Down the TBR Hole #7

I thought it was time to go through my TBR shelf on Goodreads again and see what needs to be taken out. The list has grown quite a bit because for June one of my favorite authors was recommending new books every day and I just kept adding more and more to my list. So let’s see if we can take some others off to balance things out!

This was originally created by Lost in a Story and seems like a good way to go through some of my TBR on Goodreads and see what is there and what I can get rid of or push me to start reading. 
Links will be  on the titles for the books Goodreads page. (I am going to do ten for this round of this tag).

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 or 15 or 20, if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next time!

Current TBR 261

The Calling (Gateway #1) – Louise G. White
I have no idea why this one was added. It sound pretty generic and doesn’t strike me as interesting.
Decision: Remove

The Weeping Books of Blimney lane – Drea Damara
Again don’t remember adding this one. Sounds alright but again not really striking me as one that is going to end up on my bookshelf anytime soon.
Decision: Remove

The Sandman Comics – Neil Gaiman
I read the first/prologue of this series and really enjoyed it. I have heard how great it is and I really want to finish it. The issue is the all the books are pretty expensive. I will finish it one day and I am going to keep it on my shelf because of that. I just have to save up for them.
Decision: Keep (I have the whole series on my shelf so this goes for all of the series)

It’s a Wonderful Death – Sara J. Schmitt
So many books I remember nothing about. I like the idea of this one, reliving past actions, a spunky narrator and a fight between an angel and Death itself. I have no idea when I will get to this one but I definitely keep it around.
Decision: Keep

The Great Apocalypse – Daniel Thompson
The summary is a ride. It has so much to it, too much. I got lost reading it.  Plus it doesn’t have the highest rating.
Decision: Remove

The Sky Drifter – Paris Singer
Why in the world would I add this one? I wonder if it was from a Giveaway. It has the most generic summary ever.
Decision: Remove

The Theta Prophecy – Chris Dietzel
There is time travel and it is dystopian! Some of my favorite things!
Decision: Keep

The Art of Being Normal – Lisa Williamson
I am torn on this one. I feel like it could be an interesting book dealing with an important topic. But the reviews from transgender reviewers have pointed out problematic elements. I think I need to do more research before I can make  a true decision on this one.
Decision- Undecided until more research can be done

Hell’s Gates – Mary Masters
I am confused about this one. The summary starts with “I was given this one through a Goodreads giveaway”, not sure why that is on the general summary. Either way it doesn’t hold any interest to me.
Decision: Remove

Dream Caster (Dream Cycle #1) – NR Nada
It is an alright premise but nothing that is calling out to me.
Decision: Remove

Kept: 3
Undecided: 1
Current TBR: 255

I think this is the most books I have removed doing one of these yet. What are your opinions on some the books I kept and removed?

Posted on July 15, 2018, in Book Reviews and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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