Down the TBR Hole #38

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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 still at 706 books.  I’m slowly catching up on my favorite blogs, and that means I’m finding books to add to my wish list.

This week’s five books:

The Very Best of Charles de Lint by Charles de Lint – KEEP.  De Lint has been recommended to me many times, but I had no idea where to start until I found this book.  The author or an editor didn’t choose the stories in this collection; instead, de Lint asked his fans for their favorites.  I’m hoping he’ll become a new-to-me favorite.

Auraria by Tim Westover- KEEP.  I’m a bit skeptical about this one.  However, it’s set in a ghost town in the Southern Appalachians in Georgia so I’m intrigued enough to give it a try.

Anni Moon and the The Elemental Artifact by Melanie Abed – KEEP.  This appears to be a classic Middle-Grade Fantasy Adventure, and I rarely ever turn down one of those.

The Luck of the Weissensteiners by Christoph Fischer – KEEP.  First off, I love the cover.  Secondly, this is a WWII story set in Eastern Europe in a bookstore, which  is another type of story I rarely ever turn down.

Fire and Ice by Patty Jansen – GO.  With such a completely unoriginal title, I’m afraid the story will be wholly unoriginal as well.  The synopsis makes it seem like it could be a decent book, but the reviews confirm my fear.  No, thanks.

My to-read shelf is down one to 705 books.  I’ll be spending most of this weekend reading, so I hope that number will be a little lower next weekend.

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