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Down the TBR Hole #1

Happy Monday lovelies!

Today I wanted to take a trip down the TBR Hole. I saw this done by Keystroke Blog and decided I wanted to try this out. Go check out Em’s blog, because it is awesome! Also go check out Lost in a Story’s blog because this is where the idea originated from, and Lia has a lovely blog!

I decided to try my hand at this because my TBR is just way too big! I know, I wouldn’t be a true bookworm if it wasn’t, but I thought this would be fun to do!

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Here is how this TBR cleaning 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
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

P.S. I ordered my books from average rating because the first fourteen books in ascending order were all keepers, and that just wouldn’t have been as much fun!

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Down the Hole We Go!

side+crop+of+paperback+image+TSTME (1)Book Title: The Last Legend of Ireland

Added to TBR: May 1, 2017

Synopsis: Every legend has its heroes. Every legend has its villains. Every legend has its beginnings . . . In ancient Ireland, in a land known as Fal, fairies and kings maintain a balance of peace and harmony. But one fairy, propelled by envy, will do everything in her power to get herself a queen’s crown, even destroying this precious balance. In her wake, she will cause a war the likes of which the human and fey world has never seen. Thus begins a tale of brutal monsters, arrogant kings, greedy queens, and vengeful fairies. This is their story. This is their legend. The Last Legend of Ireland . . .

Keep or Delete: Keep. I am still drawn in by the promise of faeries in Ireland!

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side+crop+of+paperback+image+TSTME (1)Book Title: Mirrored Echoes

Added to TBR: May 2, 2017

Synopsis: Myrna Sontiago and Zeke LaPorte have never had trouble solving murder cases. In fact, the duo solves most of them quickly. But they have never had a case like this one.

The Dallas Homicide Squad’s rising star detectives face a string of unique, disturbing murders. Making matters worse, the bodies are publicly displayed. For months, they have been plagued by the lack of a connection to the randomness and unpredictability of the killer.

Faced with increasing pressure from city officials, public fear, a rising body count, and faltering confidence, the detectives are at their wits’ end. The city looks to them for answers, but they have none to give.

Their desperation to catch the killer escalates when one of the murders personally impacts the department. The impatient, quick-thinking Myrna and the rational, cerebral Zeke have to see the unseen to discover the connection, or the frenzy will continue.

Keep or Delete: Delete. I just don’t feel the interest in this one anymore.

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side+crop+of+paperback+image+TSTME (1)Book Title: Shadows of the Forest

Added to TBR: January 14, 2017

Synopsis: Everyone is dying to live in the Shadows of the Forest.
They gave me three rules to follow in exchange for my brother’s life:
1. Do not enter the West Wing;
2. Do not go outside after darkness falls; and
3. There is only one exit; The Gates.

This is what happened when I broke them…

Keep or delete: Delete. This was a total cover add.

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side+crop+of+paperback+image+TSTME (1)Book Title: Thin Places

Added to TBR: August 14, 2017

Synopsis: A dazzling story told in verse, of sixteen-year-old Declan Lynch and the girl whose centuries-old voice rings in his head.

One day, Declan Lynch, a regular teenager, starts hearing a girl’s voice inside his head. Eventually, he even begins to see her. Though he’s not certain the girl, Rebecca, is real, Declan finds himself falling for her. She shows him visions of places and people he has never seen — places he feels compelled to find in hopes of meeting her.

His quest takes him to County Sligo, Ireland, and its “thin places,” spots where the earth and the spirit world seem almost to touch. His slightly crazy Uncle Seamus takes him in, as Declan’s search has him wondering which world he belongs in — his, or the one belonging to a girl who might not even be real.

Keep or Delete: Delete. I don’t really see what attracted me to begin with.
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side+crop+of+paperback+image+TSTME (1)Book Title: Carnivalesque

Added to TBR: April 30, 2017

Synopsis: It looked like any other carnival, but of course it wasn’t. The boy saw it from the car window, the tops of the large trailer rides over the parked trains by the railway tracks. His parents were driving towards the new mall and he was looking forward to that too, but the tracery of lights above the gloomy trains caught his imagination . . .

Andy walks into Burleigh’s Amazing Hall of Mirrors, and then he walks right into the mirror, becomes a reflection. Another boy, a boy who is not Andy, goes home with Andy’s parents. And the boy who was once Andy is pulled—literally pulled, by the hands, by a girl named Mona—into another world, a carnival world where anything might happen.

Keep or Delete: Delete. I see what attracted me, but now it sounds like a kid’s version of The Night Circus.

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TBR Status:

Books Deleted: 4

TBR Count: 400

Whew! That was fun! I will have to do this on a regular basis! If you decide to do this, give me a shout so I can see your choices!

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18 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #1

  1. Shadows of the Forest was a cover add for me too but if it makes you feel better about your decision I did actually read it and only gave it 2 stars so not a bad one to ditch IMO. 🙂

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