Friday, November 13, 2020

Down the TBR Hole #6 - 11/13/2020

Down The TBR Hole is a meme created by Lia @ Lost in a Story 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.
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 you're 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 let it go?
So I made a comment the other day about wanting to be more active on the blog again, and so Joood, my arch-nemesis, bossed me into joining this meme. I'm just going to warn you that this is going to be an exercise in futility for me, because I add dozens of books to my to-read shelf on Goodreads every day as I enter literally all of the giveaways. But that is also going to add another element to my posts, because I refuse to completely break up with a giveaway win, at least for now. I may change my mind on that in the future. But also, since my shelf is so crazy out of control and only getting worse, I'm going to have to go through way more than ten books per post. So for now, my posts will be light on graphics, and I'm only going to explain the books I'm keeping. 
Let's go, shall we?
At the end of my last post, I'd managed to whittle my shelf down to 139,556 books. But once again, I've entered more giveaways. So this is where I'm starting out today.
Current To Read Count: 139,610

Honeymoon in Paris by Juliette Sobanet - Goodbye

Never Trust a Pirate by Anne Stuart - So long

Taunting the Dead by Mel Sherratt - See ya

Sin City Goddess (Fury Rising) by Barbra Annino - Adios

Edge of Darkness by J.T. Geissinger - Farewell

The Scribe by Antonio Garrido - Later

The Dead Man Vol 6 by Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin - Auf wiedersehen

Postscripts to Darkness 4 by Sean Moreland - It's been unpublished, so out it goes

Something Radiates by Brenda Marie Smith - Hasta la vista

Rite of Passage by S.R. Thornton - Ciao (10)

My Story by Elizabeth Smart - Bye

Superfoods for Life: Chia by Lauri Boone - Sayonara

Kat McGee and the School of Christmas Spirit by Rebecca Munsterer - So long

The Confetti Killer by Chris Myers - Adios

101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die by the Matador Network - Goodbye

Storylandia 7 by various authors - See ya later

Lingering Echoes by Erica Kiefer - Farewell

The Legend of the Firewalker by Steve Bevil - Auf wiedersehen

Gold: The Race for the World's Most Seductive Metal by Matthew Hart - Later

Cryonic by Travis Bradberry - This book is out of print, so out it goes (20)

Candy Crush Saga Advanced Guide by Tyler Davis and Emily Jackson - Hasta la vista

Ukranian and Russian Bride Guide by Walter Parchomenko - This is not a book I need

A Weak American in Russia and Ukraine by Walter Parchomenko - Ciao

DIY Dye: Bright and Funky Temporary Hair Coloring You do at Home Loren Lankford - Bye

SG - Suicide Game by Haidji - Sayonara

The Altarpiece by Sarah Kennedy - So long

My Name is Rapunzel by KC Hilton - I didn't win a copy of this one, but I love a good fairytale retelling, so it stays. 

My Destiny by Naya S - Adios

The Castaway Kids: And the Pirates of Zactrala Island by Jon Stremel - Goodbye

The Perfect Bible by Troy Clark, Ph.D. - See ya later (30)

8 Ways to Protect Children from Sexual Offenders by Troy Clark, Ph.D. - Auf widersehen

Undeath and the Detective by Jess Faraday - Farewell

Phantoms by M.A. Nilles - Hasta la vista

Dark Visions by Various Artists - Ciao

Monsters vs. Kittens by Dani Jones - Don't need this book.

Reggie the Veggie by Dale Mettam - Bye

Once Upon a Time There was a Pig... by Dani Jones - Sayonara

The Shadow Garden by Allen Houston - I didn't win a giveaway for this one, but it sounds really interesting, so it stays.

The Weathering by Joseph McGinnis - So long

The Vietnam War: The Best One-Hour History by Robert Freeman - Adios (40)

Sorrow's Point by Danielle DeVor - Goodbye

Guess What is at the Zoo by Nancy O'Neill - See ya later

Guess What is on Grandpa's Farm by Nancy O'Neill - Hasta la vista

The Demon Warrior's Light by R.G. Richards - Farewell

Ben Brown has Been Found by Steve Gritton - Ciao

The Hybrid and the Lost Tails of Mermirran by Suellen Drysdale - Bye

Jordan's War - 1861 by B.K. Birch - Sayonara

In Blog We Trust by Michael Infinito - This book seems to have been unpublished, so off it goes

Bloodgifted by Tima Maria Lacoba - Adios

Fearsome Dreamer by Laure Eve - So long (50)

Letters to a Prisoner by Connie D - Goodbye

Stare Me Down by Riley Murphy - See ya later

Of Royal Descent by Ember Shane - Ciao

The Spy's Little Zonbi by Cole Alpaugh - Farewell

World on a String by Larry Phifer - Hasta la vista

I Hear You by Donny Ebenstein - Sayonara

False Cape by Cecilee Linke - Bye

Real Beast by Brian Arthur Levene - Auf wiedersehen

Beneath the Surface by Miranda Rae Carter - Adios

Dream Caster by Najeev Raj Nadarajah - So long (60)

Model Citizens: Riding for a Fall by Henry Pepper - See ya later

Chasing Semolina by Pierro Manno - Ciao

The Trigger by L.J. Sellers - Goodbye

Winston - A Horse's Tale by Rita Lee Chapman - Farewell

Dixon Grace 1.9.7 Hamburg by Alexa Camouro - Sayonara

The Bicycle Teacher by Campbell Jefferys - Hasta la vista

The Prince She Never Knew by Kate Hewitt - Bye

Amulet of Power by Katie Lynn Johnson - Auf wiedersehen

Get that Gold by L.T. Downing - Adios

Derailed by Dave Jackson and Neta Jackson - Buh-bye (70)

Perfected by Girls by Alfred C. Martino - So long

The Case of Secrets by Alfred M. Struthers - Goodbye

White Wine and Wild Rides by Connie Cox - See ya later

Dr. Hugh Mann by Mark Tufo - Ciao

The End by Mark Tufo - Sayonara

A Plague Upon Your Family by Mark Tufo - TTFN

'Til Death Do Us Part by Mark Tufo - Farewell

The Crazy Christmas Caper by Andrew Guile - Hasta la vista

Sky Song by Sharon Sant - Auf wiedersehen

Summer of the Woods by Steven K. Smith - See ya (80)

Gray Ghost by C.L. Swinney - This book has been unpublished, so off the list it goes

Living the Life by David J. Rothman - So long

hymnandme by Barbara Buck - Buh-bye

The Last Gift by Abdulrazak Gurnah - Adios

The Vintage Club by Darin Gibby - Ciao

Moonkind by Sarah Prineas - Sayonara

For the Famished by Daniel Klawitter - This book is out of print, so away it goes

The Scorpions of Zahir by Christine Brodien-Jones - Bye

The Glass Puzzle by Christine Brodien-Jones - Farewell

Vertrauen im Investmentgeschaft by Collin Coel - I should not have entered this giveaway in the first place, so this book goes away. (90)

Back Roads: Trilogy by Trevor Firetog - Auf wiedersehen

Silent City by Alex Segura - Hasta la vista

The Monkey's Voyage by Alan de Queiroz - Goodbye

Hot Flashes and Cold Lemonade by Susan Flett Swiderski - TTFN

Hard Land to Rule by Anthony Whitt - See you later

Choices by Terri-Lynne Smiles - Ciao

Burn by Zoe Perdita - Buh-bye

The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin - Adios

The Depths: The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression Epidemic by Jonathan Rottenberg - TTFN

To Cure the Humans by Douglas Lewis - Farewell

Books removed: 98

Books kept: 2

Once again I've removed a lot of books from my list, but it still doesn't really seem like I've made much of a dent in my shelf. If I keep up at this rate, I will eventually get there though...even faster if I stopped entering giveaways, but like, that's not happening any time soon. 

Do any of these books sound intriguing to you based on title alone? - Katie 

1 comment:

  1. I'd have a hard time with this exercise as well! I'm always adding books to my lists. It's how I keep track of intriguing-looking reads so I don't forget about them. I did completely clear out my GR shelves earlier this year, though, and start over from scratch. The lists had gotten out of control and it was easier to just erase them all!

    Enjoy the reads you have left on your list :)