Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish. But has a new home over at That Artsy Reader Girl and you can check out her post here.
This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Much About and is brought to you with the assistance of Goodreads since I occasionally forget not just the plot but also that I loved the book. Also this past could be titled ‘Books I Want to Re-Read (despite my TBR) That I Know Are Good I Just Can’t Remember Why’.
1. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
I really need to re-read these. It’s been long enough that I need a refresher. And I’m hoping to get back to Avonlea before the end of summer.
2. The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White
I have a favourite E. B. White and it’s this one. The box set was a beautiful gift but this was the one I fell in love with. I’ve re-read it a few times but sadly that has not meant I remember it as much as I want to.
3. Malory Towers by Enid Blyton
I loved these as a kid but because I collected the set then I haven’t re-read it in years. I didn’t realise I’d forgotten so much unroll my sister read them and I didn’t remember who she was talking about.
4. Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
A really silly old bear but I love him and want to catch up with all my friends from the One Hundred Acre Wood.
5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I love it. It plays with my emotions but when I listened to it on audiobook I realised I’d forgotten most of the plot. I’m blaming that on reading it on an e-reader the first time.
6. To Love a Sunburnt Country by Jackie French
There’s a handful of books which have made me cry and I know why this one did but that’s all of the plot I remember. Also it’s my second favourite Matilda Saga book (even though it’s the wrong size) so you’d think I’d have read it again.
7. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
Another book I want to read side by side is this and The Boy at the Top of the Mountain. They are both heartbreaking but for different reasons so one day. Maybe before I finally get around to watching the movie.
8. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Again by listening to this one on audio I realised how much I’d forgotten. This was the first book whose release I had counted down until. What I really need to do is re-read this and To Kill a Mockingbird together.
9. Act of Faith by Kelly Gardiner
A beautiful book, perhaps record-breaking for the number of quotes I stole from it so maybe I’ll re-read this beautiful piece of YA historical fiction.
10. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
This was like a whole entire year ago (over 100 books ago) so no wonder I don’t remember it. I’ll probably re-read it with Between Shades of Gray.