Hello, and welcome to another round of Shelfie Spotlight!
If you are not familiar with Shelfie Spotlight, it is a bi-weekly post where I pick a book (or ebook) from my shelves and discuss it. Most of the books I choose will be books I haven’t read, and I’ll ask your opinion of whether or not I should keep it.
I created this as a fun, interactive way to clean out my shelves. If you are interested in doing a post like this, link me in your post so I can see it! 🙂
Last time I asked whether or not I should keep Johannes Cabal the Necromancer. I decided to let go of the book. I don’t see myself reading it anytime soon, or ever.
Author: Donna Tart
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Publication Year: 2004
Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal, and at last – inexorably – into evil.
This is a book where I’ve heard A LOT about it and there seems to be strong opinions on either end of the spectrum. People usually hate it or love it. I honestly cannot remember when I bought this book, which probably means it’s been a while.
The premise of the book sounds intriguing but I’m not sure if it’s executed well. That seems to be the general consensus with people who didn’t really enjoy it. However, one of my guilty pleasures is reading about elite colleges/prep schools.
I’m a split 50/50 on whether or not to keep or let go. What do you think?