Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. Each week I will make a list of 10 books, authors or other bookish things surrounding a certain topic. Today, we’re talking books we really enjoyed but can’t really remember much of.
I’m not going to lie, this is a frequently occurring problem for me with series. I read the first book and end up loving it. Then I wait a while before picking up the next book and before I know it, 2 years have passed and I’ve forgotten everything that happened in the first book. That doesn’t mean it’s a forgettable book at all. I just happen to have a terrible memory -and I read quite a lot.
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles #1) by Patrick Rothfuss // I want to kick myself for this one. It’s been so long since I read the first book that I can barely remember anything that happens. I only remember the big storylines (vaguely, at that). I just remember really enjoying it. So I’ll have to re-read it before moving on to the sequel. But these books are SO LONG! Re-reading this thing will take up so much of my time.
A Game of Thrones (ASOIAF #1) by George R.R. Martin // HAHAHAHA, help me. I actually remember the first books pretty well because I’ve read them multiple times. Don’t ask me what happened in book 4 and 5. The mix of TV show and books got me so confused, and it’s been about 6 years since I’ve read them. I’ll have to re-read them before the next book comes out. Then again, that may not be in the next decade.
Dreamer’s Pool (Blackthorn & Grim #1) by Juliet Marillier // Another book I really loved! I actually wanted to continue the series immediately but didn’t own the sequel -and didn’t want to buy books at the time. I’ve just purchased it and now I definitely need to continue. Will probably have to re-read this one too.
City of Stairs (The Divine Cities #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett // Anyone see a trend here? I read so much and SO MUCH happens in these epic fantasy books that I tend to just erase the details from my mind months/years later. Not a problem at all, unless they’re part of a series and you really want to read the sequels too.
Paladin (Paladin #1) by Sally Slater // I feel really bad about this one. I got this for review from the author, and ended up really loving it. Now every time I want to rave about it, I feel slightly guilty because I’ve forgotten so much? I feel like I can only recommend this after re-reading it, for some reason. It’s kind of ridiculous because I shouldn’t have to justify my recommendation -and especially not to myself. I enjoyed it when I read it. Shouldn’t that be enough?
Sunbolt (Sunbolt Chronicles #1) by Intisar Khanani // I read this one almost 3 years ago, so I hope you can forgive me for being hazy on the details. I do remember absolutely adoring this book -and the sequel, for that matter. Will definitely re-read in the future.
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers // I read this trilogy when I just got back into reading in 2013. 4 years ago! Can you believe that?? I’m so excited to hear Robin LaFevers will continue the series, but I think I’ll have to re-read these first.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth // This was already on my need-to-re-read list for 2018 because it’s being adapted into a movie. I adored this book when I read it years ago, even though a lot of people said it was too slow for them. I remember the main points of the story, but not the details or side characters.
The Spirit Thief (Legend of Eli Monpress #1) by Rachel Aaron // I think I’ve forgotten so much of this series because I binge-read all 5 books in only a little over a week. They were just so addictive!
The Dark Mirror (Bridei Chronicles #1) by Juliet Marillier // Finally, one I actually feel justified putting on the list. I think I read this when I was like 13 or 14. Which was 9 or 10 years ago. I just freaked myself out when I wrote that sentence. Anyway, I can’t be expected to remember intricate details of a story I read 10 years ago. I barely remember anything from 10 years ago.
Have you read any of these?
I’m definitely planning on re-reading all of these at some point in the (near) future.
Which books do you love, even though you barely remember anything from them?