Down the TBR Hole #91

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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 a few books to 1101, thanks to finding a couple of books I own that somehow never got added to Goodreads.  I also added a couple of books to my wishlist.

This week’s books:

All the Other Things I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek: The Next Generation by Dave Marinaccio – KEEP.  This is yet another book I got from a friend who was getting rid of a bunch of books and let me dig through them.

Tompkin’s School for the Extraordinarily Talented by Tabi Slick – GO.  This book was given to me as a random gift, but I’m really not interested in reading it.

Ralph: Coffee, Jazz & Poetry by Ralph Alfonso – KEEP.  I don’t remember where I found this one, but I got it because I used to be obsessed with anything related to the Beatniks.  I’m not obsessed anymore, but I’m still interested.

To the Last Man I Slept with and All the Jerks Just Like Him by Gwendolyn Zepeda- GO. The synopsis doesn’t match up with what I thought this book was.  I was expecting Fiction, maybe short stories, and definitely humor, but it’s more like a mix of personal essays and poetry with some bits of short fiction thrown in.

Memory Mambo by Achy Obejas – GO.  I used to read anything and everything I could find about what it’s like growing up as a Cuban-American, since I’m part Cuban; however, it wasn’t long before I figured out that none of those books ever came close to my experience and just made me feel even more like an outsider than the characters often feel.
My TBR pile is down to 1098 books. The next post will be more physical books I own, and if I get rid of any of them, I’ll be surprised.

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