Top Ten Tuesday is weekly book blog meme now hosted by Jana over at The Artsy Reader Girl!
This week's topic is: Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Anything/Much About
I was rather excited by this week's topic because I have recently realized that I need to re-read some books. I'm not usually much of a re-reader, but creating this post has glaringly pointed out some books that I really need to re-read and see if I still like them as much. I will say, however, that while going through my books I was pleasantly surprised to find that I remember much more than I expected about a lot of books I've really liked--I actually had to dig around to find ones I didn't recall as well.
To make this post, I basically went through my higher rated books on Goodreads and picked the ones I couldn't remember well. This, of course, means that this list doesn't include books that I read before I started using Goodreads, and I'm sure there would be many more if I did. Also, since I can't remember these books all that well, I've added Goodreads links in the titles in case you want to find out more about any of them!
I do remember liking this one, but... I read it when I was in like 8th grade? A freshman in high school? I'm not sure, but I remember being really pleased with it.. and that's about it.
I still remember the concept for this series and I still love it, but I can't remember any specific plot points about what actually happened, and that is really disappointing. Time for a re-read?
I think this book was brilliant and super interesting, and I remember loving it. But as far as the story goes, no specific plot points are remembered.
The funny thing about this one is that I read The Reluctant Fundamentalist (also by Hamid) right around the same time as this one, so why I remember that one and not this one is beyond me.
I gave this book five stars because I apparently really, really liked this book. But do I remember anything other than vague notions of the setting and basic world setup? Nope. I feel like if I really read the synopsis and other reviews I would remember more, but for the sake of just looking at a book and thinking about it, I can't remember It was a neat concept, though (or, I think it was...).
I read this one way back in the days when I was really into my 'drug-themed' books phase (you know, Tweak, Leaving Dirty Jersey, etc...). but this one in particular just is not ringing any bells.
I know that I loved this book, but I just don't remember any details about it. I have actually been planning to re-read this one sometime in the near future.
Looking through my books, I've noticed that I have a hard time remembering events in mainly the second book in a series. Why? No clue. For instance, in addition to this sequel, Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass series) is also the book I remember least in the series, and it just so happens to be the second. I remember the first and third book in The Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy by Rae Carson, but the second one? Nope. (I love this trilogy and highly recommend it, though!)
I think someone might have gotten arrested in this. I could, however, be very wrong. But I mean... it's a legitimate guess considering who is in the book...
Have you read any of these? What did you like but can't remember much about?
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I've seen The Count of Monte Cristo on multiple lists this week. I read it in high school and really don't remember that much of it (but it's also possible that I Cliff's Notes'd it because that was a THING I did with required reading books LOLOLOL). I do love the movie though!ReplyDelete
That's a pretty huge book to read for school--I might've done the same thing if I had to, haha! I've never seen the movie, but I'd like to!Delete
I don't remember Unwind very well either, but I didn't like it very much so it didn't end up on my list, lol. This is a great topic, isn't it?ReplyDelete
Haha, then I guess not remembering it works out okay! It really is, I've enjoyed going back through all of these!Delete
I was surprised how many books I didn't remember much about either! I do have Unwind to read though (for the first time) and I've always kinda wanted to read the Count of Monte Cristo too. Maybe this year!!ReplyDelete
They're both really great, I hope you enjoy them if you do decide to pick them up!Delete
I'm right there with you on The Count of Monte Cristo. One of these days I want to re-read that one, especially since I remember I liked it the first time around.ReplyDelete
Yeah, it seems to be a common one to forget--but it is pretty huge, so that's probably part of it. I hope you have a chance to re-read it!Delete
I read so many classics in school that I barely remember. I think that’s because I read them fast to get them finished by the deadline.ReplyDelete
Aj @ Read All The Things!
Yep, same here! I usually remember one two big events or themes because that's what the instructor would zero in on... and then the rest is a blur. Reading under deadline pressure is always difficult.Delete
I've heard amazing things about Rae's books, but never read them. Also, I applaud you for being able to add 'Monte Cristo' to your "read" list. That book intimidates me like crazy (it's so lengthy - and the print!! So tiny). I do love the story (gotta' love 2 hour film adaptations) though. :)ReplyDelete