Down The TBR Hole #3

Welcome to week three of me trying to manage my TBR. Down The TBR Hole is a meme hosted by yours truly here on Lost In A Story.

Most of you probably know this feeling, you’re 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 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?

The Books:

8659601The Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore

You probably know this series because of the first book (and movie adaptation) I am Number Four. I’ve been wanting to read this series ever since I read the first book, it’s a very long series with 7 books. I heard it only gets better and I already loved the first book. I am planning on reading the entire series over the Christmas break if I can find them all at the library.

The Judgement: KEEP

 

 

Image result for hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy douglas adamsThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

This book has been grabbing my attention for years. It looks intriguing. I just want to know what it is and whether it is fun. The synopsis looks interesting, but there are so many books in the series. This will probably be on someday/maybe for a long time.

The Judgement: GO (unless I find a cheap used copy somewhere, then it’ll return to my TBR)

 

 

 

Image result for kill a mockingbird book coverTo Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

I don’t know. I’ve been wanting to read this, but I don’t know it doesn’t sound that interesting. On the other hand, it has so many good reviews, it can’t be bad right?

When opportunity strikes I will probably read this, but for now, no.

The Judgement: GO

 

 

 

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Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

I don’t know why this is on my TBR, I don’t think this is my type of book.

The Judgement: GO

 

 

 

 

Image result for morgan matson the unexpected everythingThe Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Yes I need to read this book!! I loved Since You’ve Been Gone and I’ve heard great things about this one.

The Judgement: KEEP

 

Let me know what you think of my decisions, did I do right by throwing those books off my TBR? Send me your links if you’ve done this!

Love,

Lia

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Down The TBR Hole #2

Welcome to week two of Down The TBR Hole, which is a meme hosted by yours truly here on Lost In A Story.

Most of you probably know this feeling, you’re 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 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?

The Books:

9752790Burn – Julianna Baggott

This is the third book in the Pure Trilogy and I’ve covered the second book last week, so I’m going to keep this one in as well.

The Judgement: Keep

 

 

 

 

 

17378508Blue Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie Stiefvater

This is the third book in the Raven Cycle and I’ve read the first two books a long time ago. I remember that it was okay but quite vague or something. However I’ve been hearing a lot about this series and how good it is, so I want to reread the entire series.

The Judgement: Keep

 

 

 

 

22053410Perfect Ruin – Lauren DeStefano

I’ve read The Chemical Garden Trilogy a long long time ago and loved it. That is probably why I added this book to my TBR. However, I’ve read some reviews and they’re not all that good. I’m still curious to this book, because the premise sounds interesting.

The Judgement: Keep

 

 

 

 

29056083Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – J.K. Rowling (John Tiffany & Jack Thorne)

Why I haven’t read this yet:
a) The book is expensive.
b) The book is in English and the rest of my HP books are in Dutch.
c) The book’s cover doesn’t fit with the rest of the series.
d) I’ve heard very mixed things about this book.
e) It’s a script.

However I can’t help being curious.

The Judgement: Keep

 

17342750Soldier – Julie Kagawa

This is the third book in the Talon Saga, and I have read the other two books. But I didn’t really like it that much. It was okay. There are dragons, which is pretty cool, but beside that it didn’t do much for me.

The Judgement: Go

 

 

 

 

Send me your links if you’ve done this! Do you think I’ve made the right decision with these books?

 

Down The TBR Hole #1: Conquer your TBR

Most of you probably know this feeling, you’re 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! I have thought of a new “meme” thing, I don’t know. It’s something I’m going to do weekly, but if you like to join in, you’re more than welcome!

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Anyway, it works like this:

  • 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 fact that I (you?) will be repeating this process every week means that I have to keep track of where I ended and where I’m going to continue. E.g. in week one I do book 1 – 5, in week two book 6 – 10, and so on, until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR. If it isn’t clear, read on and I’ll show you!

The books:

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The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien

I’ve had the Lord of the Rings omnibus on my shelves for a long time, and I’ve tried reading it. I was just so bored, that I just had to give up after 300 pages. I even watched the movie and I can say I’ve been, if possible, even more uninterested. I was just waiting for it to end.

The Judgement: GO

 

 

 

 

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The Sherlock Holmes Handbook – Ransom Riggs

This is going to be short. Sherlock Holmes + Ransom Riggs?? It doesn’t get much better than this.

The Judgement: KEEP

 

 

 

 

 

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Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

I tried okay, I just don’t understand the book. They started talking in old English and I didn’t understand a word of what they said. I will keep my copy and maybe some day I’ll try again. But for now..

The Judgement: GO

 

 

 

 

 

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A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is one of those people that is just awesome, he’s funny, extremely smart and interesting. This is a informational book, and I am ashamed to say that it’s been on my nightstand for like a year. It’s not even my own copy (tbh my brother doesn’t miss it). I just never got past chapter one. I will one day conquer this book! (hopefully before my brother notices that I’ve kept his book hostage for a year)

The Judgement: KEEP

 

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Fuse – Julianna Baggott

I read the first book in this series and enjoyed it a lot, I just never got around to reading this one. This is a dystopian book about a world where something happened that they call the Detonation, and it resulted in the people being fused with pretty much anything that was close to them. There are people who have toys merged in their bodies and other things like that.

The Judgement: KEEP

 

 

 

I hope you liked this, and let me know if you want to join in? Also let me know what you think of the name, I am still in doubt whether I like it or not…