I’m baaaack. Also, this week’s prompt kind of pinches my bookish heart. Mainly because as it is I don’t reread books that often. Oh, I want to. I want to read all the books and also reread all the books, but somehow the new/newish books always win over rereading and here I am. BUT! I’m trying to change that (sorta). Starting this month, I set a goal to reread at least one book a month. Even so, there are some books I probably won’t ever reread. And by probably, I mean right now I have absolutely no plans to reread but honestly, I don’t usually stick to my own plans.
(This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Books I Loved but Will Never Re-Read.)
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo: This book is gigantic and even though I adored it, I can’t imagine myself ever picking it up to read again (or just picking it up). But I don’t make these kind of promises because in like twenty years something might spur me to reread it. I have no idea what would encourage me to reread the section about the sewers of Paris, but alas, who knows?
Planetary by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday: This comic series was mind-blowingly cool. But it was also long and thick and confusing. So while I enjoyed it immensely, I don’t know if I’d ever read it again.
Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan: I literally love everything Uncle Rick writes, but unlike the Percy Jackson series, I don’t know if I will ever reread the Kane Chronicles or even the Magnus Chase trilogy. Maybe someday if I want to reread all of his books, but they just don’t have the reread capability like Percy Jackson.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han: I thought this trilogy was immensely adore and too delicious to read without snacks, but I can’t really see myself rereading them. They were enjoyable in the moment and if she would ever write more books about Lara Jean, I’d pick them up. But fluffy contemporaries aren’t really reread worthy in my mind.
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch: This is going on the list even though I have no idea if I’ll reread it or not. Right now, having spent a month reading it, I can’t imagine ever rereading it. But I love the story and the world and the characters and I can’t wait to dive into the rest of the series. So I love it, yes, but reading it seems like an immense challenge I can’t deal with right now.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: This one is probably going to end up a reread at someday, but every time I think about reading it, I panic because feelings and sadness and just leave me to die.
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins: I freaking loved The Hunger Games books when they first came out. (You know, before the movie hyped them and everybody I tried to get to read the book three years prior finally read the books and I started loathing the series entirely.) Maybe someday I’ll be interested in rereading these books, but right now, I can’t fathom opening them up to read, which kind of just makes me sad.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: I read this book in college and while I enjoyed the story (Team Creature all the way), I don’t know if I’m interested in rereading it. Retellings and illustrated versions? Yes, please! But the original novel itself, not so much.
Books by Robin Jones Gunn: In high school, I read a lot of books by Robin Jones Gunn, like her Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen series. And I definitely enjoyed them. They were probably the only contemporary books I enjoyed. But even though I liked them, I don’t think I’ll ever reread them. I’ll just stick to reading her new books about the characters and let the old stories become just fond memories of forever friends.
Comics in general: I read a lot of comic books every year, and while I enjoy the majority of them and adore some of them, I don’t know if I’ll ever go back and reread any of the volumes. For some reason, I’m willing to reread previous manga volumes, though.