Down the TBR Hole #142

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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 to 1099 books. I finished a couple of books but bought an audiobook.
This week’s books:

Holes by Louis Sachar – KEEP. I’m honestly not sure I will like this book, but I’m willing to try it.

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow – GO. I’m tired of YA Dystopian Romance. Maybe Romance isn’t the right word, but why does there *always* have to be a male and female character on opposite sides who fall in love? I’ve already read Romeo and Juliet, thank you very much.

Spook by Mary Roach – GO. I only bought this book because I mistakenly thought this was written by the same author as Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Caitlin Doughty). I wasn’t paying attention to the fact that Mary Roach wrote a different, but similar book, Stiff. On top of that, I’m not all that interested in reading a Non-Fiction Science book that was written nearly 20 years ago.

Murder by the Book by Claire Harman – KEEP. This is a non-fiction book about one of the earliest debates on whether or not a form of popular entertainment causes people to do bad things and it involves Charles Dickens. Yes, please.

Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust – KEEP.  This is one of many Classics I’ve yet to tackle. Perhaps I’ll attempt it after I finish Oliver Twist.
My want-to-read shelf is down to 1097 books. The next post will be more physical books I already own that I don’t think I’ll want to get rid of, but I thought the same about this week’s books. We’ll see.

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