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.
I’m finally back on this feature, after a few months away from it!
RESULTS FOR PREVIOUS READ OR SKIP
I’m actually keeping a lot this time: 24, 26, 27, 28, 30, and 31
Read maybe: 25
READ OR SKIP #8
Let’s see what YOU think about these 8 titles today.
28) Pale Fire
- A classic!
- I enjoy this author
- A masterpiece, several readers say
- BUT an “insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage”, themes that I usually find uninteresting in literature.
- I enjoy the author and the topic
- A classic
- And I enjoy Hungarian literature
33) Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong
- I think I have already read too many similar books
- I love Proust, but this book no longer attracts me
- I enjoyed a lot The Broken Teaglass by the same author
- BUT several readers seemed to be confused about this one
What do YOU think? What would you do for 30 and 35?
HAVE YOU READ THESE?
READ OR SKIP?
I ALSO WELCOME SUGGESTIONS
FOR GOOD BOOKS ON SIMILAR THEMES
Thanks! As for 30 and 35, I wouldn’t read either of them, to tell the truth. But that’s me.
Thanks for your feedback. May I know why, especially for 30?
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How exactly is it that I have never heard of this book, which (according to Goodreads) was touted in the 1987 as being “one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century”? Also, many of the reviews (of all star ratings) note that there’s no real plot here. I dunno… sounds boring to me (and considering when it was written, plust the fact that the author is male, I bet how the women are portrayed would piss me off).
Thanks for explaining. Actually yes, I think it was very popular back then
I have read Sacre Bleu: funny, good story and I learned about “the blue” which is what made me want to read The Blue.
Crossing to Safety I found to be pretty much what you guessed though the writing was especially good.
Pale Fire almost did me in. Tough read.
Great input, thanks!