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.
RESULTS FOR PREVIOUS READ OR SKIP
I’ll keep 33, 34, 36, 38 (following Tony’s advice), 39 and 40
I’ll Skip: 35 and 37
And put 32 on my to-read-maybe list
READ OR SKIP #10
Slowly but surely, this is already my 10th Read or Slip, and my Goodreads TBR list IS going down. I have done some cleaning since last Sunday, going through obvious titles I knew for sure I wanted to read or skip.
But I need your help on these:
This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title. It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history by reading a nonfiction version of the story.
The nonfiction book, a graphic biography of Claude Monet, was extremely well done, and gorgeous. I listened to this amazing thriller by Michel Bussi. I listened to the original in French, but I assume the English translation is just as good. It’s all set in Giverny, Monet’s village. If you have not read Bussi yet, it’s time to start!
BOOK PAIRING #2
Conan Doyle for the Defense is an excellent presentation of how the author did real life investigation, using Sherlock Holmes‘s techniques. It’s also a great social study.
So obviously to go with it, I highlight the very first story with Holmes. I read all his books with Sherlock Holmes in 2017, short stories and novels.
BOOK PAIRING #3
The Piano Shop on the Left Bank is a beautiful journey of (re)discovery of musicin one’s life, with tons of fascinating details on piano making and tuning. Even though it’s not exactly the same type of music, if you are a music lover, you will enjoy Bel Canto, as music and singing help people communicate in a tragedy.
HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
WOULD YOU HAVE ANOTHER
BOOK PAIRING RELATED TO PAINTING OR MUSIC?
= I have thoroughly enjoyed 2 books by Patchett,
so I can’t wait!
I got it at BEA Pancakes in Paris
= fun memory of the author’s dream
of opening an American diner in Paris! The Blessed Surgeon
= having just read the life of Saint Innocent of Moscow,
I feel like reading the life of another remarkable Orthodox Highland Storm
= this is the first book in the series I’m currently translating into French
= I have organized tours for Gigi Pandian,
but this will finally my first read by her! NB: there are a few openings for her upcoming book tour
in January, for her latest book! The Other Einstein
= the book that most intrigues me at BEA The Invoice
= I know, I already listed this, but this time for sure! The Suicide Shop
= by a French author I enjoy A Wizard of Earthsea
= that’s the title I got for Classics Spin #14!
CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS
The Martian Chronicles
= after reading/listening to Bernard Cornwell’s 8 books
in his Saxon Chronicle Series, I have decided it was time to stop.
So here we go with classics A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
= both books are on my Classics Club Challenge
HAVE YOU READ OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ ANY OF THESE? WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR OCTOBER?