Books from Goodreads I don’t remember: Part 1

So I’ve had Goodreads since early 2012 now, which was when I was in grade 10 in high school (craaazy). Because of that, there’s a bunch of books on my Goodreads marked as read that I have no memory of. If you gave it to me, I would have no clue what it was about. So, I thought it could be fun to look at these and see whether it would be worth re-reading them!

Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she’s seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams.

As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear.

And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia’s not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.

Thoughts: I have literally 0 memory of this book. I read her novella, Butterface, which was okay. But this one doesn’t sound like my cup of tea anymore.
Verdict: will not reread

Hourglass by Myra McEntire

For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.

So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may also change her past.

Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should’ve happened?

Thoughts: I have a very vague memory of this, literally like one part of one chapter. I remember it was one of those books that should be good, but isn’t. Like it had potential but ultimately didn’t work out.
Verdict: will not reread

Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff

In this Newbery Honor Book, a troublesome 12-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her.

Thoughts: I don’t remember this book, but it sounds super interesting! I gave it a 3/5, but the Goodreads average rating is 4/5.
Verdict: reread! (eventually)

Fallen by Lauren Kate

What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?

17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross . . . only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good & evil forces plot to keep them apart.

Get ready to fall . . .

Thoughts: Again, I have one memory of one scene in this book. One of my friends LOVED this book, but I remember thinking it was okay and ultimately deciding not to continue on the series.
Verdict: will not reread

XVI by Julia Karr

Every girl gets one.
An XVI tattoo on the wrist–sixteen.

Some girls can’t wait to be sixteen, to be legal. Nina is not one of them. Even though she has no choice in the matter, she knows that so long as her life continues as normal, everything will be okay.

Then, with one brutal strike, Nina’s normal is shattered; and she discovers that nothing that she believed about her life is true. But there’s one boy who can help–and he just may hold the key to her past.

But with the line between attraction and danger as thin as a whisper, one thing is for sure…

For Nina, turning sixteen promises to be anything but sweet

Thoughts: Again, literally no memory of this book. I can’t remember a single thing. But I gave it 3/5 stars so it must have been not bad!
Verdict: maybe some day

That’s all for this round! Let me know if you’ve read any of these and think they’re still worth reading!


17 thoughts on “Books from Goodreads I don’t remember: Part 1

  1. I recently looked through Goodreads and noticed the same thing! I have books on there that I have absolutely no memory of. This post is a great way to take a closer look at those books! (I haven’t read any of these, but I agree with your re-read assessment. Most of them don’t sound like the kind of books I currently want to read, either, even though they would have been right up my alley at a different time.)

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  2. This is such a great post! there are so many books i have on Goodreads that I have no memory of reading. I actually have a shelf on there called books-i-will-never-forget and I don’t know half of the books that I put on there 😂

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