Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Loved But Will Never Re-read

As it’s Tuesday, of course I have the latest Top 10 Tuesday for you! I adore doing these, they are created by the wonderful That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s theme is: Books I Loved But Will Never Re-read. The 10 books I have chosen are ones I rated 4 or 5 stars, so are some of my favourites.

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1. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. I gave this book 5 stars, it was wonderful. I can’t see myself re-reading it because the feelings it gave me the first time I read it were wonderful, but I can’t see it being as impactful the second time around.

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2. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult. Again, I gave this book stars. It was so beautifully constructed by oh my, my heart was ripped in so many pieces. I don’t think I could face reading this book again because the emotional rollercoaster was too much!

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3. Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield. This is another book I gave 5 stars, but again, it deals with very traumatic topics. It was a very difficult read and although I am very glad I have read it, it’s not a book I would reach for again any time soon.

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4. The Boy In Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne. The reason I can’t see myself picking up this book again is because I am so familiar with the plot and ending it wouldn’t be that exciting for me anymore. I have read this book so many times throughout my years at school as well as watching the movie, so I really can’t see myself reaching for this book again for a long time.

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5. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus. I loved this murder mystery, it was so fast paced and gripping. However, I find it difficult to pick up a murder mystery again because I already know the ending which takes away all the build up of tension.

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6. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. Similarly to One of Us is Lying, this book is a mystery. I can remember the big reveal at the end vividly and therefore I can’t see any reason to pick up this book again. It was an incredible mystery novel the first time round though, I would highly recommend it.

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7. Kiss by Jacqueline Wilson. Although I really enjoyed this book and gave it 4 stars, I highly doubt I will re-read it because it is about a student/teacher relationship. I am not a fan of books surrounding this topic, I cannot get into them.

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8. A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig. I loved reading this book at Christmas time, it was so magical and fun! I’m very unlikely to pick this up again because I have so many other holiday themed books to read in December that are on my TBR which will take priority over a re-read.  

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9. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I don’t really have a  reason for not re-reading this book. I found it very interesting the first time I read it. It’s definitely not my usual read and just can’t imagine reading it again even though I did enjoy it.

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10. The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon. The writing in this book was so gorgeous and poetic and that’s the reason I rated it so high. On reflection, the whole book is about romance and when a whole book focuses on that, I’m less invested.

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These are the 10 books I am very unlikely to re-read again, despite being ones I really enjoyed. I would love to know what your answers were! Happy Tuesday everyone x

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