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Down the TBR Hole #5

I thought I would do another Down the TBR Hole, a very useful meme created by Lost In A Story.

Most of us bookish folk will end up with way too many books we have added as to-read on Goodreads. Try this for a solution!

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It works like this:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Order on ascending date added
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if feeling adventurous!) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: Keep or Go?

So, let’s have a look what we have…

The Books:

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)1. The Wrath and the Dawn (Renee Ahdieh)

I already have this one on my Kindle, but it has been for a while. I still plan on reading it though. I think this is one of those books I will enjoy,

Verdict: KEEP

Eerie2. Eerie (C M McCoy)

Described as a paranormal teen romance, I read the synopsis for this one and I don’t think this one is for me at all.

Verdict: GO

I Wish for You3. I Wish For You (Camilla Isley)

Hmm, this looks like chick-lit with a bit of magic thrown in. The story sounds kind of cute and I don’t have (m)any pink books…. Hmmm, is that reason enough? No… I don’t think I would be reaching for this anyt time soon.

Verdict: GO

The Color of Our Sky4. The Color of Our Sky (Amita Trasi)

This sounds like a heartbreaking story. I am not sure whether I will be quite in the mood for this any time soon. I will take it off my TBR for now. I can always put it back.

Verdict: GO

Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #1)5. Red Sister (Mark Lawrence)

Murderous nuns? Yes please. I think I will give this one a shot at some point. But then I do want this cover, cause I don’t like the other one. I’m superficial lilke that!

Verdict: KEEP

That’s another three gone! Wahey!

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Down the TBR Hole #4

It is time again for Down the TBR Hole, a very useful meme created by Lost In A Story. I

Most of us bookish folk will end up with way too many books we have added as to-read on Goodreads. Try this for a solution!

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It works like this:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Order on ascending date added
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if feeling adventurous!) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: Keep or Go?

So, let’s have a look what we have…

The Books:

Unseen World PA.indd1. The Unseen World (Liz Moore)

No idea how this ended up on my TBR. It is not the sort of book I am interested in at the moment.

Verdict: GO!

 

1801 DTBR22. The Essex Serpent (Sarah Perry

Definitely staying firmly on my TBR. I love historical fiction and I have seen/read/heard so many good reviews from people I trust.

Verdict: KEEP!

1801 DTBR33. Gather The Daughters (Jenni Melamed)

Difficult. It sounds like an interesting sort of dystopian novel, but I have so many others I want to read before this.

Verdict: GO!

 

1801 DTBR44. Too Loud A Silence (Jo Jackson)

This sounds like a really interesting read. Set in Egypt during the Arab Spring. I definitely want to read this. And it will work nicely for my Around the World in 80 Books challenge!

Verdict: KEEP!

1801 DTBR55. Forgotten Reflections (Young-Im Lee)

Set in South Korea, I was not sure about this one, but after reading the reviews on Goodreads again, I will definitely want to read this at some point. Again, perfect for Around the World in 80 Books!

Verdict: KEEP!

1801 DTBR66. Trick (Natalia Jaster)

Jesters? Princesses? Yeah, go on then, this still sounds pretty good to me.

Verdict: KEEP!

1801 DTBR77. The Silent Kookaburra (Liza Perrat)

A psychological thriller – I don’t have many of those on my TBR, but there’s something about this book that makes me want to read this.

Verdict: KEEP!

 

1801 DTBR88. The Seafarer’s Kiss (Julia Ember)

It sort of sounds good, but it’s just pulling me in. I am just not into mermaids I guess. 🙂

Verdict: GO!

1801 DTBR99. Hinder (Kristin Ping)

I have completely lost interest in this YA fantasy novel about witches. Not something I will be reading soon.

Verdict: GO!

 

1801 DTBR1010. Spark (Wren Verlaine & Casey Renee Kiser)

I have poetry on my TBR! I should get this. It sounds good and I should read more poetry!

Verdict: KEEP!

 

Only 4 less, but still, it’s almost half! 🙂 Have you read any of these books? Did I kick of any books that you read and were awesome? Let me know!

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Down the TBR Hole #3

This is my third installment of Down the TBR Hole, which was created by Lost In A Story. It has been a while since I did one of these and I was going through my Goodreads TBR and figured it was about time!

A lot of us end up with large unwieldy lists of books we have added as to-read on Goodreads. This is the solution!

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It works like this:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Order on ascending date added
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if feeling adventurous!) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: Keep or Go?

So, let’s have a look what we have…

The Books:

1801 DOWN THE TBR HOLE 11. Secondborn (Amy A Bartol)

I so cannot remember adding this to my TBR. Looks like a dystopian novel and the premise sounds sort of interesting. Not sure… Maybe for now…

Verdict: KEEP

 

1801 DOWN THE TBR HOLE 22. Ciao, Suerte (Annie McGreevy)

I vaguely remember this one, but I am not that interested in the premise, so….

Verdict: GO

1801 DOWN THE TBR HOLE 33. The Long Song (Andrea Levy)

This book sounds like an interesting read and is set in Jamaica towards of the slavery era. I still want to read this.

Verdict: KEEP

 

1801 DOWN THE TBR HOLE 44. Summer’s Lease (Carrie Elks)

No idea what this is or why I added it. *scratches head* It does not really sound like my thing. Maybe someone raved about it, but I can’t remember… Easy decision!

Verdict: GO

1801 DOWN THE TBR HOLE 55. Strange Practice (Vivian Shaw)

This sounds like quite a fun book, so I think I will be keeping it on my TBR a while longer.

Verdict: KEEP

 

1801 DOWN THE TBR HOLE 66. Where The Light Falls (Allison Pataki & Owen Pataki)

Set during the French Revolution, the premise sounds so up my street, I just have to read it at some point.

Verdict: KEEP

1801 DOWN THE TBR HOLE 77. The Exile Carpet: Dreamscapes (E R Blake)

It still sounds kind of interesting, but there are too many other books I would probably read first.

Verdict: GO

 

The-Intuitives-SC-Jacket-R03.indd8. The Intuitives (Erin Michelle Sky & Steven Brown)

Yep, I still like the sound of this.

Verdict: KEEP

 

1801 DOWN THE TBR HOLE 99. Lighthouse Jive (Jonathan Dunne)

I can see why I would have added this, but I do not think I would be getting it any time soon, so off it goes…

Verdict: GO

 

1801 DOWN THE TBR HOLE 1010. The Color Project (Sierra Abrams)

Love the cover, but the premise does not interest me anymore.

Verdict: GO

 

So out of the ten I kept five and knocked five off my TBR. That’s pretty good!

Did you read any of these books? Am I right to keep/let them go? Are they on your TBR?

 

 

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Down the TBR Hole #2

This is my second installment of Down the TBR Hole, which was created by Lost In A Story. I have actually picked up three of the books from last week’s post. (Even though I was on a self-imposed book-buying ban… OOOOOOOPS!). I hope to read them soon.

A lot of us end up with large unwieldy lists of books we have added as to-read on Goodreads. This is the solution!

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It works like this:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Order on ascending date added
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if feeling adventurous!) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: Keep or Go?

So, let’s have a look what we have…

The Books:

The Sun Also Rises

1. The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)

Definitely one I still want to read!

Verdict: KEEP

 

Raven Son2. Raven Son (Nicholas Kotar)

This supposed to be based on Russian folklore. I was so going to get rid of this, as I did not remember saving it to my to-read, but it sounds good.

Verdict: KEEP

The Wisdom of the Myths: How Greek Mythology Can Change Your Life (Learning to Live, #2)3. The Wisdom of the Myths (Luc Ferry)

This is about Greek myths. The stories themselves and what we can learn from them. It sounds interesting, but for now…

Verdict: GO

 

Conflicted (Secrets and Lies #1)

4. Conflicted (M M Koenig)

I do not recall this book at all and the synopsis does not look THAT interesting. Easy decision!

Verdict: GO

A Monster Calls

5. A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness)

I heard so many good things about this book and I really want to read it!

Verdict: KEEP 

 

Conclusion:

Two books gone! I am quite happy with that.

I think I will be definitely be continuing with this cleansing of my Goodreads TBR. The good thing is that it reminds me what I actually have on my TBR, so I can actually start picking up all these books at some point, so they do not remain on there forever!

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Down the TBR Hole #1

This is my first go at Down the TBR Hole, which was created by Lost In A Story, but the post that inspired me to do this meme was by Boston Book Reader.

A lot of us end up with large unwieldy lists of books we have added as to-read on Goodreads. This is the solution! Now, my own is not that big, but still there are 330 books on it at the moment, which is a bit silly…

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It works like this:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Order on ascending date added
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if feeling adventurous!) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: Keep or Go?

So, here we go!

The Books!

1. The Last Unicorn (Peter S Beagle)

The Last Unicorn

It’s a book about a unicorn. I think it’s a children’s book, but nevermind that. It still sounds like a story I want to read

Verdict: KEEP

 

 

 

The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)2. Mistborn #1: The Final Empire (Brandon Sanderson)

Ah, I mentioned this in a post just the other day as a series I really want to read, so this is definitely staying where it is!

Verdict: KEEP

 

3. Farseer Trilogy #1: Assassin’s Apprentice (Robin Hobb)

Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1)

 

Same as above. I mentioned this in a post just a day or two ago as a series I want to read, so no, I am not getting rid of this one.

Verdict: KEEP

 

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan4. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See)

This is hard. I do like the sound of this one, but I do not think this is a book that I will be picking up anytime soon. I have a couple of similar books on my actual physical shelves already, so…

Verdict: GO

 

5. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)

The Handmaid's Tale

 

Cannot believe this has been on my TBR for three years and I still have not picked it up! I really do need to change that. I have seen the TV series, but I still really want to read the book.

Verdict: KEEP

 

Conclusion:

So I am keeping 4 out of 5 books on my list. I almost feel I should get my hands on the four remaining books, as I do not have any of them on my physical shelf.

I had fun with this and I am looking forward to doing another one of these. Maybe next week?