Down the TBR Hole #12

DOWN THE TBR HOLE

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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Renegade (The Elysium Chronicles #1) by J. A. Souders

I am not sure about this one. It sounds interesting. Perhaps I will pick it up one day…But I honestly see it at the bottom of my list…

Final Verdict: It goes. /

 

 

 

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Wake (The Watersong Quartet #1) by Amanda Hocking

This one I am just not feeling anymore. Simple as that.

Final Verdict: It goes. 

 

 

 

 

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The Husband’s Secret by Laine Moriarty

I have heard good things about Laine Moriarty and feel like I should give her a shot. I see some positive reviews of this book by people I trust.

Final Verdict: It stays. 

 

 

 

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Entwined by Heather Dixon

I don’t see myself reading this one right away. I think if I am going to read a fairy tale retelling, the I should probably pick one of a fairy tale I know and I don’t really know the Twelve Dancing Princesses.

Final Verdict: It goes. 

 

 

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Burning by Danielle Rollins

Once again….I am just not feeling this one any more

Final Verdict: It goes. 

 

 

 

 

Goodness! I am only keeping one book this week! Am I in a clean out mood or what?!

Thanks for reading!

xoxo

Down the TBR Hole #11

And here’s to another Saturday spend cleaning up 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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Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama

I love mermaids…I wish I was a mermaid…so I am all about this book!

Final Verdict: It stays.

 

 

 

 

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Blackhearts (Blackhearts #1) by Nicole Castorman

I grew up in North Carolina and in school the taught us about the history of the state and that included Black Beard. So this one really interests me. I am so excited to see what was taught to me when I was young be put into a story.

Final Verdict: It stays. 

 

 

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The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

While this one does sound interesting, a reviewer I trust said that she came out of this book expecting more epic things… So I think I am going to trust her.

Final Verdict: It goes. 

 

 

 

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The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

I do love a good fantasy novel.

Final Verdict: It stays.

 

 

 

 

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For Darkness Shows the Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars #1) by Diana Peterfreund

This is sounding to me like it would be similar to the Winner’s trilogy. Not in the actual story, but in the execution. The description says that it is inspired by Persuasion by Jane Austen, so maybe I will read that and then read this.

Final Verdict: It stays. 

 

Thanks for reading!

xoxo

Down the TBR Hole #10

Happy Saturday! It’s time for a little cleaning!

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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Riders by Veronica Rossi

As I read Gone with the Wind, my interest in War has sparked. I normally don’t have much want to read about wars, but seeing the war strategy and how it has affected those not fighting, I find it intriguing.

Final Verdict: It stays.

 

 

 

 

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Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

I have heard such good things about this and I currently have it on my shelf.

Final Verdict: It stays.

 

 

 

 

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Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch

I am just not feeling this one. I think I am going to be done with the whole altering humans once I finish the Uglies series.

Final Verdict: It goes.

 

 

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The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain

Another thriller…what was I thinking when I added these? I don’t really like them!

Final Verdict: It goes. 

 

 

 

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The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

This one has me super intrigued! I love me a good taking back the throne book! Count me in.

Final Verdict: It stays. 

 

 

 

 

That’s it for this week! Thanks for reading!

xoxo

July 2017 TBR & Summer Goals Update

Sadly this month I will not be going on any big vacations. The only beach trip I have planned is in September. So I have a little bit until I get to spend a whole week reading! I can’t wait for that trip!

As I said in my June Wrap Up post, I intened to finish Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. Then after that, I will work on the ones below!

The Books I Plan to Read in July…

Checkmate: This is Reckless (Drew & Courtney #1) (Checkmate Duet #3) by Kennedy Fox 

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson

Pretties (Uglies #2) by Scott Westerfeld

Specials (Uglies #3) by Scott Westerfeld 

The Magnolia Story by Chip an Joanna Gaines

 

Summer Goals Update

  1. Read 12 books from my TBR shelf. – I have read 2 so far and I am about to knock another one down. That will leave me with 9 more to read. I have 4 on my July TBR. I think this might still be attainable!
  2. Read Gone with the Wind – I am slowly chipping away at this one! I am definitely going to be able to check this goal off my list!
  3. Finish the Harry Potter Series – I have decided that I don’t want to read HP in the summer! This is such a curl up on a cold night with a hot cup of something kind of series. I will wait until November or December to finish this one!
  4. Finish the Uglies series – I have the last 2 that I own on my July TBR! I can probably do this one!
  5. Read a little bit everyday –  Unless you count audiobooks, I sure have I been failing at this one! I really need to work on reading a little bit every day.  

 

I hope you all have a successful July of reading! Happy Summer!

Thanks for reading!

xoxo

Down the TBR Hole #9

Each week I am amazed at my ability to keep this up! 9 weeks of sorting through my TBR list! I’m so proud of myself!

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 Young Elites (The Young Elites #1) by Marie Lu
Marie Lu’s Legend was on my list last week and it stayed on my TBR. So assuming I enjoy that trilogy, I will read this one. Until a point at which I find out I don’t like it, this stays.

Final Verdict: It stays. 

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The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
I started listening to The Raven Boys at one point in time but it was back when I was just getting into audiobooks. I did not really understand what was going on, so I stopped. I have since listened to many more audiobooks and I believe I will give this one another shot!

Final Verdict: It Stays. 

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Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Serafina #2) by Robert Beaty
I am so disappointed in myself for not having read this one yet! I live pretty close to the Biltmore house and I absolutely love it. It is so much fun reading novels that take place at a place I have visited and when I go back, I can just imagine Serafina throughout the house. I will definitely read this one!

Final Verdict: It stays. 

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The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology #1) by Wendy Higgins
I am on the fence about this one. I think it could be really enjoyable. Maybe I will keep it on the list in case I get in the mood for a retelling. If you have read it, let me know your thoughts.

Final Verdict: It Stays

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Nevernight (The Nevernight Chornicle #1) by Jay Kristoff
Fantasy. Vengence. Assasins. YES!

Final Verdict: It stays. 

 

As usual, let me know if you have read any of these and thanks for reading!

xoxo

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