We have been having fun with these Top Ten Tuesdays, so we decide we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Starting this January Top Ten Tuesday will be hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic is books that I loved, but will never re-read. I had to think about this one. To see which books I ended up choosing, keep on reading.
Today I decided to stick to one genre for the books I loved, but won’t re-read. I am going to show you ten romance books that I loved, but think one time is enough. This can be because I loved the feeling the book gave me and don’t think I will get it the second time around or just because sometimes reading a romance book, one time is enough. All of these books got a 4 or 5 star rating.
1. Cut Short I finished this one not too long ago and enjoyed it so much. I love stories when a character runs into an old high school crush. It’s interesting to see how things can turn out and see them find happiness. This book was a fast and fun read. It’s easy to love all of these characters and I really hope that some of them get their own book.
2. Crazy Madly Deeply This book was such a crazy ride. I was so impressed by this book. The fact I couldn’t put it down and finished it in one day should say enough, haha. Even though this book really surprised me and blew me away, I don’t think I could get back the experience I had during the first time reading this.
3. Cake This was a hilarious and sweet romantic comedy. Even though it’s an amazing stories, these can be pretty predictable and that makes it harder to read it a second time. There are a lot of books like these, so when I’m in the mood for a book like this, there are plenty of new books around that will give the same effect. I don’t want to take away to how amazing this was though. The author did an amazing job.
4. The Art of Us Loving comic books and superheroes made this a really fun romance. There was a lot of tragedy and drawing was a good way to get through things. If it happens to turn in to a career, you’re really lucky. Even though going back to the country you lost part of your life in to work with someone you look up to can be really difficult, it can also bring the beginning to the amazing love story that’s waiting for you.
5. Tuesdays at Six This was one of my first reads this year and my year started off right. The main character takes custody of his best friend’s children after he and his wife die in a tragic accident. He never wanted kids, so this turns his world upside down and he thinks it’s enough to just make sure they have everything they need. After they hire a nanny, he starts to realize they need more and he starts to open up. This is a book with a lot of love and it teaches us that family isn’t always blood. I LOVED this book and I don’t think when I read it again that it can be as good as the first time. Just the feeling it gave me the first time around will be hard to get again I think.
6. The Birthday List I just finished this book last weekend and it took me along an emotional rollercoaster. I loved the idea of a birthday list and I really think working on this list helped Poppy move on. It makes you think what you would do if you ever lost someone in a way like that. It can’t be easy.
7. The End Zone This was a cute novella about best friends who agree to pretend to be together. We all know how this will play out. I love these kind of stories, but reading them once is enough. It’s a novella as well, so it’s a short read. I still recommend it though. Friends to lovers are one of my favorite tropes in romance books.
8. Our Unscripted Story This is the first time I ever read a romance book that starts when the main character is two and ends when they’re almost forty. I loved how this story was told and how the book was designed. It covers a lot of their loves, so some things are skipped and I get that, but some gaps seemed out of nowhere. Other than that definitely a whole different way of telling a story. Once again a book that the first time experience will always be the best.
9.Then There Was You This was another romance book when two teenage loves find each other after so many years. Things didn’t go the way as planned, but the feelings haven’t gone away, for either of them. I’m sure having a father grooming you for the family business your whole life doesn’t make it easy for you to choose what you really want. This book teaches us that a company can’t give you all you need and sometimes you need to take risks to be happy. I loved this book, but the second book wasn’t as good for me. The main character annoyed me during a lot of the book, so it influenced my chance of rereading the first book.
10. Heart Stronger If you’re looking for a romance book where the main character finds love after tragedy (and it’s not losing the husband this time). Feeling guilty for being happy or wanting to do something her daughter loved, makes your heart break. This is another story that I loved and couldn’t put down, but once again a story I think you get the best experience the first time around.
These are my ten choices this week. What book did you love but won’t re-read? Is there a certain genre you won’t re-read?