Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently hosted on That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is ‘Books I liked But Can’t Remember Anything About’. For most of the books on my list, this is probably just because it’s been so long since I’ve read them, not because the books weren’t good, and this won’t be in any particular order. So, without further ado…
10. The Chronicles of Narnia
I think everyone’s heard of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and I was a massive fan of this book as I child… I just don’t have a clue what happened in any of the other books. I do remember that my interest in the series faded as the series went on, so that might have something to do with it.
I remember loving this book as a child. What I don’t remember, is the plot. Not one single thing.
8. I Am Number Four
This is another book where I started to lose interest as the series went on, but I really enjoyed the premise overall. I know this book has something to do with aliens, but apart from that, I’m unsure what happens in this book.
7. Beautiful Creatures
Because of the film, I remember the basic plot of the first book, but I can’t remember any of the events of the rest of the series. I would re-read this series, but I remember being heavily disappointed with the finale, so perhaps I’ll give it a miss.
6. The Darkest Minds
Why don’t I remember this book??? It’s sitting on my shelf right now, and I know I’ve read it, but I can’t remember anything apart from the fact that it features teenagers with powers. Once I get through the monster that is my TBR pile, I’m definitely giving this a re-read!
5. Chaos Walking Trilogy
I’ve made it very clear on my blog how much I love Patrick Ness, and in particular this series, but most of my memories of the series comes from the first two books. With regards to Monsters of Men, I don’t remember anything except for the very ending. Since the anniversary of the series is coming up, I am definitely going to give this a re-read.
4. A Dance With Dragons
Have you ever watched a film or TV adaptation that has completely wiped your memory of the book it’s based on? Because that’s the case for me and Game of Thrones. As both the show and the books have progressed, they’ve gone further apart in terms of plot, making it more difficult to separate both in my mind. Since I’ve watched the show more recently, the events of the show are more ingrained in my mind than the books.
3. The Infernal Devices
Yes, yes, I know. I’ve been very vocal on my blog about how much I love The Infernal Devices, which is true, but, again, a lot of memories are from the first two books in the series. Out of all the series on this list, I remember these the most, but another re-read of this series is definitely in order.
2. Throne of Glass
So, Tower of Dawn was released a few months ago, but I couldn’t read it, because I forgot a lot of what happened in the previous books. This tends to happen with me a lot, especially with a longer series, so I’m going to wait till the final book in the series is released, then read the whole thing.
1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
This is probably the most surprising for me! This goes back to the Game of Thrones problem where the film is more ingrained in my brain than the book. I know there are a lot more details in the books than there are in the films, and Harry Potter is at the top of my list of books/series I need to re-read.
I’m curious to know what others would put on their lists, so leave your thoughts in the comments!