This is a meme started by Lia at Lost in a Story. The “rules” are:
- Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
- Read the synopses of the books.
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
I’m modifying this a little since my to-read shelf is a mess of books that are mostly in storage. Instead, I’m going to look at my wishlist—all those books I add on a whim during my travels around the book blogging community—and weed out the ones that don’t quite sound as good now. The “keepers” I’m going to look for at online libraries or add to my Amazon wishlist.
This book is over 20 years-old, but I feel that it’s probably the foundational work of skepticism that should be more widely read. That said, I haven’t read it! KEEP.
I really do enjoy books about magic history, but man, am I over Houdini. GO.
This is very possibly an important book about not letting one tragic event dictate life. But I’m going to be honest: I’m never going to get to it. I’m never going to be in the mood for this book. GO.
I’m kind of on the fence about this one. For some reason, I thought it was nonfiction. But it’s by the guy who wrote A Man Called Ove, which I haven’t read, but is liked by pretty much everyone I know. I think I’ll KEEP Beartown for now.
I will also admit that I’m a sucker for a historical serial killer, especially one that takes advantage of outside circumstances. KEEP.
Anyone have any experience with any of these? Any arguments for KEEP or GO?