Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a topic, and you choose ten book related things to answer the topic.
I found it very difficult to limit myself to just five books! I struggle to remember most things and could do with a reread of A LOT. However, I also want to read all of the new books coming out every day – not enough time to do all the reading I want to do!
1. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Sooooo, I have a ton of friends insisting I hurry up and read the newest book in The Stormlight Archive, Oathbringer. Only…. I can’t remember anything (except maybe two plot points) about the first two books! I did love them and devour them, but the books are so big I’ve been putting off my reread….
2. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
This book is amazing. All I remember is the beginning though – a boy is taken to a library of forgotten books and told to take one, to remember it, and to keep its memory alive. BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS ARE THE BEST! Anyway, I remember some creepy stuff happening and a pretty intense sex scene (I was twelve when I first read it…) and desperately want to reread this book (I have reread it twice and still it slips through the cracks of my mind)!
3. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
This book is beautifully written and a really intriguing fantasy series. A boy goes to university to learn magic and we know right from the outset that he has become a reclusive hero. But I do not remember details – I think I read these books too quickly! I want to reread, but also kind of want to wait until details of the third book emerge? But that might take FOREVER.
4. Possession by A. S. Byatt
I originally read this book for school. I remember loving it, this love story between two poets. It was so intricate! I bought myself a copy at a second hand book fair a few years ago with the intention to reread, and I would like to get around to it!
5. The Book of Lies by James Moloney
A favourite series from childhood. I remember (vaguely) that it was about three children who get manipulated by some rogues? (This could be very very wrong…) But a friend recently gifted me the whole series – time to check my suspicions!
1. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
I know when I read this book I loved it and was really intrigued by the world and the characters. But by the time the next book came out, I had already forgotten everything that had made me love it. I will definitely be rereading this sometime this year so that I can continue on in the series.
2. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
I am in the same situation for this book as I am for Snow Like Ashes. Funnily enough I even read both these books in the same month when I did read them for the first time all those years ago. This one I just remember the general plot in that there are two main male characters. One is the prince the main character ran away from on her wedding day, and the other is the assassin sent out to kill her because she ran away, and you’re not quite sure who is who.
3. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I love the Grisha trilogy a lot, but it has definitely been a series I have forgotten the intricacies of in the many years since I devoured it. I remember elements of it – The Darkling, Nikolai, Mal and Alina for instance – but there are so many details I have forgotten and would love to return to.
4. The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
This is one of those books that completely took me by surprise with how much I enjoyed it. It definitely is not the most amazing book in the world, but I have fond memories of reading it and just feeling really entertained by it. I have the vaguest recollection of what happens in it – I know that the characters end up in quite a few cities in the world and I’m pretty sure there’s a secret society but that’s about all I can remember.
5. Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier
The Ruby Red trilogy is one of my all-time favourite series. It is so much fun – even on rereads the books can get me laughing my head off. I was so excited when Gier’s other YA trilogy begun to be translated into English. All I can remember of Dream a Little Dream is that it reminded me a little of The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. This is a series I really want to finish this year so I can’t wait to do a reread and remind myself what made me love the first time around.
What books did you love but can’t remember?