Down the TBR Hole #39

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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 705 books.  I’m now trying to finish a couple of library books, and then I think I’ll stick to my own books for the rest of the year.  I really want to see my TBR below 700.  If that happens prior to January, I might make it a goal of mine to decrease my TBR by 100 each year.

This week’s five books:

Exceptional Advice for Adventurers Everywhere by Joseph J. Bailey – KEEP.  I bought a copy of this for the Boyfriend several years ago, and he enjoyed it.  I got the ebook for myself, but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet.  

Cinderella’s Big Score by Maria Raha- KEEP.  I’ve had this book for years.  I honestly don’t remember when I bought it, but I know it’s been a long time.  I’ve read parts of it when I was doing some research for one of my college classes, but I want to read the entire book at some point.

The Dirty Parts of the Bible by Sam Torode – GO.  The synopsis sounds like the author tried to put too many things into the story to make it interesting.  It’s also a self-published book, and after reading the author’s bio as well, I’m definitely not interested.

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore – KEEP.  This book was recommended to me by a friend.  I also miss Texas and the synopsis sounds like this story will be the YA version of Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris.  I’m always down for some “Magical Trash”.

The Immortal Prince by Jennifer Fallon – KEEP.  The Boyfriend bought this for me while we were checking out an independent bookstore in Austin.  I’m a little skeptical of the story since the synopsis makes it sound like it might be more of a Romance dressed in Fantasy, but I’ll give it a shot.

My to-read shelf is down one to 704 books.  I’m hoping that I’ll finish up my library books in time to finish one more book on TBR before the end of the month.