Since my TBR is getting crazily out of control I thought I would try and bring my numbers down a bit. I’d seen this post flying around and thought it might be a good way of un-hauling a few books off my goodreads TBR. I saw this post over on A Book A Thought, but if anyone knows the original creator please let me know so I can credit them!
Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
Order on ascending date added.
Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) 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?
Here we go!
All Our Wrong Today’s – Elan Mastai
So, the thing is, I come from the world we were supposed to have. That means nothing to you, obviously, because you live here, in the crappy world we do have. But it never should’ve turned out like this. And it’s all my fault – well, me and to a lesser extent my father. And, yeah, I guess a little bit Penelope.
In both worlds, she’s the love of my life. But only a single version of her can exist. I have one impossible chance to fix history’s greatest mistake and save this broken world. Except it means saving one Penelope and losing the other forever – and I have absolutely no idea which to choose . . .
I don’t even remember adding this to my TBR, which sounds bad right? I have to admit that the synopsis does sound intriguing but I cant see it being something I would buy myself. So I guess that mean’s this one goes!
The Trespasser – Tana French
Antoinette Conway, the tough, abrasive detective from The Secret Place, is still on the Murder squad, but only just. She’s partnered up with Stephen Moran now, and that’s going well – but the rest of her working life isn’t. Antoinette doesn’t play well with others, and there’s a vicious running campaign in the squad to get rid of her. She and Stephen pull a case that at first looks like a slam-dunk lovers’ tiff, but gradually they realise there’s more going on: someone on their own squad is trying to push them towards the obvious solution, away from nagging questions. They have to work out whether this is just an escalation in the drive to get rid of her – or whether there’s something deeper and darker going on.
I’ve actually really enjoyed this series so far, but got stuck on book 4 or maybe 5? I really need to pick it up again because I know I’ll enjoy it. This one stays.
The Roanoke Girls – Amy Engel
Everyone wants to be a Roanoke girl.
But you won’t when you know the truth.
Lane Roanoke is fifteen when she comes to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin at the Roanoke family’s rural estate following the suicide of her mother. Over one long, hot summer, Lane experiences the benefits of being one of the rich and beautiful Roanoke girls.
But what she doesn’t know is being a Roanoke girl carries a terrible legacy: either the girls run, or they die. For there is darkness at the heart of Roanoke, and when Lane discovers its insidious pull, she must make her choice…
This one sounds interesting, but I cant see myself rushing to bump it up my TBR. This one will simply have to go.
Dracula – Bram Stoker
The aristocratic vampire that haunts the Transylvanian countryside has captivated readers’ imaginations since it was first published in 1897. Hindle asserts that Dracula depicts an embattled man’s struggle to recover his “deepest sense of himself as a man”, making it the “ultimate terror myth”.
I still cant believe I haven’t read this! I adored Interview with a Vampire, and know the likelihood is I will enjoy this one too. I’m also trying to read more classics at the moment so this one stays.
As White as Snow – Lumikki Andersson
Lumikki Andersson may be innocent, but she’s no Snow White . . . Three and a half months have passed since Lumikki was left for dead in a snowdrift, a bullet wound in her thigh and frostbite creeping into her skin. But the scorchingly hot streets of Prague in summer provide a welcome contrast to that terrifying time, and now Lumikki just wants to move on – forget the events of the past year – and escape her parent’s oppressive concern. She’s alone again, which is just how she likes it.
But Lumikki’s peaceful solitude is about to be shattered. She is approached on the street by a nervous young woman, who, unbelievably, thinks she might be Lumikki’s long-lost sister. Lumikki is unconvinced – although Zelenka’s story seems to ring true, there’s something weird about her. Something jumpy, and suspicious. And it turns out Lumikki is right to be wary, as Zelenka is part of a dangerous religious cult. On the run for her life again, Lumikki must once more draw on her all her powers of resolve and strength if she is to survive.
I honestly cant remember adding this to my TBR, and it doesn’t really sounds like something I would pick up. So I guess this one goes.
Whew! That was oddly therapeutic and I managed to knock 3 books off my TBR which I see as a win. Have you read any of these books? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.