Books from the Backlog, hosted by Carole's Random Life in Books, is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your shelf unread.
I am featuring books in the order that they were added to my Goodreads To-Read shelf, so sometimes there will be a couple weeks in a row of books on the same topic.
Neglected Book of the Week
Why did I add The Last Days of the Incas to my TBR?
Because there was a whole world here long before Europe decided to come play and that world, those cultures, are worth knowing about.
Have you read this book, or is it somewhere on your TBR? If you've read it, would you recommend it to others?
I have actually read several books about the Inca empire and its fall, although I can't really recall if that was one of the titles. It is a fascinating and ultimately tragic story.ReplyDelete
It really is, and all I know is what I learned in school ages ago. Time to know more!Delete
I'd like to read this. I've watched many documentaries about the Incas and always found their rise and fall fascinating.ReplyDelete
I am more and more interested these days in the varying cultures, the Incas, Aztecs, Mayans, Olmecs, Tolecs, and so on. Sometimes whole societies completely obliterated, so much knowledge lost. It's terrible.Delete
i love reading books about the incas and their culture. hope you enjoy itReplyDelete
sherry @ fundinmental
Thanks, I am looking forward to it!Delete
This sounds really good. I agree that this is important history to know. I hope you enjoy it, Sarah!ReplyDelete
Thank you Carole, these lost cultures are so important and deserve to be known!Delete
I'm super interested by the people/cultures that existed before the Europeans landed! I had friends visit machu picchu last year and some of the stories they came back with were awesome. Need to learn more for myself! :)ReplyDelete
Machu Picchu is soooo on my bucket list. I can't even imagine how breathtaking it must be to just BE there. There was so much here before the Europeans, and so much lost.Delete
I had an Inca period in my reading. A fascinating culture. My book from the backlog this week is a reread: The Confusion by Neal Stephenson, #2 in his Baroque Cycle trilogy. He is a favorite author of mine but his books are sooo long and I got behind. The trilogy is set in the 1600s and is of the swashbuckling style.ReplyDelete
Oooooh, swashbuckling, love it! Swashbuckling is also one of my fave words.Delete