Down the TBR Hole #36

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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 down one book to 710.  I don’t get a whole lot of time to read anymore, but that means I also don’t get a lot of time to find new books to add to my TBR.

This week’s five books:

The Hall of the Wood by Scott Marlowe – KEEP.  This looks like a good, dark Fantasy perfect for this time of year.

Queen Mab by Kate Danley – GO.  Meh.

The Gemini Effect by Chuck Grossart- GO.  This looks like a barely plausible apocalyptic story with a romantic subplot.  No thank you.

Helen of Sparta by Amalia Carosella – GO.  This is another “meh” for me, mostly because it seems to be more of a romantic retelling than anything else.

Ben the Dragonborn by Dianne Astle – GO.  Yet another “meh.” It sounds like a poorly written, unoriginal, and trope-filled hero’s journey.

My to-read shelf is down to 706 books.  I wonder if I’m becoming more critical of the books on my TBR now that my reading time is much more limited?