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April 10: Books I Loved but Will Never Re-Read (submitted by Brandyn @ Goingforgoldilocks)

These are books I got from the library, and probably won’t purchase or check out again. Probably, but who knows?

1. Meet Cute; Jennifer Armentrout. Cute, but not substantial.

2. In Real Life; Cory Doctrow & Jen Wang. It was cute, but pretty light, a re-read wouldn’t find something new.

3. Turtles all the Way Down; John Green. Somehow, the characters didn’t speak to me enough.

4. The Mountain Between Us; Charles Martin. Read to go with the movie, but neither really spoke to me.

5. The Portable Dorothy Parker; Dorothy Parker. Though I like all her work, it turns out her poems speak to me far more.

6. The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet; Reif Larsen & Ben Gibson. A bit slow.

7. Word by Word; Kory Stamper. Cool and informative, but not so much I’d reread.

8. Just Mercy; Brian Stevenson. A good, but rather sad read.

9. Annihilation; Jeff VanderMeer. Too creepy for a reread.

10. Princeless; Jeremy Whitley. Later comics let me down, so I won’t keep reading–or go back.



About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

18 responses »

  1. I still need to pick up Turtles for the first time and you’re already thinking about the whole re-reading thing! 😉

  2. ksbeth says:

    good to know –

  3. FranL says:

    Haven’t read any of these, but the Dorothy Parker is on my TBR. We’ll see what I think of it. I tweaked this weeks topics because I couldn’t think of books I loved but wouldn’t ever want to revisit:

  4. Lorryn says:

    I have such a hard time rereading any books. There are so many books out there I haven’t even read for the first time that I’m trying to find time for 😂

  5. I have Turtles checked out from the library on my ereader now! I have avoided John Green books so far. Idk when I will get to it cause I keep getting ARC’s lol. I hope I can renew it. I’m on my fourth music plot ARC book in two weeks. I didn’t realize I had a theme until I got the last one today.

  6. Annihilation is actually on my list to read soon, I really hope I enjoy it.

  7. Great picks for this week, I actually want to read Meet Cute and I have Turtles All the Way Down on my to-read list (along with nearly every other John Green book released so far)! 😀

  8. Great list, Caitlin! I have that edition of The Portable Dorothy Parker sitting on my shelf and have dipped in and out of it a bit, but haven’t yet read it cover to cover. I agree that her poems are the most enjoyable!

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