Read or skip #10

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-9

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

#readorskip

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:

read-or-skip 10

 

44) New Finnish Grammar

  • I love fiction with the importance of language
  • BUT it’s a post-war book, and I sometimes get tired of these
    SKIP?

46) The Magician’s Assistant

  • I have enjoyed books by Patchett…
  • and I have hated at least one
    SKIP?

48) Granny D.

  • A walk across the US
  • BUT by a political activist?
    SKIP?

53) The Old Ways

  • “Told in Macfarlane’s distinctive voice, The Old Ways folds together natural history, cartography, geology, archaeology and literature”.
    READ?

55) Quartet in Autumn

  • I have never read Barbara Pym. Is it a good one to start with?
  • If not, which one would you recommend?
    READ?

58) A Tale for the Time Being

  • This is very popular. Tell me why you think I should really read it.
    READ?

61) Memento Mori

  • Same as for Barbara Pym: having never read Muriel Spark, is it THE book you recommend me to read by her?
  • If not, which one would you recommend?
    READ?

82) Hey, Mom, can I ride my bike across America?

  • 3rd travel book for today’s selection. Is this one worth it?
    SKIP?

146) Exley

  • It seems to be quirky and imaginative.
    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

 

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