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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.*
The Diviners by Libba Bray
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
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
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.
What book did you love but you can not remember much about? I would love to know!
57 thoughts on “TTT- Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Anything/Much About”
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.
The books is actually really good it just did not stick with me for whatever reason. I think you will enjoy it. I never did watch the movie and I really should!
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! 🙂
Thanks! It is really weird. I can remember loving these but I can’t remember why!
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
I really want to reread Secret Life of Bee’s. I have a feeling I will still love it. I loved Memoirs of a Geisha but realistically won’t ever reread it. It is very long!
That is what I thought :/
Oh my to what I remember it is really good! I don’t trust the movie xD but I have really precious memories about that one :3
Great List! There’s so many books that I read and couldn’t remember that there was no way I could choose ten :D.
The Color Purple is on my list this year to read, so I’m glad to hear that you liked it.
It is crazy how quickly I can forget books that I loved! I hope you enjoy The Color Purple!
I have so many books like this! I always say “yeah I loved that book” but can’t recall what actually happened in it haha
I know! It is crazy how that happens!
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.
It happens all of the time and drives me crazy. Definitely going to reread The Time Keeper. It is short too. Perfect for when I am in a slump!
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.
I want to rewatch the movie this year! I just remember a lot of sadness surrounding Angela’s Ashes but not a lot of specifics!
Hahahaha cute review of the Time Keeper! Have you read Tuesdays with Morrie?? It has to be the absolute bestest of Mitch Albom!
I have! I have read all of his books and love them all. I think my favourite is The Five People You Meet in Heaven!
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.
The Time Keeper almost made my list!
What are the chances? I feel like no one talks about that book!
i only read „one day“ from your list and i think i still remember some of it, but i’m not sure 😬
I just saw that the movie is on netflix. Maybe I will watch it to refresh my memory.
i remember crying so much while watching the movie 😅
The Secret Life of Bees is one of my all time favorite reads! I only remember One Day because the ending made me so mad.
I remember thinking it was such a beautiful book. Definitely want to reread it! The end of One Day was just brutal!
I struggled so much with One Day, both the book and the movie!
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I just saw that One Day is on Netflix. I have never seen it so I am thinking about giving it a chance.
Anne Hathaway’s Yorkshire accent is awful!
I really enjoyed Memoirs of a Geisha, and I enjoyed it when I reread it recently even though I was a bit more critical. I also read My Name is Memory and really enjoyed it! I would definitely recommend it as a reread
That is good to hear about Memoirs of a Geisha! I think I will reread My Name is Memory. I remember it be a quick read!
With Memoirs of a Geisha, the most accurate memory I have is from the film’s soundtrack, which I really, really loved. But, like you, I’m not sure how much I remember the actual book…
Oh I don’t remember the soundtrack! I want to rewatch the movie though and I will pay attention to the music!
It’s composed by John Williams and there are some amazing cello solos 😀
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 😮
I forgot about My Name is Memory until I was looking through my Goodreads trying to come up with books for this list!
This happens to me all the time! I find a book in my GoodReads read shelf and I’m like when did I read it???And LIKED it???? Obviously now a title doesn’t come to mind…cause you know I can’t remember 😂
This is so accurate! I went through my goodreads in order to find books for this list and kept thinking “Ah I totally forgot about that book!”
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!!
You should read it! It’s a quick read!
Oh yes, I’ve totally forgotten the story of Under the Never Sky as well! I’ve been meaning to pick up The Diviners series though, I’m glad you enjoyed the book. 🙂 Great list!
Thank you! I think you will love The Diviners! I want to reread it sometime soon and hopefully I will continue on with the series as well.
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.
That happens to so many of the books I read. I know a book is a favourite if the majority of the details stick with me!
Man, I haven’t read Memoirs of a Geisha in years but definitely remember enjoying it. Makes me tempted to pick it up again and read it as an adult rather than as an angry teenager to see if my view on it has changed with age.
I read it as a teen as well. I am so curious to see what we would both think of it now!
LOL at the amount of times I say something will stay with me for a while/forever. Let’s just admit that I always remember the feelings, but actual details of the story? That is a WHOLE other matter haha
That is exactly it! I will remember how it made me feel and that I loved it but not really much else!
I read Memoirs of a Geisha when it came out as well. I remember really liking it as well. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.
I feel like there was a time where everyone was reading it!
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.
I can not believe how long is takes for those sequels to come out! We have read a lot of the same books!
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. 😂
I want to continue with the rest of the series as well. It feels like it has taken forever for the sequels to be released. That is interesting that you hated Under the Never Sky the second time around. I wonder what I would think about it now!
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🤔.
Those are two books I really want to reread! I want to watch Memoirs of Geisha, because if I am being honest with myself I will never reread it!
hehehe that’s so ironic about my name is memory!
I know! I had to laugh at that!