Down The TBR Hole #2

It’s time for another round of cleaning up my Goodreads To Read shelf. If you want to know the full story behind why I decided to do this please check out my first round

Down the TBR Hole #1

How it Works

GO TO YOUR GOODREADS TO-READ SHELF.
ORDER ON ASCENDING DATE ADDED.
TAKE THE FIRST 5 (OR 10 OR 15 OR 20, IF YOU’RE FEELING ADVENTUROUS) BOOKS.
READ THE SYNOPSES OF THE BOOKS.
DECIDE: KEEP IT OR SHOULD IT GO?
KEEP TRACK OF WHERE YOU LEFT OFF SO YOU CAN PICK UP THERE LATER

After last weeks, some what of a failed attempt I only removed two books from my shelf. That means I now have a total of :

327

Books on the To Read Shelf. Let’s hope I can be more ruthless with the next ten up on the block. We left of on books added around February 2016! With the last book being me keeping The Master Magician by Charlie M. Holmberg.

Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?
Paul Cornell
Date Added: Jul 2016

I have read the first in this series, and damn it was creepy but awesome. I have the second one sitting on my shelf and I am determined to get to it. It’s a really dark urban fantasy that makes it stand out from other urban fantasies I have read. I think this will have to be a keep on the list.

Keep

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet
Charlie M. Holmberg
Date Added: Jul 2016

Another Holmberg. I think I went through a wee spurt of adding all the things she brought out. I am not sure about this one. While I am close to finishing The Master Magician I am not in love with the series. And after reading the blurb I think it might be a bit to fluffy for my current tastes.

Remove

The Unreliable guide to London
Various
Date Added: Jul 2016

This one is a remove straight away. While I do love books set in London this one is a anthology and I have found that anthologies are just not for me. I find them very hard to read. Some have even put me into reading slumps! So this one is off the list.

Remove

A Murder in Time
Julie McElwain
Date Added: Jul 2016

A 2016 was the time where I believed I enjoyed historical fiction. I have since discovered they are not really for me, not unless they have a strong fantasy element, or are Agatha Christie. So even though there are some interesting elements in this blurb I think its off the list.

Remove

All our Yeasterdays
Cristin Terrill
Date Added: Aug 2016

This seems like it would be something I enjoy but after noticing that it only averages 3 stars from some blogger friends I trust and them describing it as more contemporary than Sci-fi I don’t think it is for me. While I love a good time travel story I like more Science in mine.

Remove

Paper and Fire
Rachel Caine
Date Added: Aug 2016

This is a keep. I have the first in the series on my physical TBR shelf and I actually started it for the NEWTs readathon I just didn’t finish it! I was really enjoying it but got engrossed in other books and didn’t pick it back up. But I will be returning the the Great Library at Alexandria and I will be finishing this series!

Keep

The Lost Child Of Lychford
Paul Cornell
Date Added: Aug 2016

Another Paul Cornell and another one I have started the series but never continued. I don‘t own these novellas but they are readily available in both ebook and audiobook on Scribd. I did really enjoy the humour of the first book and I think I am going to have to keep this one my list as I do think it would make a great quick read, possibly for a readathon.

Keep

Fated
Benedict Jacka
Date Added: Sept 2016

I own both the ebook and audiobook of this and I have yet to actually pick it up. I think I am scared to start yet another series but as it is there I can’t move it off of my To Read Shelf as it is part of my physical TBR. It does sound really interesting and I do want to read it. I just need to finish a few series first.

Keep

The Magicians
Lev Grossman
Date Added: Sept 2016

I have all three of these on my Physical TBR Shelf and again it is just a case of needing to finish out other series before I get to them. I think it will be soon though as I have been keen to watch the TV show too.

KEEP

Ok I think it did a bit better this week. Out of the 13 books I looked at I managed to get rid of 4 of them. A lot of these were series or books I own physically so it just reminds me I need to get to them sooner rather than later.

I would love to chat all things bookish with you! You can comment down below or find me on Twitter or Goodreads!

Happy Reading!

4 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole #2

  1. I loved this one again! You did a good job! I think at the start of your Goodreads to be read shelf you’ll naturally be removing more as you go along because some of your reading tastes have changed or evolved! Can’t wait for the next one! xx

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    1. Its a mix of both. Its mostly just books I have heard about somewhere – booktube, podcasts, twitter, talking to friends – and it has just become a place to store these recommendations till I decide to either buy them, borrow them from the library etc. I also use it as a quick reference for particular editions as the Goodreads phone app is really bad at letting you select the right edition and I do most of my updating on my phone. So I have been known to mark the right editions as “To Read” so i can convert them to “currently reading” more easily during the month.
      Hence why it gets a little unruly as I have never really looked at it to be honest. I have a separate shelf on Goodreads for the books I physically own and I tend to keep a list of anticipated purchases in my bullet journal.

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      1. Oh that’s cool. My want to read section is also a few books I own, maybe want to buy in future or just like the look of, but I do tend to clear it out every few months as some books are less appealing over time and my tastes have changed. I have a to buy shelf and what I own shelf and my physical tbr and then my ebooks 🙈📚

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