I thought that instead of a Friday Finds post, I would another Down the TBR Hole post considering I probably need to do that rather than continue to just add and add more books.
This a weekly meme created by Lia at Lost in a Story. Her instructions are as follows:
- Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
This week I decided to go through ten books instead of five, to see if I would purge more books that I don’t remember why I placed on my TBR list in the first place.
For last week’s Down the TBR Hole, I started at 804 books and out of the first five books I looked at, I only took one book off. So this week I’m at 803 books.
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
I’ve had this book on my Goodreads list since 2015, but I remember seeing it in the bookstore before then and being curious. However, the blurb makes it sounds very Bladerunner (which I just watched both movies), and I don’t see myself picking it up anytime soon.
Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis
This actually sounds like something I would read. And if I can find it at my library, I would definitely pick it up.
The Witching Elm by C.N. Crawford
Sounds like an interesting blend of fantasy and sci/fi with our modern world. I would still give it a shot (plus I just found out it’s on Kindle Unlimited).
The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Pirates, assassins, and magic? Yes please.
I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
I have yet to read a Sophie Kinsella book and I really want to know why so many love her books. Plus I can be a sucker for romcom books.
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Already know I want to read this series really badly.
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Patrick Ness is another one of those authors who I have yet to read. Reading the blurb on this book kind of reminded me why I wanted to read it.
Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith
This one received a lot of mixed reviews on Goodreads and I usually try not to let other people’s review sway me, but after reading the blurb, I remember that it was the book cover that initially pulled me in. The concept does sound really good, but I don’t think I’ll be missing out on that much if I don’t read it.
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Another book with some mixed reviews. However, since I find Sherlock and Watson fascinating, I would love to see how this book is written and if it meets my own expectations.
Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan
I kind of remember placing this book on my TBR list. Based on the blurb, it sounds like it has a lot to put in one book and still be very engaging. Considering there are only so many fantasy books I can read that are still unique in some way from each other. Maybe I refind it, but for now …
Once again, it felt good to go through some books on my list. Especially since it helps take books off that I know I probably won’t ever get around to as well as reminding me of the books that I still want to read.
Have you read any of these books?