Down the TBR Hole #5

Down the TBR Hole is a weekly meme hosted by Lia @Lost in a Story. Rules are:

  • 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?

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Words in the Title – ‘love’

words in the titleThis will the most random way of finding new exciting reads. Each week I’ll choose some random word and I’ll try to find books with this word in the title that I find interesting. This might result in my TBR growing exponentially. Each week though, I’ll first look if there’s a book that I already read that has this word in the title.

Rules:

  • Prepare a list of books with this week’s word in the title that:
    • You’ve read (you can export your Goodreads library to Excel file, it will be easier to find words in the titles this way)
    • You want to read (look in your TBR and search Goodreads or other places where you find books for new titles)
    • You do not want to read (up to you if you want to include this)
  • It’s up to you how many books you include in each category
  • Both singular and popular version of the word counts
  • If the word is a root of another word (like ‘snow’ in ‘snowman’) it also counts
  • Tag OlaReadsBooks in your post

This week’s word is: love

This is Valentine’s week, so the word of the week is of course LOVE. If you celebrate Valentine’s day, I hope you have a great day. And no matter f you celebrate or not, I hope you all feel loved ❤


– Books I’ve read –

  • The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman – I read it a long time ago, the main character is a horrible guy, but I still loved how the story was told and how the selfishness of the main character was portrayed.
  • First Love, Last Rites by Ian McEwan – collection of intense short stories
  • Dear Fang, With Love by Rufi Thorpe – beautiful story, I highly recommend it, read me review here.

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Down the TBR Hole #4

Down the TBR Hole is a weekly meme hosted by Lia @Lost in a Story. Rules are:

  • 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?

  • Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs – the blurb makes it sound bizarre and worrisome, I’m not interested enough to pick it up. – REMOVE – 
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien – probably the most well-known fantasy series, I’ve seen movies and I really liked them. I have to be honest though, I’m not at all excited to read this book. – REMOVE – 
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini – I’m keeping this one on my TBR, I’m curious to read how the topic of mental health is done in this story. – KEEP –

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Words in the Title – ‘I’

words in the titleThis will the most random way of finding new exciting reads. Each week I’ll choose some random word and I’ll try to find books with this word in the title that I find interesting. This might result in my TBR growing exponentially. Each week though, I’ll first look if there’s a book that I already read that has this word in the title.

Rules:

  • Prepare a list of books with this week’s word in the title that:
    • You’ve read (you can export your Goodreads library to Excel file, it will be easier to find words in the titles this way)
    • You want to read (look in your TBR and search Goodreads or other places where you find books for new titles)
    • You do not want to read (up to you if you want to include this)
  • It’s up to you how many books you include in each category
  • Both singular and popular version of the word counts
  • If the word is a root of another word (like ‘snow’ in ‘snowman’) it also counts
  • Tag OlaReadsBooks in your post

This week’s word is: I

There is a plenty of books to choose from to feature in this post. Word ‘I’ is definitely one of the most popular words used in the titles (judging by my Goodreads bookshelf only).


– Books I’ve read –

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Down the TBR Hole #3

Down the TBR Hole is a weekly meme hosted by Lia @Lost in a Story. Rules are:

  • 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?

  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera – I have physical copy of this, so I’m determined to read it. – KEEP – 
  • The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett – My father loved this, and he doesn’t love that many books, so I want to find out what’s so special about this. – KEEP – 
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman – Synopsis sounds fascinating and it has so many raving reviews. I definitely need to read it. – KEEP – 

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