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TTT #126 – Books I Liked but Can’t Remember in Detail

Do you ever get asked about a book you liked and then you struggle to remember what it was about again? And I am not talking about stumbling about a synopsis because you are bad at describing what a book is about or anxiety kicks in and you draw a blank. But genuinely forgotten. Who was a couple with who again for instance? And yet you keep having this warm feeling when you remember the book?

I have that a lot with books I read a little longer ago. And lets be honest there are books where there are so many details to keep straight as you read the book, how can you be supposed to remember it a year later? Not me. A Song of Ice and Fire is lucky it has a tv show…



Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks
I read these way back in 2009 and I remember really liking these. I mean, it had been a while since I really read anything and then I bought the first book, read it and immediately ordered the next two to read. How simple the reading life was back then. I even remember reading them during our trip in Egypt then. And I know it is about assassins. But they are big and detailed. I tried rereading them last year but was not in the mood with everything.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
This is a book my mom found and I saw laying around at our home when I was sixteen or so. I was home alone and had the random urge to read something and there it was. I remember a murderer, the smell of people and the ending. That ending is impossible to forget. But there is a lot in between that is hazy and I have been meaning to reread this one for a while. I mean, it has been more than 10 years…

The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
Don’t shoot me! But I focused more on Nicolai once he became present in the books than on anything else. Or at least my memory did, haha.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
I read this before I started my blog and I remember liking it but I now cannot remember that much about what actually happened. Except that there is a Noah.

Cracked by Eliza Crewe
It is about demons! But there was more backstory that I can’t quite remember. It is a shame I couldn’t find the second ebook here either at the time or I would have read on immediately.

Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
Otherbound was my first book from Corinne and I remember liking it. It has a bisexual main character who is also disabled but I cannot remember that much from the story.


The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
There is just too much detail in this to remember!


How is your memory?

46 thoughts on “TTT #126 – Books I Liked but Can’t Remember in Detail

  1. There are a lot I struggle with- not Night Circus though, I’ve re-read that book at least half a dozen times, and I’m getting a tattoo inspired by the book (I’m getting RΓͺveur on my wrist, which is the word followers of the circus call themselves and just means Dreamer).

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  2. Haha I can totally understand focusing so much on Nikolai in the Grisha trilogy! I think that 80% of what I remember from that series is Nikolai-related πŸ™‚ The Night Circus is still on my TBR, and the Night Angel trilogy does look really good.

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  3. I don’t even have a memory anymore, I’m just making peace with the fact.πŸ˜‚ Also omggg MARA DYER!! I should’ve put that on my list but I forget (the ironyπŸ˜‚) but I remember NOTHING and I never got to the last book and now Noah’s series out and I just???? I need to reread help.πŸ˜‚

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  4. I only read Shadow & Bone of the Grisha trilogy, and I dint really enjoy it that much! I also barely remember it, so there’s that. And I hated the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer trilogy, so I don’t think that’s something I want to remember. πŸ˜‚ I loved The Night Circus, but, yeah, totally don’t remember much. 😝

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  5. Now that I have a useable library card again, I can read The Night Circus! πŸŽͺ Jolene had it on her TTT list, too. I will have to make sure I pay good attention when I read it. ☺

    Yeah, the Mara Dyer books are very plot dense. I loved the first two books. There was a big gap between two and three, so when the third book came out I realized I needed to re-read the others. I remember everything about the characters, just very little about the plot details. Now that there are books from Noah’s point of view I really want to get back to them. πŸ™Œ

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    1. Yeay! Make all the notes!

      I don’t know if I want to continue on with Mara Dyer. I got rid of my copy. The last book did not get translated and I guess i wasn’t that interested anyway?

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  6. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer was such a good book and I also don’t remember much about it! I only remember it scared me so much as a young teen!
    I still have to read The Grisha trilogy AND the night circus! They have been on my tbr for way to long!

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  7. This prompt has constantly been breaking my heart. Seriously! There are so many well-loved books being forgotten. You have my favorite novel of all time, The Night Circus listed here– but I don’t blame you! You’re right, there is far too much going on to remember it all. I never read The Angel Night trilogy, but it sounds totally up my alley. I’ve added those to my TBR!

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  8. Dit heb ik echt veel te vaak voor en ik vind het ergens wel jammer vermits ik vroeger elk boek dat ik las jaren later nog helemaal tot in detail kon herhalen. Langs de andere kant is het ook wel een voordeel want het betekent dat ik (als ik daar ooit aan toe zou komen) die boeken perfect nog een keer kan lezen Γ©n opnieuw zaken kan herontdekken. Maar het valt me net door het lezen wel op dat mijn geheugen steeds wat slechter wordt – zeker op dit vlak.

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