Down the TBR Hole #49

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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 still sitting at 696.  I only have one book to either read or remove to reach my goal of 695 books before the end of the year.

This week’s books:

The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher – KEEP.  I got this book as a gift for the Boyfriend.  He devours anything written by Butcher and got me hooked on “The Dresden Files” series.  I want to read this one so badly, but I’m waiting until I get caught up on “The Dresden Files.”

The Shelf Life of Happiness by David Machado- GO.  I think this was one of the Kindle First Reads books, but I can’t remember.  All I know is that I chose it because of the cover and the title.  I didn’t even read the synopsis, but assumed the story would involve a road trip.  Now that I have read the synopsis, I’m no longer interested, but it’s still a cool cover and title.

Emotional Rescue by Ben Greenman – KEEP.  Besides stories about road trips, books involving music or a playlist/soundtrack are in my wheel house; personal essays even more so.

The Last Woman Standing by Thelma Davis – KEEP.  I have no idea how I came across this book, but I know from reading the synopsis why I chose to get it.  It is the story of Josephine Marcus, the daughter of Jewish immigrants and Wyatt Earp’s common-law wife.  I want to know her story.

Virgins by Diana Gabaldon – KEEP.  I will auto-buy just about anything involving Jamie Fraser. End of story.

My to-read shelf is still at 695 books!!! Should I try for 690 by the end of the month?  I’ve got the last 10 days of the year off from work, and I intend to spend most of that time with my nose in a book. I’m also halfway through The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly, and I’m hoping to finish it this weekend.

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