12 March 2024

books i probably wouldn't give five stars a second time | top ten tuesday

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happy tuesday!

talking about rereading today, which i love to do. however, i probably won't be rereading the following ten books (and more, probably); i'm a different reader now compared to when i read them, so i just don't think i'd enjoy them nearly as much.

the captive maiden by melanie dickerson

"Happily ever after... or happily nevermore?"

the catcher in the rye by j.d. salinger

"The Catcher in the Rye is an all-time classic in coming-of-age literature—an elegy to teenage alienation, capturing the deeply human need for connection and the bewildering sense of loss as we leave childhood behind."

divergent by veronica roth

"Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she's determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous."

a lady of high regard by tracie peterson

"Born into affluence, Mia Stanley is a winsome socialite with a knack for matchmaking. She's also a writer for Godey's Lady's Book magazine, much to the disdain of her family--and their society friends. A proper young lady of her social standing isn't meant to labor in such a way, but Mia has always had a way with words..."

the library at mount char by scott hawkins

"A missing God. A library with the secrets to the universe. A woman too busy to notice her heart slipping away."

me before you by jojo moyes

"They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose..."

memoirs of a geisha by arthur golden

"In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl's virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction—at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful—and completely unforgettable."

night film by marisha pessl

"Driven by revenge, curiosity, and a need for the truth, McGrath, with the aid of two strangers, is drawn deeper and deeper into Cordova's eerie, hypnotic world. The last time he got close to exposing the director, McGrath lost his marriage and his career. This time he might lose even more."

twilight by stephenie meyer

"Deeply seductive and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight is a love story with bite."

we were liars by e. lockhart

"Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE."

what books would you not reread?


  1. Anonymous12/3/24 11:22

    It’s so interesting to see how reading tastes change over time.

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.


  2. TWILIGHT has been a popular pick this week! LOL

    Happy TTT!

  3. Twilight and Catcher in the Rye are both books I know I wouldn't enjoy a second time around. Twilight has been popular on this TTT. 😀