Just wanted a small discussion with you guys today about re-reading books and giving 2nd chances…
Naturally I re-read my favourite books; Harry Potter, The Hobbit, A Series of Unfortunate Events etc. but what about books that you didn’t necessarily like but would consider giving a second chance to?
I have been thinking about this a lot recently. Especially with the books Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Noughts and Crosses and The 5th Wave, and here are my reasons:
– Daughter of Smoke and Bone – hated it after the plot took a 180 degree change but everyone raves about it, so was I just in the wrong mind set at the time? Don’t get my wrong, I adored the writing style and everything up to that point where it dramatically changes – you all know which point I’m talking about right?
– Noughts and Crosses – I remember loving this book, absolutely loving it, until the ending where I was like ‘I hated it! *throwns down* never reading again!’ and that was like 7 years ago! So I’m thinking maybe I should re-read it, especially seen as I can’t actually remember now all that happened, and again it’s another series people love, just the ending I really did not like.
– The 5th Wave – obviously the sequel is/has come out this weekend and I did actually like this book until about the last 100 pages where for some reason I got bored and I did not like it when the love interests were introduced and got rather romantic. But again, everyone loves this book and I enjoyed 80% of it too!
And whether I don’t re-read them or if I do and still don’t like them then they’re being unhauled and taken to charity anyway.
So what do you guys think? Should I give them another chance? What books do you normally re-read aka. your favourites to re-read? Do you ever give 2nd chances? Let me know in the comments below! =]