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

A meme from the That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today’s Topic: Books I Loved but Will Never Re-Read

  1. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke – I loved this book, but i did not love the sequels and I while I still have it, I can’t really imagine ever going back to it.
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis – Yes, I’m cheating by including a whole series. I enjoyed them when I was younger but even the last time I read them, my own sensibilities now clash enough that I would rather leave them as a happy memory.
  3. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien – I loved it but in a way that I think is better in retrospect. There are other things I would rather read and re-read but the love is still there.
  4. Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles – I didn’t expect to even like this book and I loved it. It hits for the heart. I think the fact that I’d just recently lost my first grandparents added to it. I just don’t think a re-read of this book would be the same.
  5. The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P. T. Barnum by Candace Fleming – I really enjoyed this book, but it’s the kind of thing that I can’t really imagine going back to unless I decide to write something circus related.
  6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – There are classics that I love, this is an example, but there are so many classics that when I think about revisiting this I am more likely to be inclined to read a different classic.
  7. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld – This book was so much better than I was expecting. It made me relate in ways that I didn’t expect. I loved it but for some reason just wasn’t driven to continue the series, which is the only reason I would re-read it.
  8. Down the Mysterly River by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham (illustrator) – This was a clever book that I found enchanting. I just don’t see it ever being one that I have a desire to revisit. I enjoyed it in spite of foreseeing the ending, but that may be part of why a re-read just doesn’t strike me.
  9. Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork – People think of me as a fantasy person, but I enjoy other books and can be wowed by them. They just don’t have the same sticking power with me to make me want to revisit that world.
  10. Providence by Alan Moore, Jacen Burrows (artist) – This is a weird one to include. I loved this book in a different way from usual that I can’t really explain. I do want to re-read it once, and soon so that I can see it all come together knowing how it ends up. However I don’t think I’ll ever read it again after that.

Ironically in trying to make this list, there were several books that I looked at my old review and thought… maybe I SHOULD re-read that book.

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