Down the TBR Hole | Vol. 36

Happy Friday! It’s still very much winter where I’m at and I cannot wait until it starts to become more like spring!

For now, I will enjoy the cozy inducing weather for reading purposes! My last TBR Hole post left me with 687 books. While I read a good handful of books, I also added quite a few, bringing my TBR list back up to 696. Let’s see if I will be bringing that number back down.

The Books

The Quiet American by Graham Greene

This is one of the Waterstones 50 books so I have to keep it if I want to finish that challenge.

Verdict: Keep

A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul

Same as above.

Verdict: Keep

Rookie on Love by Tavi Gevinson

I haven’t read a lot of anthologies, but this one seems interesting because it’s a mixture of essays, poems, comics, interviews, etc.

Verdict: Keep

Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles #1) by Tamora Pierce

I’ve been curious about Tamora Pierce stuff for years; I just never had a chance to truly pick up one of her books/ series. This one is new and apparently gives a lot of backstory to one character from one of her other series. I didn’t realize that this book just came out last year. I might have to jump in with one of her other series first.

Verdict: Keep

A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi

I am stuck in the middle about this. I understand this story needs to be told, but I also read that not every aspect is told effectively. I just don’t know if I’ll actually pick it up.

Verdict: Go

A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

I am also going to include the three other twisted tales by Braswell. I added these because who wouldn’t want to read a fairy tale retelling? However, I like the classics and I have so many other books to read.

Verdict: Go

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1)by Susan Ee

Sounds really interesting. I think I’ll keep.

Verdict: Keep

Rhapsodic (The Bargainer #1) by Laura Thalassa

While this one sounds interesting, I wasn’t exactly blown away by her other series that I read. I don’t see myself picking it up soon.

Verdict: Go

Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

This one sounds interesting and I think I need to read more books centered on friendships.

Verdict: Keep

Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith

One, I really want to finally read Smith. Second, this book needs to be read ASAP.

Verdict: Keep

Call Me Zebra by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

I don’t really understand why I added this one.

Verdict: Go

Daughters of the Storm (Blood and Gold #1) by Kim Wilkins

I think I’m still curious.

Verdict: Keep

Fantasy of Frost (Tainted Accords #1) by Kelly St. Clare

Another fantasy YA series that I don’t know if I’ll ever pick up.

Verdict: Go

Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk

I really like Fight Club. I haven’t had a chance to read any other of his works. This one sounds interesting, but I think I have to be in the right frame of mind to read his works. I’m always torn and stuck in the middle with his other books. I think I’m going to let this one go for now.

Verdict: Go

Whiskey and Gunpowder (Addison Holmes Mysteries #6) by Liliana Hart

I really like this series. However, I thought it was done because it took so long for this book to come out. I think I’m okay with not continuing this series.

Verdict: Go

The Girl with the Red Balloon (The Balloonmakers #1) by Katherine Locke

This one sounds really fun and interesting.

Verdict: Keep

Onyx and Ivory (Rime Chronicles #1) by Mindee Arnett

This one still sounds interesting.

Verdict: Keep

The Skinny Chick’s Cookbook by Rachel K. Burke

I’ll have to find this in the bookstore to see if it would be worth keeping.

Verdict: Keep (for now)

Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt

I really enjoyed his Sisters Brothers novel. And this one sounds even more quirky.

Verdict: Keep

Find You In The Dark by Nathan Ripley

I can’t believe I forgot about this book!

Verdict: Keep


Out of the 23 books that I went through, I took off 10. That leave my TBR at 686! I’m almost finished with one book from my list, plus I have all the ones I own that I still need to read. Problems of a bookworm!

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