Book Lists

Books I Would Love to Read Again for The First Time

When I see people reading books for the first time that I really loved, I envy them being able to experience the book without knowing what is going to happen. I just know that I won’t enjoy them as much second time around, I think this is why I don’t actually reread books.

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I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

I remember reading this in the bath with a brew (anyone else do this?) and it actually made me spit my brew into my bath! It was both shocking and heartbreaking, in the crime fiction and thriller genre I don’t read too many books that make me feel emotional but man! I had to put this book down for a little while, it hit me hard!

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I See You by Clare Mackintosh

I listened to this on Audible and I honestly think this added to the creepiness of the book. I became addicted and started making up excuses to leave the house just so I could carry on listening whilst walking. This was one of those where you couldn’t guess the twist, it was quite shocking and you wouldn’t get the same experience reading it again.

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You Let Me In by Lucy Clarke

If you haven’t read My Best Reads of 2018 posts (what are you doing?!) I named this book the best psychological thriller that I read in 2018.
This was addictive and all-consuming. I became addicted to the breadcrumbs that were perfectly placed within this book. I even sometimes had the chills as I was fully submerged and attached to finding out who was tormenting Elle in the one place she should feel safe.
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The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd

Major ‘Making a Murderer’ vibes going on with this book and I absolutely loved it. You think you know where this book is going, then bam! It completely catches you off guard, I really did love this.
I have her new book One More Lie in my Audible library, so i’m hoping I enjoy it just as much.
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The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney

This had me intrigued from the very beginning, I loved the concept and just how bizarre the circumstances became. I really did enjoy this book, I just don’t think it would be as good reading it second time around.

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The Woman Before Me by Ruth Dugdall

Have you ever read a book that you loved so much and then maybe a year later you see the book and cannot for the life of you remember what happened in it? Yep this is how I feel about this book. From my review on Goodreads I know that I stayed up till stupidly early in the morning to finish it, so I must have liked it right? Maybe I will actually be able to read this book again for the first time…

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The Hiding Place by John Burley

I remember reading this while being heavily pregnant so I spent a lot of time in bed trying to get comfortable, I didn’t really have any expectations for this as I had never heard of the author. Well, my mind was blown! I loved the pace of the book, not too fast but enough to stop you putting this book down. I remember not being able to pick up a new book for a couple of days after because it really stayed with me.

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Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh

Again I included this book in My Best Reads of 2018 so I won’t go into too much detail.
The twists just kept coming and as soon as you thought you had it all figured out, BAM! you’re smacked in the face with a new twist.

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Before I Go To Sleep by S J Watson

The ending of this book was ruined for me when I was about halfway through and i’m one of those people who cannot finish a book if I know how it ends. So I ended up abandoning it, I was so upset as I was really enjoying it. I would love to be able to read it again without the experience being ruined.

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The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Now I know that this is controversial atm due to the lengthy article in the Huff Post about this author. If you haven’t read it, you can find the link here.
However, I read this long before the article came out and I just couldn’t get enough! When I see others with it I do feel a little pang of envy.

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Are there any books that you wish you could read again for the first time?
Also, i’m curious, what makes you reread a book?

Until next time …

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