I decided to start this meme, inspired by book blogger Davida, at The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog, herself inspired by a couple of other bloggers (see here for instance). I plan to post about it on Saturdays, except the 1st Sat of the month, when I usually feature another meme.
The rules are simple:
- Sort your Goodreads TBR shelf from oldest to new
- Pick the first 5 or 10 (or whatever number you choose, depending on how large your list is) books you see
- Decide whether to keep them or get rid of them.
READ OR SKIP #1
Along the years, I have edited a lot my Goodreads TBR, but as you can see, we are still going back to history, as my oldest titles were added 8 years ago… So I thought this exercise would be well worth it. And I need your help!
- Bloggers have been recently raving about her latest book, Once Upon a River!
- “a love letter to reading”
- a historical mystery, it seems
- BUT 400 pages, so it better be very good
- A classic
- I really enjoyed One Hundred Years of Solitude
- “Connecting puzzling clues scattered throughout the world, Hancock discovers compelling evidence of a technologically and culturally advanced civilization that was destroyed and obliterated from human memory”. That’s compelling, even though I may consider it at the edge of nonfiction and fantasy, or pure madness!
- I read his The Sign and The Seal, and was captivated by it
- Very high rating
- “The end result is not so much a history of twentieth-century music as a history of the twentieth century through its music”. That could be an interesting and original overview of the century, especially as I like music
- High rating
- BUT big book
- A book about books!
- My friend Readerbuzz loved it
- BUT there are tons of similar and more recent books out there, with a higher rating
So now, I need your input, especially for #3, 4, and 5 to finalize my decision.
I will inform you of my final choice when I publish the next post for this meme.
I have created a poll on Twitter for #5. Please go and vote
HAVE YOU READ THESE?
READ OR SKIP?
I ALSO WELCOME SUGGESTIONS
FOR GOOD BOOKS ON SIMILAR THEMES