Down the TBR Hole #7

Wellll…. it’s Sunday. Time for a Down the TBR Hole post!

Here are the rules:

  • 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?

(This tag was created by Lost in a Story)

Let’s see what we’ve got this week (31-35 on my TBR on GoodReads):

Behind Closed DoorsBehind Closed Doors – B.A. Paris 

I’m kind of going back and forth with this one because the synopsis looks a little boring if I’m being completely honest. However, it seems to be pretty well liked in the reviews. I’m a sucker for suspenseful stories and I find that I do tend to prefer a good thriller in the new adult/adult range because the authors can get a bit more morbid and gory. So, I think I’ll keep this one. Mostly because I want to find out whether I’ll like it or not.

Verdict: Keep 

Fragments of the LostFragments of the Lost – Megan Miranda 

I have to admit that this sounds like it could have some parallels with one of Megan Miranda’s other books, All the Missing Girls. It has a different plot line but it still feels a bit familiar, if that makes sense. I really enjoyed All the Missing Girls but I haven’t read anything else she’s written. I’m eager to check her other works out because I did thoroughly enjoy what I have read. So, I think I’ll keep this one, at least until I figure out whether or not I like her work or if All the Missing Girls was an exception.

Verdict: Keep 

History Is All You Left MeHistory Is All You Left Me – Adam Silvera

When it comes to contemporary novels, I am a bandwagon-er. When it comes to LGBTQ+ novels, I am sometimes a bandwagon-er. As far as I understand it, contemporary LGBTQ+ novels pretty much sums up Adam Silvera’s brand. And all I’m for checking out what his books have to offer. I really have absolutely no excuse for why I haven’t read this yet considering I spot it in B&N every time I go, but I’ll get to it one day, I promise.

Verdict: Keep 

The Inexplicable Logic of My LifeThe Inexplicable Logic of My Life – Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Here’s what I’ve gathered from checking out the Goodreads page for this: it has beautiful writing and LGBTQ+ representation, but is pretty boring. Not my words people. I mean… they are my words, but I took them from all the reviews saying, “DNF” or “This was boring”. So while I might would normally give this a chance, I think I’m gonna skip out on it because if I start this I’m probably guaranteed to DNF it anyways.

Verdict: Remove 

They Both Die at the EndThey Both Die at the End – Adam Silvera 

It’s becoming very clear to me that in early December of 2017, I was on the lookout for some good m/m novels. Like I said, Adam Silvera is pretty much known for that type of story, so that would definitely explain why two of his books are on today’s list. Also like I said, I’m going to keep his novels in my TBR because I genuinely think that I’d enjoy his work.

 

Verdict: Keep 

 

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