I’m back with participating in Top Ten Tuesday now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is those books that you love, but for the life of you, you really cannot remember much about those books due to time eroding information from your mind. For me, I read a lot as a kid, so many of these books are lost to my newly adulted mind due to time.
- A Wrinkle in Time
I’m not sure if it’s the fact that the trailer for the Disney movie is inconsistent with the actual book or that I’ve just completely forgotten the details of the plot of this book, but when I watched that trailer for the movie coming out soon, it seemed very unfamiliar to me. I think the main idea and plot seem pretty familiar, but everything else is scattered in my mind. To be fair, I did read this book at a very young age and LOVED it. I should really pick it up again.
- The City of Ember
Do you guys remember reading this series? I remember highly enjoying the first installment, getting bored by the second installment, and then never following through with the rest of the series. It was pretty popular for quite a bit, but I don’t remember the rest of the series taking off in the same way the first book did.
I adored this series! I still remember the basic premise of how the main character was able to manipulate the written word in a supernatural way. The specific events and trials that she goes through, however, are now lost to me.
- The Mysterious Benedict Society
This was such a fun read, but the many specificities of the plot are now lost to me. I’d definitely consider rereading this book though. I can’t even remember if I read the sequel to this book…
- A Series of Unfortunate Events
I didn’t realize how much I didn’t remember about this book until I started watching the Netflix series. Whoops. (I highly recommend the series, by the way).
I think I only read this book because a friend of mine was reading it. I can’t even trust myself to remember the basic premise of this but all I remember is liking it. I think this was one of the first times I was introduced to a female character in a young adult book that had masculine characteristics that were praised rather than made fun of, so that’s pretty cool.
- The Host
I read this book unaware that the author was the same woman who had penned Twilight. All I know it’s kinda creepy and it has aliens in it. I really enjoyed it though!
- Anne of Green Gables
Again, I know the basic premise. But the other characters besides Anne, however, I can’t remember a thing about.
- The Last of the Mohicans
I read this book more recently than the rest of the books on this list. Although, I did read it at 1 or 2 AM in the morning and there were several instances in which I fell asleep reading it. Whether I fell asleep out of boredom, exhaustion, or some combination between the two, I can’t say (because I don’t really remember what this book was about).
- Stuart Little
I have a good excuse for not remembering this book: I was in the third grade when I read it. Again, the basic idea of a little kid having his talking pet mouse as a friend sticks in my mind. All other details are lost or have been supplanted by the details of the movie.