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Down the TBR Hole 13


This is a meme started by Lia at Lost in a Story. The “rules” are:

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

I’m modifying this a little since my to-read shelf is a mess of books that are mostly in storage. Instead, I’m going to look at my wishlist—all those books I add on a whim during my travels around the book blogging community—and weed out the ones that don’t quite sound as good now. The “keepers” I’m going to look for at online libraries or add to my Amazon wishlist.

cover The Ruins The Ruins by Scott B. Smith

If Goodreads allowed me to search my lists by genre (or most commonly tagged genre, or whatever), I probably would have already read this book for Spring into Horror, R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril, or one of my other favorite horror readathons. KEEP.

cover Doctor Who: Beautiful Chaos Doctor Who: Beautiful Chaos by Gary Russell

Is it sacrilege to say that I’m a bit off Doctor Who? Even when it’s Ten and Donna? GO.

cover Victorian Magic Victorian Magic by Geoffrey Frederick Lamb

Considering that this book is now in the land of over-priced textbooks, I should dump it on principle. But, no. Victorian magic is one of my favorite topics. KEEP.

cover The Asylum The Asylum by John Harwood

I’ll be honest, I’ve tried to get into this book a few times and it’s never worked out despite liking some of Harwood’s other works. Time to GO.

cover Astronaut Wives Club The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel

This is on my TBR because I wanted to learn more about the Mercury Seven. And I still do! KEEP.

Anyone have any experience with any of these? Any arguments for KEEP or GO?