Top Ten Tuesday #10: Books You Love but Wouldn’t Re-Read


Hey guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl.  We knew instantly that we wanted to take part in this weekly meme because both of us love making list, so this is perfect!

This week’s (January 15th, 2019) topic is:  New-to-Me Authors I Read In 2018. We decided to pick a another topic: Books You Love but Wouldn’t Re-Read

Since there are two of us running this blog (Melanie and Mireille), we’re going to break these memes up between us and each pick five!




A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Beautiful book but after losing my mom recently to illness, I could never put myself through this book again.

What We Saw by Arron Hartlzer
This book completely broke me.  Huge trigger warnings for rape.  I don’t think I’ll unhaul this book because I loved it and it’s signed but I also likely will never go through it again.

Sold by Particia McCormick
This was about child sex trafficking and although the story was written amazingly.  I had a stomach ache the entire read.  I rated it five stars, but too difficult of a book to do again.

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
This is one of the most upsetting stories I’ve ever read on child abduction and pedophilia.  I get upset even thinking about this book.  I did rate it five stars but this is another one that I’d never want to relive reading.  It was simply too hard and incredibly triggering, and I don’t trigger easy.

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Since all my other choices are incredibly bleak, I’ll throw this in here.  I loved this book but I don’t think I’d ever forget the ending, so I really have no need to read this one again.  Five stars though.

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The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero
I loved this book, it was so beautiful and heartwrenching.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
I read this last year for the first time. I really enjoyed it and felt almost too close to home.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Oh my heart. I think I never cried as much during a book as this one.

A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali by Gil Courtemanche
This book was written by a author from my province and it is about the beginning of the genocide in Rwanda. This books was so good and heart breaking. I absolutely loved but I don’t think I could go through that again.

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
I was asked to read this is Secondary school and oh my goodness. It’s a very important read but once was enough for my little heart.




44 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #10: Books You Love but Wouldn’t Re-Read

  1. Nope… don’t want to read about rape, child trafficking, pedophilia… I can read nonfiction that deals with it (like statistics and such), I can read books with attempted rape, but I avoid books that I know contain it. I certainly wouldn’t want to reread them.

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  2. Love these list! I check them out weekly. Currently reading Dark Matter by Blake Crouch! It’s so… interesting in a way that makes you think. I wonder if the ending will be as memorable to me as it is to you.

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  3. Interesting lists!!

    The Diary of a young girl is one I’ve read at a very young age as well and I’ve been to her hide-out ‘house’ in Amsterdam a couple of times now – seeing I live in the Netherlands, this is just something you have to visit then. Her story is so heartbreaking and impactful and breaks me every time. I own and read a Dutch copy, but I’m glad to see her words having traveled across the globe and being translated into many other languages as well. She’s one of those persons who’ll always have an important ‘voice’.

    A monster Calls is still on my wishlist. I’m so curious about it!!

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  4. I really enjoyed your pick for this weeks topic. I feel like there are SO many books that I rated highly but would never read again for various reasons and the fact that it impacted me so deeply. That’s one of the most breathtaking things about storytelling. Each story takes us to a different place–and that includes our mental standing.

    I had similar feelings with some of these. In particular, Sold and The Handmaid’s Tale.

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