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.