Down the TBR Hole #8

Well…you know how it goes…so let’s get into it!

This was started by Lia from Lost In A Story and instructions are:

Anyway, it works like this:

  • 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?

The fact that I (you?) will be repeating this process every week means that I have to keep track of where I ended and where I’m going to continue. E.g. in week one I do book 1 – 5, in week two book 6 – 10, and so on, until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR.

My TBR Selections for this week are...

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The Witch’s Daughter (Shadow Chronicles #1) by Paula Brackston
Reading through this, I had to read it a couple of times to decide. I just don’t think this sounds like something I am super interested in.

Final Verdict: It goes. 

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Hitler’s Neice by Ron Hansen
This book interests me. I would like to read more historical fiction, specifically WW2. However, I am nervous to read the fiction part of it. For example, this book supposedly goes into Hitler’s whole progression to power, but how much is true. Perhaps this will just be more insight to Hitler’s mind.

Final Verdict: It stays. 

 

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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
This is one of those books that would be branching out of my normal scope of selections. I am questioning it, but I am still interested. My library has the audiobook on the app, so I think I will leave it and listen to it one day.

Final Verdict: It stays. 

 

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The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass Novellas) by Sarah J. Maas
This one is a no brainer! Of course I am going to read this! I am ashamed I haven’t yet.

Final Verdict: It stays. 

 

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Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu
A friend has told me to check these out and after reading the description, I think there is some potential.

Final Verdict: It stays. 

 

Thanks for reading! xoxo

Down the TBR Hole #7

HAPPY SATURDAY LOVES! Let’s get into it….

This was started by Lia from Lost In A Story and instructions are:

Anyway, it works like this:

  • 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?

The fact that I (you?) will be repeating this process every week means that I have to keep track of where I ended and where I’m going to continue. E.g. in week one I do book 1 – 5, in week two book 6 – 10, and so on, until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR.

 

My TBR Selections for this week are…

The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes
While this does sound interesting, I just don’t think it is something that I would get to right away. I think this would be much better suited for me when I was in high school or early college.

Final Verdict: It goes. 

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Part of me says: I won’t read this, it is not my usual thing to pick up. But then part of me says: it has so many good reviews and it does sound interesting.

Final Verdict: It stays. 

The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking Trilogy #1) by Patrick Ness
I have heard Patrick Ness’ name all over booktube. I am interested in trying something of his. I think I might keep this one on my list.

Final Verdict: It Stays. 

The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson
The summary sounds good but I just don’t know. I think that I may have to pass. I just don’t see myself reading this anytime soon.

Final Verdict: It goes. 

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave #1) by Rick Yancey
Let me just go ahead and say that I will not read this. It sounds like it could be good, but I just don’t seem it happening.

Final Verdict: It goes. 

And there you have it! Thanks for reading!

xoxo

Down the TBR Hole #6

Happy Saturday! Let’s see what my TBR selections are this week!

This was started by Lia from Lost In A Story and instructions are:

Anyway, it works like this:

  • 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?

The fact that I (you?) will be repeating this process every week means that I have to keep track of where I ended and where I’m going to continue. E.g. in week one I do book 1 – 5, in week two book 6 – 10, and so on, until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR.

 

My TBR Selections for this week are…

The Kiss of Deception (Book 1 of The Remnant Chronicles) by Mary E. Pearson
This sounds so good and I have it one my shelf waiting to be read!

Final verdict: It stays! 

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Honestly, I am not a psychological thriller kind of person. I just don’t see this getting read any time soon.

Final Verdict: It goes. 

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach
I don’t know how this ended up on my shelf. I suppose at some point thought it sounded good but now so much any more.

Final Verdict: It goes. 

Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy #1) by Rae Carson
This sounds so different from what I have read before. I am wondering if it reads like historical fiction? I rather enjoy books like that.

Final Verdict: It Stays.

City of Savages by Lee Kelly
So upon first reading the summary, I thought that is was just another dystopian and I am rather tired of those….they all just seem the same! But once I skimmed the reviews, there were multiple people that mentioned this focus’ more on psychological aspects, which sounds interesting (even though I had just said a few books up that I am not a psycological thriller person…maybe I can start!)

Final Verdict: It stays. 

 

So as usual…Please let me know if you have read any of these and what your thoughts are!

Thanks for reading!

xoxo

June 2017 TBR

As I previously stated in my May wrap-up post…I am hoping having a list of books to read this month will help me read more. My goal is to read at least one ebook and one book that was on my tbr from before 2016. I am hoping this will help me tackle all of the books I have bought but have not read…so, in turn, I can feel less guilty about buying more books! Without further ado…here is my June TBR!

 

 

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

I Heart Paris (I Heart #3) by Lindsey Kelk

Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1) by Kendare Blake

Checkmate: This is Reckless (Drew and Courtney #1) by Kennedy Fox (ebook)

Uglies (Uglies #1) by Scott Westerfeld (pre-2016)

 

Wish me good luck!!

xoxo

 

Down the TBR Hole #4

Hello all! Thanks for coming to see what books I may or may not keep on my TBR!

This was started by Lia from Lost In A Story and instructions are:

Anyway, it works like this:

  • 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?

The fact that I (you?) will be repeating this process every week means that I have to keep track of where I ended and where I’m going to continue. E.g. in week one I do book 1 – 5, in week two book 6 – 10, and so on, until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR.

 

My TBR Selections for this week are…

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Partials by Dan Wells
Honestly, I feel like I have read this before and I don’t see myself picking it up over some others.

Final Verdict: It goes

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Aberrant by Ruth Silver
This sounds very similar to Delirium by Lauren Oliver, which I really enjoyed but I am not sure I want to read it again.

Final Verdict: It goes

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Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
I am just not sure about this one. It sounds like the plot line could be similar to that of the Falling Kingdoms series. However, my library has this on the audio book app so I will leave it and give it a shot one day.

Final Verdict: It stays

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1984 by George Orwell
I have read listened to most of this book. I own a copy and have full intentions of finishing it. I suppose until I do finish it, it will stay on my list.

Final Verdict: It stays

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To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I know I should be ashamed I haven’t read this yet. But in all fairness, most people read it in school and my classes just didn’t. I have a copy on my shelf and have all intentions of reading it.

Final Verdict: It stays

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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
I have never read anything quite like this and I think one day I will reach for it…it just might take a specific mood.

Final Verdict: It stays

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
I know this has been made into a series and I have no intentions of watching it. I am interested in the book because it was recommended by a friend that I trust.

Final Verdict: It stays

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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Judging strictly by the summary, I think this has potential to make me view life differently. I want to give it a try.

Final Verdict: It stays

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Perfume by Patrick Suskind
I am just not sure this one is for me. While I don’t mind killing and murders in the midst of other things, I don’t know if I am ready for a book all about it. I am going to take this off the list, but keep it in the back of my mind in case I one day I want to try a murder book.

Final Verdict: It goes. 

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Serena by Ron Rash
I am on the fence about this one. I really am intrigued by power hungry, ruthless female characters. BUT the reviews mention cruelty to animals and I am not sure I would be able to handle that. I tried to read Traveller by Richard Adams once and I couldn’t get past the first few pages because of the suffering for the horse. I guess I will leave it. I can always stop reading if I can’t handle it.

Final Verdict: It stays. 

 

Let me know your thoughts if you have read any of these!

xoxo