Top 5 Wednesday: Forgettable Books


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This week's Top 5 Wednesday topic: 
Forgettable Books
Whether you liked them or not at the time, 
these are the books you just don't really remember.

I was actually going to skip this week's T5W because I was pretty sure I had no books to fit the topic. But when I started checking GoodReads... oh yeah, there were way more than five. Apparently some were so forgettable that I just forgot about them completely. Ha. These aren't necessarily bad books, and I didn't always dislike them (except when I did), but they were just... forgettable.


I know this was a YA contemporary - and it might have had a religious aspect (don't quote me on that) but I remember nothing about the story. I gave it 3.5 stars on GoodReads but I seemed wishy-washy about that.

This one felt so generic that truly nothing about it stood out or was memorable. I rated it 2.5 on GoodReads.

It's possible I only picked this one up because it featured the same cover models as my beloved Lux series. I can't tell you what this one was about - only that there was no Daemon Black to be found.
I mean, with a title like that is it any wonder... ?
Another YA contemporary. Another 2.5 star rating. Don't remember a thing. 


Have you read any of these?
Have you read books that 
you remember nothing about?

22 comments

  1. hahah you are terrible! Yes that title says it all! I remember having so much anticipation for Bad Romance! The cover was out of this world!

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    1. Bad Romance = dreamy cover. Unfortunately it also = forgettable story. lol

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  2. I actually loved Truest---just goes to show how books can affect people differently! :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. I'm thinking was you and/or Shannon that got me to read Truest. You both loved it so I decided to give it a go. Perfect case of how not every book is for every body. :)

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  3. Oh gosh, that's kind of funny you don't remember much about a book called Forget Me. LOL I'm sure I have a lot of these if I went back and looked at books I've read in the past. Some books, even if I really loved them, are hard for me to remember just because I read SO much.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Yeah, pretty literal, right? LOL I tend to have a pretty good memory for characters and even details but you're right, sometimes there are just so many books it's impossible to keep them all straight.

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  4. None of these books registered with me at all except the Harrington book, I vaguely remember it. The others...nope nada...

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    1. Ha! Too funny that the one you recall is the one I forgot. :)

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  5. I haven't read any but I do have Truest on my shelf. One day I'll get to it . . .maybe!

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    1. Hopefully you'll love Truest - I know Shannon and Nicole did, so I'm in the minority there.

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  6. I read zero of these. I never really thought about a book as forgettable. There is always something about a book, that keeps me reading it. If there is no hook, I usually DNF.

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    1. I don't mind DNF'ing but I guess each of these seemed to have promise at the time. It's just that looking back there was nothing memorable about them.

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  7. I haven't read any of these...and I'll be sure not to. ;) There are books I've read where I can't remember anything about within a few days. But have you ever had a good memory from a book but not been able to remember which book it came from?? Ugh! That's the worst. LOL

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    1. Oh my gosh, I don't think that's ever happened to me. Good thing because I'm sure it would drive me crazy! :)

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  8. Oh, darn. I forget almost everything I read (because of my attention span, not because they're bad books). Heh. But I am seeing lots of NA on this list, and the predictability of a lot of NA books is what keeps me off them. :( If you have any amazing NA recs, though, I would LOVE to hear them! Julie Cross is my favorite NA author, if that helps. <3 OH, and Krista & Becca Ritchie.

    - Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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    1. NA can be predictable and tropey but I've read some really good ones. I've read two YA by Julie Cross but only one NA (Third Degree) and I enjoyed them all. Sooo much love for KBR! They are genius at creating characters that feel so real and that I become so invested in. Other NA I've enjoyed is K.A. Tucker's Ten Tiny Breaths series, Easy by Tammara Webber, Jennifer Armentrout's Wait for You series, Undecided by Juliana Keyes, and the Him/Us duology by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy.

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  9. I am laughing because Nicole said that she loved Truest, and so did I, because we are book twinsies, and apparently we made you read it bwhahaha. I really did love it- I still recommend it too :) But you're right, some books just aren't for everyone! Forget Me made me laugh too because it literally told you to forget it! Great list- I think I am almost afraid to make one of my own, half the books on my shelf would probably be on it!

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    1. Yeah, yeah... you and Nicole are powerful influencers (I think I just made that word up and I'm happy about it). You did it with Truest, you did it with The Serpent King... O Mighty Shannon and Her Book Pushing Ways! LOL

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  10. I've read Bad Romance, rated it with 2 stars and that's me being generous 😂

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    1. Bahahaha! Nice that I'm not alone on that one.

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  11. That's too bad, I loved Truest! The rest have passed me by and I don't think I'll be reading them.

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    1. Oh yeah, I'm definitely in the minority with Truest. Everyone seems to love it but me. And I didn't hate it. It was just... meh.

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