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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Books I Loved But Will Never Re-Read #TopTenTuesday


This is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, they post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers will answer. Everyone is welcome to join!

The topic for today's list is:

Books I Loved But Will Never Re-Read

For me, this is probably about 95% of them! I am NOT a re-reader. There are so many books on my TBR that I don't have time to re-read favourites. I make very few exceptions, such as: Listening to Blatty's The Exorcist every Halloween and Dickens' A Christmas Carol every Christmas. 

Here's a few that I know that I won't be re-reading!


Outlander
by Diana Gabaldon
(Outlander, Book #1)
I did absolutely love this one, but the reason why I'll never re-read it is the same reason why I've never continued on in the series: It's too dang long!! The audiobook is almost 33 hrs, and I just hate being stuck on one book for that long.

A Prayer for Owen Meany
by John Irving
Ditto for this one. This book is brilliant, but almost 27 hours long!

In a Dark, Dark Wood
by Ruth Ware
As much as I loved this one, I don't think I'd read it again because the element of surprise would be gone. Now that I know what's going to happen, I don't think it would be the same. I'm like that with movies as well.

Distress Signals
Catherine Ryan Howard
Ditto for this one. Loved it but now that I know about the plot twists, I don't think it would affect me the same way.


by Khaled Hosseini
This was such an emotional read and, at times, tough to listen to. It tore my heart out, and I don't think I can go through it again!



So, what books did you love but won't be re-reading? Please let me know in the comments, or leave me a link to your blog post if you are also participating in the meme!

5 comments:

  1. I'm not usually a re-reader either. Too many books and so little time!

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  2. Yes, Outlander was on my list too. I'm stuck in the middle of the third book. There's sooo much to it. They are great books but so meaty!!

    Top Ten Tuesday

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  3. Your reasoning on not rereading Outlander is the same reason why I've never picked it up: too long! I much prefer the TV show which comes in shorter, more manageable chunks!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/10/top-ten-tuesday-154/

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  4. In a Dark, Dark Wood is on my list to read soon.

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  5. I totally feel you with Outlander. I did the audiobook while I was driving in the car. While I drive a lot (about 6-8 hours a week), it took a bloody lifetime to get through the damn thing. Amazing, but so dang long.

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