Down the TBR Hole #2

Hello All!!!

Welcome to my blog in my second post of Down the TBR Hole hosted by Lost in a Story

The whole idea of this meme is to cleanse your Goodreads TBR pile. As we book lovers, all know, our TBR piles are growing sky-high. Sometimes, we have added such a lot of books, and in the end we do not even know, why we have added them into our TBR.

By taking part in this meme, what you are going to do is;

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre 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?

So, this is what I have for you this week;

1. The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano.

10518900.jpgWil Heidle, the only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war—Wil wants nothing more than to explore the world beyond her kingdom, if only her father would give her the chance.

Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first Wil is horrified—but as she tests its limits, she’s drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure.

But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with her power.

Opinion : Keep

 

2. Marrying for Money by Chris Manby

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When the glamorous Grosvenor sisters arrive in the exclusive Hamptons beach town of Little Elbow, they can’t help but cause a stir. Gorgeous Grace and Charming Charity are soon hot favourites on everybody’s guest-list. Except that of their neighbour, Marcella Hunter. Heiress Marcella doesn’t want the competition and when Grace starts dating Marcella’s ‘Plan B’ man – dull but extraordinarily rich Choate Fitzgerald – the gloves are off. Marcella determines to find out where the sisters really came from. And exactly how they can afford to rent a six-bedroom beach house in this millionaires’ playground. In the process, however, it’s discovered that quite a few of the people spending that summer in Little Elbow are not exactly what they seem..

Opinion : Keep

3. We are all made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen

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Thirteen-year-old Stewart is academically brilliant but socially clueless. Fourteen-year-old Ashley is the undisputed “It” girl in her class, but her grades stink.

Their worlds are about to collide when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom. Stewart is trying to be 89.9 percent happy about it, but Ashley is 110 percent horrified. She already has to hide the real reason her dad moved out; “Spewart” could further threaten her position at the top of the social ladder.They are complete opposites. And yet, they have one thing in common: they—like everyone else—are made of molecules.

Opinion : Let Go!

4. The truth commission by Susan Juby

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This was going to be the year Normandy Pale came into her own. The year she emerged from her older sister’s shadow—and Kiera, who became a best-selling graphic novelist before she even graduated from high school, casts a long one. But it hasn’t worked out that way, not quite. So Normandy turns to her art and writing, and the “truth commission” she and her friends have started to find out the secrets at their school. It’s a great idea, as far as it goes—until it leads straight back to Kiera, who has been hiding some pretty serious truths of her own.

Opinion : Let Go!

5. Lobsters by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

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Sam and Hannah only have the holidays to find ‘The One’. Their lobster. But instead of being epic, their summer is looking awkward. They must navigate social misunderstandings, the plotting of well-meaning friends, and their own fears of being virgins for ever to find happiness. But fate is at work to bring them together. And in the end, it all boils down to love.

Opinion : Keep

 

These are the five books that I have picked for this week, and out of the five I have decided to let go two of the books and to keep 3 of them back in my TBR pile, with the hope of reading them soon.

I have included the synopsis of each book for today’s post, just to make you guys comfortable, and to decide whether, that I have taken the correct decision.

Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below, since I would love to hear them.

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi

Down the TBR Hole #1 (My first ever…)

Hello lovely people!!!

Today I am super excited to participate in my very first Down the TBR hole.Down the TBR Hole was originally created by Lost in a Story! This is a super exciting meme, which is hosted weekly, to make you go through your Goodreads TBR pile. But why? As we all know, our TBR pile in Goodreads is reaching sky-high, day by day since we do not check it at all. Sometimes, we have no idea on why we add a particular book into the TBR pile. This meme will help weekly, to think of what you are going to read, and what you should let go.

This is how it 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
➽ Read the synopses of the books
➽ Decide: keep it or should it go?

So, here we go down the TBR Hole…..

It was pretty crazy, because now I realize that my TBR pile is way higher than I expected. I have chosen the first five books.

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Chocolate Wishes by Trisha Ashley
After reading the synopsis, I completely fell in love with the story and since it talks about chocolate, I have decided to give it a try. Being a fan of Katie Fforde and Carole Matthews, I felt that Trisha Ashley has a similar style of writing, which has to be read and experienced.
Opinion : Keep

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Bare Necessity by Carole Matthews

I am a huge fan of Carole Matthews and trying to read all of her books. I have read many of her books, and looking forward to reading this one too.
Opinion : Keep

 

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Lemon Pie Murder 1 by Lorrie Bannett

Well, I am not a huge fan of crime and detective stories. I have no idea why I picked this book, may be because it has a cute cover. Since I am not a huge fan of crime;
Opinion : Let Go

 

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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

This is basically one of my anticipated reads. Unfortunately, was not able to get a hold of the book.
Opinion : Keep

 

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An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

Impressed by the synopsis and waiting to get a hold of it.
Opinion : Keep

That is it for this week. These are the oldest five books added in my TBR, added in last year. (I joined Goodreads and blogging last year) Out of the five books of this week, I have chosen one book to let go and four books to be kept in my TBR.

Do share you ideas, thoughts and recommendations on my picks.

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi