Forgettable Books

Forgettable Books

We've all read them---books that we end up forgetting what they were even about a month (or a week) later.

Honestly, it’s happened to me more than I’d like to admit. Also, it’s sad that it does! I don’t want to forget a book, because I know how much goes into creating it! 

Please know that if I forgot a book, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I didn’t like it, it means that my brain capacity is at “full” and apparently needs to “push out the old” to create space for the new. 

I know, it’s terrible. Get ready folks, once you start having children, your memory will get even worse!

Ironically enough, I had to look back at my “Read” shelf on Goodreads to figure out which books I’ve forgotten about! (I guess it’s appropriate, right?) 

Some of these may be a bit shocking, because they are classics. Others, hey, maybe you haven’t even heard of them? 

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespear

You want to know just how bad my memory is of this book? I couldn't even look it up because I kept getting the title wrong. I'd type in "A Midnight Summer's Dream" over and over and was getting frustrated with not being able to pull it up. It helps if you have the right title, apparently.

I read this back in high school, which was about eight years ago, and remember nothing about it. This is the main reason why I chose to reread it again this year for the #PopSugarReadingChallenge.

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Here's yet another classic that I don't remember much about! I remember two men, one big and the other smaller, and...they are traveling somewhere?

So, I hope that synopsis was helpful, because I got nothing from it! According to Goodreads, it is about two men George and Lennie, trying to find their place in the world. Lennie, being "simple minded" meets a lot of prejudice once the pair arrive in California for work.

Yeah, I need to reread this! I don't think I'll forget it again after having a refresher.

Oath by Frank Peretti

This is just a shame, because Frank Peretti is one of my favorite authors! He writes mainly Christian fiction/fantasy, and I just can't remember a thing about this book! I read it a while ago, so maybe it's simply a time thing. I have plans to reread this one as well, because I know I'll love it once I do!

The Kingfountain Series by Jeff Wheeler

I read the first three (pictured) books in this series towards the end of the year in 2016. This now six-book series has been completely forgotten. I received an ARC for the fourth book, The Hollow Crown, but haven't gotten around to it yet as I need to reread the first three to remember what this series was about! I know it has something to do with Arthurian legend, but...


Thr3e by Ted Dekker

Another one I'm not sure how I forgot, but I did. Ted Dekker is also another one of my favorite authors, so it's good to know that my forgetfulness is not selective!

It's a Christian fiction thriller (because all of his books are!) Thr3e was even successful enough to be made into a movie! (I'm not sure how it did or how it was as I never saw it.) Yet, here I am wondering what it's about. Here's to another reread!

I think I successfully lengthened my TBR by adding these books back to reread and review (and for the sake of remembering!) Here’s to more reading! 😛

What are some books that you have read that you just cannot remember (even if you loved them at the time!) Let me know in the comments below!

Be sure to check back next week for the next Top 5 Wednesday: books I dislike but love to discuss!

I am the author behind Foals, Fiction & Filigree. An all-encompassing blog about horses, books, and my art.

4 thoughts on “Forgettable Books

  1. LOL! Of Mice and Men is one of my favorites ever! <3 I've considered reading the Kingfountain series, but I've decided to skip it; I can't believe there are already six books – how is it possible to keep up?!
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    1. I know! I’m blushing from embarrassment! So bad. And yeah, 6 books in like literally a year and a half span? It’s either impressive or too ambitious! Hopefully, they are good since I clearly don’t remember!

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