Hi! How are you doing? I hope you’re good. I’m sorry I have missed a few posting days. I’ve been having some health issues and my mind was elsewhere. Nonetheless, I’m excited to bring you another Down The TBR Hole post today. I really enjoy writing these! The meme was originally created by Lia @ Lost in a Story. This is 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. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
My TBR now sits at 102 books. You can find my previous posts in this series here.
The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
Even though the synopsis of this book intrigues me, I don’t think I’ll read it. I’ve read some reviews that said the writing style took away from the story and the author focuses on the wrong details. I’ll link a review that seemed trustworthy here. I think I might give the movie a chance and experience the story that way.
On The Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis
I really thought I wanted to give this a go, but now that I’ve read the synopsis once more, I realise I’m not excited about it at all.
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
I’m not interested in this at all and I don’t get why I ever put it on my TBR. Byeeee!
VERDICT: GO GO GO
The Valiant by Lesley Livingstone
I don’t want to get rid of this. Badass girl gladiators in the Roman empire? Hell yes! However, I’m not feeling fantasy as of late, so I don’t know when I’ll actually get to this.
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
This cover is absolutely stunning, but that’s about it. The blurb doesn’t sound intriguing to me at all.
Boo by Neil Smith
I haven’t had much luck with books narrated by kids recently, so I’m not inclined to pick this up. The synopsis only sounds mildly interesting.
Woesten by Kris Van Steenberge
It’s a goal of mine to read this by the end of the year. I don’t know if that’ll actually happen, but it’s staying for now.
1984 by George Orwell
I don’t know if I actually want to read this. It’s a well-loved classic, but I didn’t like Orwell’s writing style in Animal Farm. What do you think?
VERDICT: GO (for now)
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
I’m definitely keeping this. The next time I pick up a fantasy, it’ll be this one.
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
I had absolutely no idea what this was about nor do I know why it was on my TBR. It doesn’t interest me at all.
BOOKS KEPT: 3
BOOKS GOTTEN RID OF: 7
TOTAL BOOKS ON TBR: 92
What do you think? Would you have decided differently? Have you read any of these? Which ones would you recommend? Should I put 1984 back on my TBR?
That’s all for today’s post. I hope you enjoyed it! If you did, would you consider giving me a follow? Thanks for reading! See you next time!
Lots of love,