Top Ten Books I Liked But Will Never Re-Read
I am a big re-reader of books but there are some books I will (likely) never re-read. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy them per se but for various reasons, I’ll just never return to them.
1. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
As much as I loved this book, I cannot in good conscience ever read anything by Zimmer Bradley again. This is an excellent book (it’s what got me into reading Arthurian novels) but too many revelations about the author have surfaced and looking back there are indications in the text itself that, once pointed out, I simply cannot ignore.
2. No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay
I enjoy a good thriller and this is a pretty good one, but once I have read these types of books I never go back to them. Maybe because some of them are rather formulaic and once the mystery element is gone, what else is there to entice the reader back?
3. Counterfeit Son by Elaine Marie Alphin
This is a really good book and definitely a worthwhile read, however I very much doubt I will ever re-read it because the subject matter is just so hard-hitting I don’t know if I could put myself through it again!
4. Green Rider by Kristen Britain
I liked this book a lot when I first read it but due to somewhat lacklustre later sequels, I doubt I will ever return to the beginning or even continue with any subsequent releases. It’s a shame because it had so much potential.
5. Naked by Kevin Brooks
This book was really well-written and covered a decade that I love reading about (70s punk era!) but I have absolutely no desire to ever read it again. No reason why, I just know I never will.
6. The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
I’ve read quite a few of the books in this series and I know a lot of people love it but it’s not one I’m particularly fond of. Too many Lord of the Rings comparisons, I think. It was alright but not my favourite and I will not go back to it.
7. Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett
I liked this book a lot (and gave it five out of five stars) but I don’t feel any burning desire to read it again. Once was enough.
8. Sebastian by Anne Bishop
I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Anne Bishop’s books but this one was just kinda meh… I don’t actually remember all that much about it to be honest. This doesn’t bode well for a re-read anytime soon!
9. The Magicians’ Guild by Trudi Canavan
This series was praised to the hills and while I liked it okay, I never fell in love with it or its characters. Ergo, will never be doing a re-read of this series.
10. Daughters of the Grail by Elizabeth Chadwick
I’m partial to a wee historical novel but I rarely, if ever, go back to them! I remember really loving this book (and I am a fan of Elizabeth Chadwick) but I seriously doubt I will ever re-read Daughters of the Grail.