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Happy Tuesday, Wormies! It’s that day of the week where I share lists! If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know that I am a re-reader! I guess this goes back to my childhood, where there were no real bookstores in my hometown and I only had a few options. Our school library didn’t have a large selection of fiction books, too. Anyway, re-reading has always been something that I love to do, but there are books that I won’t read again!
As of writing this post, there are 7 books that I won’t read again. But don’t hold your breath because knowing me, things may change.
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
I read A Walk to Remember in college and I read it in one sitting! It is a short book, but I basically ugly cried from start to finish and zombie-walked to school, with my eyes swollen and looking like crap.
Why I won’t read it again: I saw the movie and I liked the movie well enough. I also don’t like Nicholas Sparks views on the romance genre, so yeah. I won’t be picking up any of his books ever.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
I enjoyed Daughter of Smoke and Bone so much but I still haven’t finished the series! This book is just weird and amazing and has an awesome friendship between Karou and Zuzana!
Why I won’t read it again: Uhm, this book is weird. The demons and angels trope is something that I don’t really get super excited for, which is one reason why I won’t re-read this book. Also, I think it is just too weird for me. Seriously.
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
I was at the edge of my seat while listening to the audiobook for The 5th Wave. It is a unique take on the apocalypse/alien invasion trope. Plus, I loved that it is written in mostly Cassie’s POV and it felt like the real voice of a teenager. Plus that shocking reveal. And Aliens.
Why I won’t read it again: I watched the movie. And meeh… I wasn’t a fan. I also lost interest in the series. Seriously. It helps that I met Rick Yancey and I had him sign my book.
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Cruel Beauty was one of the first audiobooks that got me into listening to audiobooks. Seriously, people. If you haven’t read this book yet, GET THE AUDIOBOOK. Cruel Beauty was a weird, twisty retelling of Beauty and the Beast and I can’t even!
Why I won’t read it again: Because it is weird, I just can’t bring myself to read (or even listen) to this book again! I swear, it’s just weird. I also read Crimson Bound and wasn’t blown away by the weirdness of it.
The Winter King by C.L. Wilson
The Winter King is the first Romantic Fantasy book that I read and I was BLOWN AWAY! OMG! But again, it was also really slow to start and it felt like it dragged until the last quarter of the book.
Why I won’t read it again: As I said, it was slow to start and dragged a bit. Despite the amazing characters and unique story, I will not be re-reading this book soon.
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
I read The DaVinci Code in college and I enjoyed it well enough. I picked this up not knowing that it was the second book in the series. I also picked this up when there was a lot of controversy surrounding the book. I loved it and it had on the edge of my seat!
Why I won’t read it again: I read Angels and Demons and this was a game changer! It was even more exciting and I read it in one sitting. Which led me to really not enjoy The DaVinci Code as I did. I also saw the movie and… I don’t think of Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon.
Books I won’t Read Again: Conclusion
It looks like the reasons I won’t read a book again is 1) it’s just too weird and 2) the movie sucks. So, I guess this means I shouldn’t watch book to movie adaptations after reading the book?
Have you read any books mentioned above? Will you re-read them again?
What books made your “I won’t re-read pile?”