Down the Rabbit Hole #4

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Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by Lia @ Lost in a Story.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 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 should it go?laurelsfloweers_0008_vectorsmartobject

The Books:

The Great Book of Amber by Roger Zelazny\\ I’m kind of biased, but I really want to read this simply because the name “Amber” is in the title. It’s some kind of fantasy with an island called Amber. The great book of Amber has books 1-10 in them. It sounds really good  so I think I’m keeping it!  VeridictKeep

Grim by multiple YA authors\\ This book has a lot of good authors such as Rachel Hawkins, Ellen Hopkins, and Julie Kagawa. I was debating on getting rid of this book then I read some of the sample pages and really liked the writing of several\ authors such as Rachel Hawkins. I’m not sold on the cover so I might end up reading it from the library some day but I think I’m going to keep this one as well! At least for the time being since it’s been on my TBR since 2014…. VeridictKeep

Life As We Know It by Susan Beth Pfeffer \\ I read this synopsis again and it doesn’t sound remotely interesting. Honestly, I’m not even sure why it’s on my TBR?? I remember thinking the writing style was good when I read some of the sample, but being 24, I can’t see myself reading this anymore. VeridictGo

Minders by Michelle Jaffe\\ I remember loving this cover when it first came out; however, I’m not sold on the story line anymore. It sounds interesting, but it doesn’t sound like something I would really enjoy anymore. VeridictGo

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss\\ I’m not a big fantasy fan but this book sounds amazing. The writing sounds amazing. Everything seems to really enjoy the story. I bought it for my boyfriend over the summer. He read it and enjoyed it so I think I’ll borrow his copy one of these days… for now I’ll keep it! VeridictKeep

Phoenix Island by John Dixon\\ Why did I add this as a want to read book?? I honestly have no clue. I really don’t. It doesn’t sound like anything I’d be even remotely interested in. VeridictGo

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay\\ This book is a keep for sure. The cover is gorgeous. It’s been on my TBR for ages because I haven’t gotten around to reading it but still sounds amazing. I also really trust Jamie’s opinion at The Perpetual Page Turner and she really enjoyed the book. That’s what really sold it for me! VeridictKeep

Plus One by Elizabeth Pama\\ At first, I really enjoyed this cover but now it just seems… cheesy? The synopsis sounds really interesting and unique. I might end up reading it some day but it’s not at the top of my list. I think I’m going to have to let this one go for the time being. Veridict: Go

Something Real by Heather Demetrios\\ This sounds like a book about a celebrity who isn’t a celebrity anymore and tries to live a normal life. It sounds interesting but the cover, to me, is absolutely hideous. Honestly, I don’t think I’d read this for the mere fact of how much I hate the cover. I am a terrible person. Maybe on day I’ll get it from the library! Veridict: Go

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica\\ This sounds like an interesting story. A girl that leaves with a stranger and gets kidnapped? For some reason, this books always make me want to read them. I love a good mystery novel. I’m hoping to read this some day. Hopefully sooner rather than later! VeridictKeep

 

I’ve acquired too many books…

Hello friends!

It’s been a long time! A very long time. I am so sorry for my absence. I don’t have a great excuse. All I can say is that July was a very, very rough month for me. on June 25th, I fell down the stairs at my house and really bruised my tailbone. I could barely sit for a month straight. I was in too much pain to sit by my computer so I just lied in bed and watched tv all the time.

I also hated my new job so much that I was constantly depressed. So depressed that I talked my old supervisor into letting me get my old job back so that took a little time and stressed me out too much…

Once my tailbone started to feel better, I got sick! so i was sick for a few days and again, lied in bed all the time… then once I was felling better, I went to Canada!!!! 

So I haven’t been in the mood to read at all in July. I wasn’t in a book mood for anything. However, I ended up buying books off booktoutlet then I bought MORE books in Canada because I went to meet a booktuber whom I’ve been friends with for several years. (Nat at PickleHeartsBooks via youtube)… I mean, who goes to the bookstore with a book nerd and doesn’t buy books?? Absurd right? Any-who, here are a few books I got! 😀

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Love & Gelato
Summer Days and Summer Nights
Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

I honestly don’t quite know what all these books are about but I wanted more cute summer reads so I got some! I’m so excited to read more books from Jennifer E. Smith. I keep buying her books but I need to start actually reading them…
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My Lady Jane
Outrun the Moon
The Thousandth Floor
Rise of the Arcane Fire #2

I was SO FREAKING EXCITED when I saw that bookoutlet had My Lady Jane in HARDCOVER. I’ve been wanting this book since I learned Cynthia Hand was writing a new book because I loved her Unearthly trilogy. I’m so excited to finally read this! AH! I also got Outrun the Moon and the Thousandth Floor because I’ve heard great things about both. Plus those covers are glorious. Rise of the Arcane Fire is the second book to a trilogy that I really enjoyed. I don’t know how to explain in though…
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Oblivion #3
Jellicoe Road
A Quiet Kind of Thunder

I’m so excited to finally have Oblivion. I loved Nevermore a few years ago. It was fantastic. Highly recommend it if you love Edgar Allen Poe! I’m also excited for Jellicoe Road. I don’t know why but I’ve been wanting this book since before I started booktube. There’s something about it that makes me want to read it… I think my all time favorite purchase is A Quiet Kind of Thunder. I’ve been wanting to read this book ever since it came out but it’s not sold in the USA. I was so excited to find it in Canada!
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Eliza and Her Monsters
The Savage Dawn #3
The Art of Starving

Daughter of the Burning City had too gorgeous of a cover for me to not buy it. JUST LOOK AT IT! I bought Eliza and Her Monsters because Nat said it was a great book. Plus I love the cover and it sounds interesting! I’m also excited for the next two books. Especially the Art of Starving. It’s about a boy with an eating disorder!
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I also got all these gorgeous Harry Potter books because I have an obsession…

 

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Have you read any of these!? How are they!? Let me know!

Book Haul

I may or may not have bought a few new books recently. :3

I’m still waiting for these beauties to be shipped. However, I’m currently reading A Court of Thorns and Roses and absolutely loving it. I happened to see it on bookoutlet so I obviously had to buy four books as oppose to one.

I was hoping to wait until Trial By Fire came out in the new cover in hardback but it’s taking too long so I said screw it and bought the old cover for $3 as well as the second book simply because I adore Josephine Angelini’s writing. One of my favorite authors. I also decided to buy the 6th book in  the Lorien Legacies because why not? Even though I still need to buy book 5…

Trial By Fire: goodreads

Court of Thorns and Roses: goodreads