Down the TBR Hole | Vol. 39

It’s been a couple months at least since I’ve done one of these posts. I’m getting closer to more recent additions to me TBR and figured I wouldn’t want to take those off the list.

Ever since I started doing this post, I’ve been a lot more thoughtful about what books I place on my TBR list; I really think about whether I want to read the book or not. I used to have a tendency to place a book on my TBR list in order to ‘save’ it so I wouldn’t forget about it. Except I would since it would get lost in the list. Evident in the fact that my TBR is currently 730 books.

The Books

Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen #1) by Steven Erikson

Another book I don’t remember adding or possibly why. It looks like some bloggers I follow have read and loved this book/ series. However, while I trust their judgement, I don’t see myself diving into a book that is almost 700 pages long and the first of a 10 book series.

Verdict: Go

My Squirrel Days by Ellie Kemper

I just love listening to celebrity memoirs on audio. This one will be no different.

Verdict: Keep

The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor

I remember seeing this one pop up on a few blogs and those readers really enjoying it. I don’t love the implied love triangle/ girl stuck between two guys yet it sounds like a great summer read.

Verdict: Keep

The Wanderers by Meg Howrey

Meh. The blurb reminds of Good Morning, Midnight, where the story really follows the characters and their thoughts and behavior. I might like it, but I’m still undecided.

Verdict: Go

Not Even Bones (Market of Monsters #1) by Rebecca Schaeffer

It’s about a girl who sells magical body parts on the black market – until she’s betrayed. Sounds awesome!

Verdict: Keep

The Right-and Wrong-Stuff: How Brilliant Careers Are Made and Unmade by Carter Cast

I like trying to broaden my knowledge by reading non-fiction. Or reading non-fiction that discuss topics I’m interested in. I’m always looking for ways to help me better myself and that’s probably why I added this. There are some mixed reviews, but I’m going to keep for now.

Verdict: Keep

For a Muse of Fire (For a Muse of Fire #1) by Heidi Heilig

Another YA fantasy series starter. I like that the author took inspiration from Asian cultures and French colonialism, that is something that would be new to me. Reviews are mixed but lean towards positive. Because my library system has it, I’m going to give it a try.

Verdict: Keep

Sabrina by Nick Drnaso

I don’t know why I added this.

Verdict: Go

In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne

I went through a phase where I wanted to read more thought provoking literature and so I added a bunch of the Man Booker Prize nominee books. This is one of them. It sounds interesting and I want to give it a shot.

Verdict: Keep

Everything Under by Daisy Johnson

It’s a reimagining of the Oedipus myth. Sounds like it’s worth a shot. Plus my library system has it!

Verdict: Keep

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

I think this was just an add so I wouldn’t forget.

Verdict: Go

From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan

I think I would read this. Plus my library has it.

Verdict: Keep

Ghosted by Rosie Walsh

This has been popping up everywhere since it’s been published. Being in the dating world, I’m always up for reading a book about the modern dating world.

Verdict: Keep

Snap by Belinda Bauer

I’m so intrigued! And have been since I added it to my TBR.

Verdict: Keep

Beautiful Lies (Ridley Jones #1) by Lisa Unger

I don’t know why I added this.

Verdict: Go

Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix

I read the majority of this series when it first came out, when I was younger. However, I never finished the series. Honestly, though, I don’t think I’ll find time to pick it up and reread it.

Verdict: Go

These Violent Delights by Victoria Namkung

Yes. Just yes.

Verdict: Keep

Modern Dating: A Field Guide by Chiara Atik

I mostly want to see how relevant this is and if any would translate to real life.

Verdict: Keep

My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag . . . and Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha by Jolie Kerr

Just seems like a hilarious read.

Verdict: Keep

30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She’s 30 by Pamela Redmond Satran

I have a few years until I’m 30, so I feel like I should read this. Even if just for fun.

Verdict: Keep

I only took off 6 books, which has me with a TBR list of 724 books. All I can be grateful for is that isn’t at 1000. I’m trying really hard to get through the majority of the books I already own before buying more and/or going to the library.

What are some books that you recently took off your TBR list?

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