It’s the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven’t seen the “New Releases” shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile.
You don’t have to be a book blogger to participate! You can put up a Throwback Thursday post on your non-bookish blog, or if you don’t have a blog at all, just use the comments to tell us about a book you remember fondly.
Throwback Thursday is not limited to just books! Throwback Thursday is dedicated to shining the spotlight on any book-related old favorites that need to be remembered. What’s your favorite classic television show or movie adaptation? What about your favorite song? Was your favorite toy a character from a book?
Here’s how it works:
- Pick any book released more than 5 years ago. Adult, YA, Children’s; doesn’t matter. Any book will do.
- Write up a short summary of the book (include the title, author, and cover art) and an explanation of why you love it. Make sure to link back to The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books in your post.
- Link up your post at The Housework Can Wait or Never Too Fond of Books.
- Visit as many blogs as you can, reminisce about books you loved, and discover some “new” books for your TBR list!
Feel free to grab the Throwback Thursday button code from the sidebar to use in your posts.
Thanks for participating, and we look forward to seeing which books you choose to remember!
Don’t miss the giveaway announcement at the end of this post!
Summary: While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci — clues visible for all to see — yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion — an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others.
In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory’s ancient secret — and an explosive historical truth — will be lost forever.
I have to admit: I love a good thriller/mystery combo. And this one happens to be really well written. Well – the book version anyway. The movie version was all set to be amazing (Tom Hanks! Paul Bettany! Opie!) – but it just fell completely flat for me. But the book? I couldn’t put it down! I’ve even read it twice.
New Year’s Throwback Giveaway
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January is THROWBACK MONTH! To start 2013 off with a bang, Lauren and I are giving away a Throwback book/movie combination to one winner at the end of the month.
YES! YOU CAN WIN THINGS! *flails wildly*
The catch? Linking up your Throwback posts and promoting Throwback Thursday is what gets you entries! Each week you’ll need to link your post up and comment either on my post or Lauren’s if you want additional entries for promoting the feature (link to your tweet or Facebook post about it).