Down the TBR Hole #8: 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 didn’t make the cut in week eight? Keep on reading to find out!

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18273572Crown of Thistles: The Fatal Inheritance of Mary Queen of Scots by Linda Proter

Publisher:MacMillan (August 15, 2013)

Print Length: 424 pages

The Verdict

While the tragic life of Mary Queen of Scots has intrigued me, given her tumultuous relationship with her cousin, Elizabeth I of England, I don’t see myself going to the book store to pick up this book in specific. Due to this reason, Crown of Thistles: The Fatal Inheritance of Mary Queen of Scots by Linda Proter is a GO.

18782854The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero

Publisher:Doubleday (August 12, 2014)

Print Length: 353 pages

The Verdict

At one point in my reading career I wold be in my car halfway to the bookstore to pick up and devour The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero. Even now there is a small nostalgic part of me that wants to keep this particular book on my TBR shelf but as I’ve developed as a reader I find myself reaching for paranormal fiction less often and due to this reason, The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero is a GO.

17989516The Anne Boleyn Papers by Elizabeth Norton 

Publisher:Amberley Publishing (July 19, 2011)

Print Length: 384 pages

The Verdict

While Elizabeth Norton as an author intrigues me, mostly with her novels Anne Boleyn: Henry VIII’s Obsession and Jane Seymour: Henry VIII’s True Love, I am currently not reaching for Tudor non-fiction at the moment. I think I will follow Norton on Goodreads and due to this reason, The Anne Boleyn Papers is a GO.

22245554Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I by Charles Spencer

Publisher:Bloomsbury Press (January 20, 2015)

Print Length: 352 pages

The Verdict

I remember the exact reason why I added Killers of the King to my TBR in 2015, it is because it’s author, Charles Spencer, is the brother of the late Dianna, Princess of Wales. Unfortunately British revolution really isn’t an area of their history that strikes an interest in me and due to this reason, Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I by Charles Spencer is a GO.

22024488A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Publisher:Scholastic (August 25, 2015)

Print Length: 317 pages

The Verdict

While I don’t remember why I added A Night Divided to my TBR I do know why it wont be sticking around. As with the book above, there are certain aspects of German history that absolutely fascinate the historian in me. Unfortunately the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall is not one of them, and due to this reason, A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen is a GO.

11723911VIII by H.M. Castor

Publisher:Templar Books (April 1, 2010)

Print Length: 399 pages

The Verdict 

While I love me a good Tudor non-fiction novel, I am incredibly apprehensive about picking up fiction novels around the same subject. I’ve tried to dive into this genre but unfortunately the synopsis for VIII does nothing to appease my apprehensiveness and due to this reason, VIII by H.M. Castor is a GO.

10814693The Watch That Ends the Night by Allan Wolf

Publisher:Candlewick Press (October 11, 2011)

Print Length: 480 pages

The Verdict

While I am very interested in the Titanic and everything that came before, during, and after the tragedy, I currently haven’t read Titanic First Accounts edited by Tim Maltin and due to this reason, even though I desperately want to keep it, The Watch That Ends the Night by Allan Wolf is a GO.

25387852The Case of Lisandra P. by Hélène Grémillon

Publisher:Penguin Books (January 12, 2016)

Print Length: 304 pages

The Verdict 

The Case of Lisandra P. has been on my radar because of it being dubbed the next The Girl on the Train. While I loved Paula Hawkins novel, not the movie, never the movie, I don’t typically find myself seeking out thriller and due to this reason, The Case of Lisandra P. by Hélène Grémillon is a GO.

24820165.jpgSee Me by Nicholas Sparks

Publisher:Grand Central Publishing (October 13, 2015)

Print Length: 486 pages

The Verdict

Nicholas Sparks books were a guilty pleasure of mine for a very long time. In fact, almost every time a new book was released or a new movie hit the cinemas you could bet that I had read it or seen it within the first week. And yet, my love for all things Sparks dulled a bit following the theatrical release of The Choice, which was awesome by the way, and since then I haven’t found myself eagerly anticipating any of his new releases.  It is due to this reason that See Me by Nicholas Sparks is a GO.

25785357Firstlife (Everlife #1) by Gena Showalter 

Publisher:Harlequin Teen (February 23, 2016)

Print Length: 467 pages

The Verdict

I hate to sound like a broken record here but another day another first book in a YA series. Firstlife initially caught my interest due to its captivating synopsis but it has since sat unread on my virtual TBR ever since its publication in 2016. It is due to this reason that Firstlife (Everlife #1) by Gena Showalter is a GO.

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And those are my decisions for week eight of Down the TBR hole. Not a single book lasted the cut this week! Want to join along? Leave a link to your post or a comment below on which books you chose to stay and go.

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