TTT: Books I read, keep but won’t reread


Hi Munchworms!

This week’s topic for That Artsy Reader Girl‘s Top Ten Tuesday is:
“Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading”!

*Going up a bit early since I have to leave for Brussels in about 15 minutes.*

I was thinking about this for quite some time, to be honest. I’m not really a person who’d go over her TBR a lot to see if she can unhaul some books. I honestly couldn’t think of even one book for this – not off the top of my head, that is. So I decided to switch it up a bit!

I’ll be sharing nine books I read of which I own physical copies but I won’t reread. Or at least, it’s very, very probable I won’t reread them. Let’s take a look!

Caraval (Caraval, #1) I enjoyed this one, I really did! I simply can’t see myself reading it a second time? Maybe I’ll have to be the time Legendary comes around because I am looking out to that one but… If I don’t need to, I won’t reread Caraval.

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy Because You Love To Hate Me is the first hyped book I bought because of the hype. There was so much to do about it that I simply got myself a copy and ended up… Regretting ever buying it? Maybe I should get rid of it, but to me it’s kind of a reminder not to buy hyped books because they’re hyped.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 (Harry Potter, #8) I didn’t really like this one, but it’s a Harry Potter?! How could I ever get rid of that? I need it on my shelf! Like, need it, need it. No explanation needed!

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide, #1) I didn’t like the MC, Monty, at all in this one! But since the sequel, The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, will be Felicity’s story and I loved her character… I’ll simply keep The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue on my shelf to look pretty. Ha.

Looking for Alaska 2017 was the year of introduction to John Green for me. Turtles All the Way Down was my first ever John Green-novel and I loved it. Looking for Alaska was my second and I… didn’t really love it? It’s nice enough but it didn’t leave it’s mark on me like Turtles All the Way Down did.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine I struggled a bit at the start of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine because I simply wasn’t in the right mood for it. After that, I started enjoying it but not enough to say I’ll reread it? It was quite the unique read though, so I’d keep it on my shelves just for that.

The Shining (The Shining, #1) Now here’s a book that freaked me out properly. Not like that’s a hard thing to do but still… I wanted to read at least one book of Stephen King and The Shining has me hooked to his writing. I have yet to read more of his work, but I do own a bunch of his other books already! Won’t be getting rid of this one but… I don’t think I’ll ever be ready to get freaked out by animal bushes ever again.

The Girl on the Train One of the first books I read when I was getting into reading again last year. Sentimental value! That and I quite enjoyed how all puzzle pieces fell together at the end. Maybe I’ll change my mind and reread it after all but right now my brain’s saying no.

Maneater Maneater is another one that I remember enjoying. One of the few werewolf novels I’ve read lately but it didn’t wow me. I’d keep it around just in case, you know? But I don’t think I’ll ever have the need to pick it up again.


What are books you own, have read but are pretty sure of you won’t ever reread? Why?



61 thoughts on “TTT: Books I read, keep but won’t reread

  1. Caraval was one of my favourite reads of last year and I can definitely see myself rereading it at least once more because I don‘t remember much of the story 😂 I‘m also super excited for Legendary so I think I‘ll reread it once that one will be released!

    And I originally listened to the audiobook of Gentleman’s Guide and because I ended up REALLY enjoying and liked the cover of it, I bought the physical copy XD I‘m not sure if I‘ll ever physically reread the book again or if I‘ll just pick up the audiobook again because the narrator was so good 😂

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    1. I still have a bit of faith in my brain and think it’ll all come rushing back once I start Legendary. And otherwise I might just look up a recap of Caraval somewhere, haha.

      I soooo disliked Monty way too much! I couldn’t help it.. I loved Percy and Felicity though! So I’m definitely picking up the sequel but.. Yeah, no. The cover’s pretty enough, haha. The sequel’s cover is even prettier though!
      Audiobooks aren’t my thing unfortunately.. Otherwise I would’ve given that a shot but.. boo. 😛

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  2. I preordered Because You Love To Hate Me and still haven’t read it lol. Although there was a lot of hype, most of the reviews I’ve seen since are pretty averag, so I’m not rushing to pick it up.

    I sort of feel the same as you about The Cursed Child, but I just had to get rid of my copy so I can pretend it never happened.

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    1. Exactly. I was entirely new to blogging so I jumped at the chance of buying a hyped book like that. I think it’s the first and only time so far I was that disappointed in a hyped book? Average indeed.. I do hope you like it more than I did – if only so you don’t feel annoyed about buying it, haha.

      I feel you. I’ve simply convinced myself with “but it looks pretty on my shelf and the cover’s pretty so I’m keeping it”. :’)

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    1. Turtles is definitely worth a read! It was the first John Green novel I read and I loved it.

      As for The Girl on the Train.. I guess it’s simply one of those books that’s less tempting to reread if you already know who did it.


  3. I feel the same way about Cursed Child. I bought it so I could see what all of the fuss was about, but now that I’ve read it… I don’t think I’ll be rereading it anytime soon 🙂

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    1. Exactly. I liked the overall story, but our three favorites simply didn’t feel like themselves to me? It was as if they’d changed completely and entirely and just.. stopped being the HP-threesome we know and love, you know? That’s what bothered me most.

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  4. I loved Looking For Alaska – it’s probably one of my favourite books of all time – but I also can’t reread it. I don’t want it to disappoint me second time around! I’m a big fan of keeping books that I’ve enjoyed but won’t reread, though – I haven’t got time to reread all of my favourites, but it’s nice to be able to look at them and remember how great they were.

    You can find my Top Ten Tuesday here.

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    1. That’s definitely true! I especially have that with thrillers / suspense / mystery novels. If you already know the outcome, the temptation to reread is pretty absent in my case. Although sometimes I’m intrigued to find out whether or not I might pick up more clues the second time around.. Hm.

      Definitely understand the not wanting to be disappointed-part! I’ve been thinking about rereading the Hush, Hush-series because I loved those to pieces like.. years and years ago. But I’m afraid they’ll just end up being a huge disappointment this time around.


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