Down the TBR Hole #132

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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 still at 1132 books.  Though I finished a book, I also added one to my wishlist.
This week’s books:

Cursed Objects by J.W. Ocker – KEEP. I bought this after Jenny Lawson recommended it, though I can’t remember if it was a video she did about her bookshelves or if it was in one of the emails about the Fantastic Strangelings book club; maybe both?

Midnight Horr Show by Ben Lathrop – KEEP.  The synopsis is vague about the plot, but descriptive of what kind of book this is – Gothic Horror.  I’m willing to find out if it’s worth my time.

Halloween Fiend by C.V. Hunt – KEEP.  I’m willing to give this one a chance, but I’m very skeptical, mostly because how do you sacrifice a person in the town every single night and not run out of people?!  It’s only 112 pages, so I guess I’ll find out.

Hail Mary by Andy Weir – KEEP.  I’ve been putting off reading this one because I’m afraid it won’t be as good as The Martian, which I LOVED. I need to get past that and just accept that it might not be, and that’s ok.

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin – KEEP.  I bought this because I liked The Happiness Project and my aspirational self is someone who will read self-improvement books like this and put the knowledge I get from them to use.  Sometimes, my true self and my aspirational self are the same, and since ebooks don’t take up physical shelf space, I will keep this one for now for those reasons only.
My want-to-read shelf remains at 1132 books. The next post will be more of the ebooks and physical books I already own.

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