, though I don’t want to say “never”, the chances of me picking them up again are lower than other titles.

What are books you loved but won’t re-read?


2 thoughts on “Ten Books I Loved (But Won’t Reread)

  1. I have a simple system with this category of books: I pass titles on. In other words, along with books I didn’t love, anything I’m unlikely to read again or wouldn’t choose to revisit goes, hopefully, to a good (or at least new) home. For example, Philip Pullman’s ‘Clockwork’ was a delicious novelette for children but I couldn’t bear to read it again, and Sarah Singleton’s ‘The Poison Garden’ had so many hidden depths but I’m pretty certain that I’d rather be exploring other worlds.

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    1. That’s a good thing to do! I do pass on some of the titles I’m sure I won’t read again, but I also tend to keep a lot, especially if I really liked them, so that I can also lend them out to friends (we don’t have decent libraries here unfortunately).

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