Down the TBR Hole #97

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How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads want-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 shelf has gone up one to 1150.  I finished a book, but a book I had preordered several months ago arrived.
This week’s books:

It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis – GO.  I’m usually all for Dystopian Fiction, but I realized that it’s usually Dystopian Sci-Fi, set in a distant future or an unknown time, and I keep passing this book up because it seems a little too close.  Maybe that means I *should* read it, but I don’t like to should myself.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg – KEEP.  I saw the movie when I was probably too young to really understand it, and I only remember bits and pieces of it.  I’ve wanted to read the book ever since I found out that it existed, and maybe after I finally read it, I’ll rewatch the movie.

Solar Lottery by Philip K. Dick – KEEP.  The Boyfriend got a vintage copy of this book for me, which is Dick’s first published novel, after finding it in a used bookstore. It’s the type of distant-future Dystopian Sci-Fi that I prefer.

Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol- KEEP. I only bought this because it’s one of the books that Rory in “The Gilmore Girls” mentions reading.  Now that I’ve read the Goodreads synopsis, I’ll keep it and give it the 50-page test.

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo – KEEP.  I read this in high school, and I’ve always wanted to re-read it.  It was one of my favorites, along with A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.  It inspired my French obsession, which lasted well into my college years.
My want-to-read shelf is back down to 1149 books. The next post is a toss-up of physical books that I’m not sure I’ll be keeping.

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