Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together.
This week’s list is all about books that we liked but on recall can’t remember much/anything about! The way I tackled this list is to look at Goodreads and see which books I rated highly but couldn’t tell you much about!
I read this book in 2012. I have no recollection of it whatsoever, but apparently liked it enough to give it 4 stars!
I read this in 2011. I have some recollection of it being moving, but other than that… I got nothing!
I know I enjoyed this book at the time, but without looking at the synopsis, I couldn’t tell you what it was about.
This is another one that I read back in 2011. I can’t remember anything about it! I know my sister enjoyed it!
I adore Philippa Gregory’s writing, so I know I must have enjoyed this book. I’m a bit hazy on its details!
I remember this being quite witty!
Love the title of this book! I remember liking it but being frustrated by the ending. I couldn’t tell you what it’s about though.
I have no idea what this book was about!
I remember liking the characters in this book!
I remember liking this but I couldn’t tell you what it was about!
How about you? Which books can you not recall? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!
How did I get it?:
Netgalley, thanks to Smith Publicity
It was supposed to be Lexy Quinn’s year. The hard-working wallflower has finally landed the coveted spot as Editor of her school’s newspaper. Then the rug is ripped out from under her when she finds out her mom is sick, and the family is moving half-way across the country to Preston Hills, Texas. Lexy can’t think of a worse place to be than at a school full of snobby rich kids where she’ll have to start all over to get people to notice her writing, or–who is she kidding?–notice her at all. When the most swoon-worthy boy in town, who also happens to be the jock celebrity quarterback, gives her an exclusive interview, Lexy’s life takes an unexpected turn. Ash Preston is the perfect guy and, even better, he sees Lexy as she wants to be seen. But can she trust him? PRODIGAL is a different kind of love story, where faith, romance, and God converge . . . and it just might change the way you look at your life.
This book really surprised me. I expected it to be a typical ‘chick-lit’ for young adults, but it was actually much deeper than that. Rektok Ross, really makes the reader feel for characters that have a lot happening in their lives. I found myself rooting for the main character Lexy, and wanting her to achieve her dreams despite the obstacles that are in her path. Lexy developed beautifully throughout the story, growing confident and more self-assured as she gradually dealt with the issues in her life.
I really admire the way in which this book was written. The writing is simple, but effective. It’s so easy to read. There is a religious undertone throughout the novel, but it’s not always at the forefront. It’s not preachy at all or overbearing. Lexy’s friends that believe in God, don’t ram it down her throat but give her the option to consider religion. The way in which this is done is incredibly thought provoking. It’s a nice addition to the story and sets it aside from a typical romance novel for a young adult.
Please don’t be put off by the cover! It might not look very exciting, but once I began the story I was truly engrossed from beginning to end.
Would I recommend it?: