Down the TBR Hole #10

Sunday’s are for TBR posts!

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 (46-50 on my TBR on GoodReads):

Stolen: A Letter to My CaptorStolen – Lucy Christopher 

Okay, I was fully read to disregard this one entirely based on its synopsis. I am not all that into a YA romance between a “hot” kidnapper and his victim. However, I’m seeing a lot of good reviews on this that make me think that there is something more to this story that doesn’t immediately meet the eye. I have really no idea how I’ll end up feeling about this because it looks like it could really enrage me, but I guess I’m going to find out.

Verdict: Keep 

Memoirs of a Teenage AmnesiacMemoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac – Gabrielle Zevin 

I hate to throw this off my list so easily but I figured out last year with I Was a Bitch that I cannot tolerate books about loss memories. I am far too impatient to wait it out with the MC until they get their memory back, and it just makes the story such a drag for me. For that reason, I think I’d end up hating this, and it’s just better to go ahead and take it off my TBR if I know I won’t enjoy it.

Verdict: Remove

All the Bright PlacesAll the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven

I’m a little overwhelmed by all of the average-ish reviews on the Goodreads page for this because I’ve only heard amazing things about this book. My understanding is that it has a lot of mental health representation, which immediately draws me to it. It’s supposed to have some awesome characters, too, and not only am I willing to check it out but I am excited to read it.

Verdict: Keep

 

Lies My Girlfriend Told MeLies My Girlfriend Told Me – Julie Anne Peters

I just finished a LGBTQ+ book by Julie Anne Peters and… it did not go that well for me. This is supposed to be more contemporary, since it was published in 2014, which could definitely help in it’s favor. I am a huge believer in second chances (and 3rd and 4th) when it comes to authors, so I’m not going to throw this out yet. Julie Anne Peters, I’m counting on you to not disappoint me.

Verdict: Keep 

None of the AboveNone of the Above – I.W. Gregorio

This story about an intersex girl looks so heavy and so up my alley that there’s zero possibility that I will pass it up. I really like going into these type of books because I think that you can never have enough diversity in literature. I can’t recall doing any reading with an intersex character, so I’m looking forward to this now that it’s been brought to my attention again.

Verdict: Keep 

 

Well, I only got one more off the list… but I will reiterate once again that it’s not so much about taking them off as it is about figuring out what I’m still interested in reading. I actually love that I have such a big TBR because I’ll never run out of books to read. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


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