Down the TBR Hole #7: 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?

Interested to see which books got the boot in week seven? Keep on reading to find out!

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23834688Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy by Judd Apatow

Publisher:Random House (June 16, 2015)

Print Length: 489 pages

The Verdict

While I love many of the movies that Apatow has made over the span of his career there are just too many books and too little time to read this autobiography. As such, it is a GO.

18668056The Glass Sentence (The Mapmakers Trilogy #1) by S.E. Grove

Publisher:Viking Books for Young Readers (June 12, 2014)

Print Length: 493 pages

The Verdict

As with Sick in the Head, there are just too many YA fantasy series that I am invested in to even consider picking The Glass Sentence (The Mapmakers Trilogy #1) and its two sequels up at this point in time. As such, this novel is a GO.

22544764Uprooted by Naomi Novik 

Publisher:Del Rey (May 19, 2015)

Print Length: 435 pages

The Verdict

Uprooted by Namoi Novik is currently sitting on my TBR side table as I was interested in Novik’s upcoming release Spinning Silver. As I own this book, it is a KEEP.


20643052.jpgInk and Bone (The Great Library #1)Rachel Caine

Publisher:NAL (July 7, 2015)

Print Length: 352 pages

The Verdict

I can already tell that this post is going to make me sound like a broken record but I am just invested in too many YA fantasy series, plus tempted by too many upcoming fantasy releases to pick up Ink and Bone. As such, it is a GO.


63077131536: The Year That Changed Henry VIII by Suzannah Lipscomb

Publisher:Lion Hudson (January 1, 2009)

Print Length: 240 pages

The Verdict

Suzannah Lipscomb is my favourite Tudor historian and given that this is the only work of her’s that I don’t own, you best believe this isn’t going anywhere. Hopefully I can pick it up in the next few months to justify the KEEP.


8576171Farey Tales & Nightmares by Melissa Marr

Publisher:HarperCollins (February 2, 2012)

Print Length: 418 pages

The Verdict

While I loved The Wicked Lovely series when I was younger I don’t find myself jumping at the chance to read further publications by Marr. Also, the fact that Faery Tales & Nightmares is a bind up of short stories turns me off further. As such, this is a GO.

17416083.jpgDesert Tales by Melissa Marr

Publisher:Harper Collins (October 8, 2013)

Print Length: 245 pages

The Verdict

Desert Tales is a spin off of The Wicked Lovely series, but as I mentioned above, I am perfectly content with leaving my love of all things Marr with the concluding novel I read all those years ago. As such, Desert Tales is a GO.


3209321Lady Worsley’s Whim: The Divorce that Scandalized Georgian England by Hallie Rubenhold

Publisher:Chatto & Windus (July 7, 2008)

Print Length: 320 pages

The Verdict

I remember adding this non-fiction book to my TBR after watching Natalie Dormer star in the TV movie The Scandalous Lady W. Ever since then it has sat on my virtual TBR, and while I’m sure I will re-watch the movie, I don’t think I’ll be finding myself picking this up anytime soon. As such, it is a GO.

23705512You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day

Publisher:Touchstone (August 11, 2015)

Print Length: 272 pages

The Verdict

As with Sick in the Head I don’t find myself reaching for autobiographies very much, and while I love Felicia Day, I don’t think her autobiography is going to change my mind. As such, this is a GO.


6307719Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery by Eric Ives

Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell (October 12, 2009)

Print Length: 367 pages

The Verdict

I’ve already saved one Tudor non-fiction book on this list, and while Lady Jane Grey’s tragic story is interesting, I don’t see myself going out and picking this up anytime soon. As such, Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery is a GO.

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And those are my decisions for week seven of Down the TBR hole! Want to join along? Leave a link to your post or a comment below on which books you chose to stay and go.


One Comment

  1. Emma's Library

    I’ve been told quite a few good things about the Ink and Bone trilogy, but it is also one of those books I’m not going to get around to reading for the same reasons.


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