TTT- Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Anything/Much About

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” I can not be the only person who forgets books so easily! There are some books that I know that I loved but I hardly remember anything about them. I remember the basic plot of most of them but not a lot of the details. Maybe it is time I reread a few of these!

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

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I read Memoirs of a Geisha when it was all the rage and I remember really loving it. I even saw the movie when it came out, but still I have a very vague memory of what the story is about. I have heard some mixed opinions on this book recently, so I wonder what I would think about it now.

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

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Just like Memoirs of a Geisha, I read The Secret Life of Bees when it was really popular and I remember watching the movie. I remember even less about this book than I remember about Memoirs of a Geisha. I do know that I really enjoyed it at the time!

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

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I read this book in grade 9, and it really affected me. Even thinking about it now it makes me very sad, but I only remember the basic plot points. I have been wanting to reread Angela Ashes for years but I do not think my heart is ready.

One Day by David Nicholls

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One Day was popular a few years ago, and I really loved it. The only thing that I remember about it is the ending- which was devastating! I do not recall anything that happened during the rest of the novel.

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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I know that this book was beautiful, and it made an impact on me when I read it high school. I hate to admit that I do not remember a lot about it. It is now a Broadway musical and it has inspired me to reread it sometime soon.

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares

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The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants is one of my favourite series, and I remember that series so clearly. I was so excited when My Name is Memory came out and I really enjoyed it. Thinking about it now, I do not remember a single thing about it. This is ironic considering the title of this book.

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

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I have read and loved every single Mitch Albom novel. The Time Keeper was one of my favourites, but I forget a lot of what happens. I had to laugh at my Goodreads review on this book that I wrote in 2013-

Mitch Albom never seems to disappoint. This is certainly another winner. This novel may not be for everyone, but it is throught provoking and will stay with me forever.*

*apparently not!

The Diviners by Libba Bray

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I remember The Diviners being magical and beautiful and I really loved it. However, if you asked me to give you a synopsis, I think that I would struggle.

Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

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I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway, and I was not sure what to expect. I read it in one sitting and loved it! I could give you the basics, but I have forgotten so much about it and it is driving me crazy!

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

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I can remember little things about this book- especially about the characters because they are so amazing. The actual plot is just not coming to me. I absolutely loved this book but I never continued on with the series for reason unknown.

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What book did you love but you can not remember much about? I would love to know!

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57 thoughts on “TTT- Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Anything/Much About

  1. Haven’t read it, but the film version of The Colour Purple was amazing! I still have flashbacks to some pretty great scenes. Sorry to hear to book was meh. I wanted to read it for one of the topics on my reading challenge.

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  2. Interesting topic this week! I haven’t read any of these but I can relate to really loving books I actually don’t remember much of, and it’s so weird xD I mean, I should recall most of it if I ended up enjoying it so much but not really.
    Great choices! 🙂

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  3. The Secret Life of Bees is such a beautiful story! I liked it so much and I have wanted to read it again! I haven’t read Memoirs of a Geisha but I have had it close to buy it a few times ($$) and The Color Purple :3 I have heard so many things… hmmm but I think those are too big to reread?? maybe? XD

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  4. Forgetting books is never fun, especially when you know you loved them so much! It’s like, how can you forget your favorite books? It happens, sadly. 😦 The Time Keeper should have made my list too! I loved that book so much and don’t remember much. Time for a reread! haha.

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  5. Great list! The only reason I remember much about Memoirs of a Geisha is because I’ve seen the movie so many times that when I finally read the book I kept thinking about all of the differences lol. I really love Angela’s Ashes but like you, can’t really remember much about it.

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      1. Really? I see it in bookstories so often and also in my library but Idk why I could never get myself to read it. I believe for Albom’s books, you need to have a good amount of time and concentration to really get into it.

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  6. SO TRUE on the secret life of bees and my name is memory!!! i actually forgot the latter so fully that i didn’t remember i’d ever read it until i just saw it in this post. wild 😮

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  7. Wow, I was given One Day from my Twitter friend a year ago but haven’t read it. So the ending is devastating!! Now, Kristin, you’ve just whetted my appetite!!

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  8. I have The Secret Life of Bees on my bookshelf. I haven’t gotten around to it, but I hope to one day. I think I watched the movie??

    Some of mine on my list I remember a hint of setting or some basic premise (mountain? ghost? time travel? cop?) but I really had a whole lot of nothing, too. I know one of them I really liked, but now thinking back on it I guess it didn’t stand the test of time.

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  9. Oh, The Diviners! I loved it at the time, but by the time the sequel came out, I couldn’t remember enough of the plot details to keep going. I know The Secret Life of Bees is a big blank for me as well. Runaway girl (maybe?), honey, sisters… I don’t know. One Day has stuck in my memory better than some others, and so has Memoirs of a Geisha and Angela’s Ashes.

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  10. Ooh, I love The Diviners! I don’t remember much about it either, but I should since I really want to continue on with the rest of the series! 😅 I vividly remember most of Under The Never Sky, but that’s only because I read it twice and I hated it a lot the second time around, so I remember all the stuff that made me want to throw the book. 😂

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  11. I have Under the Never Sky and The Diviners on my TBR! Lately I’ve heard many people talking really good things about it, but it’s a shame you don’t remember them (even though those things tend to happen, haha!).
    I’ve watched Memoirs of a Geisha and it was such a beautiful movie, but I think I won’t like the book that much so I haven’t picked it up🤔.

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