Now, I didn't suddenly hate them or anything, obviously. But I just didn't love them as much as I did.
I read them just as quickly, but there were subtle differences:
- I shipped the other ship (I couldn't actually remember who she ended up with, so it wasn't that I auto-shipped the one that became canon)
- I actually didn't like the protagonist very much and found her annoying and needy, and I just kept thinking "FFS THEY'RE BROTHERS PICK ONE DAMMIT"
- By the time I was reading the third one, I just wanted to finish it and get on with other books.
This makes me sad, really, because now my stance on those books is different. Whereas before I would recommend them to people, now I'm sort of like "well... they're okay...".
I'm definitely going to read To All the Boys I've Loved Before, because that sounds like it would be my type of book, and after all, I did love the Summer Books originally.
I think rereading is a tricky thing. The only books I've reread since I started book blogging have been these, the Harry Potter books, Undone by Cat Clarke and Love at Second Sight by Cathy Hopkins. The latter three I loved just as much if not more.
But you never know if your love will be rekindled or burnt by rereading, do you, really? A lot of the time bloggers (and readers in general) don't have much time to reread because of their everlasting TBR's, so when you reread you do it because you loved the book, right? Or in prep for reading a sequel, sometimes, I guess (but if you're reading a sequel you tend to have liked the first one).