May 24, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday (167)

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I'm twisting this week's topic a little bit. It's Top Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed, but I don't really know what to say to that. So I've chosen to do something similar and list books that I'm afraid of rereading because of that specific reason--maybe they won't be as good as I thought they were. And that kind of scares me. I'm a big fan of these ten books--but I fear rereading will ruin that love.

The Luxe //  I read this series a very long time ago, and I liked it--and was a big fan of the romance. I like historical fiction more now, I think, and wonder what I'd think of it now, and if those thoughts would be good. But I don't want to reread it knowing that's how it's all going to end because (emotion spoiler) that ending made me so mad I cried (this series does really mean things, anyway).

The Flappers // I liked this series because flappers! Prohibition! The 1920s! I don't know that I loved it, but I definitely liked it. And I never read the last book so I need to reread the first two anyway.

Girl With a Pearl Earring // Ah, this book. It's one I picked up for school and, like, loved. I'm very worried that I won't like it much the second time around, but I'll be finding that out soon: I'll be reading it for book club.

Stolen // This is a book that's unique and about kidnapping yet is also lovely. I would love to reread it. But it'll go one of two ways: I'll love it or I'll become eh toward it.

This Lullaby // When I really got into reading and YA, This Lullaby was a first: one of my first YA reads, possibly my first contemporary, and my first Sarah Dessen novel. I loved this book, and I've loved many Sarah Dessen novels since. Buuut I've also read a lot of contemporaries, and these somewhat stand on their own--and don't always compare. I go through and reread parts of some of my favorites and still get the feels. But I do wonder what it'd be like to reread an entire Dessen novel I think I love--and would I still love it?

Tiger Lily // This book wounds me and it's the reason why I'm trash for Peter Pan retellings. It is such a LOVELY book and I would love love love to reread. But I am utterly, absolutely terrified I won't love it and that will hurt my heart.

The Twilight Saga // As I was putting this together I realized that oh, hey--I reread lots of the first three books the summer before last! (I remember because I was reading it while watching the premiere of The Strain.) And it went well. I love Twilight very, very much, and it got me into writing and reading and all that fun stuff, but it's very, very hard to shutout all the things people constantly say about it. A full-on reread, if I wasn't loving it like I used to, would make me wonder: is it because I'm older or because other people's voices are in my head?

The Darkest Powers // I'm twisting the topic a bit on this one--I wonder if I'll like it more. I did like this series when I first read it, but it wasn't quite at the level I wanted it things and it's definitely lighter. But oh dear gosh, I literally just ohhhhhhhhh'd out loud because this mood reader is in the mood for THIS BOOK.

Need // I really liked this when I first read it! But I never really read the fourth one and it was so long between that and the third book that I forgot things. I just really don't think I'd like this as much with a reread--I read it years ago--but hopefully I'm wrong.

Uglies // I'm also twisting the topic here because I didn't love this series when I read it fifty million years ago, but I did like it. I think it was the first dystopian I read, and I don't think I'd even heard of the term--probably not until years later. But I'm very curious about a reread.

What books are you afraid of rereading?


  1. I'd REALLY like to read the first two series you mentioned, particularly The Flappers because, yes, the 1920s are fun.

    Also, I've been curious about Tiger Lily and hear good things about Uglies. Great list!

  2. I'd be curious to read Uglies again to see what I make of it! Great list. :-)

  3. OH OH I TOTALLY GET THIS!! I'm terrified of re-reading my favourite childhood books. *hides from them* Like I barely remember them and yet I knoooow I adored them....but what if reading them now that I'm older spoils the good memories?!? I'm too scared to even try, gah. :/
    (I loved Tiger Lily SO MUCh too! Peter Pan retellings FTW I say. <3)
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  5. (I can't sign in via wordpress on here - for reasons unknown - but just so you know, it's Kat from Perks of being a Booknerd)
    I agree with you about the Need series. I loved the first 3 books, but I never finished them because...I don't know. I guess I just moved on and forgot, because it was such a long gap between them. Oh well. And yeah, Twilight is one where you'll never know if it's other peoples voices disturbing your enjoyment or your tastes have changed. Hm. I have that trouble.

  6. oh the luxe series. I lovedit but never read the last book. I need to reread to get there since I don't remember anything and i thought What If I Don't Like It This Time? So I get it. I have seen Need on a couple lists. I don't have a need to reread need but I did enjoy it the first time around.

  7. Oh, I agree with this SO much, especially for THE LUXE series and THE DARKEST POWERS trilogy. I don’t know whether I’d like them if I read them now, because I loved them so much a few years ago–but I was also pretty young and new to YA, so maybe my opinion would change...and I don’t really want that to happen. There are a few books on this list I need to get to though! So I have that to look forward to, haha. Great list :D

  8. I totally understand this fear. I am always nervous about rereading series when I know how it will end but it's also fun to find all the foreshadowing and things you missed this time around. And yes on the emotional spoiler at the end of The Luxe series. Although I kind of liked it. But I'm weird about that stuff.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  9. I barely started reading Sarah Dessen books last year, and I will say that she is one of the best YA authors out there! All of her books make you think, and look at life in a different way. I'll probably continue to read her books until the end of time! ;)
    Great Top Ten!
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  10. OOooo, I like your twist!! I totally get where you're coming from, but because I do occasionally reread, I know how devastating it is when a favourite book doesn't live up to the hype in your own mind. And I totally agree about Twilight. I thoroughly enjoyed the series (though wasn't obsessed), and I wonder if other people's thoughts (that you honestly can't get away from) would taint it.

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  11. I haven't read many of the books you mentioned but can totally relate to being scared to reread a favorite!

  12. I read the first two books of The Luxe series years ago, and I don't remember much of what happened. I really liked them, however, my tastes have changed so I'm not sure I should even bother trying to reread them to finish the series. I was obsessed with Twilight in middle school, but as the years have gone by, I've come to really not like it at all. I haven't read any of the other books on your list, but I hope to soon!

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    Lizzie @ Big Books and Grande Lattes

  13. I twisted this week's topic like this too! Glad to see that I wasn't the only one. :) I have heard AMAZING things about Tiger Lilly, but I guess that I'm scarred to pick it up. I don't know why, maybe it's because I have not heard a bad thing about it. I don't know. Great post!


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