Down the TBR Hole #4

This is a blog meme created by Lia, Lost in a Story!

“Down The TBR Hole is a meme that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

It works like this:

  • 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?”

Okay, at the end of my last TBR Hole post I had 1148 books on my TBR. I now have 1150. I’m still getting better! I’m not adding crazy amounts every month! I usually do 10 books with these so let’s get started! Clicking on the book takes you to it’s GoodReads page.

#1 Fatal Tide (East Salem Trilogy, #3) by Lis Wiehl with Pete Nelson

I have no interest in this trilogy anymore. I read the first book a long time ago and from what I remember, I don’t think I’d like it anymore.

SEE YA

#2 The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1) by Lemony Snicket

I still want to read these! I’m sure they’re short so maybe I can speed my way through!

KEEP

#3 The Princess Bride by William Goldman

I know the book is different than the movie, and I love the movie, but I still want to read this.

KEEP

#4 The House by the Sea by Santa Montefiore

I feel like I would love this as a movie but I can’t tell about reading it. I don’t know. Maybe I should keep it. Sometimes I’ve been in the mood for stuff like this just not often.

KEEP

#5 Doon (Doon, #1) by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

This doesn’t really sound like something I would like anymore.

SEE YA

#6 Little Woman and Me by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

I have no interest in this.

SEE YA

#7 Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #1) by Fiona Paul

I kind of think this sounds interesting still! A mystery in Renaissance Venice? Sounds fun!

KEEP

#8 All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

This sounds pretty good! I don’t usually like standalone’s, but it sounds fun.

KEEP

#9 Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, #2) by Lewis Carroll

No thoughts here!

KEEP

#10 Becoming Myself: Embracing God’s Dream of You by Stasi Eldredge

I loved Captivating so I definitely want to read this!

KEEP

Making progress! I now have 1146 books on my TBR! That’s the lowest it’s been in awhile! How many do you have?

Down the TBR Hole #3

This is a blog meme created by Lia, Lost in a Story!

“Down The TBR Hole is a meme that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

It works like this:

  • 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?”

At the end of my last TBR Hole post I ended with 1148 books on my TBR. I now have 1149. I’m actually getting better believe it or not! That means I only added a few books to my TBR in almost a month! Sure I knocked some out and replaced them with new books but still. Progress. I usually post 10 books here so let’s get started. (Clicking on the pictures brings you to Goodreads).

#1 Castle in the Air (Howl’s Moving Castle, #2) by Diana Wynne Jones

I still plan on reading this! I LOVED Howl’s moving castle. The book and movie!

KEEP

#2 Lonesome Dove (#1) by Larry McMurtry

I’m honestly going back and forth on this one. I’ve heard nothing but good things BUT it’s not my genre of choice and it’s like, 900 pages long. On the other hand I love western movies so maybe I would like this.

KEEP (for now)

#3 Inkspell (Inkworld, #2) by Cornelia Funke

I honestly do not know why I have not read this yet. I have reread Inkheart 3 times now and yet never get to book 2. Not only are these covers extremely gorgeous but I LOVED Inkheart!

KEEP

#4 Atonement Child by Francine Rivers

I really need to get back into read her books. I LOVED her books in my early 20s. She just speaks to my soul, you know?

KEEP

#5 Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

These were so cute when I was a teen! I kind of want to keep it. It just seems so nostalgic now.

KEEP

#6 The Simarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien

No questions asked here.

KEEP

#7 The Winter Witch (Shadow Chronicles, #1) by Paula Brackston

This still sounds super interesting.

KEEP

#8 I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1) by Pittacus Lore

I’m going back and forth on this one. I wanted to read this when the movie came out but that obviously didn’t happen. I sort of want to try it out but I don’t feel like I’m going to love it.

KEEP

#9 Eve (Eve, #1) by Anna Carey

I like dystopians but I’m really not feeling this one.

SEE YA

#10 Winter’s Child: A Retelling of the Snow Queen (Once Upon A Time) by Cameron Dokey

I don’t know why I want to keep this. I think again, for nostalgic purposes.

KEEP

Okay, I only got rid of one. Yikes. That leaves me at 1148 books on my TBR. I might go though a few more pages and see if I can’t whittle it down some! Are any of these on your TBR?

Down the TBR Hole #2

This is a blog meme created by Lia, Lost in a Story!

“Down The TBR Hole is a meme that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

It works like this:

  • 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?”

My Goodreads TBR is still out of control. My last TBR post was at the beginning of this year! I want to try and do these monthly and see if I can’t whittle down my giant TBR! At the end of my first TBR Hole post I had 1,060 books on my TBR. I now have 1,153. Oops. Send HELP!

#1 Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

I am just going to go ahead and say I’m keeping all of Gregory Maguire books on my TBR. I want to read these so bad! They’ve been on my TBR since 2012. Whoops!

KEEP

#2 Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly

Why though… I heard a long time ago that there was a hidden history about Lincoln and for some reason I added a ton of books about Lincoln. I have no interest in this whatsoever. This makes me laugh.

SEE YA

#3 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

I honestly have no interest in this. I love classics but this one sounds super depressing and boring. If I ever change my mind, I know it exists.

SEE YA

#4 Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

I honestly think this sounds so cute! I might not get to it until my three year old son is old enough but I’ll get to it!

KEEP

#5 The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

I really can’t decide about this one. I’ve heard really mixed reviews! I’m really 50/50 on this!

KEEP for now

#6 Tahn by L. A. Kelly

I have had a physical copy of this book since before I was on Goodreads (before 2012) and I still have not read this. I’m going to let it go. It just isn’t holding my interest anymore.

SEE YA

#7 Talk of the Town by Lisa Wingate

I am super picky about Christian Fiction. This doesn’t seem like something I would like anymore.

SEE YA

#8 The Sanctuary by Ted Dekker

No questions here. I freaking love Dekker. This is an example of Christian Fiction I DO like. He writes like if C. S. Lewis wrote horror.

KEEP

#9 Darkness Rising by Lis Wiehl

I used to love her books back when I was a teenager. But I don’t really have an interest in this one anymore.

SEE YA

#10 Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

I swear I still want to read this so badly! I still freaking love all of the movies.

KEEP

Not too bad! I got rid of half today! I might keep going through a few pages on my Goodreads. Apparently, my tastes in books seven years ago is not the same as it is now. I’m a lot pickier now!

How many books are on your TBR?

WWW Wednesday

This is my first time participating in WWW Wednesday and I’m so excited! This was started by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and brought back by Taking on a World of Words.

Rules are to just answer three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading:

Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb

I am OBSESSED with this series and author right now! I am listening to this on audible and quite enjoy it!

An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard

I am reading this for one of my bookclubs and am really liking it so far! It takes place in our modern world! There is basically a secret elitist magic society and they are competing in s tournament!

The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

It’s about a girl whose Indiana Jones like – father goes missing searching for a cursed ring that belonged to Vlad the Impaler! I am also liking this one so far! I love how feisty the main character is!

Recently Finished:

The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier

Review coming next week! I really enjoyed this one! It gave me a mix of RPG vibes and nostalgia!

Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford

Review also coming next week! I liked this!

Reading Next:

I am really trying to get a handle on my ARCs so I am going to try to read two within the next few weeks!

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan

Have you read any of these? Or are any on your TBR?

Top Ten Tuesday – Books On My Spring 2019 TBR

Top ten Tuesday is a really fun blog meme that is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

(Taken from That Artsy Reader Girl) How it works:

“I assign each Tuesday a topic and then post my top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join me and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.

You’ll find the schedule of upcoming TTT topics below so you can plan ahead. I’ll post a Linky here on the blog each week so you can link up your post (if you want). If you don’t have a blog, post your picks in the comment section below! Have tons of fun talking books and getting to know your fellow bloggers!

NOTE: If a weekly topic is listed as a “freebie”, you are invited to come up with your own topic. Sometimes I will give your topic a theme, such as “love”, a season, or an upcoming holiday. That just means that you can come up with any topic you want that fits under that umbrella.”

Here are my top ten:

I cannot believe I haven’t read this yet. I actually have a horrible admission, I have loved Kristoff since Endsinger came out way back when. But when he became insanely popular (which I am happy about, don’t get me wrong) everyone and their mother loves him. So I feel like raving about him makes me just like the masses now. I told you, it’s a really awful bookish admission. Because really, who cares if I like something that everyone else likes too. Maturity, y’all. Please, please someone tell me I’m not a total snob.

Tracey Neithercott is soooooo sweet!! I actually won this book last year and haven’t gotten to read it yet. This is on my immediate TBR!

Kayla Olson is one of my favorite authors sooooo WHY HAVEN’T I READ THIS YET?!

Again, with Jay Kristoff!

I am hoping to start this bad boy soon! I think I am going to buddy read it with a Bookstagram friend!

Another massively popular series I want to start!

I know this series gets a lot of flak for being cheesy but I LOVE this series. I actually love cheesy. It’s such a fun series!

Brandon Sanderson will always be on my TBR because I want to read aaaalll of his books. It will take me forever! I’ve started with Mistborn and it is one of my favorite books now!

The three other women in my book club have all read and LOVED this series. So I need to read this ASAP!

I am hoping to buddy read this one too! Brent Weeks is highly under talked about! I love his Lightbringer series!

I usually read 3-4 books a month, so I’m hoping to get through more than these 10 this Spring, but we shall see! What books are on your TBR? Do we share any of the same books?

November 2018 TBR

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I would like to actually read 5  books this month. We’ll see how it goes! And once again, they are pretty much all ARCs!

1. White Stag (Permafrost, #1) by Kara Barbieri

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2. Sky Without Stars (System Divine, #1) by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell

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3. The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2) by Holly Black

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4. Kingdom of Ashes (Nightfall, #1) by Elena May

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5. Crooked Raven (Otherworld, #1) by Talis Jones

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What are you reading this month?

Happy Adventuring

October TBR

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Oh look. I’m late on posting my TBR again. Who is surprised? No one? Me either. Better late than never, here is my TBR! 

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I meant to read this last month but I got distracted by another book. So, I am back to currently reading this one! It’s really beautiful so far!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courting Darkness (Courting Darkness Duology #1) by Robin LaFevers

I can’t wait for this one! This is an e- ARC from NetGalley! It comes out on February 5, 2019!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39714124Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri

Another e-ARC from NetGalley! So excited about this one too!! Comes out November 13, 2018!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39863517White Stag (Permafrost, #1) by Kara Barbieri

This was sounds so interesting! It’s about Goblins and a girl becoming more monster than human! Yeeess! Another NetGalley ARC. It comes out February 5, 2019!

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are you reading this month?!

Happy Adventuring