Down the TBR Hole #73

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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 up to 672 books, despite having read many books since my last “Down the TBR Hole” post.  Mostly, it’s due to coming across quite a few books that I added to my wish list.

This week’s books:

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit – KEEP.  This was the first book by Solnit that I had heard about, but it’s not the first I’ve read.  That would be Wanderlust, which was wonderful. Wild by Cheryl Strayed- KEEP. I might be one of the few American women in the world who hasn’t read this one yet.  My only reason is that I’m currently walking the virtual Appalachian Trail.  As soon as I’m finished, I will be starting the Pacific Crest Trail and this book. Black Light by Elizabeth Hand – KEEP.  This book was a part of a Open Road Media ebook Humble Bundle that I got several years ago.  The story sounds interesting, so as with pretty much every other book I’m not sure about, I’ll give it the 50 page test at some point. Camber of Culdi by Katherine Kurtz – KEEP.  This one is from the same Humble Bundle as above, and it will also get the 50 page test. Jaran by Kate Elliott – KEEP. Another book from the Open Road Media bundle, except I’ve read other work by Kate Elliott and loved it.  I’m saving this one for #SciFiSummer. My TBR pile is stuck at 672 books for now, and, with only a little more than a month left to the year, I’m pretty sure I won’t be meeting my goal of 625.