Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Top Ten Tuesday: What Was That About, Again?
Top Ten Tuesday has moved! It's now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This is my first time participating since the move. This week's topic is "Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Anything/Much About." These are all books that I liked enough to buy a copy of and keep on my shelves, intending to reread them one day, but which I really can't remember much about anymore.
Jack and Jill -- Louisa May Alcott (Read this as a tween, no clue anymore what it was about.)
The Wish Giver -- Bill Brittain (I vaguely remember it involved a carnival? Read it over and over as a kid, and have the lingering feeling that I Must Keep This Because It Is Awesome.)
Playback -- Raymond Chandler (I read about one of Chandler's books a year, so it takes me a while to cycle through them, and eventually I kind of forget what they're about. Which makes them fresh again the next time I reread them. I like that.)
The Tale of Despereaux -- Kate DiCamillo (I read this in my twenties and I LOVED it. Laughed so hard over this book. And yet, I really only remember it's about a mouse. Time for a reread.)
Calico Bush -- Rachel Field (I have no memory of this book. But I know I've read it. Weird.)
The Whipping Boy -- Sid Fleischman (One of my favorite authors, and I gobbled up his books when I was a tween/teen, but I just don't recall what this one was about.)
Friday, the Rabbi Slept Late -- Harry Kemelman (I want to read the entire series of Rabbi Small mysteries in order, maybe next year, so I'll reread this one eventually, as it's the first.)
The Heather Hills of Stonewycke -- Michael Phillips and Judith Pella (Actually, of the six Stonewyck books, the only one I remember the plot much for is Shadows Over Stonewycke, which happens to be my favorite. And is the only one I've read more than once.)
Catriona -- Robert Louis Stevenson (I know it's the sequel to Kidnapped, and is also sometimes titled David Balfour, but I really don't remember anything else about it.)
In the Best Families -- Rex Stout (I've read a couple dozen of Stout's mysteries starring Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin, and their plots often disappear from my brain after a while. This is nice for rereads.)
Well! That was harder than I'd expected. I actually remembered the gist of most of the adult books I own, and had to go hunt through my junior fiction to find enough books to fill up this post.
How about you? Any books you remember liking even though you no longer recall much about them? Did you do a TTT list this week?