Top Ten Tuesday – Should I Go Back And Try To Read These Books Again?

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog event hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is about books that you’ve DNF (did not finish) but maybe might want to go back and try to read again. I have a couple of these books where either it wasn’t a good time to read them, or something just wasn’t vibing with me so I quit. But I’m definitely considering trying to read these again.

1. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stievater.

I’ve not had much luck with any of Stievater’s books, but still I’ve heard so much about this book and how good it is that I would be willing to give it another try. Maybe the time just wasn’t right the first time round?


2. Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien.

Again, maybe it just wasn’t the right time for this book? It seems like it would be interesting if I ever have the time to go back to it.


3. The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi.

This is a book I’d love to try again and read, it was honestly just a bit scary for me so I had to stop. This is one book on the list that I’m almost 90% sure I’ll try again.


4. The Velocipede Races by Emily June Street.

This honestly seems like it would be a really cute read, but I just couldn’t get into it at the time. Has anyone else read it?


5. Red As Blue by Ji Strangeway.

This book is supposed to have a queer cast of characters, but the format of the comic was just too hard to read on my computer. I was also pretty confused with the story, maybe it would just be better if I had a physical copy?


6. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon.

I really wanted to like this book, but I ended up quitting it because I was busy and I felt like the main character had a lot of contradictions. But everyone I heard talk about it loved it and I’m honestly wondering if I should try and pick it up again.


7. Sightwitch by Susan Dennard.

I’m actually definitely going to try and read this book. It was just that the ARC that I had was almost completely unreadable and I had to quit it.


8. Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder.

Apparently I needed to read this book with the rest of the series, but I didn’t realize that at the time of first trying to read it.


9. American Vampire Vol 1 by Scott Snyder. 

This comic seemed pretty interesting, but I just didn’t get into the story right from the beginning.


10. The American by Henry James.

I’ve tried to read this book twice now and it’s just been a little too hard. Still, since I own it I think I’m going to have to read it eventually.



  1. Honestly Stiefvater’s work is really hit or miss with most people. She just has a prose that can be a bit… much for some people. I had issues with Shiver and a few other releases by her but have thoroughly enjoyed others. I hope you find some that you like in the future! Great list.

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