Down the TBR Hole, weekly meme

Down the TBR Hole #13

This post is going up a little later in the day than usual, but I’m just glad that I was able to get it written and posted today at all. Things have gotten quite busy around here in the last two weeks, but everything should settle down a little bit now. I won’t be going out of town for work (something which leaves me emotionally and physically exhausted for days afterward) until April, so that will help. I had to drive out of town last week and this week, and it’s just left me very bleh. But don’t get me wrong, I love what I do, and I’m happy to be working in the industry that I’m working in, because it’s my passion, and I worked hard to get here. Anyway, enough blabbering from me. Please, continue reading to see which books will be staying, and which will be going this week!

For those of you hearing about this meme for the first time, here’s some more info from the blog of the creator, Lia @ Lost in a Story:

Down The TBR Hole is a meme that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your 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 youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats 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 (or even more!) if youre 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?

Kiersten White’s The Chaos of Stars

I added this book to my TBR right after reading And I Darken back in 2016. I had really enjoyed And I Darken, and wanted to tackle some of White’s other books while waiting for the next one in that series. All I know about this one is that there are Egyptian gods present? I think I’ll still read it at some point, but have no clue when

Patrick deWitt’s The Sisters Brothers

This book came to my attention when I was looking for more CanLit (Canadian literature) to read. I was intrigued by the cover and the plot, had had heard good things. I’m not in the mood for this kind of genre right now, but probably will be again at some point…

Patrick deWitt’s Undermajordomo Minor

This is another deWitt book that I added to my TBR list at the same time as the previous book, but since I will likely be reading the The Sisters Brothers book first, I’ll remove this one, since my experience with the previous book will be the deciding factor in whether I will read Under Major Domo Minor or not…

Libba Bray’s A Great and Terrible Beauty

I really need to pick this one up very very soon! I’ve loved everything that I’ve read by Libba Bray so far, I love the time period in which this book is set, and I own the book. This is one of the top books that I hope to read this year for Beat the Backlist!

Shannon Wendtland’s A Quarrel Called

I really really love the cover of this book (especially since I’m on a mystic kick right now). But, I have not felt the urge to pick this book up since adding it to my TBR list, and when I read the synopsis for it again today, I found that I really disliked the kind of “lingo” that was used in it. If the book were to sound like this (which I have a feeling that it does), I know that I will certainly not enjoy it…


6 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #13

  1. I read the Sisters Brothers and mostly enjoyed it – to me it’s definitely not a fast paced book, so you’re right, I think you have to be in the mood for it. I had no idea of this other book of DeWitts and just added it. I also loved the Great and Terrible Beauty series!

    1. Ohhh thank you for letting me know! I’ll definitely keep it then, and just hope that the mood to read it strikes me SOMEDAY hahaha. Also ohhh I really need to read at least the first book in that this year!

    1. Ahhhh so glad I’m not the only one who hasn’t read it yet hahaha. I read the first 2 Diviners books and they were SO GOOD. I hope that we both get to read Terrible Beauty ASAP 🙂

  2. A Great and Terrible Beauty was one of my favourite books in school… The school librarian hated me because I would hog it.. But I have to reread it soon again! I hope it is as good as I remember it

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