Today I’m doing a meme, Down The TBR Hole, which was created by Lia at Lost In A Story. The original post is here. I got the idea from my fellow blogger, Kristen @ Beyond the Secret Pages. Go check out her blog!
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 synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
The goal of this weekly meme is to get rid of books from your TBR—sometimes you mindlessly add books without really thinking.
#1: The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) – Brandon Sanderson
I recently read books 1 and 2, but I don’t have time right now to read a 500 page book. There’s always the future, though! Book 2 ended on a fantastic cliff hanger…
I really liked this sci-fi/fantasy, and I’m dying to know what happens next. This one I’ll KEEP.
#2: The Circle Trilogy – Ted Dekker
I was suggested this on Goodreads (as I’m still on the hunt for good Christian sci-fi). Honestly, I’m not that interested in the premise, and the preview wasn’t very interesting.
Bye bye… this one I’ll DUMP.
#3: Air – Geoff Ryman
This I was randomly suggested on Goodreads based on what I was reading. It has a quirky premise about an Asian-named girl who lives in a village and introduces a technology called Air. The preview felt dry and dull.
I’m not excited to read it, so, sadly, DUMP.
#4: Parable of the Sower – Octavia E. Butler
This is a Christian speculative fiction about an empath. That’s why I wanted to read it. The premise seems rather interesting, an I like the fact that the Christian themes are very strong.
So, I’ll KEEP.
#5: Anomaly – Krista McGee
A friend told me about this book. Anomaly is supposedly Christian SF, and it has mixed reviews. The premise seemed moderately interesting. I looked at the preview, however, and the wordbuilding seemed detailed but the writing felt juvenile. Also, it’s written in first person and I have some trouble with that. DUMP.
#6 and #7: Medstar Series (Star Wars, 2 books) – Michael Reaves and Steve Perry
I’ve had this on my TBR for almost a year, and I’ve never got around to it. It was written for fans waiting for Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. I have a slight weakness for Star Wars and medical stuff. Reviewers complained there wasn’t enough of the character portrayed on the cover (Barriss Offee), but I honestly don’t care to read much of her anyway.
#8: Revenge of the Sith (Star Wars: Novelizations, #3) – Matthew Stover
I’ve also wanted to read this one for ages. All I hear about this book are rave reviews, and how it’s so much better than the movie. The preview is beautiful, and the writing…
Yep, this one is a huge KEEP.
#9: Armor – John Steakley
This one is a military SF that I found while hunting for hours. The premise is interesting, and I liked the preview. I’m interested enough to KEEP it.
#10: The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story (Gap #1) – Stephen R. Donaldson. I came across this while hunting for Space Operas. I’m writing one, so I think I should read one (oops). The premise seems interesting, involving politics, complex characters, betrayal, and suspense. This is partly much-needed homework, and it won’t hurt. KEEP.
EDIT: I started reading this but I came across some graphic rape scenes, which apparently make up the majority of the plot and book. So I DUMPED it. Please note this!
So there you have it! That’s pretty much my entire TBR list (I’m not counting academic books though. If I did, my TBR would stretch towards the moon). What do you think? Do you have any book suggestions for me?
Now, let’s get reading!