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.
RESULTS FOR PREVIOUS READ OR SKIP
20, 21 and 23: skip
Read the others.
READ OR SKIP #7
Let’s see what YOU think about these 8 titles today.
24) Sacré Bleu
- This sounds like a mix of many things: humor (hmm, not sure about this), historical fiction, fantasy (hmm), mystery, and romance (hmm!)
- BUT should I try this author?
SKIP, unless you convince me otherwise
25) The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci
- I think someone told me this was fantastic.
- BUT the average Goodreads ratings is not high.
26) The History of English spelling
- “The History of English Spelling reveals the history of Modern English spelling, tracing its origins and development from Old English up to the present day.” Totally my type of thing.
29) Language Myths and the History of English
- Yes, I noticed the numbers are not in order, but that’s they are currently displayed on my Goodreads list. Weird.
- The synopsis leaves me uninterested.
- Sounds like a great novella by Aira.
- Classic Russian literature!
30) Barney’s Version
- This one was highly recommended to me.
- And I haven’t read many Canadian authors.
31) The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
- “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time tells the story of Kazuko Yoshiyama, a third-year middle school student who accidentally acquires the ability to time travel after an unfortunate accident in a school science lab. “
- Not sure I’ll like that, but it’s short, and an opportunity to discover another Japanese author.
What do YOU think? Should I skip more than two? What t do with #25?
HAVE YOU READ THESE?
READ OR SKIP?
I ALSO WELCOME SUGGESTIONS
FOR GOOD BOOKS ON SIMILAR THEMES