Read or skip #8

READ OR SKIP

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:

  1. Sort your Goodreads TBR shelf from oldest to new
  2. Pick the first 5 or 10 (or whatever number you choose, depending on how large your list is) books you see
  3. 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

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I’m actually keeping a lot this time: 24, 26, 27, 28, 30, and 31
Skip: 29
Read maybe: 25

READ OR SKIP #8

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#readorskip

Let’s see what YOU think about these 8 titles today.

28) Pale Fire

  • A classic!
    READ

29) The Tie That Binds

  • I enjoy this author
    READ

30) Crossing to Safety

  • A masterpiece, several readers say
  • BUT an “insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage”, themes that I usually find uninteresting in literature.
    SKIP?

31) Something to Declare

  • I enjoy the author and the topic
    READ

32) Satantango

  • A classic
  • And I enjoy Hungarian literature
    READ

33) Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong

  • I think I have already read too many similar books
    SKIP

34) Proust’s Overcoat

  • I love Proust, but this book no longer attracts me
    SKIP

35) Miss Me When I’m Gone

  • I enjoyed a lot The Broken Teaglass by the same author
  • BUT several readers seemed to be confused about this one
    SKIP?

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

 

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6 thoughts on “Read or skip #8

  1. 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.

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