I am a massive fan of rereading books, especially book series. However there are loads of books that I read when I was younger and I adored them but I never intend to reread them. Sometimes there are books that as you grow up you realise how awful those books really were or you just won’t enjoy them the same way again.
The Morganville Vampires Series by Rachel Caine
The first book series that came to mind was The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine. When I read these books, I adored them! I binge read the 15 books in this series in about three weeks. I loved them and couldn’t get enough. However, as I’ve got older I have realised how repetitive the books were and how cliche they are. That being said, I still look back on the series with warmth and don’t want to reread them or take away that feeling of joy.
Fallen by Lauren Kate
The next one is Fallen by Lauren Kate. This story for me was cheesey and adorable and it was what I needed when I wanted a gothic-esque romance. It was one of the first series I read as they were coming out too so it will always be memorable for me but if I was to reread it again I know I’d point out all of its flaws and its lack of an imaginative plot. I think its one of those books that I read at the right age and I’m happy to keep it that way.
Witch Hunt by Ruth Warburton
I loved loved loved the Witch Hunt by Ruth Warburton when I read it. It was so magical and the historical elements were amazing. I look back on it and think of it as one of my favourite books from my childhood and I want to keep it in that bubble rather than cloud it with now and adult mind.
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
I really enjoyed this when I first read it – I thought it was the most chaotic book in the best way possible. It was actually recommended to me by a friend at school and we ended up becomming good friends at the time due to this series; so maybe that’s why I look back on it with such fondness?
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Next is Divergent by Veronica Roth. I really enjoyed the first three books, but the last one was kind of ‘meh’ for me. Then I watched the films and… I can’t get that image of the films out of my head. Though, again, I enjoyed the first one and then the second was just another thing whole together. I do look back at this and remember loving it at the time, but it’s one of those that I don’t think I’d be able to reread and feel that love again.
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Beautiful Creatures is one of those ones that everyone hates. But I adored it at the time. I loved the characters and the magic system. I probably wouldn’t enjoy it if I read it now, but I’m thankful I read it and was able to find my love for reading again.
The majority of these books I read in 2013/2014/2015 where I was just rediscovering my love for books. These were the first series’ where I would spend all day reading and for the first time found myself unable to put a book down. I would lose sleep, I would take the books to school with them and I would spend all of the school holidays reading series like this. I think for that reason, I will always look at these books with fondness.