Down the TBR Hold #96

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How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads want-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?

My shelf has gone down one to 1149.  I finished a book, but I also bought a book.
This week’s books:

Middlemarch by George Eliot – KEEP.  This is a Classic that I’ve never read before.

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – KEEP.  This one is a chunkster that I’ve always wanted to read.

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough – KEEP.  I read this when I was very young after having seen the TV movie.  I think the copy I had at the time was loaned to me by my Grandma.  It was my first adult Historical Fiction novel, and I remember loving the story, so I really want to read this again from a much more mature point of view.

Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore- KEEP. This is another Classic that I’ve never read.

The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings – KEEP.  Here is yet another Classic that I’ve never read.
My want-to-read shelf is holding steady at 1149 books. That’s not surprising since all of the above books are much older Fiction books that I have in mass-market paperback copies I bought from used bookstores.  I don’t know why, but those kinds of books seem to be the ones I choose to hold onto more than any other type of book or format.  The next post will be more of the same, so I probably won’t be getting rid of any books then either.