Goodreads Books I Don’t Remember: Part 1

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book. I couldn’t think of anything significant for this since most of the reasons are typical responses (cover, synopsis, author, recommendations, etc.) So instead of doing a Top Ten Tuesday post this week, I’m going to jump onto a fun idea I saw from Nicole @ Book-Wyrm-Knits: Goodreads Books I Don’t Remember.

(There are actually a few of April’s Top Ten Tuesday prompts I don’t have ideas for, so I might be posting a little differently this month.)

Since I have a lot of books I’ve added without concrete read dates, I’m only starting with books that I supposedly read since I created a Goodreads account, not all the books I read as a kid that I added later. Here are the first ten I don’t remember:

Fang by James Patterson: I have a vague memory of reading this but after book four or five of the Maximum Ride series, they all blur together and I don’t remember which book I stopped on. I think it was this one, but I couldn’t tell you what happens in it.

Remote Control by Jack Heath: This is a sequel to another book I don’t really remember. I know it was about a spy and their code names were from a deck of cards, but nothing else. The covers are cool, though.

Illuminated by Matthew Bronleewe: Something about an old book… that’s all I’ve got.

Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione by Chuck Black: I think I read this because it was about a knight and a castle, but I don’t even know what happened. I do remember being sorely disappointed in it.

Just Another Girl by Melody Carlson: I’ve read so many Melody Carlson books that they kind of all just blur together in the end. Just Another Melody Carlson Book, I guess.

Lord Sunday by Garth Nix: The only thing I can remember about this book is I was angry with the ending. I waited to so long to read through all the “days” and this is what I get?! I don’t even remember what I got, but it wasn’t what I wanted.

Ellen Tibbits by Beverly Cleary: I’m usually good at remembering Beverly Cleary books, but I didn’t read this one over and over like I did the Ramona or Henry Huggins books.

Otis Spofford by Beverly Cleary: Same as Ellen Tibbits, I don’t remember this book at all.

The Siege of Macindaw (and other Rangers Apprentice books) by John Flanagan: There are so many Rangers Apprentice books and I read so many of them that I cannot remember most of them. I don’t think I finished the series because I got to a point where I was just done and the author was still writing more.

Found by Margaret Haddix Peterson: I honestly have no idea what this book is about. I stared at the cover for a long time trying to remember, and it doesn’t look familiar at all. The author’s name sounds familiar, though.

Which books on your Goodreads list do you have trouble remembering?



12 thoughts on “Goodreads Books I Don’t Remember: Part 1

    • Oh man, there are so many like that for me too. There are books I read probably like a month ago and don’t remember that well. BUT then there will be a book I read when I was 10 and I could tell you everything about it. It’s weird. Brains and memory are weird.

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    • I know! This is just ten from my first year on Goodreads (2011!) I can’t imagine how many more books will be included on this ongoing list.


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