Down the TBR Hole #11

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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I’m keeping all of the books in the first trio. Outline by Rachel Cusk is a novel about writing and talking, about self-effacement and self-expression, about the desire to create and the human art of self-portraiture in which that desire finds its universal form. The second book is The First Bad Man by Miranda Julythat described as a tender, gripping, slyly hilarious, infused with raging sexual fantasies and fierce maternal love, Miranda July’s first novel confirms her as a spectacularly original, iconic and important voice today and a writer for all time. It’s weird for me that the third book is still on my TBR list instead of the read list, because I adore the author and I know I love it already because I listen to the TED talk – We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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Down the TBR Hole #10

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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The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, Holly Baxter is definitely staying on my TBR, my friend recommended this one to me and I’m keen to read the authors’ thoughts on media and how woman are portrayed in them. Green Girl by Kate Zambreno is also staying, it’s a portrayed of a young woman navigating between anomie and epiphany, it’s recommended by Roxanne Gay, and as I’ve already mentioned many times on my blog, I listen to all of Gay’s recommendations. Uprising: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother’s Daughter by Sally Armstrong I’m removing from my TBR, it sounds interesting but I’m not feeling inspired to read it.

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Down the TBR Hole #9

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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I’m keeping two books from this trio – All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. I invested money in buying them, first as a physical copy and second as an audiobook, so I’m determined to read/listen to them at one point. After all, I buy all my books with the best intention of reading them. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk I am removing from my TBR, I’ve seen the movie and I feel like it’s enough for me. Also, I tried reading Palahniuk book before, and his style isn’t for me.

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Down the TBR Hole #8

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?

  • A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett – a memoir of a woman captured in Somalia and spend over a year as a hostage. The story sounds harrowing, but I’m not curious enough to ever pick it up. – REMOVE –
  • Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi – I read the synopsis and I can’t really tell what’s it about, and reviews of people I follow are not great. – REMOVE –
  • Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas – I added this book to my TBR because I read and quite enjoyed Dangerous Girls by the same author. But I’m no longer interested in reading this book, I don’t think it’s anything new or special. – REMOVE –

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Down the TBR Hole #7

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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Down the TBR Hole #6

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?

  • And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini – I’m not interested in the story that much, I removed other books by Hosseini from by TBR, and from the reviews I read, this book is not as good as other books by him. So if I removed better books, I’m definitely removing this one. – REMOVE –
  • A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra – the blurb sounds really good to me, I definitely want to read it one day. – KEEP –
  • The Dog Stars by Peter Heller – I’m not that interested in dystopian novels anymore, so – REMOVE –

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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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