How it works:
- Go to your Goodreads want-to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
My shelf has increased to 1148. I finished a book but added several to my wishlist.
This week’s books: American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee – KEEP. Wolves are my favorite non-domesticated animal. I will read just about any book about them, Fiction or Non-Fiction, provided they are not vilified. According to the Goodreads synopsis, this book is about a specific wolf but tells a much larger story about wolves and the controversy surrounding their conservation and protection. Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly – KEEP. “Beauty and the Beast” has always been my favorite fairytale, and one of my favorite Disney movies, so this book was a bit of an auto-buy for me, especially since it involves books. Killer Librarian by Mary Lou Kirwin – KEEP. This one will get the 50-page test because the synopsis isn’t too promising and there are only 2 books in the series. This first book only has an overall rating of 3.38 stars, which is another indicator that it might not be all that good. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper- KEEP. I read this book when I was a teenager after I had seen the movie starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Scenes from both still come to mind, and I’ve always wanted to re-read the book now that I’m considerably older. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane – KEEP. This one is a novel about the Civil War written only 30 years after the war ended. I’m sure it will be a difficult read, but I am interested to get a perspective from a time in which many of the people who lived through the war were still alive.
My want-to-read shelf is holding steady at 1148 books. The next post will start to get into the physical books about music and musicians that I own.