Down the TBR Hole #3

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Down the TBR Hole was started by Lia over at Lost in a Story.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

How it works:

  • 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?

I will be repeating this process every week until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR.  I currently have 588 books on my to-read shelf.  It would have been 2 books larger, but I’ve started reading The Mad Tinker’s Daughter by J.S. Morin and The King’s Dragon by Una McCormack; both for #COYER Summer and #SciFiSummer.

This week’s five books:

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran – KEEP.  There’s no way I’m getting rid of this one.  Not only do I already own it in paperback, but I LOVE Caitlin Moran!

Jackaby by William Ritter – KEEP.  Another book I would never take off the list.  I also already own it, and I don’t know why I still haven’t gotten around to reading it.

The Archived by Victoria Schwab – KEEP.  I’ve considered tossing this one off my wishlist several times because A Darker Shade of Magic, while good, was not a book I loved.  Something about Schwab’s writing style that I wasn’t sure I wanted more of; however, the synopsis hooks me every time.

Sabriel by Garth Nix – KEEP.  While the synopsis doesn’t grab me the way the one for The Archived does, I’ve heard nothing but great things about this first book in the Abhorsen series, and I already own a paperback copy of it.

The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis – KEEP.  A magical map and a pirate ship?!  YES, PLEASE AND THANK YOU!

So, my to-read shelf remains at 588 books and I’ll be starting off next week with book #36.  I’m starting to wonder when my TBR pile is going to get any smaller.

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