Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Top Ten Books I Really Liked But Can't Remember Much

 

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This week is Top Ten Books I really liked but can't remember much. Wow that's a mouthful. This one was tough and I decided to tweak it a bit- so here are the books I might re- read either because some of the details are fuzzy, or I just want to revisit.. So here's my take.     


Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)

I may have to revisit Catching Fire at some point because I love the second Hunger Games in this one- plus Kat and Finnick as allies? Yes please.  

The Girl from the Sea

I remember LOVING the twist. 

Panic (Panic, #1)

I remember most of this, and while it's not a perfect book I liked the idea of the various dares. I should re- read this actually. 

Radio Silence

This is another one I might re- read. 

Sanctuary Bay

Same. 

The Blue

Another one I wouldn't mind revisiting just to refresh the details. 

The Castafiore Emerald (Tintin, #21)

These are always worth a revisit. 

Eight Hundred Grapes

This one sticks in my mind so I must have liked it :) 

The Girls in the Garden

There's a chilling story here amongst all the pastoral scenery. 

Big Little Lies

One of my favorite books for the humor, in spite of the serious undercurrent. 

A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)

I've re- read this a few times and frankly there's so much going on in it. 

Lost Girls

I can see reading this one again 

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  1. Katniss and Finnick working together was like the best thing! I feel like all books get fuzzy eventually, so it's nice to revisit the great ones!

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    1. It was! And so true- they all fade eventually.

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  2. Once Martin has published the entire GOT series, I will definitely have to start from scratch! I read Big Little Lies last year and loved it. It's still very much present. Don't know the other books on your list!

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    1. That's a good idea! Becasue at this point I'm wondering if the next book is coming at all!Big Little Lies was great. :)

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  3. I haven't read any of these but they look quite interesting. A few of these are on my TBR too. I have to read GoT this year :D

    I guess we have limited brain storage to remember all the bookish information :P

    I hope you get to re-read a few of them soon :P

    My TTT :http://flippingthruthepages.com/2018/01/ten-bookish-websites-apps/

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    1. Yes read GoT this year. :)

      And yes I know MY brain definitely can only remember so much!!

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  4. Some new to me ones here! I still need to read Sanctuary Bay! I read a series by this duo once before and loved it and I was sooo excited for this one. Yet I still need to read it!

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  5. Great twist on this week's topic. There are lots of books I'd love to revisit for the same reason. If I ever make it all the way through the George R.R. Martin books, I'd love to go back and re-read the first couple of books. When I read your posts about them, I often realize how many details have already escaped my brain about those.

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    1. Those books have so much going on! And they take forever to re- read because they're so long.

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  6. I should reread THG, it's been too long!

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    1. I just read it recently, and loved it!

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  7. I've re-read Catching Fire a time or two, so it's stayed with me a little bit... but Panic hasn't! I know I liked it too... I do remember 800 Grapes, family drama at a winery, but only because I read it for a blog tour and got to meet the author at a BookExpo event.

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    1. Panic I think I've forgotten quite a bit. And that's cool that you got to meet Laura Dave. I liked that book.

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  8. There is so, so much going on in ASoIaF. I've read them multiple times, and I think everytime, I picked up on something new or something forgotten

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    1. True. And I've had the same experience. Now when I read them I take notes!

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  9. I bet it's possible to read the George R.R. Martin books several times and always discover new details - they're both so dense. I still need to pick up Big Little Lies but hey, at least I finally bought a copy!

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    1. I think that's true. I know I've discovered things on like my THIRD re- read and I was like, oh.

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  10. I want to reread Big Little Lies, too. I read it years ago and can't remember anything about it. It's weird when people rave about the TV show and I don't even remember the basic plot!

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    1. Ha ha I really liked BLL and can see reading it again!

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  11. Big Little Lies is one I want to get back to at some point!

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  12. It's funny how we all have books like this, that we know we loved and can vaguely remember loving but that is about it LOL! I probably have more than I care to admit. ;)

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    1. Yes! If I really think about it, there are probably a TON of books that I remember very little!

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  13. It’s been so long since I’ve reread The Hunger Games trilogy. I should do that this year. Because Katniss + Finnick = total squad goals. :) And I still haven’t picked up The Girls in the Garden. I definitely want to get to that one soon.

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    1. Yes I loved Kat and finnick. Saw the movie first, which is unusual for me, and loved it there and then when I read the books I loved it there too!!

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  14. Radio Silence is on my TBR. I hope it's a good read! The fact that you want to give it another try is encouraging. :)

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  15. I definitely want to re-read GOT at some point, it will take like, years, but it's worth it.

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  16. It's been a long time since I read The Hunger Games and would love to look at it again before the film binge! If I have a good reading year I might let myself read it next year!

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    1. Cool I think it's be awesoe to read them and then binge the films!

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  17. I absolutely hated Panic, I liked the idea of the game, but it was totally different to what I was expecting. I need a Hunger Games reread sometime soon!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/23/top-ten-tuesday-143/

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    1. Ha ha did you? And yeah I liked the idea of the game maybe a bit more than the execution of the story. And I can see re- reading THG at some point, I just read 'em for the first time and loved 'em!

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  18. some of these are new to me. There are quite a few that I've read, that I don't remember much about either. 😕

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  19. I hope you enjoy these books, if you do decide to reread it!

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  20. Oh my gosh, how do you have time to re-read?! :) I actually want to reread Agatha Christie - I read many of her novels long ago and I don't remember them at all. Here's my list this week of forgotten books.

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    1. I don't really! Although I'd like to, for some books anyways. And Christie is an author who I REALLY need to read in 2018.

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  21. This post would go on forever for me. I barely remember what I read lol

    For What It's Worth

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  22. Oh, the Hunger Games is one of those series I could re-read indefinitely :) Especially Catching Fire. A lot of these I'm also hoping to read for the first time this year, such as Radio Silence and Big Little Lies.

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    1. I loved Catching Fire!! And Radio Silence and especially Big Little Lies are awesome!!

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  23. Hi! At one point, I had Radio Silence on my TBR. I think I only remember Catching Fire because the movies are on tv all the time haha.

    Leslie

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    1. Ha ha I think Catching Fire MIGHT be my favorite, but not sure.

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  24. Catching Fire was the BEST ONE!!! I can barely remember Mockingjay, so I probably need to reread the whole series. Also, I just read Big Little Lies last week :)

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    1. Yes! I LOVED Catching Fire. And Mockingjay is a little fuzzy for me (the movies anyway) but the book is actually pretty clear since I just read them.

      How did you like Big Little Lies?

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  25. You've got some good ones on your reread list. Several that I've not read yet, but I have reread Big Little Lies twice. And I need to reread the Hunger Games books.

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  26. I know for a fact that when I finished Radio Silence I thought it was one of the best books I've ever read, and I have put it on a few favourite books lists since then... But because I was so absorbed by it, I read it in a day and can't remember any details of the plot (or even the names of the characters!). I really should have featured it on my list, but I didn't even think of it!

    If you'd like to see my choices, you can find them here.

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  27. There's a bunch of books here that are on my TBR. Eight Hundred Grapes looks good though I'm not shocked that it didn't stick. It sounds a bit on the fluffy side. Also not surprised by the Game of Thrones. It seems like there'd be so much stuff going on it'd be impossible to absorb it all.

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  28. Great list! I remember loving Catching Fire, too - it was definitely my favourite book in the series.

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  29. I heard that Eight Hundred Grapes was good. Maybe I should rethink reading it. My TTT Books I Don't Remember well

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  30. I am definitely going to have to re-read A Dance with Dragons! It has been like 50 years since it came out lol. Seriously, I am going to have to re-read it when the new one (if ever) comes out.

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  31. Big Little Lies was so good! I love all Moriarty's books. I actually remember quite a bit about Panic, and I liked it very much as well. I feel like I may not be able to recall specifics, but I can remember what I liked or why I liked the book.

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  32. I've only read through ASoiAF once, and that is nowhere near enough to take in and absorb everything, LOL. I'd love to attempt a reread, and I'd probably have plenty of time before The Winds of Winter, at least at the current rate GRRM is writing it! :D

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  33. Cool list! I find that I hardly reread because I tend to remember most details from books I love, while if the story is a little fuzzy then there's a good chance it wouldn't be worth reading again. Of course there are exceptions like Tintin because those are always fun to dig up. Mostly I wish I had more time because I'd probably be open to rereading a lot more things!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  34. Oooh I love your take on this! I don't know if I could come up with 10 books to reread, but I assure you Catching Fire would be on my list too :) It IS fun to reread and see what you might have missed the first time around- or even just for the hell of it, sometimes it's just nice to read familiar stories!

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  35. Catching Fire is my favorite of the trilogy. I adore that book. If you want a recap, I'll give you one, lol. But, I totally understand that some books just don't stay with us even though we love them. :D

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  36. I read 800 Grapes not too long ago, so the details are still fresh(ish) in my mind. It wasn't a book I would typically gravitate towards, but I really enjoyed reading it! I could see how it would be a good book to re-read since it's more introspective and not super plot-focused.
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  37. I loved The Hunger Games and I can see myself re-reading the series, maybe I'll try it on audio. I still haven't read books from Lauren Oliver and Liane Moriarty so I'll try to get to them this year.

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  38. I have such a poor memory that I often have to read books several times before I remember them!

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  39. Catching Fire is the only THG book I haven't read. I read the first prior to seeing the film, didn't get 'Fire' read before its adaptation, but did read Mockingjay in anticipation of its film adaptation. Since I'm not the biggest fan of the series, I don't know that I'll read it... but never say never! :D

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Greg.

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