Thursday, November 19, 2020

Down the TBR Hole #8 - 11/19/2020

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 list, I'd managed to whittle my list down to 139,458, but since it was the 15th, I entered a WHOLE lot of giveaways (because more giveaways end in the middle of the month than on most days). So this is where we're starting today. 
Current To Read Count: 139,526

Selfless Love by Ellen Birx - Goodbye

Second Verse by Jennifer Walkup - Adios

Auntie Maim: Revenge of the Homophones  by David Tish - See ya later

Starlight by Mimi Strong - This book appears to be out of print, so away it goes

Paternity by Susan Baruch - Ciao

Fields of the Fatherless by Elaine Marie Cooper - TTFN

Something Yellow by Laura Templeton - Auf wiedersehen

An Illicit Pursuit by Liv Bennett - I can't find this book on Amazon, so it may have been unpublished or renamed. Either way, off the list it goes

The Aquatic Labyrinth by Alastair Fontana - Boy bye

Avalon by Mindee Arnett - Sayonara (10)

Evertrue by Brodi Ashton - Hasta la vista

Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd - Later

Warrior by Ellen Oh - Bye for now

The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine - Adios

Succubus by Gladys Quintal - See ya

The Obvious Game by Rita Arens - Goodbye

The Birth of a Phoenix by Candice Snow - This book seems to be out of print, so it's coming off the list.

Madeline's Protector by Vanessa Riley - Ciao

Body Sculpting with Kettlebells for Men by Roger Hall - Don't need this book

For the Benefit of Those Who See by Rosemary Mahoney - I won a copy of this book, so it stays. (20)

Hacking Leadership by Mike Myatt - Auf wiedersehen

The Lucifer Genome by Glen Craney and John Jeter - TTFN

Sexy Witches by Charity Parkerson - Bye

Death of the Body by Rick Chiantaretto - Hasta la vista

Plaster Scene by Michael J. Holley - Sayonara

Splatterlands by various authors - Later

Vagrant Kings by R.E. Graswich - Goodbye

WOD Motivation by Eleanor Brown - Don't need this

A Lifetime to Wait by Jackie Mae - I think I won a copy of this book, so it stays for now.

Sun Dance at Turtle Rock by Patricia Costa Viglucci - Adios (30)

The Kota by Sunshine Somerville - See ya

Revontuli by Andrew Eddy - Auf wiedersehen

The Great Heist by Jeff McArthur - Ciao

Ayshus on the Inside by Richard Gist - This can go

Close Quarter by Anna Zabo - TTFN

Cora's Heart by Rachel Herron - Bye

Denial Deceit Discovery by J. James - Hasta la vista

Her Unexpected Cowboy by Debra Clopton - Sayonara

When the Siren Calls by Tom Barry - Later

Choices of Fate by S. Simone Chavous - Not keeping this one (40)

Mystery of the Ballerina Ghost by Janelle Diller - Goodbye

In the Dying Eyes of Night by Dawn Peers - This book is out of print, so off my list it goes

Saltwater Witch by Chris Howard - I didn't win a copy of this book, but it sounds really intriguing, so I'm keeping it on my list for now. 

On Top of Your Game by Carrie Cheadle - Don't really need this

Dead Stock by Tim Hall - See ya

The Summer House by Alice Thomas Ellis - Adios

Klondike House by John Dwyer - Auf wiedersehen

High Road to Tibet by John Dwyer - This can go

Flashover by Colin T. Nelson - Ciao

The Exiles Return by Elizabeth de Waal - TTFN (50)

The Final Taboo by Dan Wasserman - Bye

Theirs to Cherish by Shayla Black - Hasta la vista

Melting the Ice by Jaci Burton - Sayonara

The Devil Laughed by Gerrie Ferris Finger - Later

Johnny Came Home by Tony Breedon - Goodbye

Luckbane by Tony Breedon - This one goes

The Ghost of the Mary Celeste by Valerie Martin - See ya

Beyond the Door by Maureen Doyle McQuerry - Adios

Pure Grit by Mary Cronk Farrell - This can go

Parent's Guidebook to Minecraft by Cori Dusmann - Don't need this (60)

Undead of Winter edited by Sarah Glenn - Auf wiedersehen

The Lost Boys by Lilian Carmine - Ciao

The Speculative Grammarian Essential Guide to Linguistics by various editors - Getting rid of this one

Linear Shift by Paul B. Kohler - Bye

Bound by Lorelei James - TTFN

Unremarried Widow by Artis Henderson - Hasta la vista

The Ascendant by Drew Chapman - This goes

The Beasts of Upton Puddle by Simon West-Bulford - This seems to be out of print, so away it goes

The Wolf by Joseph Smith - Sayonara

Birthright by Barry Ahern - Later (70)

Fearsome by S.A. Wolfe - Goodbye

The Clockwork God by Jamie Sedgwick - See ya

Come Little Children by D. Melhoff - This can go

Our Time by Jessica Wilde - Ciao

Perfect by Rachel Joyce - Auf wiedersehen

Lunchbox Jokes: Animals by Deana Gunn - Don't need this one

Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer by Demelza Carlton - Bye

Keeping Minds by Vinal Lang - This one goes

Loving Her by C.M. Hutton - I think this is out of print now, so off my list it goes

Doubt by Anne-Rae Vasquez - TTFN (80)

A Gift for Jarrod by Lizzie Ashworth - Not going to need this one

Y: A Novel by Marjorie Celona - Hasta la vista

Edited to Death by Linda Lee Peterson - Sayonara

Ramblings and Rhymes by Arietta Bryant - This goes

Behold the Lamb by C. Austin Tucker - Later

It's a Colorful Christmas by Niki Alling - Goodbye

Command Authority by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney - Don't need this anymore

Erased by Margaret Chatwin - See ya

Tequila Mockingbird by Tim Federle - This one stays because I need it.

Obama on Edge by George Thomas Clark - Ciao (90)

Angels Bleed by Max Hardy - Auf wiedersehen 

Stardust by Mimi Strong - I think this is out of print, so away it goes

Speculum by Darryl Sollerh - This is out of print, so it's leaving my list

Misdirected by G.M. Rogers - This book isn't available anymore, so it's not on my list anymore

Our Totally Ridiculous, Made-Up Christmas Relationship by Brittainy C. Cherry - This book can stay because I already own the Kindle copy, and Christmas is coming!

The Second Revolution by Gary Hansen - Bye

Shadow Game by Darryl Sollerh - This one goes

A Rooster Once Crowed by Bryant Cornett - TTFN

Girl Act by Kristina Shook - Hasta la vista

In My Wildest Dreams by Wayne Jackson - Sayonara

Books removed: 95

Books kept: 5

Once again I removed a lot of books from my list, but it took me a few days to actually finish this one because I was working and sleep took precedence over finishing a blog post. 

Did I make any bad judgements with books I removed? - Katie 


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