This week, we are talking about forgettable books.
Raise your hand if you remember each and every book you read.
If you do, bravo to you.
Sometimes, I come across movies that I’m not entirely sure that I watched before. Same with books, until I look at the cover hard enough or read the blurb. I’m not the kind of reader who memorizes whole passages from the things I read. I don’t have the best memory when it comes to things that matter. But I can tell you each and every single Gunpla I own, what scale and how much I paid for it. XD
And then there are those books that I simply… forgot. Those books that simply didn’t leave any kind of impression on me, content-wise. Sure, I can remember a beautiful cover or a new way of storytelling. I can remember why I picked up that book at the first place. But if you ask me what it was about? I’ll search for it on GoodReads for you.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children trilogy by Ransom Riggs.
Yes, the whole trilogy. I read this at the right time — waaaay before that Tim Burton movie (with the same name, totally different plot), way before people were starting to talk about its interesting pictures. I loved it. It was magical and upon the release of the next two books, I devoured them all in one sitting. But now, years later, after all the hype… I have no flippin’ clue what Hollow City and Library of Souls are about. Thanks to the movie, I can still remember the first book — and my memory is very different from what I saw on screen. Really, I draw a blank every time I try to recall the events of the 2nd and 3rd books. Maybe I should rethink my ratings, yeah?
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.
Probably my least favorite Dan Brown book. The only thing I remember is the scene where Langdon is lying down on some scaffolding and then the painting above his head finally made sense. I can’t remember specifics. Also, is that the one where there was a kidnapping scene in the Philippines? I can’t be too sure.
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers.
The 2nd book in the trilogy about assassin nuns. I vaguely remember the male love interest was this huge beast bear of a man. And that’s about it. I’m not opposed to re-reading this trilogy though.
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi.
I feel a bit bad about this because I absolutely loved the second book. And yet, the only things I recall from this book is how much my head hurt from all the flowery writing and that obnoxious talking horse. For the life of me, I cannot remember anything else about this book.
The Wrath and the Dawn duology by Renee Ahdieh.
The only thing I remember about these books? The cover. Yup.
How bad are you? XD