Down The TBR Hole #12

Top Ten Tuesday(92)

I actually get rid of a ton! I hit the patch in my TBR full of old books I have zero interest in!

If you missed my other posts of Down the TBR Hole here they are:

This was “created” by Lost in a Story!

The Rules:

  • 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?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

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Current TBR: 779


Book # 111

Nightfall by Jake Halpern

Date Added: July 28th, 2015

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At one point I actually REALLY wanted to read this because it sounds slightly creepy but I’ve seen almost nothing but “meh” reviews for it so I just don’t want to waste my time with books I’m not sure I’ll fall in love with.

The Judgement: Go


Book #112

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

Date Added: July 28th, 2015

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A classic high fantasy, which is pretty much the only reason I added it. I have higher priorities on my list for popular high fantasy and I just don’t think I’ll be wanting to read this one right now.

The Judgement: Go


Book #113

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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This is one that I feel “eeehhhhh” about because I didn’t really like “Shadow and Bone” a TON but I do think there’s potential for me to like the Grisha trilogy more. I think I want to give it another try so let me know if you think the trilogy gets better as it goes!

(P.S. I adore these cover re-designs!)

The Judgement: Keep


Book #114

Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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I bought this because it was either free or really cheap a long time ago when I still used my Nook Color. I really don’t have any interest in reading it.

The Judgement: Go


Book #115

Need by Carries Jones

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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Once again, a book I bought so long ago that I have zero interest in reading it anymore. It’s an urban fantasy that came out during the “Vampire Craze” in YA books, I just don’t think I would enjoy it.

The Judgement: Go


Book #116

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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Of course I’m keeping a Brandon Sanderson book!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #117

Silence by Natasha Preston

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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My cousin recommended this to me a long time ago and I just don’t have time to get around to reading things that I’m not interested in 100%, I have waaay too many other books to get to!

The Judgement: Go


Book #118

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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The only reason I have this is because of the movie….and I don’t really care about reading it anymore at all.

The Judgement: Go


Book #119

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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I need to read all of the Rick Riordan books, plain and simple.

The Judgement: Keep

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Have you read any of these? What did you think?

Do you think I should have kept any of these books?

Do you agree with any of my keeps or discards?

Let me know in the comments!

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Down The TBR Hole #11

Top Ten Tuesday(92)

If you missed my other posts of Down the TBR Hole here they are:

This was “created” by Lost in a Story!

The Rules:

  • 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?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

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Current TBR: 779


Book #101

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Date Added: July 27th, 2015

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I haven’t read many Gothic books so I’d like to keep this on my TBR just to give it a try, plus I like anything remotely horror-y. I am a little leery about it though since I think it might be full of tropes like insta-love and a love triangle.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #102

Not A Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Date Added: July 27th, 2015

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This one is a dystopian about a girl who protects her and her mother’s pond from all outsiders as water is a precious resource. It actually sounds really interesting and while I don’t have a copy yet I do want one!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #103

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Date Added: July 27th, 2015

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I’m pretty keen on reading a bunch of Neil Gaiman’s books so I’ll be keeping “Stardust” for now.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #104

Tsarina by Nelle J. Patrick

Date Added: July 27th, 2015

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This is fantasy and Russian historical fiction all rolled into one so I’m really excited to read it as Russia is a setting I love to see explored.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #105

Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

Date Added: July 27th, 2015

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This is a sci-fi Snow White retelling which sounds awesome but I just have zero interest in it anymore and the reviews for it are kind of “meh”.

The Judgement: Go


Book #106

Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano

Date Added: July 27th, 2015

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I already own a copy and it seems interesting especially with the whole concept of a floating city!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #107

Charming by Elliot James

Date Added: July 27th, 2015

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I don’t really know why I ever added this because I’m really not that big of a fan of urban fantasy. So I’ll definitely be getting rid of this.

The Judgement: Go


Book #108

The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley

Date Added: July 28th, 2015

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I’m kind of iffy about this one still because on the one hand I don’t really want to read it SUPER badly but it does sound really interesting so I kind of want to give it a try. See? I’m terrible, this is why my TBR is so high.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #109

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

Date Added: July 28th, 2015

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This is another one I debated heavily about but I really do love the Witcher games (who doesn’t?) so I kind of would love to read one of the books.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #110

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Date Added: July 28th, 2017

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I feel like with this YA Fantasy that people either loved it or hated it, I don’t think I’ll buy a copy but rather borrow it from the library just in case since my opinion could go either way.

The Judgement: Keep

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Have you read any of these? What did you think?

Do you think I should have kept any of these books?

Do you agree with any of my keeps or discards?

Let me know in the comments!

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Down The TBR Hole #10

Top Ten Tuesday(92)

If you missed my other posts of Down the TBR Hole here they are:

This was “created” by Lost in a Story!

The Rules:

  • 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?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

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Current TBR: 783

Book #91

An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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This one sounded interesting but it hasn’t ever really interested me much after I added it and it has received “meh” reviews.

The Judgement: Go


Book #92

Half the World by Joe Abercrombie

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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I absolutely loved “Half a King” so I am definitely going to get around to reading the sequel, so many plot twists!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #93

Dark Shimmer by Donna Jo Napoli

Date Added: July 23rd, 2015

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This is a dark sort of retelling of the Evil Queen from Snow White that’s also set in medieval Venice. It sounds super unique and I already own a copy.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #94

Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Date Added: July 23rd, 2015

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A western about a girl who has the ability to see gold veins during the Gold Rush era. It sounds good and I do like westerns so hopefully it turns out!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #95

The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley

Date Added: July 23rd, 2015

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I love fantasy especially fantasy with political intrigue which this book sounds like it has plenty of! I own a copy of this as well.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #96

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Date Added: July 23rd, 2015

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This one I debate a little back and forth on because it sounds good but I’m not sure if it will be good. It sounds like it could be a little trope-y but also assassins are awesome.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #97

Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Date Added: July 23rd, 2015

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This sounds very “Mad Max”-esque which I like. I own a copy of this as well!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #98

The Declaration by Gemma Malley

Date Added: July 23rd, 2015

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I tried reading this and it was just kind of boring and I kept it on my TBR because I own it but eeeehhhhhhh I really don’t want to finish it.

The Judgement: Go


Book #99

Genesis by Bernard Beckett

Date Added: July 23rd, 2015

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A very, very short book that’s only 150 pages long! Its a sci-fi book about a futuristic Utopian city that’s holding old secrets and a girl races to uncover them. Honestly at only 150 pages I’ll keep it even if it isn’t as good as I hope it will be.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #100

Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

Date Added: July 23rd, 2015

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While a few people seemed to have enjoyed this I just lost interest in reading this, it’s about a girl who is put into a mental institution for murdering a girl. I think there’s a spoilery element that comes into play but I won’t mention it, I just don’t think I’m ever going to get around to reading this.

The Judgement: Go

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Do you think I should have kept any of these books?

Do you agree with any of my keeps or discards?

Let me know in the comments!

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Down The TBR Hole #9

Top Ten Tuesday(92)

Here’s another round of Down The TBR Hole in which I am still terrible at actually getting rid of books. But on the other hand you get to have a look at books on my TBR….and also my shame.

If you missed my other posts of Down the TBR Hole here they are:

This was “created” by Lost in a Story!

The Rules:

  • 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?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

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Current TBR: 776


Book #81

o.4 by Mike A. Lancaster

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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While this seems like an interesting sci-fi that is also pretty short, I just don’t even remember why I ever added it. Thus I don’t think I’ll ever read it so I’ll get rid of it.

The Judgement: Go


Book #82

Plain Kate by Erin Bow

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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This is one I may or may not end up adding back onto my TBR eventually because it’s a dark sort of fairy tale-esque story about a girl living in a village who is burning people for witchcraft, there’s also a talking cat (which is my jam). But I just forget about this book all the time so for now I’m just going to get rid of it.

The Judgement: Go


Book #83

The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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A steampunk mystery seems to be what this book is all about and I sort of forget about it all the time. It’s just gonna have to go.

The Judgement: Go


Book #84

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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I really wasn’t the biggest fan of “Crimson Beauty” I think Hodge’s writing style and I just clash a bit. However, I wanted to give her one last try before giving up and I bought a cheap copy of this one. It sounds interesting as there is Greek mythology mixed in with this Beauty and the Beast retelling.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #85

Half Bad by Sally Green

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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There seem to be quite a few mixed reviews on this book: some people loved it and others hated it. I was curious and got a copy from Book Outlet since how can a book about the son of the world’s most evil witch be that bad?

The Judgement: Keep


Book #86

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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I am reluctantly keeping this, I read “Throne of Glass” and really wasn’t that impressed so I’m really leery of reading this now. However, my dumb self bought a copy already so now I kind of have to read it. Hopefully it isn’t that bad.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #87

Avalon by Mindee Arnett

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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I already own a copy of this on my Kindle and it’s kind of meeeeh to me now but on the other hand I will pretty much want to add anything that is even slightly compared to “Firefly”.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #88

Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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I’m always a sucker for shape shifter stories especially if they’re historical fiction. Although I have to say if I didn’t already own a copy I probably wouldn’t keep this one around.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #89

Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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I don’t know why but I am seriously a sucker for Renaissance era books, it’s probably one of the time periods I don’t mind reading about in historical fiction. So OF COURSE one about the developing connection between a young girl and THE Leonardo Da Vinci is something I am game for!

P.S. I am still INCREDIBLY salty about them picking this cover over the original…

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The Judgement: Keep


Book #90

Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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I’ve had this book not only on my TBR for ages but also on my shelves. It’s neglected. It has a seriously gorgeous cover and it’s about dream espionage kind of similar to “Inception” (which I love).

The Judgement: Keep

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Have you read any of these? What did you think?

Do you think I should have kept any of these books?

Do you agree with any of my keeps or discards?

Let me know in the comments!

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Down The TBR Hole #8

 

Top Ten Tuesday(92)

Here’s another round of Down The TBR Hole in which I am terrible and indecisive about a lot of books! Yay!

If you missed my other posts of Down the TBR Hole here they are:

This was “created” by Lost in a Story!

The Rules:

  • 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?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

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Current TBR: 781

(You can tell I keep adding as many as I get rid of….)


Book #71

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

Date Added: July 9th, 2015

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This is an author that seems to come very recommended but I just don’t have a lot of interest in any of his books anymore and realistically I don’t think I’ll ever really read any of them either.

The Judgement: Go


Book #72

Cracked by Eliza Crewe

Date Added: July 9th, 2015

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It seems that everyone really loves this book and it seems interesting since it’s about a girl who eats people’s souls. I definitely want to give it a try at the very least!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #73

The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal

Date Added: July 9th, 2015

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I actually debated back and forth A LOT about this book because every time I read the description and other reviews I want to read it but it ends up being a book I forget about? It’s about a kingdom’s royal family falling ill under the influence of a mysterious plague and the two main characters, servants in the castle, become intertwined in the court’s politics and power plays. Plus it’s Scandinavian, which I love!

The Judgement: Keep (For Now)


Book #74

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Date Added: July 9th, 2015

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Once again another book that everyone seems to love about a woman who becomes a food taster for the Commander of Ixi in order to escape execution. There’s also magical powers and rebel plots, so you can’t really go wrong there can you?

The Judgement: Keep


Book #75

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Date Added: July 14th, 2015

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I already own a copy of this book and it’s YA sci-fi which I just can’t ever get enough of, hopefully it’s not TOO heavy on the romance though. Definitely looking forward to reading this one!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #76

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

Date Added: July 14th, 2015

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OF COURSE I’M KEEPING THIS ONE!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #77

Alive by Scott Sigler

Date Added: July 20th, 2015

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I’m so undecided about this one! On the one hand I’m not like dying to read it but on the other hand it sounds like it’s very fast paced and I’d be able to breeze through it. I think I’ll keep it for now….

The Judgement: Keep


Book #78

Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

Date Added: July 21st, 2015

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I haven’t heard that many great things about it and I’ve just lost all interest in reading it now.

The Judgement: Go


Book #79

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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Another book that I’m kind of up in the air with because I’m interested but also not, if that makes any sort of sense? I like that the reviews say it’s very creative and original but it seems like it would be really slow and I’d get bored.

The Judgement: Go


Book #80

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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I’m pretty much up for any and all 1,001 Nights retellings so, here I am. Plus I bought a copy on sale on my Kindle so I’m going to read it.

The Judgement: Keep

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Have you read any of these? What did you think?

Do you think I should have kept any of these books?

Do you agree with any of my keeps or discards?

Let me know in the comments!

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Down The TBR Hole #7

Top Ten Tuesday(92)

Soooo with the holiday weekend last week I forgot to schedule this post but here I am…a week later which is fine. This won’t be a very exciting post because I hit a patch in my TBR where a lot of books I REALLY want to read are, so I’ll be keeping more than I’ll be getting rid of!

If you missed my other posts of Down the TBR Hole here they are:

This was “created” by Lost in a Story!

The Rules:

  • 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?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

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Current TBR: 781


Book #61

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Date Added: June 29th, 2015

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I wasn’t a big fan of Lu’s other book (and series) “Legend” so I’ve been a little leery of giving her other books a try. However, the premise for this one sounds interesting so I figure I will give it a try.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #62

Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie

Date Added: June 30th, 2015

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This is set in the same world/universe as “The Blade Itself” which is also on my TBR but I figure I will read the first book and see if I like it before I go getting myself into the whole series. (Why did I add it in the first place? I have no clue!)

The Judgement: Go


Book #63

The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Date Added: June 30th, 2015

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Of course I want to read another of Schwab’s books, it’s Schwab. Plus I like the idea of a library that keeps history in the form of dead bodies, I guess I’m just morbid like that.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #64

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Date Added: June 30th, 2015

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I adored Blake’s other book “Anna Dressed in Blood” so I wanted to add more of her books plus the synopsis with Greek gods sounds really interesting.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #65

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Date Added: July 2nd, 2015

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This series has come very recommended from other fantasy fans so I added it because I am a sucker for fantasy books.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #66

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Date Added: July 2nd, 2015

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Library books and books about books are my jam, but what bookworm doesn’t love that? The cover and spine of the hardcover are gorgeous on this book and the premise of the Great Library of Alexandria surviving sounds really, really good.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #67

Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen

Date Added: July 6th, 2015

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I originally loved the idea of this western book with the half Native American main character who also dresses like a boy but I just don’t think I’m ever going to read it.

The Judgement: Go


Book #68

The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

Date Added: July 8th, 2015

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I already own a copy of this book and read part of it and it was very, very……interesting. It’s kind of weird but in a good way that made me want to continue just so I could know what the heck is going on. I’ll finish it eventually.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #69

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Date Added: July 9th, 2015

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I’ve actually heard quite a few good things about this book/series and I got it for $0.99 on Kindle so I can’t really go wrong there! After the slew of Vampire books back in my high school days I didn’t think I’d want to read anymore of them but this one sounds like it’s more creative.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #70

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Date Added: July 9th, 2015

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Another Kagawa book people seem to adore and hype up, I also don’t read that many fairy books so I want to give it a try.

The Judgement: Keep

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Have you read any of these? What did you think?

Do you think I should have kept any of these books?

Do you agree with any of my keeps or discards?

Let me know in the comments!

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Down The TBR Hole #6

Top Ten Tuesday(92)

We are getting to a spot in my TBR now where I want to keep a good amount of these but I’m getting rid of a few still. So it’s kind of boring but yet not? Hopefully it isn’t too boring for everyone!

If you missed my other posts of Down the TBR Hole here they are:

This was “created” by Lost in a Story!

The Rules:

  • 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?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

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Current TBR: 782


Book #51

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

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This, in my opinion, is a classic and I think the concept is very interesting so I’d really like to read it here eventually.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #52

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

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I have had this book forever (5 years) and still haven’t read it! I love fantasy and I’ve heard a lot of good things about this series including it being called a “YA Game of Thrones” which I’m all for. Hopefully it’s okay!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #53

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

Date Added: June 25th, 2017

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I finally got a copy of this book and I’ve been really, really excited to read it since it involves a woman infiltrating the Empire who conquered her island and an F/F romance!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #54

City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

Date Added: June 25th, 2015

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This sounded pretty interesting when I first added it but I just haven’t ever thought of it since then and I just don’t think I’ll read it any time soon.

The Judgement: Go


Book #55

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Date Added: June 25th, 2015

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LOADS of people talk about this book and I have to see what the hype is about, plus I love YA fantasy.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #56

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Date Added: June 25th, 2015

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I kind of feel really bad about this one since I feel like I SHOULD read it but I just feel like I won’t ever actually read it.

The Judgement: Go


Book #57

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Date Added: June 25th, 2015

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I added this book because I remember hearing about it when I was still in high school and I just have zero interest in reading it anymore.

The Judgement: Go


Book #58

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Date Added: June 25th, 2015

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I actually kind of want to get rid of this one but since it’s such a popular book I really want to read it just to see if I’ll like it or not.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #59

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

Date Added: June 26th, 2015

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I’ve heard tons of good things about this book and it sounds very fairy tale-esque with the main character being kidnapped by trolls in order to help them break a curse. So I’m definitely keeping it.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #60

Eon by Alison Goodman

Date Added: June 26th, 2015

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I really, really, really, really need to finish this book. It’s badass with an awesome female protagonist and energy dragons. DRAGONS!

The Judgment: Keep

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Have you read any of these? What did you think?

Do you think I should have kept any of these books?

Do you agree with any of my keeps or discards?

Let me know in the comments!

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Down The TBR Hole #5

Top Ten Tuesday(92)

Sorry for the double up this week guys but last week I forgot to do this post on Friday so here we are, getting back on track! I’m finding these posts so helpful in cleaning up my TBR, it feels good!

If you missed my other posts of Down the TBR Hole here they are:

This was “created” by Lost in a Story!

The Rules:

  • 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?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

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Current TBR Count: 781


Book #41

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

I remember when this series was actually pretty popular and so I bought this before I started blogging because before I started blogging I didn’t know what to read! So after having it sit on my shelf for a while now I just don’t think I’m going to read it, maybe I will eventually but not any time soon.

The Judgement: Go


Book #42

The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) by Richelle Mead

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

I was a huge fan of the Vampire Academy series so when I found out there was a spin off I read the first book right away. Then I bought the second book here and I still haven’t finished it……however, I do want to read it and maybe finish the series eventually.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #43

The Diviners by Libba Bray

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

I’ve been meaning to read this one for such a long time and I love creepy books full of ghosties. I’ve also heard nothing but good things about it so I’m definitely keeping it!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #44

Flesh & Bone (Rot & Ruin #3) by Jonathan Maberry

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

I read the first two books in this series and absolutley loved them, the characters are fantastic plus if you like zombies it’s pretty awesome from that aspect too. So I really want to continue with the series.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #45

Zomb-B by Darren Shan

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

I bought this because it was bargain priced when I was in a bookstore and there’s zombies. That’s pretty much it…that’s my reasoning. Now of course I kind of regret it since I don’t have much interest in reading it at all anymore.

The Judgement: Go


Book #46

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

“Eragon” seems to be a classic YA/MG fantasy book and I STILL haven’t read it but I’ll get there eventually.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #47

Archetype by M.D. Waters

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

I picked this up randomly in a bookstore because it looked neat but I really shouldn’t have because I just don’t want to read it anymore really.

The Judgement: Go


Book #48

The Dark City by Catherine Fisher

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

Yet another random bookstore buy and yet another book I probably won’t ever read. Why do I do this to myself!?

The Judgement: Go


Book #49

Horns by Joe Hill

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

I actually enjoy Joe Hill’s writing style and I love horror so I’m definitely keeping this one.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #50

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

I read a good chunk of this book and it was pretty good and definitely creepy so I plan on finishing it at some point. I don’t know why I put it down!

The Judgement: Keep

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Have you read any of these? What did you think?

Do you think I should have kept any of these books?

Do you agree with any of my keeps or discards?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

Down The TBR Hole #4

Top Ten Tuesday(92)

For some reason I completely forgot that I was saving these posts for Fridays and did a different post this last Friday! So I’ll have to double up this week but here is another edition of Down The TBR Hole where once again I actually get rid of a couple *whispers* I think I’m doing well…..

If you missed my other two posts of Down the TBR Hole here they are:

This was “created” by Lost in a Story!

The Rules:

  • 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?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

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Current TBR Count: 786

*** I added new books since the last post, see why this is a never ending cycle? ****


Book #31

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

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It’s a classic and I think it would be hilarious to read through in the best way. I have a copy with all of the books so I hope to actually read it here one day.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #32

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia 

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

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I bought a copy of this a long time ago before I knew any better and while it seems similar to Supernatural, which I love, I think I’m just going to get rid of this one for now and decide later if I’m going to get rid of my copy for good.

The Judgement: Go


Book #33

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

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IT’S BRANDON SANDERSON SO I MUST KEEP IT!!!!!!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #34

The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

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I bought this a while ago when I was searching for books based off of Norse culture and mythology and just never finished it. Now that Rick Riordan’s Magnus Chase series is here I feel like that thirst is quenched and I don’t need this book really anymore.

The Judgement: Go


Book #35

The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

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I saw the cover in the bookstore and I adore books with any sort of mythology in them but I think this was a spur of the moment buy and I feel guilty because it was a gift but I’m just really not interested in reading it anymore.

The Judgement: Go


Book #36

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

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This one I’m still kind of on the edge about because I love Neil Gaiman but I feel like I won’t really like Terry Pratchett’s writing style. I’ll keep this one for now though and I do own a copy.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #37

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

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I’ve heard nothing but good things about Chima’s books and I bought this one a loooong time ago but I still hope to read through it especially now that there’s a spin off series from this one.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #38

I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

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Why did I ever give into the hype and buy this book? I have zero interest in reading it. Zero.

The Judgement: Go


Book #39

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

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I actually really enjoyed reading through Brooks’ other book “The Zombie Survival Guide” and I actually read through a bit of this book already and it was okay. I am going to keep it around for now because I still want to finish it plus I love zombies.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #40

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

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Okay so I really didn’t enjoy the first book “Cinder” but I’ve heard from other readers that felt the same that the rest of this series is really good. I also really enjoy Meyer’s other book “Heartless” so I think I’ll push on with this one.

The Judgement: Keep

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Have you read any of these? What did you think?

Do you think I should have kept any of these books?

Do you agree with any of my keeps or discards?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

Down The TBR Hole #3

Top Ten Tuesday(92)

It kind of feels like I’m doing these too often but I did want to do one every week just so I could get through my TBR fairly quickly! Here’s another installment of Down the TBR Hole in which I actually get rid of a couple more books!

If you missed my other two posts of Down the TBR Hole here they are:

This was “created” by Lost in a Story!

The Rules:

  • 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?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

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Current TBR Count (774)

**** If you’re paying close enough attention to notice the inconsistency between this post’s count and the last post’s count it’s because there were duplicates on my TBR that I removed! ****

Book #21

The Devil’s Intern by Donna Hosie

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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I actually borrowed this book from the library and read part of it and honestly could not get into it at all. It’s supposed to be humorous but I just don’t think I’ll enjoy trying to read it again.

The Judgement: Go


Book #22

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

Date Added: June 19th, 2015

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I actually think that this would be interesting and it does have a F/F romance (which is why I initially added it) but I’m not the biggest fan of historical fiction and I honestly don’t think I’ll ever get around to actually reading this so it’s going to go.

The Judgement: Go


Book #23

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

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I think Liane Moriarty has a very addictive and entertaining way of writing and so while there might not be a lot of substance to it I think it’s fun. I also want to read this before watching the HBO series too so I’ll keep it.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #24

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

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Dragons + I own a copy = Keep.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #25

Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #2) by Ransom Riggs

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

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I wasn’t quite sure if I’d ever continue this series but watching the movie made me want to again so I’m going to keep this one and hopefully finish the trilogy.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #26

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

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I absolutely adore Middle Earth so I’m hoping to eventually push my way through this book.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #27

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

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I hate that I bought this book on my Nook Color because that was honestly such a waste of money. I have zero interest in reading this and I’m probably not ever going to because the Paranormal Romance craze is over and I have better things to read now.

The Judgement: Go


Book #28

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

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Another book I bought on my Nook that I’m probably not ever going to read. It sounded interesting at the time but I have way too many other books I need to read.

The Judgement: Go


Book #29

Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

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This one is debatable for me since I might still read it but at the same time: so many other books to read that I’m much more interested in. This one doesn’t sound terrible though so I may still give it a shot. CONVINCE ME!

The Judgement: Go (For now, unless you convince me.)


Book #30

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

Date Added: June 23rd, 2015

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I picked this up in my local used book store and I’ve also read Novik’s other novel “Uprooted” and really enjoyed it so I’m hoping this one won’t disappoint. Plus there’s dragons!

The Judgement: Keep

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Have you read any of these? What did you think?

Do you think I should have kept any of these books?

Do you agree with any of my keeps or discards?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy