Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way.
– Top 10 books I wouldn’t reread–
This week the prompt is ‘Books I Could Reread Forever’ but as I already bang on about the books I love all the time (so you could probably already guess what ones are on that list) I thought I’d mix it up instead and do books I wouldn’t reread.
I’ve selected 5 books I wouldn’t reread because I hated them or found them really problematic, and 5 that I enjoyed but wouldn’t get anything out of reading them again!
Books I wouldn’t reread them because I hated them/found them problematic
The inclusion of The Catcher in the Rye is simple – I hate, hate, hate it – and the other 4 are definitely a case of problematic books. Eleanor and Park for its racial representation, Autonomous and Boy, Snow, Bird for trans representation, and Tell the Wolves I’m Home for gay rep. All books I would not be interested in rereading ever again and would be very unlikely to read anything by the authors either.
Books I enjoyed but just don’t want to reread
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – A book I enjoyed reading but was very long and drawn out. Probably wouldn’t reread again just for that reason but am glad to have read it.
- The Selected Works of T.S Spivet by Reif Larson – A very odd but adorable little book with lots of interesting illustrations and maps. Really enjoyable to read once but I probably wouldn’t gain anything from reading it again.
- Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R Tolkien – God lord, never again. I feel pleased with myself to have gotten through it but it was long as hell and I do not enjoy Tolkien’s writing at all.
- Lyra’s Oxford by Philip Pullman – I was very disappointed in this little book. I love His Dark Material’s and found Once Upon a Time in the North to be an excellent read. I love Lyra so much so was super excited to read more about Lyra’s Oxford but found it really simplistic and actually a little bit boring. Love it as part of my collection but probably not ever going to read it again!
- Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu – I am really glad to have picked this up and I love Marie Lu’s contribution to the Batman franchise. I think she offered something really refreshing which attracted a lot of people who aren’t Batman fans to the book, but it’s probably not something I would be interested in reading again.
Going back to the original prompt, what are the books you would reread forever?
And like me, are there any books you definitely won’t be rereading again?