Top Ten Tuesday is hosted each week by That Artsy Reader Girl and allows us to combine our love of books with our love of lists. This week’s topic is: Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Anything/Much About.
I know this happens to everyone. Or at least I hope it does. But sometimes I’ll read a book and gush about it as soon as I’m done and then at some point down the road someone will ask me about it and I’ll have absolutely no idea what it was about. I wish it didn’t happen as often as it does but it’s definitely not a completely rare occurrence. I blame it on both how many books I read in a year and my already bad memory. But with all of that said, here are some books that I KNOW I really enjoyed but without reading their synopses on Goodreads, I don’t remember much about them. So please don’t ask me about them.
- Golden by Jessi Kirby: I loved this one when it came out but looking back at just the cover, I remember almost nothing. After rereading the synopsis, I remember what I loved about it but I wish I could remember the characters more because I remember really liking them and their journey.
- The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay: I remember this one blowing me away but I really wish I could remember why. I need to do a reread of this one because I loved it so much (as does almost everyone) and I want to remember why. I should borrow the audiobook.
- Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller: I picked this one up as soon as I could because I had loved Something Like Normal by Doller so much. I remember that one really well but this one is a little more rough for me. I do remember that it takes place in Tarpon Springs, FL because I randomly visited there about a year after I read this.
- Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout: This whole series is now just random highlights of two guys being in love with the same girl and they all have powers or are really good fighters. Devils and angels. Or demons and hunters. I’m not really sure. It’s been a few years since I read the first several but never ended up reading the last one. I can’t decide if I want to revisit it or not.
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore: I remember loving this and thinking the main characters was such a badass but other than her killing people and maybe some royalty and backstabbing mixed in, there aren’t a lot of specifics when I think about this one. I really should reread it and then read the next two books because I remember being really excited about them. But you know what happened, just never got to them.
- Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas: It has been years since I read this and I think I was even a little confused for the first half of this book even while I was reading it. I was also a little bored. I was switching between the audiobook and the ARC and it ended up being a mess for me. But about halfway through I remember just not being able to put it down. I sort of wish I could remember why. Also, I haven’t read any more in the series since so if I do decide to pick it up, I’ll definitely have to reread the first three.
- Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott: When I was looking through my read shelf on Goodreads for books for this list, I saw this and literally could not remember a single thing about it. But I gave it four stars?! After reading the synopsis I remembered a little but still not much and I, of course, left no review for it so I can’t even read about why I liked it so much. Also, no one talks about this one so there really isn’t much info on it out there for me.
- Crewel by Gennifer Albin: I remember this being one of those early YA series where they all kind of followed the same plotline but with different subjects and special abilites. But I also remember thinking it was a crazy ride of a story. But I cannot remember anything else about it. Just fabric and weaving time or something. Again, it’s the only book in the series I read so I’m sure that has something to do with not remembering as well. I don’t think this is one I’ll go back to. I feel bad about some of the older books and how they get lost among the hundreds of new releases every month but I just think they aged really quickly. And this is one I have no desire to revisit.
- Timepiece by Myra McEntire: This is the second book in the Hourglass series and I actually really liked both of them but while I remember the first one, I don’t remember much of the second one. It was one of my first time travel series and I really need to reread this and finally read the last one as well and see if it’s held up after all of these years. It’s so weird going back to early YA and seeing how much has changed.
- Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally: I don’t know what happened when I read this but I loved it, like all of Kenneally’s books, but this one didn’t stick with me like the rest of them. I know it’s about a soccer player who got kicked out of her old school but after that, there’s nothing. I’m going to have to reread it at some point. And maybe even start from the beginning again because this series is one of my favorites.
Do you forget what happened in books you really liked too?