Down the TBR Hole #24

It’s been an age since I’ve made one of these posts and my TBR has grown again, though not as much as I’d have thought. This meme was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story

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Books: #231-240

Last week’s final number: 331 | Current number: 334 | This week’s final number:  329 | Total books removed so far: 100| Total books kept so far: 146 | Books added since I began: 128 | Books read from my TBR: 41


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling

Honestly, I have very little interest in reading this. I’ve heard reviews of it, I know what happens and it just doesn’t really appeal to me.

Verdict: Goes

False Gods by L. R. Trovillion

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I don’t know. This doesn’t have many reviews and while it’s a horse book and I love horses, there are just so many other books on my TBR, I doubt I’ll get to this.

Verdict: Goes

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

I’ve actually yet to read an Aladdin re-imagining, so I want to read this. And it’s blurbed by Sarah J. Maas.

Verdict: Stays

Traitor to the Throne & Hero at the fall by Alwyn Hamilton

I’m not really sure why I never continued with this series as I really enjoyed the first book, but I am interested in continuing.

Verdict: Stay

Wicked by Gregory Maguire

Ugh… I don’t know. I never think about this book. Maybe one day, but not in the forseable future.

Verdict: Goes

Raven’s Gate by Anthony Horowitz

I don’t really feel drawn to this, to be honest.

Verdict: Goes

Shadow Scale & The Audition by Rachel Hartman

I really need to finish this series. The first book was so cool and it’s only a duology. Plus a short story.

Verdict: Stay

Of Breakable Things by A. Lynden Rolland

This has a cool cover and a cool title and at first glance, even a cool premise. Buuut… ultimately it seems to me like it’s a high-school romance except everyone happens to be a ghost. So… nah.

Verdict: Goes

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Top 5 Auto-Buy SFF Authors – Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. This week’s topic is auto-buy science-fiction & fantasy authors.


First, a couple of honourable mentions:

Laini Taylor

Her writing is so beautiful and magical and poetic and her ideas always so creative, sign me up. I’ve only read 3 of her books, but I definitely plan on reading all of them and whatever new she comes out with.

Patrick Rothfuss

The only books he has out as far as I’m aware are The Kingkiller books and I don’t know whether he has any plans of putting out books once that series is completed. Having said that, if he does, I will definitely read them.

5. Cassandra Clare

She’s mostly an auto-buy for Shadowhunter books. I have read The Iron Trial and enjoyed it, but that is to date the only non Shadowhunter book of hers that I’ve read. I might read more of them in the future, but I haven’t bought every book of hers as it came out, which is why she’s number 5.

4. Sarah J. Maas

I have loved both of her series and will still automatically buy anything she comes out with, however I’ve been a little disappointed with her last couple of releases, which is why she’s lower on the list than would be expected considering how much I love particularly ACOMAF.

3. Rick Riordan

I love his books so much. I still have a lot of them to read, but they’re all on my list and his new ones are all on my list. Everything that has his name on it is on my list, really. Including the books in his new imprint thing.

2. Leigh Bardugo

I still have to catch up with the Grisha trilogy and admittedly, I didn’t love Shadow and Bone as much as I’ve loved all her other books, but… I’ve loved all her other books and she can only grow as an author. So anything that she comes out with is on my list.

3. Victoria Schwab

Honestly, she’s probably my favourite author at the moment. I have not read a single book by her that I haven’t loved and the few I still need to read, I have no doubt I will love as well.

Down the TBR Hole #23

This meme was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story

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Books: #221-230

Last week’s final number: 330 | Current number: 335 | This week’s final number:  331 | Total books removed so far: 95| Total books kept so far: 141 | Books added since I began: 118 | Books read from my TBR: 37


Noted From the Underground, White Nights, The Dreams of a Ridiculous Man and Selections From the House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I only added this book because a friend of mine gave me a copy of Notes From the Underground and The Double. But I really don’t see myself reading is anytime soon, and this isn’t even the anthology that she gave me so…

Verdict: Goes

The Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

See above.

Verdict: Goes

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

One of these days, I’m going to finish this series, gosh darn it!

Verdict: Stays

Night of Cake and Puppets by Laini Taylor

Zuzana is such a great character and I really like her in the series, even though we don’t get to see her much. So I definitely want to read this.

Verdict: Stays

The Queen’s Army & Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky by Marissa Meyer

These are two Lunar Chronicles short stories that I want to read, but I also have the bind-up of all the short stories in the series on my TBR, so I will remove these.

Verdict: Go

The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer

The next four books are novels and novellas all from the Lunar Chronicles which is a series I definitely want to continue with, so to save myself some time, I’ll group them all together.

Verdict: Stay

 

Down the TBR Hole #22

This meme was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story

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Books: #211-220

Last week’s final number: 331 | Current number: 333 | This week’s final number:  330 | Total books removed so far: 91| Total books kept so far: 135 | Books added since I began: 111 | Books read from my TBR: 35


Magyk by Angie Sage

I’m really drawn to this book every time I see it, so I’ll keep it. Especially that I’ve been craving middle grade lately.

Verdict: Stays

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

I’m kind of curious to read this cause time travel and ships and stuff and I’ve heard good things about it.

Verdict: Stays

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

This book sounds so cool.

Verdict: Stays

Defiance by C. J. Redwine

I have 0 interest in reading this. I don’t think I ever really had any real interest in it. I’m not sure why it’s on my TBR.

Verdict: Goes

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

I’ve heard only amazing things about this book and it’s a WWII historical fiction, so…

Verdict: Stays

The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey

I’m very torn about this book. I keep going back and forth… it sounds interesting, but I don’t know if I’ll read it anytime soon. Probably not. So it’ll go. I can always add it back.

Verdict: Goes

The Martian by Andy Weir

I honestly don’t know why I haven’t read this yet.

Verdict: Stays

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

I really want to read this book. I think it will be fascinating.

Verdict: Stays

Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

I like the setting of this book, but I think it’s too romance-y for my taste. I don’t know. I’m getting that vibe based on the synopsis and it’s putting me off the book.

Verdict: Goes

The Logic of Scientific Discovery by Karl R. Popper

I love science and I feel like this of one of those must reads for scientists.

Verdict: Stays

Down the TBR Hole #21

This meme was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story

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Books: #201-210

Last week’s final number: 336 | Current number: 337 | This week’s final number:  331 | Total books removed so far: 88| Total books kept so far: 128 | Books added since I began: 106 | Books read from my TBR: 32


In the After Light by Alexandra Bracken

I actually just bought this book the other day. It’s high time I finish this series because I really did enjoy it and I want to know how it ends.

Verdict: Stays

In Time & Sparks Rise by Alexandra Bracken

I will remove these two just because they’re part of the novella bind-up that I also somewhere on my TBR and I don’t need them on there twice.

Verdict: Go

 

 

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

I was a little bit disappointed by the first book, but I still want to finish this series since it’s only a duology and I did enjoy it overall.

Verdict: Stays

Girl in the Red Hood by Brittany Fichter

This sounds interesting and has some decent reviews, however it’s apparently the fourth book in the series and I didn’t even remember its existence until now, so…

Verdict: Goes

Spelled by Betsy Schow

I’ve never read a Wizard of Oz retelling and I kinda want to give it a go.

Verdict: Stays

Flunked by Jen Calonita

I feel like this has the potential to either be a great, fun middle grade, or a very cheesy and boring one. It has kind of mixed reviews though.

Verdict: Goes

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about this book and I am definitely interested in reading it.

Verdict: Stays

Curio by Evangeline Denmark

I find that I’ve really lost interest in this book.

Verdict: Goes

The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent

Meh, the cover and title are cool, but it’s a paranormal dystopian. Two genres I’m not very fussed about.

Verdict: Goes

Down the TBR Hole #20

This meme was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story

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Books: #191-200

Last week’s final number: 337 | Current number: 339 | This week’s final number:  336 | Total books removed so far: 82| Total books kept so far: 118 | Books added since I began: 99 | Books read from my TBR: 26


The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

I’ve heard a lot of great things about this series, so I’m really curious.

Verdict: Stays

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Another one that I’ve heard good things about and while paranormal isn’t my favourite genre, I am curious about this.

Verdict: Stays

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

I was really on the fence about this one since it seems very romance-y, but I have a weakness for assassins and Rick Riordan gave it a 4 star rating and likened it to Graceling which I love. So…

Verdict: Stays

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

This was one of my most anticipated releases of 2016 and I still haven’t read it. Why? No idea. But I still want to.

Verdict: Stays

Miss Peregrine’s  Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

This book sounds so cool I just need to read it already.

Verdict: Stays

Omega by Lizzy Ford

Meh, I like mythology but I’m just not very fussed about this one.

Verdict: Goes

Witch Hunter by Virginia Boeker

This one seemed to have a lot of bad reviews and I’m not that fussed about the genre or the synopsis.

Verdict: Goes

Court of Fives by Kate Elliot

I’m not terribly drawn to this. It sounds like it could have potential, but at the same time, I just don’t feel like I’m going to reach for this anytime soon. So maybe one day, but for now, it goes.

Verdict: Goes

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Definitely want to read this.

Verdict: Stays

The Archived by Victoria Schwab

I want to read everything Victoria Schwab writes.

Verdict: Stays

Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Meant to Read in 2017 but Didn’t Get To

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. And yes, it’s Wednesday, but whatever.


The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

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I bought this book early in 2017 and was totally planning to read it. But I just never got to it for some reason. I need to.

The Bat by Jo Nesbo

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Got this about the same time I got The Miniaturist and still haven’t read it. I’ll get to it this year. I hope.

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson

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I honestly thought I’d have read the whole series by the end of 2017. But I didn’t even get to the second one.

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

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I really thought I’d finish this series, but I just keep not picking it up. I don’t know why cause I love the series. 2018’s the one.

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

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I thought I’d read this right away. I even pre-ordered it. But here we are 4 months after its release and I still haven’t read it.

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

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A new John Green book? I was sure I would read it as soon as I got my hands on it. But nope. It’s been sitting on my shelf for months now.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

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I thought I’d have read this book two years ago. But I still haven’t continued with this series and I need to do it already.

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

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Any Victoria Schwab book, really. How have I only read 2 of her books last year, when I love her so much? I just need to get on with it.

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

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Another one that I have been meaning to read for ages and I keep saying I’ll do it and then I never do. Let’s hope this is the year.

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

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How have I not read this yet? I love this series so much, it’s one of my favourites. I think it’s just that once I read it, I’ll have no more Kingkiller books to read until the next one comes out.