Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This week’s theme is:
January 23: Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Anything/Much About
I laughed when I read this one, because there are so many books that I remember thoroughly enjoying, but if you asked me to describe the plot I’d draw a blank. Just a few of these are:
Some of these books I read back in high school and it’s been so long that I’ve forgotten all but the major plot points. I remember that specific death in HP6. I remember Gangsey shenanigans in Blue Lily, Lily Blue. I remember sword wielding battles in Heir of Fire (or was that Crown of Midnight? Or just every book in the Throne of Glass series?), and four thousand characters in A Clash of Kings. But I don’t remember the exact plot details and character personas. I can remember the feelings of excitement and tension I had while reading them, but not why I was feeling those emotions.
I feel think there was some serious drama in City of Glass? I’m relatively certain that nothing actually happened in Hedda Gabler, though. If anyone can actually remember the specifics of what happened in Across the Nightingale Floor, please let me know, because I loved that book, but no longer own a copy.
Which books do you remember liking at the time, but have now completely forgotten (except a plot twist or two)? Are there any that you read years ago, but still stick in your mind vividly? (If so, what’s your secret?)
13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I loved but have somehow forgotten everything about”
It’s funny you mentioned Blue Lily, Lily Blue cause that’s the one I remember most in the series. It’s actually the Dream Thieves I don’t remember as clearly, beyond Ronan’s shenanigans haha.
That’s so weird because I remember *so much more* of The Dream Thieves than Blue Lily, Lily Blue! Maybe we need to compare notes and jog each other’s memories haha!
How could you not remember everything that happens in HBP?! It is the BEST one! Agreed with Blue Lily, Lily Blue, though. I have no idea and it’s putting me off reading the last book and actually finishing the series…
I’m sorry Alice! I just only really remember *that one thing* and little else! I remember so much more of the other books, so I’m not sure why this one’s slipped through my memory. Maybe it’s time for a re-read 😉
I’d definitely finish The Raven Cycle if you can – the last book is worth it and has some pretty satisfying conclusions. 🙂
I don’t remember any of the Mortal Instruments books, I read them so long ago 😂 I actually just read The Importance of Being Earnest for AP Lit this year, it’s a fun play!
Ahaha that’s pretty much the same as me – I remember some of the more crucial plot points and character development, but I can’t always remember which book they happened in! I can remember really liking The Importance of Being Earnest when I read it, but it’s been so long now that I barely remember any of it, other than some of the family and identity drama?
For me, it has to be John Green books, especially Looking For Alaska. I read it way back in High School and I remember major plot points, but not much else
I’d definitely agree with Looking for Alaska – it’s quite forgettable unfortunately. I remember TFIOS and Paper Towns much more clearly!
I do too but I also re-read them for when the movies were coming out
This happens all the time to me!! I really enjoyed The Raven Cycle, but looking back I can only really remember the major plot points – I think they’re more ‘in the moment’ kind of books
Ahaha I’m glad it’s not just me! Yeah, I remember some of The Raven Cycle books more than others; I remember a lot of The Dream Thieves and The Raven King, but not much of the other two! I definitely agree with your comment about them being ‘in the moment books’, I felt so immersed in the world while I was reading them and now I remember so little.
I remember really enjoying Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit too, but I can’t remember anything about it (other than the main character being named after the author!). I’m yet to read Hedda Gabler, but have studied A Doll’s House twice – even though I’ve dedicated that much time to it, the plot details are still hazy in my mind.
Aww no, that’s pretty much exactly the same as me! I think I read it so quickly that I didn’t retain much of the story in the long run. I’ve not read A Doll’s House, but I’ve seen mixed reviews for it. Did you enjoy it when you picked it up?