This week’s top ten list is about books that I liked but will not reread. That Artsy Reader Girl is where you can find the weekly topics, and she actually titled hers “Books I’m Scared to Reread.” I don’t have that feeling usually. I’m never afraid that I’ll dislike something if I read it again. I know I’ll feel different about it, and if that feeling ends up being dislike, that’s okay. So, what books did I like but won’t read again?

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  1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. I can’t believe I put this one on here because I honestly loved this book, but it was a lot.

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2. The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs. It was excellent but simply too sad and too close to home to read again.

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3. London’s Triumph: Merchants, Adventures, & Money in Shakespeare’s City by Stephen Alford. This book was great, and I would use it for research should the need ever arise; however, I just tend not to reread history texts.

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4. Divine Secrets of the Ya-ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells. I thought this novel was quite good, but it’s just not something I loved enough to want to reread.

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5. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. Here’s another I thought was absolutely fantastic, but it was a lot. Maybe in a few years.

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6. The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry. This novel was good but not exciting enough to pull me back to it. However, I still want to read Henry’s other novels.

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7. The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. I’m a big Rick Riordan fan, and I would likely reread Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Trials of Apollo. I found this series just as exciting, but I just wouldn’t want to read it again.

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8. The Cormoran Strike novels by J.K. Rowling. I actually haven’t read Career of Evil yet, so this part is about the other two right now, though I assume it will be the same for the third. I just don’t really see the point of rereading something from this genre. It’s the same for Clive Cussler’s novels. They’re entertaining enough, but when the focus is the answer to one question, I don’t need to reread after knowing the answer.

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9. Holes by Louis Sachar. I probably read this one multiple times, but I don’t remember. Like most people my age, this book and the movie were the bomb and an important part of existence. I think the only reason I would reread it though would be if I had a kid who would be interested in the story.

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10. The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I’ve watched this movie over and over, but I’ve never had the desire to read the book again. I definitely liked it, but nothing about the writing itself was so standout that I had to read it again.

Books are odd in this way sometimes. Some I latch onto and will never let go, but others I find incredibly entertaining and worth my time while lacking the power to continuously pull me back.

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