Time for the next installment of my cutting down of the Goodreads TBR list!
For those not in the know, this was started by Lia from Lost in a Story. Here is how the challenge works:
- Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
I’m going to cheat a little bit here — the next books are books 3 to 7 of the Outlander series, but I’m going to talk to about them all here. I listened to the first Outlander book and really enjoyed it, but have not had interest in keeping the series going. I am going to temporarily PASS of books 3 to 7 until I actually listen to the second book. Then, if I decide to continue with the series, I’ll bring them back.
Madame Picasso by Anne Girard
I love art. I love fictional pieces based on art. This book sounds lovely, and I will be KEEPing it. Cannot wait to check it out…ya know, one day.
Orphan Number Eight by Kim can Alkemade
This book appears a lot in various eBook deal emails. I’m certain it’s on my Kindle from one of those emails. It sounds incredibly interesting. KEEP.
Home: A Memoir of My Early Years by Julie Andrews
I love memoirs. I love, specificaly, celebrity memoirs. And I grew up loving Julie Andrews. She still is one of my favorite people on the planet. I cannot wait to read this. KEEP!
Color: A Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finlay
If I wasn’t on a minimal-buy spree right now, I’d probably order this book before publishing this post. The cover, in and of itself, is gorgeous enough to make me want it on my shelf. But I love color. I woud love to read some information on the history of color. This one is moving to the top of my wishlist so I can order it next time I get to splurge a little. KEEP!
Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon
To this day, I still mostly listen to grunge and grunge-esque, alternative-if-you-will music. However, growing up and even now, I never really was a Sonic Youth fan. Having said that, I still greatly enjoy the genre and I love reading about female rockers. So, though not a fan of the band itself, I look forward to reading this. KEEP!
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
I listened to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children a while back and adored it. I am super bad about starting a series and never finishing it [a blog post about this will be up in a few weeks] but this is one I definitely want to continue. KEEP!
To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Y’all…I’ve tried. I’ve tried so much to read this and other pieces by Woolf. And I just cannot get into it or her writing style. I may try listening in the future, but for now, this is a PASS.
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
Re-reading the synopsis of this made me excited! I have it on my Kindle (thanks, BookBub!) and kind of forgot about it. This sounds really good. This may need to be added to books I want to read this summer…. KEEP!
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Confession…I’ve never read The Goldfinch. I know, I know. You’re sitting there thinking…how can you even call yourself a reader, Allie??? I do own it. I just haven’t made it to it yet. It will happen! I promise. KEEP!
Have you read any of these? Do you agree with the ones I’m keeping? Should I rethink some of the ones I passed?