Read it or Ditch it: True Grit

read it or ditch it

“Read it or Ditch it” is a new weekly feature I’ll be doing each Monday on the blog. The goal is to force myself into making a decision regarding some titles on my TBR pile. Each week I’ll select a book that has sat unread on my shelves for longer than a year and ask the question “Read it or Ditch it?”. If I still want to read it, then by posting it here I’m claiming that I’ll read it by the end of the year. If I’m no longer interested in the book, then this is a send off to the title since I’ll either be donating or selling it.

At the end of the year, I’ll do a round-up post to see how I did. If there are any titles that I said I’d read, but still didn’t, then I’ll either donate or sell those. Hopefully, doing this will help me reach my goal of only 100 books sitting unread on my TBR pile by the end of 2016.


True Grit
Author: Charles Portis
Published: 1968
Genre: Western
Length of Time on TBR Pile: About 3 years
Read it or Ditch it?: Read it

My grandfather tends to give me his books when he’s done reading them. Usually he reads mysteries, but this was one of the rare westerns he had picked-up. I don’t typically read books in this genre, but I enjoyed the movie. So, I’ll give it a shot.

Back Cover Description: Mattie Ross, 14, from Dardanelle, Arkansas, narrates half a century later, her trip in the winter of 1870s, to avenge the murder of her father. She convinces one-eyed “Rooster” Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshall, to tag along, while she outdickers and outmaneuvers the hard-bitten types in her path.

9 thoughts on “Read it or Ditch it: True Grit

  1. I saw the remake of this one a couple years ago I think, but have never read the book or seen the original movie. My grandpa had a lot of Zane grey westerns and as a kid I would look them over. Some had evocative titles like Riders of the Purple sage. I’ve only read a few though…

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    • Yeah, I’ve only seen the remake the whole way through. I’ve seen bits and pieces of the original one. They both were pretty good. So I’m hoping I’ll like the book too. Oh nice! I think I’ve heard of that series. My grandpa usually sticks to reading only mysteries, so I was surprised when he handed me this one.


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