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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.