It’s been a minute since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday, mainly because of the time. I don’t have much time today (partially for reasons I’ll tell you all about soon), but I thought the least I could do was make a list and share that.
If you don’t know, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Check out her post for links to other TTTs.
Here’s my list of books that I won’t reread for one reason or another:
- My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Piccoult — I remember my reading of this book so clearly. It was at a point in my life when I was torn between my family back in Indiana and my family in New Mexico. Every single time I opened the book, I started crying. No lie.
- Anything else I’ve already read by Jodi Piccoult — This might be a bit of a cop out, but I do actually love Jodi Piccoult’s books. They’re a departure from what I usually read and I enjoy the ways in which she weaves the narrative together.
- Adam Bede by George Eliot — I taught this when I was doing my student teaching. I had such a hard time with the beginning, but about 2/3 of the way through, when the drama started to pick up, I thought it was amazing. I’m not about to sit through that beginning again, though.
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein — I’ve read this one twice, and I absolutely love it. Most of my rereading is done via audio, and even though I own the audio for this one and I love the narrators, I don’t think I can put myself through that book again emotionally.
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins — Catching Fire was my favorite in the series. I think I have less patience now for love triangles, as well. T and I argued about whether or not the love triangle in this one really served to forward the plot, or if Katniss was just being wishy-washy (feel free to weigh in in the comments!).
- Gone (series) by Michael Grant — I don’t think I got past the first one in this series. From time to time, I think about going back and trying again (naturally rereading the first one), but there are so many other things that I want to read…
- This Mortal Coil by Emily Suveda — See love triangle reasoning from #5.
- The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer — This one also comes from a conversation with T. I enjoyed this series immensely on my first read. Then T says something about how she can’t finish the series because of the heteronormativity of it all. And now that’s all I can think about.
- The Princess Bride by William Golding — I don’t know that I really liked this book. I read it because it was available on Oyster (remember Oyster?) and it seemed like a good idea at the time. Chalk this one up to a movie I like better than the book.
- Scott Pilgrim (series) by Brian Lee O’Malley — I thought of this one just because of the last statement in #9. I totally loved this movie so much more than the book.
What books do you avoid rereading?