Currently I’m on a crazy book binge. I literally can’t stop reading. There are three books on my Goodreads “currently reading” shelf, and there’s a pile of books on my mantle waiting next in line to be read. I keep hearing about new books that I need to a) add to my “Want To Read” shelf and b) request from the Baltimore County Public Library.
As previously mentioned, I’m not a huge fan of book reviews, reading them or writing them. I like when one of my Reliable Book Recommenders suggests a book for me, but I don’t really want to hear what the book is about or why someone liked it.
However, I usually give every book I read a rating – zero to five stars. My ratings have been questioned in the past – I’m a pretty tough rater. A five-star book is one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE BOOKS IN THE UNIVERSE. A four-star book is amazingly awesome, flawless, beautiful, but for whatever reason, is not one of my top 25 favorite books in the world. So a three-star book is still pretty freakin’ good. And I don’t think I’ve ever given a rating of zero or one star, because I would never spend my time finishing a book that was a zero or a one.
Anyway – I decided to give something new a try. Concise book reviews – only ten words, only five if I can make it work. We’ll see how it goes.
My 2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge is to read 55 books this year. So far, I’ve read eight:
- The Book of Unknown Americans, Cristina Henriquez
- The Relic Master, Christopher Buckley
- Gratitude, Oliver Sacks
- The Grown-up, Gillian Flynn
- Deep Dark Fears, Fran Krause
- The Turner House, Angela Flourney
- Who By Fire, Diana Spechler
- Did You Ever Have A Family, Bill Clegg
I’m in the middle of my ninth book – My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry, by Fredrik Backman. So good. Look out for my ten-word review!