Down the TBR Hole #116

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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 went up one book to 1130.  Though I finished a few books this week, I also bought several books at the Columbus Book Festival.
This week’s books:

The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón – KEEP.  I love “The Cemetery of Forgotten Books” series, and I hope to get to this 4th book during this year’s #RIP.

We Sold Our Souls and Satan Loves You by Grady Hendrix – KEEP.  Hendrix’s books are pretty much an auto-buy for me now, so I have several of them that I haven’t read yet.  These are a couple of his older books.

East of Eden by John Steinbeck- KEEP.  I’m going to try to read this book at some point, but if I end up not enjoying it, I’ll be perfectly fine with saying so.  I’ve hated several of the books that are always on the “Must-Read” and “Greatest-of-All-Time” lists, and this book tends to show up on many of those lists.

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach – KEEP.  For some reason, I got this author confused with Caitlin Doughty, the author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes; maybe because Roach also wrote Stiff, a book about cadavers.  Regardless, I still want to read this, and I have the urge to read it during #SciFiSummer, even though it’s Non-Fiction.

Miniatures by John Scalzi – KEEP.  This is a book of Scalzi’s short stories.  I enjoyed Red Shirts, so I’ll give this one a shot.
My want-to-read shelf is holding steady at 1130 books. The next post will be more of the physical books I already own.

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