Down the TBR Hole #13

It’s time to do some more organizing for my TBR!!

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 (61-65 on my TBR on GoodReads):

SchizoSchizo – Nic Sheffbarnes-and-noble-iconamazon-icon-256goodreads-square-light-4-512

I, like many of my other bookish friends, really like reading books with good representation in them. This book has mental health rep; the main character has schizophrenia and is recovering from a schizophrenic break. I am always up to give books like this a chance, especially ones that center around illnesses that I don’t see get a lot of proper attention.

Verdict: Keep 

 

Get Well Soon (Anna Bloom, #1)Get Well Soon – Julie Halpernbarnes-and-noble-iconamazon-icon-256goodreads-square-light-4-512

I think under any normal circumstances, I would by psyched to read this. There is supposed to be some mental health rep (again, yay!), and the main character is in the hospital due to a mental illness. That’s certainly my kind of book. However, from what I can tell, the novel kind of makes serious issues into jokes, and while I can understand that some people joke to make dark situations a little lighter, I’m not personally someone who finds that appealing.

Verdict: Remove 

The Burn JournalsThe Burn Journals – Brent Runyonbarnes-and-noble-iconamazon-icon-256goodreads-square-light-4-512

This is supposed to be a memoir about a 14 year old boy (the author) who decided to attempt to end his life by setting himself on fire. While I saw a lot of reviews state that they didn’t care much for the way it was written, I think that there is something really special and personal about reading someone’s personal thoughts about something this tragic.

Verdict: Keep 

 

The Unfinished Life of Addison StoneThe Unfinished Life of Addison Stone – Adele Griffinbarnes-and-noble-iconamazon-icon-256goodreads-square-light-4-512

While the premise and structure of this book are intriguing, I know myself and what I like, and I don’t think this would be it for me. If you’re into faux-biographies told through interviews of family & friends, check this out. If not… well, then, you’re like me. I honestly don’t know why I put this on my TBR in the first place.

Verdict: Remove

 

September GirlsSeptember Girls – Bennett Madisonbarnes-and-noble-iconamazon-icon-256goodreads-square-light-4-512

Fun fact about me: I don’t enjoy books caked in misogyny. I assume that many of us don’t. After reading a lot of reviews on this book, I’ve decided that there is a 99.87% chance that I will hate it. It’s allegedly filled with sexist, misogynistic comments and I’m not at all interested in reading about how horny some young boy is. Thanks, but no thanks. I’m once again wondering why I added this in the first place??

Verdict: Remove

 

2 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #13

  1. I remember I considered adding Get Well Soon to my TBR but after reading some reviews and hearing some not-so-great things, I passed on it! Definitely doesn’t sound too good. Great post Brittany ❤️

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    1. All of the reviews I read said that the book makes mental illness and serious problems into jokes and though I know some people need to be a bit self-deprecating as a method of coping (albeit it being an unhealthy method), I just don’t think I want to read about it, ya know? I personally hate seeing people make a mockery of something as important as mental health & even if it wasn’t the intention of the author to do that, a lot of reviews stated that it’s pretty much what happens. I love mental health rep but only when done correctly!!! Thank you ❤

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