23 November 2014

4 Books I've Read (And Don't Remember the Title)

Recently I recalled several books that left an impact on me and couldn't remember their titles.

The thing is I'm not very good at keeping track of book titles, even of ones I've liked! For me, it's the experience of the book I need and desire. To keep close track is too close to keeping a record book of every single experience I've had in my life down to the minute. After a while it just becomes a hassle and you enjoy less the experience and just love racking up numbers. I've only just recently accepted the idea of Good Reads.

So I thought I'd describe the books I've remembered and see if any of my fellow bookworms happen to know these books -

1) Young Adult Murder Mystery 

This was a book I read as a kid. I think it's from the 80's or early 90's. It isn't Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys or Boxcar Children. I'm fairly certain it's a series, but I'm not sure. It's about a coastal town or a lighthouse or area by the sea that the main character visits. The cover is dark and of a lighthouse or coast or something. I think the main character visits family or something. The thing is I remember that I hadn't wanted to read this at first, not thinking I'd be interested, but I read it and it was really good. Spooky. And kind of dark.

2) Vampire Story

I hate vampire novels. I only grabbed this at the library once on accident and got about a quarter way through before putting it down. The thing is there is a quote in this book that I loved. It starts out something like 'My name is Fate' and it says, 'Make a wish. Make sure, very sure. Because I'm going to make sure that's the one thing you'll never get.' I loved that quote. It was so creepy and chilling. This was a book some time in the early 2000s, late 90s.

3) Sci-Fi Novel

This is one I read over the last five years. The cover had a white unicorn with a blue horn standing in a white room. It was a science fiction novel about a guy waking up every day not knowing why he's n this room. And people come in one at a time trying to help him remember. I don't remember much else about it, though.

4) Literary Book Tour Assistant

I thought for CERTAIN this had been published by Joshua Ferris, but after several determined Google searches I know it wasn't. The main character would drive around authors, take them to their hotel, bring them to the bookstore they are presenting at, etc. Though, he wants to be an author himself, he has writer's block (and by the way, the author of this book was HIMSELF a book tour assistant (or whatever the job title is called)). Anyways, I'm a sucker for a book about the writing process.

Are there any books that you've read and enjoyed, but can't recall the title? Do you keep careful track of books you've read?

1 comment:

  1. I'm fairly good at remembering book titles. If the book made a good or bad impression, all the more so. When it's an indifferent reaction, however, I might let it slip my mind and then come back to it a couple of years later, see a comment I wrote about it in some database, and then jog my memory to recall reading the thing in the first place.


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