I’m usually okay with remembering books. Usually, I’m such a slow reader that I really soak everything up and remember really obscure details. But sometimes, especially with audiobooks, I’ll go through a book too quickly or too slowly and the entire plot fizzles away, even if I really enjoyed it while reading.
Today I’m linking up with That Artsy Reader Girl for a Top Ten Tuesday!
This week’s theme: Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Anything/Much About
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda // Becky Abertalli
I don’t know what happened when I listened to this, but I was loving it so much that I couldn’t put it down, and then I promptly forgot pretty much every single detail once I finished. Seriously, I couldn’t tell you anything about this book other than internet…gay lovers…identity mystery. I watch the trailer and it looks good I guess but I remember exactly 0% of what is shown. But I rated it 5 stars when I finished it??
The Night Circus // Erin Morgenstern
This was a beautifully written book. I remember being awed by it. I also remember being very confused by the time jumps. I listened to this one on audio, spread out over a long time period because it coincided with NaNoWriMo, and a lot of the plot was lost on me. I definitely plan to reread (I finally bought I physical copy a few months ago).
The Handmaid’s Tale // Margaret Atwood
I read this years ago (before it got big from Hulu) and really liked it, but I have no memory of what went down. I remember that we never learn the narrator’s real name and I thought that was really powerful, but other than that I’ve only got bits and pieces. I’d like to see the show someday, but we don’t have Hulu so that will have to wait.
The Bell Jar // Sylvia Plath
Much like every teenager to 20-something female, I’m a huge Sylvia Plath fan. I love her writing.
But for some reason…the Bell Jar didn’t have the same effect on me that her poetry does, and I don’t remember much about it. (I mean, I know the basic story because it’s semi-autobiographical, but I don’t remember how it’s portrayed.)
Flowers for Algernon // Daniel Keyes
This book kind of brought my husband and me together, in a way. I let him borrow it when I went on my Europe trip. While I was gone, he read the whole thing and wrote me notes on Facebook and kind of realized his feelings for me. I read it when I got back home, and I remember it being very moving, but I don’t remember the details.
Nineteen Minutes // Jodi Picoult
I went on a little Jodi Picoult kick in high school and this one was my favorite of those I read. It devastated me and I remember recommending it to a ton of people. I know the basic premise, but I’ve forgotten what happens in the aftermath. Most Picoult books are centered around a court case, and I just don’t remember that part of this book (other than one of the main characters was the judge).
Velocity // Dean Koontz
I also read this book in high school (my first…and so far only…Koontz novel). It was chilling and full of mystery, but all I remember about it is the big revelation the main character has at the end.
The Lunar Chronicles & Heartless // Marissa Meyer
I’ve listened to every Marissa Meyer book on audio (except Renegades). I’ve loved every one of them (except Renegades). But somehow, I’ve forgotten all the details (except Renegades…ugh!). What’s the plot of Cinder? What happened in Heartless? I have no idea. Definitely time for a reread. (I now have physical copies of both!)
Everything Leads to You // Nina LaCour
It hasn’t even been a year since I read this book and I know I loved it because I had to talk myself out of giving it 5 stars when I finished. It was such a pleasant read. But if you asked me what it was about…I’d say something like, movies? a mystery redhead? f/f romance?
Emmy & Oliver // Robin Benway
Again, I just read this last year, and I know the basic premise is that Oliver was kidnapped as a child and comes back years later. Emmy was his childhood friend. She likes surfing. I’m not sure how these things are connected to each other.
What book did you like but can’t remember very well?