Down the TBR Hole #4

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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 587 books on my to-read shelf.  It would have been 588, but I started reading The Circle by Dave Eggers for #COYER Summer and #SciFiSummer.

This week’s five books:

The Fall by Bethany Griffin – KEEP.  There’s no way I’m getting rid of a reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher.  This one is still on my wishlist, but I hope to get ahold of a copy for October.

John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfolk – KEEP.  This one was a difficult decision.  The Goodreads synopsis had me leaning towards getting rid of it, but I already own it, and my copy is an autographed hardcover.  It’s absolutely beautiful, and the synopsis on the inside flap of the dust jacket made me place it back on my TBR shelf.

Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence – GO.  Meh.  I don’t even remember why I added this book to my wishlist, but I’ve never looked for it in any bookstore while scrolling through my list and after reading the synopsis, it’s obvious why.  Bye bye uninteresting book.

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – KEEP.  While the synopsis didn’t wow me, I’ve heard nothing but great things about this book, and I already own a paperback copy.

A Shadow of Lilies by R. Moses – GO.  I think I got this ebook for free, but I don’t really remember and the synopsis doesn’t spark any memories for why I own it.  I really hope I didn’t pay for it because I have no interest in reading it. Buh-bye!

So, my to-read shelf is down to 585 books and I’ll be starting off next week with book #41.