This week’s Top Ten Tuesday list from That Artsy Reader Girl concerns ‘Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Much About’.
All of the books that made my list are books that I know I like a lot, and I do remember the gist of them, but it’s the details the have deserted me.
The reason I do not remember them well is the obvious one – that I read them a long time ago and, though I liked them, I probably did not spend too much time thinking about after reading them. However, the reason these first five make the list is also the fact that they are very long. So, while I remember the gist of them, there must be much more to them that I don’t recall:
1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
3. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
4. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
5. The Stand by Stephen King
These next three aren’t long, but it is a very long time since I read them:
6. The Moor’s Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie
7. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
8. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
As usual, I don’t want to limit my list to fiction. These are two of my all-time favourite non-fiction books, just don’t ask me about the details!
9. Natasha’s Dance by Orlando Figes
10. Over the Edge of the World by Laurence Bergreen