Down the TBR Hole #87

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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 down to 1092 books.  I noticed that my individual TBR and Wishlist shelves weren’t adding up to the total that my to-read shelf was saying, and I spent far too much of my time figuring out why.

This week’s books:

Science Fiction Short Stories ed. by Laura Bulbeck – KEEP.  This was a gift from the Boyfriend.  I’m not sure what makes these stories “Gothic,” other than the cover, which is beautifully dark in my opinion, but I’m willing to find out.

Truth or Dare by Starhawk – KEEP.  This book is technically a re-read for me since I read it when I was in high school, but that was so long ago (gasp!) that I’ve kept it on my TBR as unread.

The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister – KEEP.  The synopsis opens with, “Water for Elephants meets The Night Circus…”, two books I greatly enjoyed.  The story itself sounds interesting as well.

Penny Dreadfuls ed. by Stefan R. Dziemianowicz – KEEP. I have so many “Penny Dreadful” books, but, while there is some overlap, they all have different stories.

A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne – KEEP.  This book came in a book subscription box I had signed up for years ago (2017) and I remember there being quite a bit of talk about it being amazing.  It has an average of 4.05 stars on Goodreads, with well over 4 thousand reviews, which lends credence to the hype.  I’m pretty sure the only reason I haven’t read it yet is because it is HEAVY and over 600 pages.  It will definitely have to be a nightstand book.
My TBR pile is holding steady at 1092 books. The next post will be loaded with more of the physical books I own.

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