Read or skip #13

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.

RESULTS FOR PREVIOUS READ OR SKIP

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I’ll keep 147, 150, 152, 153, and 154
I’ll Skip: 148, 149, and 151

Thanks to your help, I have managed to considerably shorten my TBR. I have also done lots of trimming by myself, and am down to 698 titles. This may still sound crazy to you, but before I started this, I was close to double that amount.
So now, I’d like to start phase two.
This time, once a month, I am going to list the books I added to my TBR 2 months previously. For instance today, I’m posting what I added in August.
If you are familiar with any of these, please let me know

  • which books I should absolutely read – if you reviewed them, the link to your review is most welcome
  • which books I should just skip, and why

Thanks!

READ OR SKIP #13

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What do YOU think? Thanks for helping

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READ OR SKIP?

 

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Read or skip #12

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.

RESULTS FOR PREVIOUS READ OR SKIP

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I’ll keep 143,145, 147, 148, 149, and 150
I’ll Skip: 146
And I’ll put maybe for 144

READ OR SKIP #12

#readorskip

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147) The Museum of Literary Souls

  • It’s Fantasy, that I don’t often read
  • BUT it’s about books, and how fiction can enter real life,
    and it’s a short story
    READ

148) Vies minuscules

  • I still haven’t read anything by Michon.
  • BUT the synopsis no longer grab me. Funny, I added so many French books at one point, and now I’m not sure why
    SKIP

149) L’héritage de tata Lucie

  • Another French title that illustrates my last point
  • Plus, this is humor, not my cup of tea
    SKIP

150) The Map Thief

  • I rarely read true crime
  • BUT this topic sounds fascinating, with history and geography
    READ

151) Lost For Words

  • A book about books
  • BUT a satire. Not sure it’s worth it
    SKIP

152) I Remember

  • Biography/Memoir of an author who fascinates me more and more
  • And it’s short
    READ

153) The Bilingual Brain

  • Ben évidemment que j’veux lire ce livre !!
  • Well, of course I want to read this one !!
    READ

154) The Poisoning Angel

  • I have read and enjoyed several books by this quirky author
    READ

What do YOU think? Thanks for helping

HAVE YOU READ THESE?
READ OR SKIP?
I ALSO WELCOME SUGGESTIONS
FOR GOOD BOOKS ON SIMILAR THEMES

 

Read or skip #11

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.

RESULTS FOR PREVIOUS READ OR SKIP

read-or-skip 10

I’ll keep 46, 53, 55, 58, 61, and 146
I’ll Skip: 44, 48, and 82

READ OR SKIP #11

#readorskip

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143) Kinder Than Solitude

  • It seems an interesting mystery
  • BUT why is the average rating so low?
    READ?

144) Death at la Fenice

  • Friends of mine love this series to pieces, but I keep hesitating diving into it, and I am not sure why.
  • Anyone here to convince me to do it?
    SKIP?

145) Infinite Jest

  • Supposed to be really good
  • BUT it’s huge. Is it worth it?
    READ?

146) Peace Like a River

  • Supposedly very good too
  • BUT there’s an aspect of romance. Dos it have a lot of place in the book??
    SKIP?

147) The Memory of Old Jack

  • I love Berry’s style
  • BUT I read Hannah Coulter many years ago. Are they connected, will I be lost?
    READ?

148) The 351 Books of Irma Arcuri

  • Presented as “Metaphysical literary suspense”, which sounds totally intriguing
  • BUT why is the average rating so low?
    READ?

149) What Strange Creatures

  • I have really enjoyed The Broken Teaglass by the same author
  • and feel like I want to read more by her
    READ?

150) The Horse, the Wheel, and Language

  • I’m fascinated by languages, and Indo-European is obviously major
    READ

What do YOU think? Thanks for helping

HAVE YOU READ THESE?
READ OR SKIP?
I ALSO WELCOME SUGGESTIONS
FOR GOOD BOOKS ON SIMILAR THEMES