Down The TBR Hole #20

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Hello guys! Happy Saturday!

Amazon Freebie Batch again – I have a long list of those. This batch though, seems to be quite close to my heart, as these are some of the very first books I downloaded on my Kindle and never got to them, so I will probably do very badly.

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 synopsis of the books.
❤ Decide: keep it or should it go

 

Here’s the next patch:

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101 Best Jokes by Various

It’s only 30 pages worth of laughs, so why not keep it, right?

Verdict: KEEP  ☑

A Collection of Ghost Stories and Paranormal Short Stories(Creepy #1) by Jeff Bennington

I was actually planning to read this for Halloween last year, but never got to it. I will try to read it this year. I really enjoy creepy horror stories, especially short ones.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑

Perfect Crime by Jack Erickson

A short story, with a mixed set of reviews on Goodreads. I am a bit unsure on this one, but I will only keep it because it’s really short.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

Logic to the Rescue by Kris Langman

A fantasy story that is written to introduce logic to kids. I have always wanted to read this, and I should get to it soon.

Verdict: KEEP ☑  

It’s Love, Dude (Jardin Bay, #1) by Jenny Schwartz

I would have loved this when I downloaded it, years ago. But now I am not sure if I will enjoy this. 

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo da Vinci

I own the Kindle version of this book, and I love Leonardo da Vinci. I love reading about his life and work. My friends have advised me to get the paperback copy though, so I can see his mirror writings and drawings as well. I think I’ll do that. 

Verdict: KEEP ☑  

Last Train Home (Home, #1) by Megan Nugen Isbell

Again, a romance that I am not sure I’ll enjoy right now. But hey, who knows, maybe my hunger for romance will come back and I will get back to this book. For now, it goes.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Saving Grace (Katie 1): A What Doesn’t Kill You Romantic Mystery by Pamela Fagan Hutchins

This one will have to go as well.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Lose Weight Fast by Jyothi Shenoy

This is not something I would dive in, but it might be helpful to know.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

The Neighbor 1-3 [Box Set] by Abby Weeks

Romance and erotica, and a neighbour involved. I might actually keep this.

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

flower-divider-flower-dividers-clip-art-flowers-line-divider-stock-vector-illustration-of-elegantI am only removing 3 books from my TBR this time. We have slowed down this week, but hopefully next week we’ll make up for it. 

Which books would you keep or remove? Please let me know in the comments – I love reading your comments and thoughts! 

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Down The TBR Hole #19

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Hello guys! Happy Saturday!

Again, another Amazon Freebie batch. It seems like I have added them in a bunch on Goodreads, hey? Let’s see how we do this time around.

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 synopsis of the books.
❤ Decide: keep it or should it go

 

Here’s the next patch:

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Until Tomorrow (Christy and Todd: College Years #1) by Robin Jones Gunn

One part of me is certain that I would have loved this book a few years ago. The same part of me is also certain I won’t like this now.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

The Legend of Juliet: Part One by Alexandra Lanc

I wanted to read this so bad, but now the series are being discontinued? Not sure if it’s worth bothering then…

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

The End of Summer: Part One by Alex M. Smith

This is a maybe for me, and I am really not sure. What do you guys think?

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Free Preview of Temptation Island by Victoria Fox

I have given up on reading previews a long time ago. Bye!

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

The Best Beach Reads: free preview of 4 sizzling summer romances by Sarah Morgan

The same applies here. Bye.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Lost and Found (Growing Pains, #1) by Willow Summers

I want to read this, but so many reviews keep saying that this book practically finishes with: ”read the next book to find out more”. Have any of you guys read this book? Can you confirm on this?

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Dixie Rebel by Patricia Rice

A book about a rebel girl, and a story close to mine. I am keeping this.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

Elly in Bloom by Colleen Oakes

Interesting piece, possibly promising. Will keep it for now.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

Dear Bob and Sue by Matt Smith

I really want to read this one, especially because I love books that involve letters / emails / postcards in them. I really enjoy that. And look at that cover. It’s so gorgeous!

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

Legacy Rising by Shane Scollins

Mystery one. I’ll keep it! It seems like a short read and something I might enjoy!

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

flower-divider-flower-dividers-clip-art-flowers-line-divider-stock-vector-illustration-of-elegantI am only removing 6 books from my TBR this time. We are going strong again!

Which books would you keep or remove? Please let me know in the comments – I love reading your comments and thoughts! 

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January 2019 – Monthly Book Wrap Up

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January was a great start of the year, I made my goal to read 60 books (last year I read 70, and I think that I will read more, but I wanted to not be under pressure throughout the year, as I will be doing a lot of travels with my daily job).

I focused on the upcoming ARCs that are being published soon and a lot of books that I was sent by authors, but I also found time to read a few pleasure reads, of which some I loved, but some left me quite disappointed.

I have also continued with my Down The TBR Hole Tag and I am excited to see what progress I will make this year. Below are all four posts I did this month:

🌟TBR Hole #13 🌟 TBR Hole #14  🌟 TBR Hole #15 🌟 TBR Hole #16 🌟

Books I read this month:

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen – ★★★★

🌟 Review 🌟 Amazon 🌟 Barnes & Noble 🌟

Awaken (Northern Witch #2) by K.S. Marsden – ★★★

🌟 Review 🌟 Amazon 🌟 Barnes & Noble 🌟

The New Power Eating by Susan Kleiner – ★★★★

🌟 Review  🌟 Amazon🌟 Barnes & Noble 🌟

Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks – ★★★

🌟 Review 🌟 Amazon 🌟Barnes & Noble 🌟

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi – ★★★★★

🌟 Review  🌟Amazon 🌟 Barnes & Noble 🌟

 

Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton – ★★★

🌟Review🌟Amazon🌟Barnes & Noble 🌟

 

Curses of Scale by S.D. Reeves – ★★★

🌟 Review  🌟 Amazon 🌟 Barnes & Noble 🌟

 

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo – ★★★★

🌟 Review  🌟 Amazon 🌟 Barnes & Noble 🌟

 

How did your January went? How many books did you read and what was your book of the month?

 

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Down The TBR Hole #18

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Hello guys! Happy Saturday!

This time, I am continuing with the Amazon freebies I have collected over the years. Yes, I own all of them, but do I really want to read them?

Credit for this tag goes to Lost in a Story.

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 synopsis of the books.
❤ Decide: keep it or should it go

 

Here’s the next patch:

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The Witch and Other Stories by Anton Chekhof

I love Anton Chekhof’s stories, and I have loved them since I was a kid. I remembered how happy I was when I saw this book being free on Amazon.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies by Samuel Johnson

I love Shakespeare, and I remember I downloaded this book to help me with a project. But will I enjoy reading it now. Not sure…

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Second Chances by Angela Kelman

Oh, romances. Thank you, next.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Another Broken Wizard by Colin Dodds

Again, not sure what this book is, or what it’s doing invading my TBR list.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

A Little Book for Christmas by Cyrus Townsend Brady

As this is classified as a classic, I think I should read this around Christmas time. It’s a short read, and even if it’s bad, it would be festive, right?

Verdict: KEEP ☑  

The Ultimate Yao Ming Fun Fact And Trivia Book by Mark Peters

One part of me is like – why on Earth do you have this. Some of you might remember the website 9GAG as a really good meme factory back in the days. I loved it when I was a teen, and Yao Ming kept having memes made of him. So I wanted to read this book. It’s also just 30 pages, so I decided to keep it.

Verdict: KEEP ☑  

Answer That! 1980s Quiz by Naomi Dennison

I have always loved the 1980s, as I grew up knowing a lot of the references. I will keep this, only to see if I am still as full as knowledge as I was when I was a kid.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

Betting the Farm by Alyssa Lin Palmer

A short story and a prequel. I will give it a chance.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑

The Summer Of… by D.C. Lowe

Not too confident about this, so removing it. 

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Element, Part 1 (The Natalie Vega Saga, #1) by C.M. Doporto

Not sure about this. I think I will only keep it, as I haven’t read anything similar before.

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

flower-divider-flower-dividers-clip-art-flowers-line-divider-stock-vector-illustration-of-elegantI am only removing 4 books from my TBR this time. Not the best results, but we are still making progress. 

Which books would you keep or remove? Please let me know in the comments – I love reading your comments and thoughts! 

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Down The TBR Hole #17

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Hello guys! Happy Saturday!

This time, I have an interesting collection of books, and I am excited to get going.

Credit for this tag goes to Lost in a Story.

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 synopsis of the books.
❤ Decide: keep it or should it go

 

Here’s the next patch:

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling

Here we go. How have I not read them already? The truth it, I have, but not as a book reviewer. And I love Harry Potter so much. I have to do this soon! 

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

The Fellowship of the Ring(The Lord of the Rings, #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien

The same applies here. I have loved the books, and the movies. Time for a re-read.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

I actually haven’t read the Hobbit, but I told myself I would read it after I finish the Lord of The Ring series again. I will keep it on my TBR. 

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

Fury (Otherkin, #1) by Anya Bast

I have this book on my TBR because it is on my Kindle, as it was free at that time. I assume all the below titles would come from the same place as well. The reviews are mixed, but this content is erotica, and I am not sure I am into that right now.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

This Tangled Thing Called Love by Marie Astor

Again, a freebie. A chick-lit, not something I am into reading right now. But – I will leave it on my TBR, as I have some moments where I really enjoy reading this genre.

Verdict: KEEP ☑  

Story Crush Teen Sampler by Various

A sample of six stories. I will remove this one, as I would rather find these six stories, and read their synopsis, and decide whether I would want to read them or not, without having to read their first chapters.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Lucky Charm by Marie Astor

I don’t think I’ll ever read this one.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Into the Shadows (Into the Shadows, #1) by Karly Kirkpatrick

Into the Shadows seems like every paranormal story now. Except this one has lots of bad ratings…

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Romantic Confessions: a poetry collection by Robert Ropars

I’ll only keep this because it’s 19 pages of poetry. This might be a nice way to wait at the doctor’s office.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑

Perfect Love Here I Come by Gina Reedy

Umm, why is this on my Kindle?

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

flower-divider-flower-dividers-clip-art-flowers-line-divider-stock-vector-illustration-of-elegantRemoving 5 books from my TBR this time. We’re making progress guys! 

Which books would you keep or remove? Please let me know in the comments – I love reading your comments and thoughts! 

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Down The TBR Hole #16

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Hello guys! Happy Saturday!

This time, I have an interesting collection of books, and I am excited to get going.

Credit for this tag goes to Lost in a Story.

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 synopsis of the books.
❤ Decide: keep it or should it go

 

Here’s the next patch:

#16

The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley

I don’t remember adding this on my TBR, but reading the synopsis, I can understand why. It seems intriguing. It seems dark. But I don’t have the time right now to spare on books I didn’t plan on reading this year.

Verdict:  REMOVE ✖

The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1) by Kristen Ashley

It seems like a Nicholas Sparks sort of book. And on top of that, it’s 660 pages. I think I’ll pass that.

Verdict:  REMOVE ✖

Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Okay, this book… This book has been on my wish list for over a year. On my ultimate bookish wish list. If I don’t read it this year, I will be so angry at myself.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

Death Overdue (The Haunted Library Mysteries, #1) by Allison Brook

Ah, you see, I have read the second book of this series, but didn’t read the first. What do I do? There is no third book in plan, and I already know how it ends. I think this one should go…
Note to self: Check if titles on Netgalley are part of a series before you request them!

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Assassin’s Apprentice(Farseer Trilogy, #1) by Robin Hobb

I am a vivid video games player, and I love the Assassin’s Creed series, so I don’t know how I haven’t read this book already…

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

Dearest Clementine (Dearest, #1) by Lex Martin

I would’ve probably loved this at 13, but right now, ahh well not so much.

Verdict:REMOVE ✖

Tatiana and Alexander (The Bronze Horseman, #2) by Paullina Simons

Okay, why on Earth do I put book 2 from a series on my To-Read list, if I haven’t even read the first one? Removing this one, but I will add the first book, as even though a love story, it seems quite intriguing to me.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Accidental Heroes by Danielle Steel

I usually try to avoid reading too many romances, especially Danielle Steel’s, as she can tear me apart and leave me there for a while, but I don’t think I can miss this one, as it seems too good!

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

Morality for Beautiful Girls(No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency #03) by Alexander McCall Smith

I found out about this series when I was on a vacation in South France, and one family introduced me to them, and borrowed me the first book to read. I loved it so much, and I will always love it. Not only will I keep this book on my list, but all of them too, and I should do a re-read as soon as possible!

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

A classic. One part of me says – remove it, you had so many opportunities to read it, and you haven’t bothered. But another part of me is like – it’s a classic for a reason, just pull it together and get this done with.

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

flower-divider-flower-dividers-clip-art-flowers-line-divider-stock-vector-illustration-of-elegantRemoving 5 books from my TBR this time. We’re making progress guys! 

Which books would you keep or remove? Please let me know in the comments – I love reading your comments and thoughts! 

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Down The TBR Hole #15

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Hello guys! Happy Saturday!

For the 15th time today – let’s do the weekly Down The TBR Hole post!

Credit for this tag goes to Lost in a Story.

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 synopsis of the books.
❤ Decide: keep it or should it go

 

Here’s the next patch:

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Cherry Red Summer (Kirschroter Sommer #1) by Carina Bartsch

Hello, you cute cover. I don’t remember you. Sorry.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Pismo gospođe Vilme (The letter from Mrs Vilma) by Jelena Bačić Alimpić

Ah, a Serbian book – I am sure I would love it. I don’t think there is an English translation of this. Please correct me if I am wrong. At this moment, I don’t see how I can get a copy, but I would love to read it someday, so I will keep it.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

Bridesmaids by Jane Costello

See, I would have loved this book a while ago. But not now, not today.

Verdict: ☑ REMOVE ✖

In Flight (Up in the Air, #1) byR.K. Lilley

This synopsis reminds me of, like, a Fifty Shades of Flight Attendant? But, I have never read a book about flight attendants, and might be interested to see what it reveals. (Even though, secretly, I kind of know it would be all romance and nothing flight-attendant related, but oh well…)

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

Getting Away with It by Julie Cohen

This one is a maybe? I am really not sure, guys… What do you think I should do? If you don’t convince me, I’ll remove it. 🙂 

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

From Notting Hill with Love… Actually (Actually, #1) by Ali McNamara

I actually own another book by Ali McNamara, and I will be reading that soon. It’s called Daisy’s Vintage Cornish Camper Van. I bough it for my birthday in November, as travelling with an RV and sending postcards/letters is something I would love to be able to do in my life someday.

Verdict:  REMOVE ✖

Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop

Book about postcards – I have to read it!!!

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

Noir by Christopher Moore

I have only read one noir book so far, and I liked the genre. I kept seeing this book being hyped everywhere, so I think it’s fair to give it a chance.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman

This book was one of the most-wanted books for me in 2018. Now we’re in 2019, and I still want it as bad!

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

One for the Money(Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet Evanovich

I heard about this series recently, and I am always down for a brave heroine in a book. You go girl!

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

flower-divider-flower-dividers-clip-art-flowers-line-divider-stock-vector-illustration-of-elegantRemoving 4 books from my TBR this time. We’re making progress guys! 

Which books would you keep or remove? Please let me know in the comments – I love reading your comments and thoughts! 

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Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi [BOOK REVIEW]

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★★★★★

‘’In the beginning, Orisha was a land where the rare and sacred maji thrived. Each of the ten clans was gifted by the gods above and given a different power to land.’’

It is not every day that you encounter a book that lets you dive in a world of magic, with such intensity as Children of Blood and Bone. A story so beautifully written, that you forget this is not the real world and you are in a fantasy story. This is one of the books I wish I could keep reading it for the first time again and again.

When majis are born with white hair, it means that they are touched by the Gods. They are called Diviners, and when they celebrate their thirteenth birthday, they have the ability to use magic.

Zelie still remembers how Orisha used to have magic. Different clans existed, and they could all control different things: air, water, earth… But Zelie also remembers the night when everything went wrong. When the king and the army came and killed hundreds of people. Zelie remembers, like it was yesterday, how on that night they brutally killed her mother. The night when magic disappeared forever.

And when Zelie realises that she is one of the very few people that can still use magic, and return magic in Orisha, she goes on a quest with her brother. With the help of a princess that escapes the castle, she has to learn to control her magic powers, and also her feelings for an enemy she mustn’t trust.

‘’I longed for the day I would feel the magic of the dead in my bones, but right now all I can feel is an unnerving tingle in my veins.’’

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The world is so well created, and the characters are all loveable and adorable. The magic story in this book is unique and I loved getting to know more about all clans, what they can do, and reading about people realising they have magic in themselves.

Zelie, as a character, is the protagonist, as all adventures are revolved around her, but the other characters are as much as important, if not in some cases, more important than her. She is a character that many of us can relate to. A person that has been denied the sole purpose of existing. A person that has suffered, because of other people’s choices. For Zelie, this was the denial of magic to her and her people, but for others it could be just anything. What I loved the most was the bravery that she showed, even though inside her she would be so scared. It felt as if fear itself made her to be brave. And I have felt that many times. Sometimes, you don’t really have a choice, but to be brave, no matter how scared you might be.

Then, we have Zelie’s brother, Tzain, who is always the more cautious one and tries to (unsuccessfully) keep Zelie out of trouble. He has so much love for Zelie in his heart and is always the one throwing himself out there to protect her. If I ever had a brother, I would wish for him to be Tzain. I couldn’t explain the love and connection they have together with Zelie. It’s so beautiful!

Then there is Amari, the princess that doesn’t agree with her father’s choices, and decides to follow her heart. I think I loved Amari the most out of all characters, as she was my true hero. Raised in a world of ruthless cruelty, and forced to do things she doesn’t want, her father, the king, always believes that she is weak, and incapable of defending herself and ruling a kingdom. And out there, with Zelie and Tzain, is where Amari finds her true self, and the moment she does is the best scene in this whole book, the beauty of a woman being so powerful, only because she was being belittled her whole life.

‘’It’s like seeing her for the first time: the human behind the maji. Fear embedded in the pain. Tragedy caused in Father’s name.’’

And in the end, we have Inan, the most controversial character in this book. The son of the king, and brother of Amari, dedicated to follow his father and rule the kingdom, but struggling between what is right and wrong. When he realises he has magic as well, he can’t confess, as his father kills those who have magic, but meeting Zelie, he is not so sure anymore of what really is happening in his kingdom, and has to make a decision on whose side he wants to be.

‘’The truth cuts like the sharpest knife I’ve ever known.’’

I loved how the story is focused on both worlds:

The world of Zelie and Tzain, where they live in small town with their father, they have to pay incredible amount of diviner tax, and the taxes get more and more expensive, and become impossible to be paid, so people have to go and do free labor for the king, never to be free again. They are faced with such unfairness and cruelty, but their families and the people in the village are sticking together to survive through everything.

And then we have the world of Amari and Inan, and the King. A world where magic is forbidden and all people that can use magic are being slaughtered. A world where being fierceless and cruel means that you are strong enough to lead a kingdom, and protect Orisha.

The only remark I have on this book were the acknowledgements. As much as I respect that story being told, and appreciate it with all my heart, I also really wished I haven’t read that part as it changed the story in the end for me, in a negative way. As I truly believe that every single person has the ability of magic in themselves. Every single person is powerful, and we all should be Diviners! And Inan having the ability himself proves my point on this as well.

A story about the battle of magic and friendships, a story about wins and losses, a world where magic lives in every single one of us. A world where we all belong. A masterpiece, this is. And a powerful one as well.

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Down The TBR Hole #14

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Credit for this tag goes to Lost in a Story.

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 synopsis of the books.
❤ Decide: keep it or should it go

 

Here’s the next patch:

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The Stepmother by Claire Seeber

I love psychological thrillers, and I have heard many great things about this book. I think this one should stay.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan

Again, a psychological thriller. I also have a thing for book that include letters or postcards, as I love receiving them myself.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

Letters from Home by Kristina McMorris

Okay, I am not much of a fan of romance these days, but this is something that I know I will enjoy reading, so I will keep it right here.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑

Next to Love by Ellen Feldman

This one, I will have to let it go.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

The Rejected Writers’ Book Club (Southlea Bay, #1) by Suzanne Kelman

I have been wanting to read this book since the day I put it on my TBR. I have to get it from somewhere, soon!

Verdict: KEEP ☑  

Iron Heart: The True Story of How I Came Back from the Dead by Brian Boyle

I think for such story you need to be at the right mindset.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Good as Gone by Amy Gentry

I am not sure about this one. It doesn’t capture my interest at first sight. What do you guys think?

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Insatiable Desire(Demonborn, #1) by Rita Herron

Oooh, paranormal romance – let’s keep this one.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑

What Is Mine (Vik & Stubø, #1) by Anne Holt

The synopsis is so intriguing and dark. I have to read this one.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

Hubble Bubble by Christina Jones

I am not sure about this one…

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

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Well, this was one very random selection of books. I managed to remove 4 and keep 6, so I am pleased with myself. And my TBR is getting ”healthier” and not so intimidating.

Let me know if you have read any of these, and if you want me to keep or remove any of these books from my list! I look forward to see what you think!

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Down The TBR Hole #13

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Hello again. The first Down the TBR Hole post for this year – I am so excited to see what progress I will make in 2019.

Credit for this tag goes to Lost in a Story.

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 synopsis of the books.
❤ Decide: keep it or should it go

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Here’s the next patch:

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Agent to the Stars by John Scalzy

I haven’t heard about this book, and I don’t know what it’s doing on my TBR honestly.

Verdict:  REMOVE ✖

Sandstorm (Sigma Force, #1) by James Rollins

I have heard mixed reviews about this one, and usually it’s either a 1 star or a 5 star. Not sure what to do with it.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Strong Poison (Lord Peter Wimsey, #6) by Dorothy L. Sayers

It’s book number 6 in a series, and I haven’t read the previous one. But I have added the first book of the series on my TBR instead.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Walk on Earth a Stranger(The Gold Seer Trilogy, #1) by Rae Carson

I have heard so many great things about this book, but some of my friends really trashed it, so I am not sure what to do. I will keep it for now, and hopefully will come back to it later in the new year.

Verdict: KEEP ☑  

Obsession (Talisman, #1) by Sofia Grey

Interesting plot, but I am not sure if this is the right genre for me at the moment.

Verdict:  REMOVE ✖

Love’s Prophecy (Prophecy, #1) by Brenda Dyer

A paranormal vampire fantasy book? GIVE IT TO ME! I haven’t heard about this book or author before, and I am not sure when/how this ended on my TBR, but the synopsis is so intriguing, I want to read this book so bad!

Verdict: KEEP ☑  

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

I have a thing for lighthouses. It’s true. And I still don’t know how I haven’t picked this book up yet.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑ 

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

A hard book to read, and I am not sure if I want to dive into it.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1) by Susan Dennard

With too many witch books right now, this one seems to have so many bad reviews. I will pass on for now.

Verdict:  ☑ REMOVE ✖

Currawong Creek by Jennifer Scoular

Um, who are you and how did you end up on my TBR?

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

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I managed to remove 7 this time. My TBR is looking happier already!

Let me know if you have read any of these, and if you want me to keep or remove any of these books from my list! I look forward to see what you think!

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