The 5 Most Forgettable Books I Have Ever Read

We’ve all read them – books that we once read and liked (or disliked..) and now don’t remember ANYTHING about. I have books that I read over a decade ago that I still remember a lot about now, and some books I’ve read a month ago and I can’t even remember the main character’s name.

If a book doesn’t stay with me, that is usually an indication of how much I enjoyed it, and how original the story was in my opinion.

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The Manifesto on How to be Interesting
by Holly Bourne
Yeah… so what is this book even about? I remember a few girls that were in a group or something, and there was a blog.. or is that Holly Bourne’s other book? The problem I have with her books is that the characters don’t feel very distinctive. They’re all kind of the same in my head.


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Cress by Marissa Meyer
So, I love the Lunar Chronicles, but this one I barely remember! I remember that Cress lived on a spaceship.. I think? And she had long hair, which is obvious considering she is supposed to be Rapunzel. But I don’t remember anything about her character or the relationships she had. I am actually planning to reread the series as a whole, but I haven’t been in the mood for reading in general. (Great, I love reading slumps).

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The Casual Vacancy
by J.K Rowling
Kind of embarrassing that I forgot so much about this one! I read it when I was still kind of young and it first came out, and I was a little disappointed by it. Now, I think I would enjoy it more because I’m much closer to the target audience of this book. I might have to pick it back up again!

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Drood by Dan Simmons
The only thing I remember about this one is that Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collings were a part of it. The thing I remember most was how much it of a drag it was. IT WAS SO LONG. I did like how much of a moody historical fiction book it was, and there were some nice side comments addressing the reader. But the actual storyline? I’m completely blank there.


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Looking for Alaska
by John Green
Another.. rather controversial one? I think this is John Green’s most divisive book. People either love it or they don’t like it. I like John Green and I appreciate some of his other books, but this one wasn’t my favorite. Also I don’t remember anything? In my memory, Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns are so similar. Anyone else feel this way?!


What are some of the most forgettable books you’ve ever read? Are any of my books also on your list?


8 thoughts on “The 5 Most Forgettable Books I Have Ever Read

  1. I’ve definitely had my fair share of these. I’ve never read anything by Rowling besides HP, but never really had an interest in doing so. Kind of glad I never did. I might have read that John Green novel, but I can’t remember, ironically.


  2. I read Looking for a Alaska when I was in high school and the only reason it stuck with me is because I’ve never read anything like it before.

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