Top 5 Wednesday: January 17, 2018

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey and managed by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes on Goodreads. Each week features a new prompt in which you are suppose to talk about the top 5 books that you relate to the prompt. This week the topic is: Forgettable Books – – Whether you loved or hated them at the time, these are books that you just don’t really remember…

So before I forget all over again, I present my contribution to Top 5 Wednesday for the week of January 17, 2018.

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24951755Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (November 10, 2015)

Print Length: 287 pages

Goodreads Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The Review

Now, for the purpose of this Top 5, I haven’t looked up synopsis or spoilers or anything else that could give away plots and or characters, keeping it authentic, okay? I remember very little of Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott. What I do remember is I received this in an OwlCrate box, more on my upcoming renewal later, and I believe it centred around a young girl who would go on to pose for the famed painter. I could totally be wrong, but with a relatively short page count and a 3 out of 5 star rating it couldn’t have been that bad, right?

a-great-and-terrible-beauty-9781847387165_hrGreat and Terrible Beauty, A (Gemma Doyle #1) by Libba Bray

Publisher: Simon and Schuster (December 9, 2003)

Print Length: 403 pages

Goodreads Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The Review

I know there was a character named Gemma Doyle, that much is a given, and I’m fairly certain there was a finishing school, some interesting characters, and magic. Apart from that I am a little embarrassed to say I don’t remember a whole heck of a lot of A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. Seems like a shame because clearly I liked what I read enough to give it 4 out of 5 stars. Maybe a re-read is in my future, who knows?

lifeasweknewit.jpgLife As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1) by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (October 1, 2006)

Print Length: 337 pages

Goodreads Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The Review 

Global warming? Post apocalyptic? A run of the mill teen romance? Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer is probably the one book on this list that I remember the least. I’ve had the concluding novel, The Shades of the Moon, sitting in my Amazon cart for forever, so I best get re-reading this asap so that I can say I’ve finally finished this series.

1689450Moby Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville 

Publisher: Penguin Classics (February 27, 2003, reprint)

Print Length: 720 pages

Goodreads Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The Review

Really, the only thing I remember of this novel is sitting in a first-year university English course and being bombarded with a lot of inappropriate jokes. There is something vague in my mind about an Ishmael and Captain Ahab and something Pequod. I’m not looking to revisit this classic anytime soon, given that I have quite a number of classics currently sitting on my TBR shelf and the fact that I gave it only 2 out of 5 stars.

3688715Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (June 12, 2007)

Print Length: 294 pages

Goodreads Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The Review 

I’m fairly certain this has something to do with World War II, though, much like Life As We Knew It, I read Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay a very long time ago and remember next to nothing about the plot, characters, or the like. Whoops.

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And those are the top 5 books that were forgettable for me as a reader. Do you have any books that could fill this Top 5 Wednesday? Leave it as a comment below!



      1. harasnicole

        Definitely! That series is what prompted me to finally get to all the series that I’ve started but never finished. 🙂


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