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. Why would you keep a book if you don’t want to reread it?? Personally, also because I’m a broke student with only one bookshelf for 3 people, I sell/donate the books I rated 3 stars or less just because otherwise I won’t have space for all my books 😀 I definitely enjoyed The Girl on the Train as well, but not loving it as much as wanting to keep the book to reread in the future. Once is enough for me 🙂

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    1. Sometimes books simply have emotional value as well. It isn’t all about the story all the time – at least for me it isn’t. Keeping books when you aren’t planning on rereading is a personal decision after all. I do understand your point though! Right now, I also simply have enough room to justify keeping those books. Maybe I’ll have to unhaul them eventually but I’ll cross that bridge when I get there. 🙂

      Same! It’s also one of those books that when you know the ending, you automatically don’t really “need” to reread it, I guess.


  2. Nice list! There are so many books on your list that I want to read especially the Gentleman’s Guide.
    And Turtles was your first John Green book? Oh wow. I love him and this book was my favorite of 2017. I am so glad you liked it too. I too read Looking for Alaska last year itself and I can understand why you can’t like it that much? I feel like we read it little late?

    My TTT:

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    1. Thank you!
      The Gentleman’s Guide is definitely worth a read but I simply got too annoyed by the main character at times, haha.
      It was! Definitely one of my favorites as well. The way he implemented OCD was so.. nerve-racking. It really got to me while reading.
      Hm, maybe we did..

      Thank you!

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  3. I read The Cursed Child for the same reason you did – Harry Potter. I was OK enough, but I’m not tempted to reread it either. In fact, I gave my copy away. LOL

    The Shining – yes, those animal bushes. And ‘REDRUM’. One of the early King books. May I suggest that you try The Stand when you have a lot of time. It’s one of my favorite books ever. I was pretty conflicted about The Girl on the Train. Liked some things about it, but hated her self-destructiveness. Didn’t see the movie. Won’t reread it either.

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    1. Haha, why not! I won’t be getting rid of my copy since I kind of like having an exploded HP-shelf and the cover’s still quite nice to drool over?

      Oh yeah, REDRUM.. How did I even forget about that, haha. I already have a whole stack of King-books at home that I have yet to read, but The Stand isn’t among them. If I like all his other work that I currently have, I’ll definitely be buying the ones I don’t have yet though! So I’ll probably read it eventually. 🙂
      Haven’t seen the movie either; don’t think I’m going to. It’s also one of those books that I think are way less enjoyable once you know the outcome / ending of the story, to be honest.


  4. I have a copy of Caraval, but I don’t think I’ll re-read it. If I enjoyed it, it didn’t blow me away… but I’m still very curious about Legendary, haha, I will most likely do what I do all the time, a.k.a pick up Legendary while I forgot every single thing about Caraval and regret it later on haha 🙂
    Great post! 🙂

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  5. I feel the same about Looking for Alaska in that I just didn’t love it. Funnily enough it was actually the first John Green book I ever read but even though I wasn’t a huge fan I kept reading his books anyway and was so glad I did because I absolutely adore TFIOS and Turtles of course! 🙂

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    1. I’m glad it wasn’t the first book I read, to be honest. So many people were telling me Looking for Alaska was their favorite. I think it would’ve turned me off from reading any of his other books..
      Ooh, I also loved Turtles! The Fault in Our Stars as well but I couldn’t get the movie out of my head – and I didn’t like the actress in that one.. So I was kind of biased while reading.. :/

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    2. Yeah same, I know loads of people whose favourite is Looking For Alaska but it just wasn’t for me! Oh that’s really interesting, I read the book first and then because I loved it so much waited ages and ages before I watched the film because I was worried I wouldn’t like it but I was pleasantly surprised in the end 🙂

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    3. Same here! So many people were telling me how amazing it is and I was just.. “Did you read something else than I did or are we that different?” :’)
      The film definitely isn’t all bad! I just wish they’d picked a different actress, haha. We all have those people we simply don’t really like in movies and she’s one of those for me. :’)

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  6. OMG!! Kathy! I am reading the shining! and I was reading out loud the part of the bushes and I was almost like screaming haha that part was so heavy! the pace was so fast! and I couldn’t read it slowly! but what scared the most so far in the book is the “thing in the bathtub” the first time they mentioned it XD (45% of the book.. according to Goodreads XD)

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    1. THOSE FREAKING BUSHES. Seriously. I’m still contemplating lighting those of my neighbors’ on fire because they scare the *** out of me ever since I read The Shining!

      That thing in the bathtub is definitely creepy as well but.. those.. bushes..

      I’m wishing you all the luck and strength and.. sleep.. I didn’t sleep decently for about a week or two, I think..

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    2. Oh my! I am so exciting! A book has not scare me for so long!!! * I set fire to the bushes!!* *Read as singing set fire tot the rain xD*
      Jack Is so messed up xD I will keep you updated, somewhere xD about mucho reading haha

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    3. Oooh, then I definitely hope it scares the *** out of you as well! 😀 I am a giant pussy when it comes to creepy books though.. If you’re not, you could easily get out of this one unscathed. But I hope for my sake I’m not the only one ending up with a lack of sleep over that book, haha.

      HAVE FUN!!

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    4. sorry for the typos… my phone likes to be bilingual when it wants -_- haha
      I really hope so! I have heard so much about that book! haha I love scary movies and I am that guy that screams like a baby when something happens haha I laugh so hard when that happens haha

      I will totally have fun! Thank you for your support haha

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    5. Haha, that’s okay! I was simply blaming it on you being overly enthusiastic but that works as well. 😛

      The Shining is EVERYWHERE. I want to see the movie as well.. Kind of.. I don’t know? I guess that’ll be even more creepy than reading the book so maybe I shouldn’t?! But it’s like one of those classics so I should? Dilemmas!
      Haha, you’re the screaming one, I’m the one purposely looking everywhere BUT at the screen just to avoid getting scared or jumping up and screaming. xD

      You’re very welcome! 😛

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    6. that too!! haha
      I watched the movie… and it is not that scary… Wendy and Danny are such horrible actor and actress… terrible seriously. BUT the camera work is really good and the music is good enough. Jack Nicholson does a great crazy character. He starts being an ass since the beginning but I think that is more the director’s fault. XD
      I love the adrenaline and I love feeling my heart pumping hard XD I watched “IT” and I screamed once and It was hilarious XD

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    7. Okay.. Maybe I’ll be able to convince myself to actually watch it someday soon then.. I hope.. Maybe..
      NO. DO NOT MENTION IT. I have that monster of a book on my TBR.. Seriously. I don’t even know what got into me when I bought it.. Probably Jack’s ghost or something..

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    8. Jack the popsicle XD haha oh yes, I mean that book is horrible huge, but I have heard that it is a masterpiece, but I don’t think I will get to it… I am not into King’s book that much haha
      I promise Kathy that all will be good :3 nothing to be scared about XD

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    9. I honestly love the way he writes. That’s the sole reason I have a whole stack of his work on my TBR. The question is whether or not I’ll survive it.. xD
      YEAH RIGHT. I do not believe you. Nope! I’ll end up being scared as hell, knowing me..

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    10. haha it is not that bad! it does not scare at all! XD the ending is such: and he is running through the maze… the end ❤ haha
      see it as the oppotunity to destroy another movie XD that has destroy a book XD I will read this one and another that I have there… somewhere, and then make up my mind if I like him or not… XD a second chance XD


    11. You obviously aren’t a scaredy cat like me! Without a doubt I’ll be freaked out and creeped out and pissing my pants! xD
      Ooh boo; not all movie adaptions are bad, though!
      Haha, have fun! His writing is unique but I do love it. Hopefully you’ll end up loving it as well. 😛

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    12. hahaha I enjoy getting scared XD but I do get scared XD so far I do like it! 🙂 and yes, not all of them are as terrible as the Scorch Trials/Death Cure/Allegiant and so XD


  7. I own The Cursed Child – was sucked in by the hype, but don’t know if I want to read it. I do see one of my favorite books here – The Shining! Of course, I’m a huge Stephen King fan and horror is one of my favorite genres. Thanks for sharing your list.

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    1. The story’s pleasant enough but I feel like Harry, Hermione and Ron don’t feel like their actual original selves and that took away so much of the reading fun for me.. It is a quick read thanks to the format though!
      I have a ton of King’s books on my TBR, haha. The Shining is the only one I’ve read so far but I really do like his writing style! I’m going to dedicate all of April’s monthly challenge – ApTHRILL – to his books! 😀


    1. It’s so funny to hear people either loving or hating him, haha. Definitely looking forward to Felicity’s story as well! I loved her and Percy so that’s something I’m really looking forward to. 🙂


  8. 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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  9. 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.


  10. 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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  11. 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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