Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved but Will Never Re-Read

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. How it works is that each Tuesday the host assigns a topic and then posts their top ten list that fits the topic. Every blogger can create their own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well and link to the host’s. The topic for April 10th, 2018 is: Books I Loved but Will Never Re-Read. As you all might know, I love re-reading books and I even discussed about it in this post. So, this list was personally a bit difficult for me to come up with.

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1. The Password is Wishpers by Jack Chaucer

This is a children’s book I got to review, provided by the author himself. It was a lovely book, but the target audience for this is little children, so I don’t think I’ll be re-reading this.

2. It Only Happens in the Movies By Holly Bourne

This is a wonderful contemporary with a great message and engaging plot. I don’t read YA contemporary all that much and although I really enjoyed this one, I don’t think I’ll be reading it again.

3. Quiet by Susan Cain

This is a non-fiction book that tries to shine light on the lives of introverts and explain why we are how we are. It had some great insights and I learnt quite a bit from it. I will most likely recommend this to other people rather than read it again myself.

4. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Another non-fiction book that taught me a lot, which I’d recommend to anyone who has an interest in learning more about the universe we live in. However, I don’t see myself reading it again, although I will probably watch Cosmos again because it’s got some stunning visuals and great narration.

5. The House at 758 by Kathryn Berla

I received an ARC for this book via NetGalley. It is a poignant story about a teenage girl coming to terms with the loss of her mother in a car crash and how her relationship with her grandfather helps her out. This is a book I wish more people would read, but it’s not so easily available for purchase in my own country, so I don’t think I will be able to re-read it.

6. Protector of the Small series by Tamora Pierce

I really enjoyed the world and the plot in this series. I’m really interested in reading other books set in the same world following other characters, mainly the one about Alanna. I don’t think I’ll be coming back to this one before I’m done with all the other books, so there isn’t a re-read on the cards any time soon.

7. One of Us Is Lying by  Karen M. McManus

A review for this book has already been posted on my blog (check it out here). This is a YA mystery novel featuring some of my favourite contemporary characters. However, since I know the identity of the killer, the suspense element is gone and so, I won’t be picking it up again.

8. Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel

I have rated it a full 5 on Goodreads, but I hardly remember any of the plot or the characters. Putting this list together is making me realise that I quite like contemporaries that deal with grief as their main subject. Anyway, this was just a one-time read and I don’t plan on rectifying this gap in my memory.

9. The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

This is perhaps one of the only few adult thrillers I’ve ever liked. But I don’t know how one can re-read books in this genre because the tension goes out of it once you turn the last page, which is why it made it to this list.

10. American Gods by Neil Gaiman

I wouldn’t call myself the biggest fan of Neil Gaiman’s writing but I found that by the end of this book, I was quite impressed. I will definitely be picking up the sequel, Anansi Boys, but this is such a long book that is still quite fresh in my mind, so I’m not very keen on re-reading it.


Comments

Do you re-read books at all? If so, which would be on the top of this list for you? Let me know in the comments section below.

14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved but Will Never Re-Read

    1. American Gods is really slow and only picks up around the 50% mark. I think the TV show would be better. Maybe we can watch that next? 😅
      One of my close reading friends didn’t enjoy One of Us Is Lying, so now I’m not sure if my recommendation would be well-received. However, I’d still urge you to give it a shot. Since you’re in high school still, I think you can relate to the characters more. Hope you enjoy! 🙂

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  2. I enjoyed Quiet, as well, but am not sure I need to reread it. I rather felt that it would be more useful for me to hand it to extroverts who assume extroversion is the only way to be successful because I already felt self-confident about being an introvert. Cain gives a nice pep talk, but maybe it would have been more useful to me years ago. Like in elementary school when all my teachers indicated they thought something was wrong with me because I didn’t talk in class “enough.” But now that I’m older, I’m over people who think talking more = greater intelligence. 😉

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    1. I agree that it’s better to hand it to extroverts I know who are trying to “cure” me! My manager once told in a 1-1 that I don’t make an effort to talk or mingle all that much and I really wish I could shove this book in his face without offending him. 😂 It described the difficulties of introverts in the employment sector so very well and I want everyone who thinks I’m “too quiet” to understand that it’s okay to be like this.
      Although I was always uncomfortable with the notion that talking more = greater intelligence, I didn’t know how to disagree with that respectfully without having some stats or science to back me up. After reading Quiet, I’m a much more informed introvert.
      Glad we share the same opinion regarding this. 🙂

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      1. I always want to tell extroverted managers that introverts bring different assets to the table and they are valuable! For instance, as an introvert, I do not like going into stores where the extroverted employees “pounce” on me, follow me about, and try to chat me up in loud voices. Even having lengthy conversations about nothing at the cash register is something I would rather not do. I have left stores sometimes because I couldn’t just shop in peace. Put some more introverted employees in there who politely ask me how I am and then leave me alone, and I will gladly come back and hand you my money! 😉

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      2. Exactly! I’ve more than once come out of stores after being “pounced on” without buying what I needed because I just couldn’t handle that. Sigh. We introverts need to change the world, one person at a time, I guess. 🙂

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