adult, contemporary, Romance

Down the TBR Part 8!

I’m so excited to go through these next 10 books! At a quick glance, it looks like I might only keep one, so I feel like I’ll really dwindle it down this week! This may be the first 10 book delete!

I’m starting my tbr at 1962. I added two books this week. I’ve bought a ton so far this month – 18! So it may be some of them.

Let’s get to it!

Second Sight by Amanda Quick

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: This is the one I thought I’d keep. Paranormal romance with fake death.
  • Keep or Delete: Keep

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Nonfic about a guy that leaves his life for Alaska and then is found dead. I’m not so sure about it.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Adult mystery with PD and medical examiner. Just didn’t catch my attention.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Forget about It by Caprice Crane

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Girl is taken advantage of, runs into a car, fakes amnesia, gets to try a new way of living. Very chick lit.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

The Return of Jonah Gray by Heather Cochran

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: IRS Auditor falls for man because of what she sees on tax papers.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

A Plain & Fancy Christmas by Cynthia Keller

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Amish girl and NYC girl switched at birth, find out, and see how they like the other life.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Christmas in Sugar Creek by Shelley Shepherd Gray

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Another Amish Christmas story.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Best Friends by Martha Moody

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: First, this cover is great. I love the simplicity, but I didn’t think I would like the book. However, this one sounds great. About best friends and secrets.
  • Keep or Delete: Keep.

Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: A very chick lit romance.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Seeds of Summer by Deborah Vogts

  • Date Added: June 27, 2015
  • Thoughts: Rodeo, country, ranch, pastor chick lit romance.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Okay! I was pleasantly surprised by Best Friends. Like I said, I was drawn to the cover but figured I’d let it go after the synopsis. But it sounds so good! I’m also keeping the PNR, which I thought I would at the beginning.

I’m still at a loss to why there are so many Christmas books – especially Amish ones. I guess in 2015 my book tastes were totally different. I do remember reading a lot of chick lit at the time. Now days, they usually don’t hold my interest.

I am ending my TBR at 1954. I can’t wait for the day I see it below 1900! Or even 1000! Ha, if that will ever happen.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time…

adult, contemporary, Erotica, fantasy, Sci-Fi, ya

Down the TBR Part 1

So I saw this over at Devour Books with Dana and thought it was a perfect idea for me. My TBR dates back to 2015 and has 1988 books on it. Yep. Almost 2K. Too many. My tastes have changed a lot since 2015, so time for me to go down the TBR and see what to keep and what to delete!

So here’s what you do. Go to your Goodreads TBR shelf. Sort in ascending order. Take the first 5, 10, however many books you decide to do. Read the synopsis. Decide to keep or delete.

I have a lot, so I’ll do 10 a week, every Sunday. I will also try to fit at least one from this list in my TBR each month, starting in January! Yay for fun challenges!

The Host by Stephanie Meyer

  • Date Added: June 26, 2015
  • Thoughts: 100% added this because I loved Twilight around this time period. This still sounds good, but the 620 pages are a little daunting. It would be hard to read for a book battle.
  • Keep or Delete: I’ll keep. The synopsis still sounds great.

Hungry For Your Love by Lori Perkins

  • Date Added: June 26, 2015
  • Thoughts: This has super mixed reviews, but the prospect of zombie smut is somehow piquing my interests.
  • Keep or Delete: Keep – but reluctantly. I want to see what the zombie smut is about, but I’m scared this will be a DNF.

Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey

  • Date Added: June 26, 2015
  • Thoughts: This sounds like a typical teenager-turned-vampire story. Nothing in the synopsis stuck out at me and made me want to read it.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston

  • Date Added: June 26, 2015
  • Thoughts: Parts of this sound great. The whole microorganisms appearing and trying to find a cure for them. But parts turn me off, like the robots, stuck in the wilderness. I don’t feel like there will be enough medicine/science/biology to keep me interested.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

  • Date Added: June 26, 2015
  • Thoughts: This sounds like a spinoff of Supernatural. MC finds her mom dead, hot brothers save her from demon, tell her she has to join secret society to help kill demons. Not really my cup of tea anymore.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Storm of Visions by Christina Dodd

  • Date Added: June 26, 2015
  • Thoughts: Eh. Sounds like a typical PNR series. Boy sees girl. Boy wants girl. Girl says no, finds out boy is paranormal, ends up saying yes. Plus there’s some bad reviews that are kind of turning me off.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete.

The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett

  • Date Added: June 26 ,2015
  • Thoughts: Adult fantasy which is so hit or miss for me. Humans battle demons in the night, hoping to not get wiped out to extinction. Three survivors decide to go beyond the magic wards to try to save humanity.
  • Keep or Delete: Keep. This is a debut novel that is striking my fancy.

Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud

  • Date Added: June 26, 2015
  • Thoughts: YA fantasy about a boy waking up a long since put to rest blood feud. Just not sounding like something I’ll want to read.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Orcs: Bad Blood by Stan Nicholls

  • Date Added: June 26, 2015
  • Thoughts: This sounds like a spin-off to a previous series. One that I don’t feel I would be too invested in.
  • Keep or Delete: Delete

Edge of Hunger by Rhyannon Byrd

  • Date Added: June 26, 2015
  • Thoughts: Paranormal romance. Both MC have the same ~sexy~ dreams of each other before meeting. They meet and have to defeat an enemy. I’m here for it.
  • Keep or Delete: Keep

Conclusion

I deleted 6 of 10 books, bringing my TBR to 1981. Not anywhere near manageable, but still at least 6 less. I am going to try to fit one of these into my TBR this month too, I think. I have four to choose from! Probably not The Host though. That one is so long. I’ll have to do that one over a vacay.

Also, all of my books were added June 26, 2015. Is this the day I created by GR account? Is there any way to check that? Someone let me know!

Are any of these on your TBR? Have you read any of them? Loved or hated them? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time…