Welcome back to Top 5 Wednesday, the weekly posts documenting books and book-related goodness based on a particular topic.
I say weekly but in truth, it is a while since I have done any Top 5 Wednesday posts. I don’t know what exactly happened to make me forget about it but it just slipped under the radar. Anyway, I want to get back into doing these on a regular basis so let’s get off to a good start!
This week’s topic is “Forgettable Books” and Sam from Thoughts on Tomes (YT) describes this simply as the books we don’t remember even if we loved or hated them at the time. In truth, this could be a lot of books. Unless I re-read a book, I do really struggle to remember everything about it and even then, I’ll forget something. It is something I am working on and hope to eventually conquer.
Anyway, I am positive I’ll be able to remember some titles for this post so let’s get started!
5. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton.
The only thing I can remember about this novel is that I was reading it on the plane to America for a school history trip in 2007. It was also one of the first Adult novels I read. Whilst I can’t remember any of the characters or the story, I know I liked it because I’ve continued to read similar Adult historical fiction novels, and I have all of Kate Morton’s other books on my shelf! I even made sure I purchased her newest release (The Lake House) when it came out in 2015.
The only remedy for this forgetfulness is to re-read the book and soon. I just hope I still like it!
4. Residue by Laury Falter
Not going to lie, the few aspects I remember about this book and series and are the Romeo and Juliet style love story, witchcraft, and the main characters from Laury Falter’s Guardians series cameo in the final book.
I know I found this series whilst scouring the kindle store and really loved it. I was in a YA paranormal kick at the time so that could have been part of it! In fact, I remember binge-reading it when I had a few rare moments to spare during my final year of university. Now is the first time I’ve thought about it for a while, and as the books are still on my Kindle, I wonder if I’ll ever get around to re-reading it.
3. Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
The fact that I can’t remember anything about this book says more about my reading habits when it comes to Tess Gerritsen books and not the content as a whole. I find all her plots so enthralling (apart from The Mephisto Club and Ice Cold) that I’m swept away by the pace and I don’t retain many details. This is bad considering how much I like Tess Gerritsen as an author. However, I am only one book away from this in my re-read of the entire series so hopefully, I’ll be able to remind myself of this plot very soon.
4. The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
This book is at the opposite end of the spectrum to Die Again. I know I read this in its entirety but I was so bored that I didn’t get anything from it. I’m actually glad I don’t remember what happened because the last thing I want to do is revisit something so dull and lifeless.
5. Eldest by Christopher Paolini
To be honest, I could pick any book from The Inheritance Cycle but I do remember little bits from both Eragon and Inheritance. When it comes to the likes of Eldest and Brisingr, I remember nothing. I know I found it very complex and dense, and I couldn’t quite take in the world so that probably explains a lot of the forgetfulness. I have intended on re-reading the whole series for a while now but compared to the other book on this list, it is not a major priority
And that is that. I actually found this particular topic harder than I thought. It took me a while to look at all the books on my shelf and on Goodreads that I was struggling to remember. Maybe my memory is not as bad as I deem it to be. Quelle surprise!
What are some of your forgettable books?
Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!