It’s hard reading so many books over the years because, after awhile, stories get crossed and details a bit muddy. I’ve more than a couple of times thought something happened in one book only to find out it was another.
Today’s Top 5 Wednesday is about five books who I’ve quite forgotten at this point. I may have loved them at the time or despised them. Still, their details have gone out of my head. ^_^;
Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is easily one of my favorite books of all time and I could talk about it for ages. Two more of them, Tomorrow Will Be Better and Joy in the Morning, are equally enjoyable. Those three I’ve read multiple times, I like them so much. Maggie-Now on the other hand is a title I’ve only read once and I couldn’t really tell you much about it. I remember overreaching events within in, but details? No clue.
The problem with this book is that I find the film much more enjoyable. While I’ve seen it dozens of times, the book begins well enough and then drops in interesting parts. The second half and conclusion were so hard to get through that my brain seems to have left their events in the dust.
I read this years ago, at least ten, because I was looking for something that was in the same vein as Harry Potter. I know there was some controversy around it because it shared some elements as the more popular series, but I do remember enjoying it. Just…I don’t remember why exactly.
I picked this up while on vacation and was engrossed the rest of the time. There are lots of twists and false endings, all wrapped up around an author of a strange collections of short stories and a biographer with a somewhat tragic past. There are little pieces I remember, but because of all the twists it’s hard to remember all the paths this book went down.
I know I read this. I swear I did. I know there was sadness, bitterness, and possibly a lot of sex, but what else was this book about? No. Freakin’. Clue.
What are some books you’ve read and forgotten? Do you know any of the books I’ve shared today? Let me know in the comment section. 🙂