Down the TBR Hole #3: Conquer your TBR

Welcome back to my Down the TBR hole journey. In case you aren’t aware I am participating in a ‘meme’ created by Lia’s at Lost In A Story, in which bloggers are to go through their Goodreads shelf and make some tough decisions.

As a refresher, or for those who haven’t read the first post, the purpose of this ‘meme’ is as followed:

  • 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?

With that in mind, are you ready to see what did and didn’t make the cut in week three? Then keep on reading.

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17262281The Extra by Kathryn Lasky

Publisher:Candlewick Press (October 8, 2013)

Print Length: 320 pages

The Verdict 

As I said in my previous post I read a lot of novels set in World War II. The Extra by Kathryn Lasky differs from other WWII novels because it deals with the struggles of being a part of the Romani culture and touches on Nazi propaganda in the medium of film. Due to these reasons this novel is a KEEP.

24187925These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

Publisher:Random House Delacorte (October 27, 2015)

Print Length: 488 pages

The Verdict

These Shallow Graves has been on my Goodreads TBR shelf since it came out in 2015. The premise of the novel is interesting enough, but, as it has been on my TBR since 2015 and I don’t have intentions to pick it up anytime soon this novel is a GO.

17905709The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Publisher:Vintage Australia (September 23, 2013)

Print Length: 467 pages

The Verdict

I hate sounding like a broken record but I like what I like and World War II fiction is always a like. However, for the sake of my love for WWII fiction I am going to try to enjoy the books I do read instead of needing to digest every book on the topic and as such this is a GO.

18667792Conversion by Katherine Howe

Publisher:G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers (July 1, 2014)

Print Length: 402 pages

The Verdict

After reading the synopsis for Conversion this book just doesn’t seem like something I am interested in. Yes it is a YA historical fiction mystery novel, which checks off more than one of my boxes, but I didn’t really feel like I would read this and for that it is a GO.

1845Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Publisher:Anchor Books (January 20, 1997)

Print Length: 207 pages

The Verdict

I remember vividly when I added Into the Wild to my Goodreads TBR. It was right after I saw the trailer for the then upcoming movie adaptation starring everyone favourite awkward actor, Kristen Stewart, and because of my need to red before I watch I figured I would get to it. Flash forward and I haven’t read the novel nor have I watched the movie and really have no incline to. Due to this, Into the Wild is a GO.

23866545The Madman’s Daughter Trilogy by Megan Shepherd 

Publisher: Balzer + Bray (January 27, 2015)

Print Length: 1264 pages

The Verdict

I’m counting The Madman’s Daughter Trilogy as one because my Goodreads TBR does. I have a number of YA series on the go, and while retelling’s of H.G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Mary Shelley sound interesting, they just aren’t interesting enough. This is a GO.

23015159The Fade Out #1 by Ed Brubaker 

Publisher:Image Comics (August 20, 2014)

Print Length: 40 pages

The Verdict

One of my reading resolutions in 2015 was to read more graphic novels. As you can see with The Fade Out, as well as another book on this list, I had every intention of keeping said resolution. Alas, in 2018, I can honestly say I’ve maybe read three graphic novels between 2015 to 2017 and I don’t see that number changing anytime soon. It’s not that the medium is in any way bad, it just doesn’t interest me and because of this it is a GO. Although, I wouldn’t be opposed if someone bought this for me as a gift, so it may go on that list…

20912424The War that Saved my Life (The War That Saved My Life #1) by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Publisher:Dial Books (January 8, 2015)

Print Length: 316 pages

The Verdict

While The War That Saved My Life is a middle grade WWII novel, a genre that I don’t usually explore, I’m anticipating several other releases just like this in 2018 and as such this is going to have to be a GO.

18853321Revival Deluxe Collection Volume #1 by Tim Seeley

Publisher: Image Comics (November 12, 2013)

Print Length: 300 pages

The Verdict

I did forewarn you that there was going to be another graphic novel on this list, and well, here we are. As I said when I made my decision on The Fade Out, graphic novels just don’t hold interest for me at the moment, even if the synopsis of Revival did make me take a second look. This one is a GO.

18049084.jpgNoggin By John Corey Whaley

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 8, 2014)

Print Length: 340 pages

The Verdict

The cover alone to Noggin by John Corey Whaley makes me want to keep it on my Goodreads TBR! After reading the synopsis, wanting to read the novel is an understatement. This is going to be a KEEP.

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And that is all for week three of Down the TBR hole. I have to say I was pretty savage with what I was keeping and getting rid of this week, hopefully the rest of the weeks are this easy! What about you? Want to join along? Leave a link to your post or a comment below on which books are staying and going!


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