April 10, 2018

Books I Loved, But Probably Won't Read Again

Today's Top Ten Tuesday post is Books I Loved But Won't Ever Read Again. I changed it to Probably won't read again because who's to say?

Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff - I thought this book was great. But there are so many other books about Detroit to read, that I will probably not ever get back to this one. Plus it's pretty depressing. Not that other books about Detroit won't be depressing, but I know this one's depressing.

R.O.D. Read or Dream #4 by Hideyuki Kurata - Ok, this one I'll probably never read again because I lost my copy of it somewhere and it's out of print. I did love this series, though. I have all the others and I like to re-read them occasionally.

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli - I really liked this book, but it isn't very complicated so I don't think I'll need to re-read it to remember any plot points. Also, it's just been made into a movie, so I can just watch that if I need to. It's not one of those deep thinking books.

Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch - I really liked the writing in this book. We read it for book club several years ago and I gave it 5 stars. That being said, the plot was very dark and depressing. I will read other work by this author, though.

First Step 2 Forever by Justin Bieber - Hahahaha. I loved this book. But it's about the Biebs when he was 14. It's about 10 years out of date, now.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas - To be honest, this book's place on this list is tenuous. I really liked it, but it's huuuuuge! Over 1200 pages. And if I was going to re-read some Dumas, I'd probably read the Three Musketeers series before this one.

How to Get Your Child to Love Reading by Esme Codell - Wow. I read this book 15 years ago. I would say it only worked with one of my kids, but my son asked me where a book was just last night, so maybe... I know his deal is he doesn't believe in bookmarks. He reads the whole book in one sitting or nothing. I did make my friend Paige buy this book when she was about to start teaching after college. She just turned 40. So, yeah.

I've got to the end of my 5-star books on Goodreads. Now I'm venturing into the 4-star section. These are also great books, just not 5-star material to me.

By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from the New York Times Book Review by Pamela Paul - This book was pretty hard to get through. Especially the parts by writers I am not familiar with.

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua - This book is about this Chinese woman raising her daughters like the typical Asian stereotype. The girls had to practice their instruments hours and hours a day, get straight A's in school, they couldn't go to birthday parties or sleepovers because it messed with their practice. It was pretty intense. It kind of scared me. That's not my parenting style.

Heat Wave by Richard Castle - This series was fun because the author is fictional. He was a character on the tv show Castle. The character wrote novels and he paired with a police detective whom he shadowed to get info for his books. Supposedly these are the books he was writing. I don't watch the show anymore and I don't care about the books, so probably not going to re-read it.

Hey! That's 10! Goal met.

What books did you love, but probably won't pick up again?