Monday, July 8, 2019

Down The TBR Hole #3


Down the TBR Hole is a feature created by Lost in a Story.  I've seen it on a few other blogs and thought I would try it out myself!  It seems like a really good way to cull your TBR of those books you're no longer interested in.  So how does it work?

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre 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?

Here are the books I'm looking at this time:

 The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

This is on my TBR for the Retellings Reading Challenge, so I'm definitely keeping this one!
 Mirage by Somaya Daud

Even though I saw good reviews for this one when it first came out, I haven't been in the mood for YA fantasy in awhile and this doesn't sound special enough for me to hold onto until that happens.  Pass!
 The Lantern's Ember by Colleen Houck

Yes, I know I just said above that I'm not into YA fantasy right now, but this sounds really fun and perfect for fall, so maybe I will give it a try then!  Keeping for now!
 Snow in Love by Melissa de la Crus, Nic Stone, Aimee Friedman, and Kasie West

I added this last fall and thought I would read it over the winter months, but I couldn't get a copy from my library and now I'm just not really interested anymore.  Plus, I'm not a huge fan of short story collections!  Pass!





 Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Even though this didn't get great reviews when it came out, it's Liane Moriarty, and I've generally enjoyed her books in the past.  Keeping this one!

So, two out of five this time wasn't bad!  Have you read any of these?

24 comments:

  1. Every time I have done one of these, I kept all the book. I am therefore quite the hoarder. Though, I do ruthlessly delete from my GR TBR often. I have been putting off Nine Perfect Strangers. I heard a lot of mixed thoughts, and don't want the book to tarnish my feelings for that author. I will await your verdict on it.

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  2. I keep meaning to read Liane Moriarity too, but she keeps slipping down my TBR!

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    1. She's so good! I only have two of her books left!

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  3. Despite a lot of mixed reviews, I really enjoyed Nine Perfect Strangers. I hope you like it too!

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  4. Haha (: I love your contradicting thoughts on YA Fantasy. I haven't been into YA Fantasy either but then again a select few I would like to go for as well. I think High Fantasy isn't my thing or at least new YA High Fantasy/a book with a whole world system and a bunch of odd names to remember. I haven't read any of these but I am curious about two of the books you kept - The Lantern's Ember and The Silence of the Girls. It might just be the covers enticing me since I've been wanting to read darker reads like thrillers or horror.

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    1. YES, totally agree with not being into odd names or made-up worlds that often don't make sense!

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  5. I've not been having great luck with YA fantasy lately either and actually just purged a bunch of titles from my GR TBR. I remember enjoying Mirage when I read it but now I couldn't even tell you what it's about so that's probably a good one to pass on. I'm also procrastinating reading Liane Moriarty's latest because of mixed reviews. Hopefully we'll both enjoy that one.

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  6. Nine Perfect Strangrs is one I need to get to as well- I've liked what I've read by Moriarty for the most part.

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  7. I haven't read any of these. There are a couple of those that seem mildly interesting, but they're competing with a bunch of other books.

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  8. Whenever I discover a book on my TBR is not available from my library I request that it be added, and if that doesn't happen within a few months, I delete it. And still, my TBR is still 600+ books deep! I definitely need to start taking part in this, though that "Lost in a Story" link doesn't work :(
    Stopping by from We Love and Breath Books blog- hi fellow New Jerseyan!

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    1. Yay, New Jersey!

      Yes, it seems her blog is offline?

      I make purchase requests to my library, too! If they can't get it, I also generally just delete it.

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  9. I've only read The Silence of the Girls and found it really interesting! Mirage is one that I was initially really interest in, but eventually lost interest as well. The Lantern's Ember and Nine Perfect Strangers are ones I really want to check out still, also.

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    1. Awesome, I've only heard good things about The Silence of the Girls!

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  10. Mirage is REALLY not YA fantasy, despite the fact that it's marketed as one. Definitely pass on that!

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  11. I just treated myself to Nine Perfect Strangers. I blame the loveliness that is BLL Season 2! :)

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  12. This is a fun feature, I may pick it up some day too. I read Mirage and remember liking it but not loving it, and I don't remember much else so I think you're good with a pass :) Nine Perfect Strangers is on my TBR as well.

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    1. Haha, yeah, if everyone else is saying how unmemorable it is, might be good to pass!

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