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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Books I Have Forgotten

Each month I revisit some of my past reviews. One of the reasons I started this book blog was to remember what books I have read. My memory isn't the greatest anymore and I found that I would read a book and then not remember if I liked it or what it was even about.

Maybe one of these will prompt you to seek out an older, but amazing book. Or, if you've read one of these and your review was different, please share!


The Cottage at Glass Beach by Heather Barbieri
2/5 Stars

"I enjoyed The Lace Makers of Glenmara and so I was excited to read Heather's next book. Unfortunately, it just wasn't something that grabbed me. The setting had promise, but I kept feeling as if something was missing. I also struggled with the narration style and never really connected with the characters. I couldn't stand Nora's daughter Ella. She wasn't just a rude pre-teen, she was horrible. This was just one story that tried too hard to be something special and didn't live up to its potential. My review is one of many and is in the minority, as usual. You will see other, more positive reviews on the tour shown below. "

I don't remember anything about this.

In the Bag by Kate Klise
3/5 Stars

"I liked the characters well enough. The chapters alternate characters and part of the narration is told through email. Very contemporary. The story is light, but entertaining. An interesting premise. Funny. Mild profanity. Not one I'd necessarily re-read. Perfect for a beach read. "

I have no memory of this one either.
Where the Trail Ends by Melanie Dobson
4/5 Stars

"Melanie Dobson has created a terrific story set against a familiar backdrop. The story is realistic and thrilling and the characters are likeable. Although billed as a romance, we don't see the hero and heroine together until nearer the end of the story, which actually worked. The story became, instead of a sappy romance, a tribute to the strong men and women who braved the Oregon Trail. Completely enjoyable and easily recommended."

Apparently I enjoyed it. Quite a bit.


What about you? What are some of the books you've read in previous years?


  1. I'm not surprised you forgot the first two but you'd think you'd remember a little something about the last one.

  2. So many amazing books! I'm very excited to read An In the Bag by Kate Klise with this link http://aazae.com/