Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Books I Loved but Will Never Re-Read

Why?

I was on a science fiction roll. I'm not any more.

          Ender's Game

I'm afraid a reread would disappoint me.

          The Secret History

I read it with a teacher who loved it. Which is probably the reason I remember it so fondly.

          The Glass Bead Game

I'm not sure I could read it a second time. It's daunting.

          The Gold Bug Variations




Should I go ahead with a reread anyway? Thoughts?







Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each Tuesday That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic and then post her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join her and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.

14 comments:

  1. I love to reread books, but I understand that many others don't love it. Can't say whether you should or not. You might try a chapter and see what you think. LOL

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    1. That’s a smart idea. I wonder if the story would even sound familiar.

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  2. I've reread some iconic faves like The Stand or The Fountainhead only to be disappointed. Especially if you read them decades later like I did. You change so much over time you can't help but see books differently when you reread them.

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  3. I rarely reread books because there are so many books out there that I haven't read once.

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  4. I hardly ever re-read books because I just have so many on my TBR list!

    Top Ten Tuesday

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  5. I am not a big re-reader. The only books I've re-read are the Harry Potter books.

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  6. It's always a bit of a risk to re-read books since they may not be as good a second time around. But they can also turn out just as great as you remembered :)

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    1. My favorite reread is probably Gilead. I’ve read in a at least three times. It was amazing every time I read it.

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  7. I don't reread books at all, so I didn't join this week's TTT!!

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  8. Nice list! Afraid I haven't read any so I can't offer advice haha

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  9. I read Ender's Game and really loved it but I read an epilogue he added later that kind of left a bad taste in my mouth. I do want to read the others you mention for the first time!

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    1. Oh dear. Not sure if I’d want to read that or not.

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