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This weeks topic was one that I was strangely actually really nervous about, as I am someone who never really wants to say that I will almost never reread a book, especially if I really enjoyed or loved it. Therefore, I had a quite a hard time trying to create my list for this week, as I didn’t want to just miss out on this topic altogether, but also didn’t want to put books on here that I can realistically see myself rereading at some point, even if that is only years in the future.
Nonetheless, here are seven books that I loved, but will (likely…) never reread!
Okay, please don’t hate me for this one, but I don’t think I will ever reread Throne of Glass. Don’t get me wrong, I am loving this series so far, and can’t wait to continue on with it (I’m currently on Queen on Shadows so please no spoilers!). But I just always seem to take a little longer to read these books than others just because of the detail and complex story, and whilst I have no problem with this at all, at the moment I don’t feel compelled enough to take that time to reread this book, especially because I know I would just want to dive into Crown of Midnight straight afterwards.
If I’m completely honest, the main reason I don’t think I will reread this book is simply because I didn’t adore it so much that I want to go back and reread this entire book again. Contrary to most people’s opinions, I also preferred the later books to this first book, and so don’t really want to reread this one just to get to the second and third books where the story is more developed.
I read alot of Amanda Hocking’s books back when I first got into reading, with the Watersong series being the second of hers that I read and loved. However, whilst I do plan on rereading another of her series, the Trylle trilogy, I can’t see myself returning to this book at any point in the future. Similarly to The 5th Wave, I actually much prefer the later books in this series, and as I said would just much rather reread some of her other books that I enjoyed just that little bit more over this one.
When I first read this book two years ago, I absolutely flew through it and thought it was an addictive read that I really enjoyed. However, since reading, and unfortunately really not enjoy the sequel to this, I am really scared that if I was to go back and reread it that my feelings would be tainted by this, and so I’d much rather just leave the positive memory of this book as it is.
This is another one where my main reason for not rereading it simply because I don’t want to ruin my love for both this book, and the second book in this series with my thoughts and opinions on the last book, which I really wasn’t a fan of. I loved both of those first two books, and so I don’t want to go back and view them in a more negative light now that I know how the story concludes, especially because I wasn’t a fan of how it did wrap up.
I first read this book between four and five years ago now, and so that is likely one of the key reasons why I don’t really have much desire to reread it, despite how much I enjoyed back when I first read it. I know that my reading tastes have changed drastically since then, and so I probably wouldn’t be anywhere near as much of a fan of this book if I were to read it for the first time now, or even to just reread it now.
Finally, this was a series that I loved when I was around 12 or 13, but because of this will never reread as I am almost certain that now, five years on, I will not enjoy this book as much as did back then. My reading taste has changed so much over the years that whilst I still think I would enjoy them, they definitely wouldn’t live up to how much I used to love them, and so I don’t want to reread them and ruin that good memory of these books. Recently I’ve also heard about a few problematic things within this series, and so personally I would just rather leave these books than give them another read.
What books did you love but will never reread? Have you read any of these – what did you think?