Confession Time: I don’t reread books. I did it once because I read it for fun and then school required it.
Bad news: I’m a forgetful person. (There were quizzes, okay? I wanted good scores. I was very ambitious. And I say was because I’m probably not as ambitious anymore.)
Good news: I enjoyed it, so I didn’t mind.
If there are books bookworms would choose to reread forever, then there are books that we would never read. Ever. There are some books that have scarred me to the point where I would never read them regardless of how much someone tries to convince me. Even if my life depended on it. Well, that might not be the case if it does come down to it.
Today’s post features the books I will never reread even if I did reread again.
Behold the books that never made it in the first place, and will never make it.
Light Spark: Love’s Divide by Gabriel Requadt
Gabriel Requadt’s debut novel was a book club read back in high school, but I just never got into it. In fact, looking at my review (because I am forgetful), I wouldn’t read it again. The writing is too casual for fantasy, the villain is absolutely cheesy, the names were bound to be confusing. I mean, come on. Larz and Darz? I would never tell the two apart if I continued. 🤷
The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomberbhoy
The cover is super pretty, and there are bits of writing in the book that shows Oomberbhoy has talent. But the main character constantly has someone coming in to save her and does almost nothing at all. Also, how is the love interest constantly there at the right time? You’ve got to be a stalker to do that. I can’t think of another way to explain it.
The entire novel fell short, but the concept was there. I just feel it was bare bones and could have been done better.😢
Deceived by L.A. Starkey
I remember reading a book that had a love square or love pentagon… Deceived might have been the one? Anyways, if love triangles aren’t mastered, then love squares and beyond definitely won’t be mastered. And there were a lot of POVs going on at a time, in one chapter. I don’t get confused that easily, but gee, I got confused quickly with Deceived.
Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton
I remember Seeker having so much hype months before the release and was super excited when I got approved to read the ARC. It’s set in Scotland and Hong Kong, which continues to be a rarity in books, and it all seemed really promising. There’s too much description – we’re spending long periods of time describing one thing, which I associate with classics (and why I don’t get along with them. Ever. 🤷).
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
Lupe and I will both agree that Incarnate bored us and it was a snoozefest. Nothing happened, if my review can refresh my memory, so I dropped it. I think Incarnate hails as the top book I dropped quickly… if it’s not The Fifth Wave. 🤔
Out of the Cave by Cotton E. Davis
My review said Out of the Cave felt like a textbook and let’s be honest: I don’t have time for textbooks. Heck, I don’t think I even read textbooks thoroughly in college. Also, there was something about mentioning the weight of a character? The book is about sports? Why do I need to know this information..?
And I Darken by Kiersten White
It turns out I’m not the only one who disliked this book, so I’m a relieved odd sheep among other sheeps who feel the same way. The main character (I don’t even remember her name) just didn’t sit well with me. She’s brutal, which is lovely and fun to read about, but she complains so freaking much.
I’m still disappointed I didn’t like this book.
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
I don’t know if Lupe would have this on her list, but I wouldn’t read The Catcher in the Rye ever again. IT HAS NO PLOT. There’s just a dude named Holden Caulfield and he annoyed me throughout the book.
Let’s Chat: Do you reread books? Have you read any of them and would you read them again?
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