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Down The TBR Hole #45 | Down The TBR Hole Tag

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Welcome to the 45th edition of my Down The TBR Hole Posts.

Today I have interesting selection to go through with you…

How Down the TBR Hole works: 

❤ 1. Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
❤ 2. Order on ascending date added.
❤ 3. Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books.
❤ 4. Read the synopsis of the books.
❤ 5. Time to Decide: keep it or should it go

Here’s the next patch:

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Cards of Love: Five of Cups by Trisha Wolfe

SYNOPSIS

“How do you see your cup, Dr. West? Half full, or half empty? Her life depends on your answer.”

Dr. Ian West is the best trial consultant in the city, and he knows it. He’s made a living—a damn good one—helping lawyers win cases through his special brand of trial science. As a natural people reader, West’s one grave error presents in the form of a murderer named Quentin Shaver.

Amid Shaver’s trial, a dangerous bargain is struck, and—impressed with Dr. West’s abilities—Shaver engages him in a battle of wits. The prize? One gritty defense attorney from West’s past—the one woman West could fall for.

Loss broke West once before. Grief his sole companion, until Porter breaks down his defenses. But just as West is about to take a chance on love again, Porter becomes leverage in a sadistic game between doctor and madman.

Can Dr. West save the woman he loves before the last cup runs empty?

It does seem intriguing, but will I read it? Probably not…

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

American By Day by Derek B. Miller

SYNOPSIS: 

She knew it was a weird place. She’d heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. But now police Chief Inspector Sigrid Ødegård has to leave her native Norway and actually go there; to that land across the Atlantic where her missing brother is implicated in the mysterious death of a prominent African-American academic.
America. And not someplace interesting, either: upstate New York.
It is election season, 2008, and Sigrid is plunged into a United States where race and identity, politics and promise, reverberate in every aspect of daily life.
To find her older brother, she needs the help of the local police who appear to have already made up their minds about the case. Working with – or, if necessary, against — someone actually named Sheriff Irving ‘Irv’ Wylie, she must negotiate the local political minefields and navigate the back woods of the Adirondacks to uncover the truth before events escalate further.
At once a thrilling race-against-time crime story, a personal journey through grief and a meditation on the world in which we live, American By Day once again shows Derek B Miller to be one of the most imaginative, ingenious and entertaining writers working today.

I love mysteries, but reading the synopsis it just seems like any other similar book, that I forget a month after reading. Have you read it? Prove me wrong…

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

How to Train Your Dragon (How to Train Your Dragon, #1) by Cressida Cowell

SYNOPSIS:

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is a truly extraordinary Viking hero known throughout Vikingdom as “the Dragon Whisperer”…but it wasn’t always so. Travel back to the days when the mighty warrior was just a boy, the quiet and thoughtful son of the Chief of the Hairy Hooligans. Can Hiccup capture a dragon and train it without being torn limb from limb? Join the adventure as the small boy finds a better way to train his dragon and become a hero!

I have watched the movie and I have always wanted to read this book, so I will wait.

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

Sheriff Carter Link: Vanished by Troy Pendleton

SYNOPSIS:

Life in Prestonsburg Kentucky was simple and safe until Vanessa “Nessa” Holbrook vanished 20 years ago. Now her childhood best friend, Sheriff Carter Link, must solve the vanishing of another little girl. Is it a copycat or could Carter finally bring the person who took Nessa to justice?
This is the second novel from authors Troy Pendleton and Charles Little. It was edited and published by New Legend Books & Comics.

Oh, this is something I think I will enjoy. Let’s keep it!

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Dead or Alive: The Reaper’s Redemption by Troy Pendleton

SYNOPSIS:

My name is Ray Mattax. I was trained to be a hitman known as the Reaper. I was the best at what I did but things eventually went sideways. By sheer force of will, I managed to get away and start over. Everything was great until my past caught up with me. They took my friend…That was a mistake! The Reaper is coming and nothing on earth can stand in my way!

This is the debut novel from authors Troy Pendleton and Charles Little. It was edited and published by New Legend Books & Comics.
Dead or Alive: The Reaper’s Redemption would be a welcome addition to the library of those who follow authors such as Elmore Leonard, Christopher Greyson, and John C. Dalglish.

I will pass on this one. I don’t think I will like Ray. Sorry, Ray!

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Springtime Stories by Enid Blyton

SYNOPSIS:

Delight in this collection of 30 short stories, full of the buzz and excitement of spring – the perfect Easter present!

Head off on a sparkling springtime adventure with the world’s best-loved storyteller. From the little boy who helps a lamb in trouble to the fairies hidden inside Easter Eggs, excitement and magic are never far away in this collection of stories to read and share. These fun, entertaining tales are ideal for newly confident readers and are the perfect length for reading aloud at bedtime or in the classroom.

Enid Blyton remains one of Britain’s favourite children’s authors and her bumper short story collections are perfect for introducing her to the latest generation of readers.

Read all of Enid Blyton’s bestselling short story collections:
Springtime Stories
Summer Stories
Holiday Stories
Summer Holiday Stories
Stories of Wizards and Witches
Christmas Tales
Christmas Treats

I will remove this book, as I don’t have an interest in reading it.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Breath by Tim Winton

SYNOPSIS:

When paramedic Bruce Pike is called out to deal with another teenage adventure gone wrong, he knows better than his partner – better than the parents – what happened and how. Thirty years before, that dead boy could have been him.

This has been recommended to me by my Goodreads friends, and I like the synopsis enough that I decided to keep it. I am a bit skeptical that this will turn into a boring mystery, but there is one way to find out 🙂

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Natalsa of the Brim by Chad McClandon

SYNOPSIS:

In a world where witches have been revered, a cataclysmic evening changes everything.

Natalsa, the last witch, must find out what has robbed her of her power. But more than this, she must protect the world from the new order that has arisen, and cure a sweeping disease that threatens her new home.

There is evil to be undone, and Natalsa may have to sacrifice it all, in order to save those she loves.

Again, recommended to me, but not sure whether to keep it. I already have many books about witches on my TBR.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlainne Harris

SYNOPSIS:

Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out….

Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn’t such a bright idea.

I have all of the books in this series, thanks to my kind boss, who makes me feel like Christmas every day I come to the office and find a book on my desk. All of these books, apart from the very first one. I will have to read the series, and I am going to get this one! I just couldn’t find a paperback that matches the rest yet. But I will!

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

 

Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires, #1) by Rachel Caine

SYNOPSIS:

From the author of the popular Weather Warden series comes the debut of an exciting new series set in Morganville, Texas, where you would be well advised to avoid being out after dark.

College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don’t show many signs of life, but they’ll have Claire’s back when the town’s deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood. Will she be able to face the town’s terror or will she drown like everyone else?

This one will go.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

flower-divider-flower-dividers-clip-art-flowers-line-divider-stock-vector-illustration-of-elegantI removed 6 books this time. Great progress!
This is how my TBR list looks like now.

Which books would you keep or remove? Let me know in the comments.

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