Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved but Will Never Re-Read

Top Ten Tuesday book meme

So Top Ten Tuesday is held over at That Artsy Reader Girl, where every week bloggers list their top 10 being asked about. This week’s post is about the books I’ve loved, but will never re-read

Harry Potter

I love this series, LOVE. But I have to admit the time commitment to back to re-read this is too much for me.

My Sister Rosa

Che is a teenager determined to keep the world safe from his sister, Rosa. She is psychopath. And she’s also 10. It’s an exhausting, compelling read and it’s brilliant, but not one I will go back to.

The Little Paris Bookshop

This just made me smile and I loved it for that.

Kill City Blues 

The Sandman Slim series is a headlong rush, with blood and action and more blood. When I read this series, I’m in this world and I don’t want to leave. But when I do I realised how exhausting it is, even if it is a good kind of exhausted.

Wolf by Wolf

Such a impressive beginning to this series, but not one I will re-read.

Max Wolfe series

This is such a good series, and one I have been following religiously for how Wolfe’s family and daughter drives him as a character.


This book grabbed me and didn’t let go until the end — a normal serial killer. Who falls in love, and then, something else entirely messes with his head.


Dan Brown’s new one. Such a good read, but it’s like first go is enough.

The Power 

This is a brilliant, powerful read — and an emotionally exhausting one.

My Not so Perfect Life

Another feel-good gem that hit the spot right when I needed it.

These are all emotionally intense books, aren’t they? Ones that are brilliant, but will take a whole heap out of you to go back to read.


  • I definitely understand hesitating when it comes to re-reads that would be big commitments. However, my favourite series is The Diviners and I’ve read the first two books twice, and will read the current three again before the last one releases. With those books… they’re so intricate and the plot is overarching rather than contained to single books, and they’re just really amazing!

    Definitely agree that emotional books can be hard to read for a second time. For example I LOVE The Book Thief but I doubt I would ever read it again because I was such a mess at the end.

  • Greg says:

    The Little Paris Bookshop does sound like a good read.

  • I am going to try and re-read the Harry Potter series, but you’re so right, it’s such a time commitment! I hope I can manage to squeeze it in!

  • We have to agree with you, re-reading the Harry Potter series is a lot of effort and time. We’ve only re-read the books we particularly loved though, like HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban. We’ve never heard of My Sister Rosa – we’re going to look into that one.

    ~ Luna & Saturn @ Pendragons

  • There has only been a couple of series that I would go back and re-read. But it’s been quite a while since I re-read anything. Soo many books, my TBR pile is falling over. 😉

  • I figure a lot of people, myself included, will re-read Harry Potter. I’m hoping to do so in the new illustrated editions. I have a copy of My Sister Rosa but haven’t read it yet. I think Kill City Blues is a series I would really appreciate!

  • Cholla says:

    I have Origin on my Kindle but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. Sometimes, I really blow through his books and that makes me sad. Haha.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  • Jo says:

    I tend to do my Harry Potter rereads over the summer, when I can actually commit the time to it!
    My TTT:

  • I’ve reread and then listened to the Harry Potter books and a few classics I’ve re-read. I have a tendency to re-read bits of books I loved. My tbr pile is too big to revisit

  • I do want to read Normal and My Not So Perfect Life. I own Normal, so soon I hope. I DO like to re-read the Harry Potter books but I used to do it a lot more when I was growing up and waiting for all the books to come out. Right now I’m re-reading the second one in the illustrated format, so that’s kind of how I’ve been doing those re-reads. lol


  • Angela says:

    I like rereading the Harry Potter series, because there’s always little things I missed or funny things I’m reminded of. But yeah, it is a big commitment! I like Sophie Kinsella’s books, too, but don’t know that I would reread them.

  • At least you have read Harry Potter. I am very slowly making my way through the first book for the first time XD

  • I’ve lost count of how many rereads of Harry Potter I’ve done. I always enjoy it! I still have to try Wolf by Wolf which sounds good.

  • I agree about Origin. It seems like books like that would lose some of their magic the second time around since you would already know all of the plot twists going in.

  • Daniela Ark says:

    yeah I don;t think there are many books I want to reread. Because there are so many books I want to read! I tried to reread HP once and nope! I loved Wolf by wolf too! 🙂 but nope 🙂

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