This is such a funny topic, really, since it’s hard to imagine that I could fall in love with a book and then forget about it. But it happens and it’s true that not every book I loved is so memorable to the point that I actually can recall a whole lot about it. The truth is, I read far too much for that.
Fortunately, most books that I love are books that I’ll reread, so they don’t quite fall into this category. However, there are a few that I haven’t reread in a long, long time. And those are the ones that have made this list.
The Seventh Princess by Nick Sullivan is a story I read as a child several times over and still have sitting on my shelf to this day. It’s been a long time since I’ve picked it up, though.
Spellfall by Katherine Roberts is a book I borrowed from the library when I was rather young and I have spent years of my adult life trying to find it. I recall loving this book, but not much about it. I did remember the cover, though, and that it had been based in the woods with a lot of green and a pet animal (I was unsure if it was a fox or a wolf) standing beside the girl who centered the cover. I’d thought it was called Spellbound, which was why I was never able to find it. Lo-and-behold, years later I managed to find it on e-bay by random happenstance.
A College of Magics by Caroline Stervermer is one of the long list of books my aunt turned me onto and I loved it. But the truth is that despite that love, much of this book was rather dull and didn’t stick within my memory. I recall the ending quite well, though!
I remember being rather bored with the majority of Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. But the ending moved me to tears. Go figure.
Stay by Deb Caletti is the book that made me like Deb Caletti. I have never re-read it though, and that likely accounts for how little I remember. I do, however, recall that scene where she’s fleeing from the house and he grabs her by her ankles…
Windrunner’s Daughter by Bryony Pearce was one of my first ARCs. I know I loved it and I know I was annoyed at the ending–I think because it was cliffhanger-y and there is no sequel–but not much else. It’s one I need to reread.
I remember the basic premise of The Cage by Megan Shepherd and that there was an alien romance…but the rest? Yeah, that escapes me.
I know, I know. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury should not be on this list. But the truth is that I don’t remember a whole lot aside from the general world-building, the futuristic nature, and the book burning. I couldn’t tell you heads nor tails about the main character. His wife was obsessed with the wall screens, though.