Down the TBR Hole #84

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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?

My TBR pile went up one from last week to 1065 books thanks to a new addition to my wishlist.

This week’s books:

A Beautiful Work in Progress by Mirna Valerio – KEEP.  I don’t remember where I got this ebook from, but I do remember that I got it because it’s a memoir about an overweight woman who runs, and not only am I overweight, but I wanted to get back into running.  Now that I’ve been diagnosed with a heart condition and am under doctor’s orders to not doing anything strenuous, I considered ditching this book.  Why get inspired to be a runner when I’m not able to run?!  However, I’m going to keep it on my TBR for a while longer.  I’m hoping that running is not something that I will have to put aside for the rest of my life. Song of Edmon by Adam Burch – GO.  The planet in this story is called Tao and is split between Daysiders and Nightsiders.  I’m assuming the author got this idea from the Taoist symbol and concept of Yin and Yang, and that’s just a little too on the nose for my tastes. Secondborn by Amy A. Bartol – KEEP.  I have a sneaking feeling this book is going to turn out to be a disappointment, but the first part of the synopsis sounds amazing.  I can’t pass up the possibility that it won’t end up as just another DNF, especially since I already own the ebook. Woodwalker by Emily B. Martin – KEEP. I have no idea if this will be worth reading, but I like the cover, the title, and the synopsis, so I’m keeping it. The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte by Ruth Hull Chatlien – KEEP.  I only got this because it’s about a real woman in history, who while perhaps didn’t do much that was historically significant, still led an interesting life worth reading about.  And, really, we need more books about history from the perspective of women.  Hopefully, this one will be good.
My TBR pile is back down to last week’s number of 1064 books. The next post will be made up entirely of Science Fiction and Fantasy ebooks that I got for free.