Last month I made a post to talking all about books that I enjoyed more upon rereading them. Well, today I thought that I would do the opposite and tell you all about the books I actually enjoyed less the second time around. So, let’s do this!
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
I read this book for first time when it just been released, right at the peak of the Twilight era. And I loved it. I really did. It was exactly what I was looking for after reading Twilight. Last year I decided to reread it (and finally finish for trilogy as I never ever final book) and I hated every single second of it. Honestly, i don’t know how I ever thought that it was good. The storyline is incredibly boring; the characters are frankly awful, the relationships are unbelievably unhealthy. It is just a frankly terrible book. I read the whole trilogy including the companion novel and hated them all
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
This is a strange one. While I didn’t dislike this book, I 100 % liked it a lot less when rereading it. I just noticed a lot more flaws in it the second time around and I found the behaviour and attitudes of the characters a hell of a lot more problematic. I mean it wasn’t bad, but also, in my opinion, it really wasn’t brilliant either. I definitely enjoyed it less
The Awakening by L J Smith
I read this book back when I was in high school, it was when the first season of the TV adaption was just starting to air and the books were being thrust back into the spotlight and I remember I borrowed it from my school library and I read it in one sitting and I liked it. while I didn’t love it the way that I had loved books like Twilight or Wolves Of Mercy Falls or The Splendour Falls, I did still enjoy it and at the time, I intended to continue (spoiler, I never did). a few years ago I decided to pick it up again and give it another go, see if how I felt about it and maybe finally continue with it and I honestly ended up really disliking it. I found it really shallow and boring, I could not stand the characters, I found them all unbelievably self-centred and dull and I just did not enjoy it. i just couldn’t believe that such a brilliant TV show had originated from this pretty bad book.
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
I have read this series countless times. It is the series that really got me back into reading and it will forever hold a place in my heart. I reread the whole series about a year and a half ago, while going through a tough time as I want a bit of a comfort read, and while I do still love these books (and I always will), I do think that I enjoyed them a bit less this time around. I was just much more aware of the negative elements of the books this time. For instance, how unhealthy the relationship is and how problematic some things are. I will always love this series but my last reread of them defiantly brought some of their issues to starker light with me. Basically I noticed all the stuff I had purposely ignored before.
And there we have it. those are a few books that I actually ended up enjoying less the second time around. Do you ever reread books? do you ever end up liking a book less when you do? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon