Down the TBR Hole #29

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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 pile is up to 721 books.  Though I finished a couple of books on my Nook over the past week I added several more to my wish list.

This week’s five books:

The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir – KEEP.  I will tackle this beast of a book some day.

The Complete Stories by Franz Kafka – KEEP.  I enjoyed “The Metamorphosis” and was interested enough in Kafka’s life to want to read his other work.  I also own copies of his novels, Amerika and The Trial.

Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi – KEEP.  I’m skeptical but intrigued, and since I already own a physical copy, I’ll go ahead and keep it for now.

The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens- KEEP.  I love Dickens, especially during the Winter.  There’s no way I’m getting rid of this one.

The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory – KEEP.  I know a lot about Henry VIII, but other than Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, I don’t know much about his various wives.  I’m willing to keep this one for that reason.

My to-read shelf is stuck at 721 books, but that will hopefully change as I continue to clear out my Nook.