Down the TBR Hole #92

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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 decreased a bit to 1094, thanks to finishing several books over the past couple of weeks since my last post.

This week’s books:

On Beauty by Zadie Smith – GO.  I remember getting this book years ago in one of the first subscription boxes I ever signed up for, but I don’t remember what it was called.  I do know that I cancelled that subscription not too long into it because all of the books were Literary Fiction.  I’ve rarely ever enjoyed that genre, and as much as I would love to be the kind of person who reads Zadie Smith and discuss it intelligently, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I am just not that person.


Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, and The Dark Tower by Stephen King – KEEP.  Considering it is my goal to eventually (finally) finish this series, there is no way I will be getting rid of these books until they’ve been read.

Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey – KEEP.  This is a “must read” series for lovers of Fantasy, so I will at the very least read the first book to see if it’s a series I want to continue.

The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller- KEEP. This is yet another book I got for free from a friend getting rid of a bunch of his old books.  The synopsis is a little vague, but I’m going to give it a try.

The Diviners by Libba Bray – KEEP.  I’ve enjoyed Bray’s “Gemma Doyle” series so far, so I picked this book up several years back when I was at the Texas Book Festival.  It’s a 1920’s New York Supernatural Murder Mystery and that appeals to me.
My TBR pile is down one to 1093 books. The next post will be yet more physical books I own, but there’s a random ebook in there, so we’ll see if anything shakes loose.