Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved But Wouldn’t Re-Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

It has now been moved over to That Artsy Reader Girl.

I’m not a big re-reader in the first place so there’s actually quite a few candidates for this week’s list! There’s books such as the Harry Potter series or Percy Jackson series that I could easily re-read over and over again but there are some books that I just don’t think would interest me as much the second time around.

These are in no particular order and I will link each title to my full review, “Bad Romance” is the only one I haven’t reviewed yet.

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10.) Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios

This is an amazing book, seriously, but it’s a hard read and I don’t know if I’d be able to do it again. It’s main focus is on abusive relationships: physical, verbal, emotional, and sexual abuse is present. The main character begins dating someone who ends up being very manipulative and has many deep seeded issues, her family also mistreats her. Not all in the manners that you would think, either. So it’s a great book and I highly recommend it, I just don’t think I could read it again.


9.) Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

This is a great diverse, zombie, historical fiction. I really loved all of the action, the characters, and the positive female friendship that develops. However, it’s a fairly long book and I just don’t think it would be as interesting to me the second time around especially knowing the plot twists.


8.) Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking

A fast paced, fun, action-packed, urban fantasy filled with loads of different mythology. I really did have a lot of fun with this one but it’s not a very serious book and I feel like once was enough for me.


7.) Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott

This book is sort of strange and hard to explain, it’s about a group of teens in search of an island’s mysterious treasure but it’s also magical realism. As I said kind of a strange book but very captivating, it’s story does hinge a bit on a big reveal at the end and knowing this twist I don’t think it’d be quite the same re-reading.


6.) The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera

While I did end up rating this higher for the world building and F/F romance (and just the characters as well), it was very slow. It is! It’s a very slow paced fantasy and I don’t think I’d have the patience to read through it again.


5.) The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

A book about a girl who survived a fire started within a religious cult, the same cult who took away her hands. She is questioned about the fire and recounts her time within the cult. I thought this was not only a very unique story but an interesting one as well, Minnow is a great character. However, it’s a bit slow and it’s just not really a book I think would be re-readable for me.


4.) Timekeeper by Tara Sim

A cute steampunk story about a boy who falls in love with his clock tower’s “spirit”, it features an M/M romance as well. Super cute, super adorable story but I’m not really big on steampunk and the story didn’t have enough substance for me.


3.) This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston

This is such a good mystery/thriller with some big twists I didn’t see coming! It’s about a girl who begins digging up secrets and information on a court case involving a group of boys who went out hunting and one of them didn’t come back. They aren’t giving up the one who fired that fateful shot, but our MC is determined to find out. Obviously it’s kind of hard to read a mystery again when you already know who did it though!


2.) Glitter by Aprilynne Pike

This is another sort of strange book, but in a good way! It’s about a girl who lives in the modern day Palace of Versailles but the people still live like it’s the 18th century on the inside. However her mother ends up forcing her into a betrothal with the King and she’ll do anything to escape: including selling a drug known as “Glitter” in order to make money.

It’s definitely an interesting concept and it was enjoyable, just not enjoyable enough for me to re-read.


1.) The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

Another unique book whose plot focuses on an AI who has taken over the world essentially and in order to get everyone to cooperate it’s taken every major leader’s child as a hostage. You declare war on a neighboring territory/country? Your child’s life is forfeit. As I said its interesting and I really enjoyed the story but looking back nothing really impressed me enough to want to give it a re-read.

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Have you read any of these as well? What did you think?

Would you re-read any of them?

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

Let me know in the comments!

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8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved But Wouldn’t Re-Read

  1. The Mystique Reader April 10, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    I have read This is Our Story and kinda liked it but yeah when you know who the murderer is, mystery is solved so I wouldn’t reread this book either.

    I haven’t read other books from your post.

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  2. LairOfBooks April 10, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    OMG yes to Bad Romance ๐Ÿ–ค that book struck a chord with me and I believe is hella important. Yet at the same time it was triggering on a personal level. So glad to see it included on your list ๐Ÿ’œ

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  3. Eve Messenger April 10, 2018 / 11:55 pm

    I am not a re-reader either. Life’s too short to re-read books when there there are so many other good ones to get to. I agree about Timekeeper too–cute, but steampunk isn’t my favorite.

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  4. wonderfilledreads April 11, 2018 / 8:38 am

    I agree about This is Our Story. I think that’s true really with any mystery. If you already know what’s going to happen, then it takes all of the fun out of reading it!

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  5. MetalPhantasmReads April 11, 2018 / 1:52 pm

    I love to re-read but I keep getting distracted lol ๐Ÿ™‚ I agree with Between the Blade and the Heart. I didn’t like it at all but even if I did, I agree that it’s not a really serious story that draws you in…

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