Down the TBR Hole #35

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Down the TBR Hole was started by Lia over at Lost in a Story.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads 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?

I will be repeating this process until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR.
My TBR pile is down one book from last week to 711.  It’s been a bit of a crazy week thanks to starting a new job and everything that comes along with that (figuring out my commute, lunches, etc).  I’m hoping to spend quite a lot of time this weekend reading, but for now, let’s take a ride down the TBR hole!

This week’s five books:

Boundary Crossed by Melissa F. Olson – KEEP.  I’m extremely skeptical of this one, but I’m willing to give it the 50 page test because the MC is a Veteran and I want to see how the author portrays that, since Olson is not a Veteran herself.

Scarlet and the Keepers of Light by Brandon Charles West – KEEP.  This looks like it might be a fun Middle-Grade Fantasy, so I’ll keep it for now.

Child of the Mist by Kathleen Morgan- KEEP.  This book is Historical Fiction set in the Highlands of Scotland.  Enough said.

Beauty and the Beast by Jenni James – KEEP.  This is a YA retelling of my all-time favorite fairy tale; of course I’ll give it a try.

Truth Teller by Kurt Chambers – KEEP.  I’m pretty sure I’m going to wind up feeling disappointed with this one.  Why do so many main characters have to have “the greatest power of all?”  Especially when they’ve spent their lives believing they’re just an ordinary person living an unremarkable life?  It’s probably one of the most used Fantasy tropes.  However, I still want to find out if this book is good or not.  It’s worth the 50 page test.
My to-read shelf remains at 711 books.  I thought for sure I’d get rid of most of this week’s books.  Maybe they’ll end up failing my arbitrary 50 page test, but what if they don’t?!

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