Down the TBR Hole #107

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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 a few books to 1132.  I finished a couple of books, bought a few ebooks, and then removed a few from my wishlist that I no longer want to read.
This week’s books:

Farmer Giles of Ham by J.R.R. Tolkien – KEEP.  I haven’t read much of Tolkien’s other books, and I would like to change that.

The Gormenghast Novels by Mervyn Peake – KEEP.  I got these 3 books after reading a review many years ago.

The Return of the Shadow, The Treason of Isengard, and The War of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien – KEEP.  These books are part of the “History of Middle Earth” and “History of The Lord of the Rings” series edited by Christopher Tolkien.  During the pandemic, I signed up for an online college course through Signum University called “The Story of The Hobbit,” and some of the coursework involves reading parts of the series.

Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell – KEEP. I’ve greatly enjoyed Rowell’s other books, and this one is fairly short and contains two of her previously published short stories.

Unbound, Imprinted, and Revisionary by Jim C. Hines – KEEP.  I love the “Magic Ex Libris” series so far, and I’m looking forward to when I finally pick the third book up.  It’s been a couple of years since I finished the 2nd book.  Books 4 and 4.5 are still on my wishlist because I only buy the books in a series one at a time as I finish them.
My want-to-read shelf is holding steady at 1132 books. The next post will be mostly ebooks I already own, and I’m not sure what I will decide to keep.

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