Top Ten Tuesday – January 23, 2018

January 23, 2018     The Bluestocking Bookworm     Books, Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Please take a moment to pop over and say hi to Jana on her blog!

Today’s topic is one that is near and dear to my heart. I have read about six books so far this year, and I can’t remember all the fine details. And that is in a span of three weeks. So when I saw that the topic was Ten Books I Loved, But Can’t Remember Anything About I knew I would have NO PROBLEM with this list. I am also going to try and focus on books I haven’t featured on TTT before. As always, in no particular order. Also, as I am unsure about some of the details, some of what I remember may be spoilers. Sorry if they are!



The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – Pretty much all I remember about this book is that there was an underground library.

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman – I know this one was one of my favourites the year I read it. It had a hidden world with a very macabre feel to it. And it takes place in London. Again, that is all I got for you.

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson – I remember the magic system in this book, because it is based on metals. I also remember the ending, which I won’t say anything about. But I don’t remember anything else!


Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan – Another one I remember absolutely loving, and having many different theories about. But I don’t remember a SINGLE thing about this other than there is a male character and a female character and it swaps POV between them.

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd – I know comparisons have been made between this and The Help because both deal with racism in America. I know it involves a little girl running away and learning about beekeeping from some black women in the 60’s. But I can’t remember the big climax or what made her run away in the first place?

The Rook by Daniel O’Malley – I remember that this is about a special agent who was targeted by like, a supernatural assassin or something? And it starts with amnesia. And she had a really unique name. But yeah, other than that, I don’t remember anything. I don’t remember why she has amnesia or if she gets her memories back or anything.


Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier – I know this is considered a classic, and that it involves a second wife and a supposedly haunted house. I feel like the big reveal is on the tip of my tongue, but I can’t quite remember it!

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker – I literally cannot remember anything about this book, but apparently I gave it five stars!


The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey – I know this involves zombie children, and I remember the ending, but I don’t remember anything else.

The Buried Life by Carrie Patel – This was a really intriguing and unique novel… that much I remember. It was about an underground city, and that is all I got. No inkling of the plot or the characters.

Do you have problems remembering the details in books? Are you like me where you forget a lot, or do you only find yourself missing the finer points? Have you read any of the books I mentioned, and if so, do you remember more than I do? What books do you remember just loving, but can’t remember anything else about? Comment below, and link me up to your Top Ten Tuesday!

Stay bookish, lovelies!

Talk bookish to me!

7 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – January 23, 2018

  1. Great list! The Shadow of the Wind has been on my TBR and I can’t remember a lot about Neverwhere either. I love Rebecca! It’s 80 years since it was published this year so I think I might have to give it a reread.

  2. I haven’t read any of these books. Admittedly, I’m terrible at remembering details from books. Sometimes things stick with me for a few months, other times I immediately forget 90% of the book as soon as I finish it.

    • Yeah, this is definitely me. I think it is because I don’t tend to take a break between books, and instead launch into the next. From what I remember, I would recommend almost all of these books to you, my dear!