Down the TBR Hole #17

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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 until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR.  My TBR is up to 720 books thanks to a small reading slump coupled with adding quite a few books to my wish list.

This week’s five books:

Wizards of Water and Wood by P.J. Owen – KEEP.  I’ve already read the first 2 books in this Middle Grade Fantasy series, and I really need to get around to reading this one since I already own it, and it’s only 104 pages.

Sages, Swordsmen, and Scoundrels by P.J. Owen – KEEP.  This one is on my wish list since I haven’t read the 3rd book yet.  I think it’s the final book in the series.

Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky – KEEP.  This was written by a Ukrainian-born Jew prior to her death at Auschwitz.  She was also a well-known author in France.  There is no way I’m not going to give this book a chance.

The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom – KEEP.  I adore cozy mysteries set in libraries and bookstores or having to do with books.  I prefer them on audiobook, but I couldn’t find this one in that format so I settled for the ebook instead.

Voracious by Cara Nicoletti – GO.  Normally, I love to get my hands on any cookbook about food mentioned in books.  However, I’m often disappointed by the recipes which tend to be too difficult for my limited cooking skills, require too many strange ingredients or an entire kitchen’s worth of pots and pans, or sound like nothing I would ever want to eat (my “foodiness” is much more about comfort than exploration).  Adding all that up and considering that I already have two amazing book-related cookbooks with more than enough recipes for me to try (Outlander Kitchen and An Unexpected Cookbook), I’m taking this one off my wish list.

My to-read shelf is down to 719 books.  See you next Saturday when I start with book #126.

2 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #17

  1. Uh, yeah, I am also a comfort foodie- and even just garlic bulbs are hard to come by here, much less something that you’d read about in a book! I like how you kept all the fiction and chucked the only book that is semi-nonfictional. 😅
    ~Litha Nelle

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    1. You live in Idaho, right? I’ve lived in several small towns/cities in Wisconsin, and though I was a kid at the time and not conscious of the grocery store’s options, I have noticed that the ingredient lists in the recipes my Mom wrote out for me years ago are very limited. So, I can imagine she came up with stuff to cook with what was readily available that still tasted good. That and my Dad, who was born and raised in WI, was very much a meat and potatoes kind of guy.

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