Top Ten Tuesday:  Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Anything/Much About

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. You can find a list of topics for each week at That Artsy Reader Gir if you’d like to join in!

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is: Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Anything/Much About. Embarrassingly enough, I have quite a few of those! It probably means it’s high time to start rereading 😉


  1. Alexander Pushkin Eugene OneginOniegin I am acquainted with the plot having seen the opera twice…. But I just can’t remember that much from the written version of it, other than the fact it was funny. Sorry! At least it’s short, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to read it again


2.Thomas Mann The Magic Mountain the-magic-mountain I have some hazy recollection of it.  But I don’t remember much…


3. Thomas De Quincey Confessions of an English Opium Eater Opium EaterIt wasn’t that long ago that I’ve read it, but the content is completely gone from my mind. Blank. Oops


4. Virginia Woolf’s OrlandoOrlando Oh yes, I read it, and it was only a few years ago. But other than remembering that it features Orlando and he/she sort of survives through time, I have no recollection of what happened in it. Oh dear.

5. Herman Melville’s Moby Dick Moby Dick There were funny bits about whales and long bits that I struggled with– I read this over a very long period of time, which I’m pretty sure didn’t help with actually remembering any of the content.

6. Gabriel García Márquez One Hundred Years of Solitude Marquez In my defense I read it on a day when I was in hospital. I found it absolutely fantastic but have no memory of the main characters whatsoever….

7. Elizabeth Gaskell North and South  north and southThere was a love story, which I really liked and lots of people died, including parents of the main characters, and I remember not liking that…

8.Charles Dickens Hard Times Hard Times

I remember a few scenes, but not exactly how they link together?

9. Eugene Rogan The ArabsThe Arabs

When I finished this book I felt that I genuinely understood more of the history of the Middle East. Sadly, that feeling lasted for more or less a month before I completely forgot all the important details, such as which country and what event and which historical period. Help.


10. J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I have no idea why but I seem to forget the plot of this book almost as soon as I finish it. This rule does not apply to any other of the Harry Potter books, just this one. I have no idea why. Mind like a sieve.


Do you have any books that you loved but can’t remember much about?


4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday:  Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Anything/Much About

  1. I really enjoyed Confessions of an English Opium Eater when I read it but I can’t remember much about it either. It was a while ago that I read it though so I suppose that’s why. Great list!

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  2. ‘North and South’…. 😀 I only remember the mini series from the 80s with Patrick Swayze! Damn, that was so dramatic & cheesy, but I kinda liked it 😀 Never felt the need to read the book after it though..

    I am with you on the 7th Potter. I don’t remember a lot, but that’s probably mostly because I didn’t like it very much. I just finished rereading book 6 this month and should start with 7 soon.. but I don’t feel like it yet^^

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