Down the TBR Hole (28/10/19)

Down the TBR Hole is a bookish tag created by Lost in a Story It is made to help us shorten our ever growing TBR piles!

Here’s 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 next week!

Currently on my TBR: 1291 books

To be removed

UnbreathableTake Back the Skies (Tellus, #1)Mirror X (The Van Winkle Project, #1)The Obsidian Blade (The Klaatu Diskos, #1)Mortality (The Hitchhiker Strain, #1)Brightest Kind of Darkness (Brightest Kind of Darkness, #1)

OMG the cover for Unbreathable has to be one of the prettiest I’ve seen for a while ❤ I’m a sucker for beautiful space pics as they have always set my imagination on fire over the years… The plot for this book also sounds like it is something I’d go for now, however this book isn’t even available to buy from a third party seller on Amazon where I am and I don’t need to check to know my library won’t have this either. Shame, though I do know you should never judge books by their covers 😉 Take Back the Skies also is close when it comes to appealing covers, though with this one the description doesn’t appeal as much as the plot sounds very similar to many other dystopian books I’ve already read and it isn’t available to buy anyway. The rest of these books I’m mainly removing because they’re what I call “bottom of the barrel” books that are not widely known and reviewed and are also not easy to acquire. These days I’ve not been wanting to read books that are self published as I find they are shorter and more likely to be discontinued… I can’t think of any more reasons than those only that indie books generally don’t appeal to me unless they REALLY appeal to me meaning they are cultural fantasies or something. Tastes change over time and mostly these days I look for books that are readily available either for me or my library to buy 🙂

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To be kept

Arena One: Slaverunners (The Survival Trilogy, #1)The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1)The Finisher (Vega Jane, #1)The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co., #1)

Many of you are probably thinking why I’ve added Arena 1 to this list when I have said I don’t usually go for the bottom of the barrel books, well it is because I recently came across the first book in this trilogy for free to download on Amazon kindle and the other two books aren’t expensive to buy either. I plan on getting the whole series some day as the descriptions for these books sound so original and different for the dystopian genre which is a genre I still like from time to time. I have had the False Prince on my TBR for like an age and I still can’t believe I haven’t delved into this series yet as there have been some really good things said about it. The Finisher and it’s sequels are books I have seen in lots of my local libraries and I remember being really intrigued when I first came across the blurb of this different type of dystopian fantasy which I most certainly will get into sometime hopefully soon 😛 The Lockwood & Co series is another one I meant to read a long time ago but my TBR just grew and grew leaving more awesome sounding books like these to be buried up until now. Like so many have said there are just so many books with just too little time and I couldn’t agree more!

Agreement Yes GIF by South Park

 

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