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Down the TBR Hole #8

It is that time again to see if I can take some books off my TBR list. I added a few from last time but I don’t think I added too many. I enjoy doing these  posts mostly because it reminds me what I have on my list and sparks my interest in some things I may have forgotten about.

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 259


Regeneration X (Regeneration Chronicles #1)
– Ellison Blackburn – I like the idea of regeneration but the summary sounds very generic. I like these ideas but you have do give me a bit more than just; she is going to restart life but it isn’t what she thinks life will be.
Decision: Remove

Accidental Death – Jill Thrussell- I love the premise but the summary is not written well. It has run on sentences and repeated phrases over and over again. It makes me think that is how the book is written and that worries me.
Decision:Remove

A Crucible of Souls – Mitchell Hogan – Again the premise is alright, I love sorcery,  but it seems very generic. He is out to find someone to teach him, learn about his past and the world may end. I need something new and different.
Decision: Remove 

The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1) – Patrick Ness – Now this peaks my interest. I love the idea of hearing others thoughts. I always thought that would be seriously annoying. I am curious about this one. (I also have the sequels on my list. I will keep all for now)
Decision: Keep

The Leprechaun Delusion – Leviak B. Kelly- I have zero idea of where this book came from. Something about atheism and a group of people being fooled in how they think? I can’t quite get what it is about. I don’t even know if it is fiction or not. I mean I do like the idea of reading about how people decide on following a religion or not but this has a weird feel, like it is going to be mocking and I am not a fan of that.
Decision: Remove


Genesis – Andreas Laurencius – Again no idea where this came from. Seems to be nonfiction trying to answer the questions of life and the universe. I do find that interesting but I also tend to want to research the person and see if they are studied or just someone talking. This isn’t just opinions apparently there is “evidence” of all of it. Plus the cover doesn’t fit the material.
Decision: Remove

Alex + Ada, Vol. 1 – Jonathan Luna – I seriously do not remember adding of these books. Again super generic sounding. Meets a robot and realizes he is more.
Decision: Remove (I have other volumes here so I am removing all of them)

Shallow Graves – Kali Wallace – A murder victim who comes back from the dead and can sense people who have murderous intentions? Now that is interesting.
Decision: Keep

Symptoms of Being Human – Jeff Garvin – A story that sounds like a true look at being genderfluid. I am extremely interested.
Decision: Keep 

None of the Above – I.W. Gregorio – A story about being intersex, exploring the trials of being defined as one gender or the other and not fitting either. Again I am super interested.
Decision: Keep

Removed: 6
Keep: 4 
Current TBR: 246 (I removed a series and I also noticed that there were about 5 books that should have been on my Read shelf. No idea why they weren’t. I transferred them over which shortened the shelf some)

What do you think of the books I decided to keep or remove?

 

 

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
Remove:6
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?

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