My TBR list is nowhere near as big as most folk I have seen, but it is guilty of the same thing everyone else is: harboring books I have totally forgotten about. So this is more an effort for me to remind myself what I want to read and ask myself why I added certain things to begin with.
Down the TBR hole was originally created by Lost in a Story, and here’s how it 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?
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin: This one has been on my TBR for a little while now and, looking back over the blurb, I still feel curious about it. Curious enough to want to give it a go some day in the future. This is made all the more easy a decision what with the fact that it is now a complete trilogy. So, when I do get around to it, no lengthy wait times for the next in the series.
A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne: This book was one I saw some seriously impressive reviews for when it was first released. It is, however, an incredibly hefty time (over 600 pages long). I want to keep it on my TBR but I don’t want to read it until another book or two has been written. Don’t like the idea of getting so stuck into such a lengthy piece only for a couple of year wait. By that time my simple-minded self would have lost some of the shine from the plot. So I’ll play the long game with this one.
They Mostly Come Out At Night by Benedict Patrick: Looking back at the blurb I can’t quite tell what made me put the three books in this series on my TBR. Maybe I saw a good review on a blog? Maybe I just fancied different things back when this was added. Whatever the reason, I can’t bring myself to get excited over this title. So this, and the two that follow it, are being kicked off my TBR.
The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone: This is one of those books that just looks like it would be too much fun to get rid of. The cover reminds me of a Michael Crichton novel (looks slightly similar to Prey) and the overall plotline of it just sounds pretty awesome. Going to have to keep it.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab: This is, perhaps, the one book from any of my TBR posts that I am most excited to dive into. I forgot this was one there. Heck, I forgot it existed. After I have read the next few books I owe Netgalley a review for, I think this will be the one I pounce on. What’s not to like about various different London’s that someone can magically jump between? Sounds … erm … magical!