Down the TBR Hole #103

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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 is down two books to 1144.  I decided to remove a couple of books in a series from my wishlist.
This week’s books:

Chase Tinker and the House of Magic by Malia Ann Haberman – KEEP.  The synopsis on Goodreads seems like it’s trying too hard, but I’m willing to give it a chance.

The Lucky Dime by Patrick E. McLean – KEEP.  I have loved everything I’ve read by McLean, starting with the free “podiobook,” The Merchant Adventurer.

Walking by Henry David Thoreau – KEEP.  I enjoy reading about walking, probably because I love The Hobbit so much, and this is an essay mostly about the joys of walking and Nature.

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys – KEEP. This is going to be a heartbreaking novel, but I need and want to read it.

Sourdough by Robin Sloan – GO.  I only bought this because I enjoyed Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore; however, after having lived in the Bay Area for several years and hating it about 75% of the time, there is no way I will want to read a story set there that isn’t even about books.  It’s probably good, but no, thank you.
My want-to-read shelf is down to 1143 books. The next post will be a mixture of ebooks and physical books that I own or are on my wishlist, and I don’t think I’ll be getting rid of any of them, but we’ll see!

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