TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Forgettable Books

Greetings Fellow Book Dragons!

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme within the book community that was created by Lainey of GingerReadsLainey, but is now hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes.  If you’re interested in participating, find out more on the Goodreads group.

This week’s topic is FORGETTABLE BOOKS! These are the books that whether you loved them or hated them, you just don’t remember anything about them! Many of these are simply the case that I read them so many years ago that I have a really difficult time remembering basic plot points. To some degree, reading the synopsis has helped, but not completely!

In no particular order, here are my selections:

Not Exactly a Love Story

I’ve honestly got nothing for this one. Even reading the synopsis is not helping! I rated it three stars in 2012, so it was essentially just a middle of the road read even then for me.


The one thing I remember about this one was that it was inspired by the classic folk ballad “Scarborough Fair.” I also remember really liking this one and wanted to continue the series, but I didn’t follow through and now I have no recollection of any of the events in the story.

Carpe Demon

I happened upon this one over ten years ago while at work in the library. I remember it being a cute and fun read about a former demon-hunter who is now a stay-at-home mom. I have memories of there being some pretty funny moments and wanting to continue, but again lack of follow through and time have erased anything I know about this book.

Thirteen Reasons Why

So, I read this one in 2007 when it was first published and while I remember feeling emotionally impacted by it and deeply moved, I can’t tell you anything beyond basic plot points. I don’t have Netflix, so I doubt I will be seeing the show anytime soon. I am interested in rereading it at some point to see how well it will hold up or if I will view it as more problematic like I have seen many others discuss since the show’s launch.

The Kiss of Deception

I bring this one up because it had so much potential, but for me, it was hemmed in by being a young adult fantasy that it couldn’t move to the next level. With the popularity of the New Adult genre, I could definitely see that had this one been written with that audience in mind, it would have been so much more memorable and exciting!
So those are my picks! What are some your most forgettable books? Let me know in the comments!

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