Top Five Wednesday: Forgettable Books

Find more about T5W here! This week is forgettable books, which is super interesting. A little while ago I did a post on books I’ve read but couldn’t remember, which you can read here!


Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

This is actually one of my favourite John Green books, but I think parts of it are largely forgettable. I remember a lot of the beginning and end, but I have no idea what happens in the middle and I couldn’t tell you what the major conflict was.

The Silver Star by Jeanette Walls

I love Jeanette Walls, and I really enjoyed this book. It’s as well-written as the Glass Castle, but the story is fairly… unoriginal? That’s not really the right word, but kind of? I remember scenes from this book, but not most of it. I still highly recommend it though.

Shine by Lauren Myracle

I remember this book as being too clichéd. It was as if Myracle had all these great ideas and great scenes and then just mashed them into one book and it didn’t quite work. A lot of it was forgettable.

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

This book wasn’t bad by any means, but it didn’t leave me with anything. I remember being kind of like “okay another book done.” Again, I don’t remember the conflict or the resolution and I remember it not being highly original.

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

This is a romance, and it’s fairly good. But it’s pretty run-of-the-mill good girl/bad boy trope (if you enjoy that trope, I highly recommend this one!). Ultimately it just didn’t stand out to me, though I have read it a couple times.

Which books have you found forgettable?

Thanks for reading! xx

2 thoughts on “Top Five Wednesday: Forgettable Books

  1. You make a good point: books that are too cliched or unoriginal won’t be very memorable. I know I have books on my shelf that I’ve read and forgotten, though usually I’m pretty good about culling the forgettable ones after I read them. Some books in the middles of series are hard to remember as individual books (instead of a part of the whole series), though.

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    1. I have a fairly good memory, so I’m generally good at remembering individual books. But sometimes some books are just not worth remembering? And for sure, in longer series, the middle books kind of blur together sometimes


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