Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved and Own, But Will Never Reread

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Books I Loved but Will Never Re-Read.” I wish I could reread all the books that I’ve loved, but there is never enough time to do so. I will say that the books I own have a better chance of getting reread by me, but I’m also very aware that this is a more optimistic view. If I’m being completely honest, I probably won’t ever have time to reread the majority of the books I own. And it fills me with such guilt! Here are ten books that I’ve loved and own, but I’m kind of okay with not rereading them. At some point, I may end up giving them away. Covers are linked to Goodreads.


1. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand – One of the few angel series that I loved. It’s been a long time since I read this one and even though I have all three on my shelf, I will probably never touch them again. Still, how can I let go of my dear Tucker?

2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – There was a time when I might have binge-reread this series, but years have tempered my enthusiasm. I may unhaul these sooner rather than later.

3. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta – I loved this one when I read it 84 years ago. It was actually one of the first YA books I fell in love with, so I’ll be keeping it for sentimental reasons for now.

4. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter – I still think of this series fondly after so many years. In fact, I am determined to save these books for my niece when she’s old enough to read them.

5. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill – This is one of the few time-traveling books that I’ve enjoyed. Still, I will probably not revisit it. No particular reason why not.

6. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – The more I think about the second book, the angrier I get, so this book, once a favorite, has kind of been shunned by association. Might unhaul very soon.

7. The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron – I’ve had the sequel for this one for years and realize I will probably not read it. I probably won’t be touching this one again, so to the unhaul pile it will probably go.

8. Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry – Loved this entire zombie series, but will never have time to reread them. Will probably keep them just in case one of the nephews or nieces become interested in zombies.

9. The Space Between Trees by Katie Williams – I don’t really remember anything about this novel and it might be time to donate it.

10. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – I still need to finish this series, but know I will probably not reread the first before doing so. A pretty cover is plenty of reason to keep a book though, right?

How do you decide which books to keep and which to unhaul? Leave me a link to your own TTT post in the comments, so I can visit.

53 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved and Own, But Will Never Reread

  1. I just read The Hunger games for the first time recently so I don’t know if I’ll get the urge to re- read them at some point- maybe I will. And All Our Yesterdays is one I want to read, since I usually like time travel stories.

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  2. Totally get what you mean about These Broken Stars. I have no desire to read the next book, but that cover is gorgeous. I really loved All Our Yesterdays as well. I don’t usually enjoy time travel either. Fab list!

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  3. i totally feel you on the 5th wave. i feel like the premise had so much potential but the writing was meh and it got suuuuper slow and sporadic events occurred where i was just wondering when the story would end 😩

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  4. Definitely agree that a pretty cover is a good reason to keep a book! The 5th Wave was also on my list for this week, but actually for quite the opposite reason – I feel like I am the only person who actually quite liked the second and third books!
    My TTT

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  5. I’ve been wanting to read All Our Yesterdays for forever now! I actually really loved The 5th Wave and thought the second book was good. But the third book for me was the biggest disappointment of my reading life.

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  6. Well, I haven’t read any of these books yet. Yes, not even Hunger Games 😀 But I have seen the movies, and I think I’ll read them soon 🙂

    I can’t re-read books. Whenever I think of re-reading anything, my horrible TBR comes to my mind 😀 So I twisted my today’s topic.
    My TTT:

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  7. I feel the same way about The 5th Wave. I loved it at the time, but then couldn’t stand the 2nd, and that turned me off from the series as a whole (while I’ll never finish). Also, seeing the movie of The 5th Wave highlighted some plot points that weren’t as glaringly problematic for me while reading the book.

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  8. The Gallagher Girl books are fun. I still need to read more of them. I, but a rule, do not re-read. I like the thrill of trying to figure out what will happen or that feeling when the story all comes together. I don’t think it’s the same on a re-read.

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  9. You can pass on the books to me when you’re done with them. 🙂
    I have only read the Hunger Games on your list.
    I’d love to do a re-read but when does one find the time? There are so many other books to discover !!

    Dinh@Arlene’s Book Club

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  10. It’s funny to see this post so shortly after we talked about getting rid of books. I said it can be easy for me to do when I think about someone else reading and enjoying the book.


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