Down the TBR Hole #111

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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 one book to 1131.  Even though I finished 3 books, I bought an ebook and an audiobook.
This week’s books:

Blackout and All Clear by Connie Willis – KEEP.  These books are a part of the “Oxford Time Travel” series.  I read and loved the first 2 books, Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog.

The Glorius Cause by Robert Middlekauff – KEEP.  I got this book around the same time the Boyfriend and I were watching “Turn” (based on the book Washington’s Spies by Alexander Rose).  While I studied the American Revolution at various points in school, this book is much more comprehensive than what was covered in class.

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier – KEEP.  I love Dinosaurs and everything involving or about Dinosaurs, so there is no way I would pass on a book about Mary Anning, the fossil hunter who discovered the Ichthyosaur.

The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers by Terri-Lynne DeFino – KEEP. After reading the synopsis, I’m skeptical about whether or not I will like this book, but I’m willing to give it the 50-page test, mostly because I already own the book.  I would probably ditch it if it were still on my wishlist.

Circe by Madeline Miller – KEEP.  Though from an entirely different mythology, I think this story will be similar to The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec, which I greatly enjoyed reading.
My want-to-read shelf is holding steady at 1131 books. The next post will be mostly physical books I already own and I *might* be getting rid of at least one of them.