Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!
Today’s topic is about books I like but can’t remember much about. Which, for me, is basically over half of all books I read over 5-6 months ago. Now, usually this isn’t much of a problem. EXCEPT when I want to read a series and there is a WHOLE YEAR or more in between books. Though I remember big lines, all the finer details and elements that make up the intricacy of the characters and plot are just… gone. And because I don’t want to lessen my reading experience, that means I need to re-read. See why I prefer binge-reading series?
Anyway, here are some examples of series which I really do want to continue, but that I first need to re-read because I have goldfish brain:
The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
All I remember from The Final Empire is an epic group of misfits planning a heist or rebellion or something, a cool magic system featuring metals and a love interest who loves reading. And that’s pretty much it.
The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare
I will scream about my love for Lady Midnight forever and will rave about the Blackthorn family to anyone who will listen. But I definitely need to re-read before I dive into Lord of Shadows. Bonus: I can do this just before the release of Queen of Air and Darkness so I don’t have to wait for the conclusion!
The To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy by Jenny Han
I feel like I may remember sufficiently about the first two books to start Always and Forever, Lara Jean, but on the other hand I want to re-read to refresh my memory about the amazing family dynamics and all the cute fluff and baking to really have the full reading experience again.
The Nevernight Chronicles by Jay Kristoff
I remember loving Nevernight, despite not liking it for the first 100 or so pages. I remember lots of stabbing and an awesome shadow cat. But is that enough to continue with Godsgrave without a re-read?
The Crown’s Game duology by Evelyn Skye
Another favorite read of mine, but I remember close to nothing except magic and Russia and a contest, so a re-read is definitely in order.
The Starbound trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
These Broken Stars had my favorite trope: hate-to-love. There was also a space crash and two people ending up alone together on a different planet but more than that? I know nothing.
The Witchlands series by Susan Dennard
I actually remember not being super impressed with Truthwitch, but thinking it had so much potential and wanting to continue. It had a great female friendship, an intriguing magic system and that hate-to-love romance I adore. But I need to re-read to continue and do I really want to to spend time re-reading a book I wasn’t THAT in love with the first time?
The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson
I think this may be the worst memory loss of all. All I remember from The Kiss of Deception is what is written in the blurb. But I do remember liking it so I still want to continue the series after a re-read!
The Falling Kingdom series by Morgan Rhodes
Okay, I’ve read the first five books in the series and only have the last one to go. And I don’t think I want to re-read them all, but I think (I hope) I can manage with a quick re-read of Crystal Storm before starting Immortal Reign.