Down the TBR Hole #2

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I get a lot of satisfaction from organising my book shelves, whether it’s my virtual ones on Goodreads or my jam-packed ones at home. I see this post LOTS and always read Zuky the Bookbum’s regular post so her decluttering has inspired me to do the same. I think this tag was first started by Lia @ Lost in a Story a year or so ago, and what a fab idea it is! Both these bloggers always have great posts, so go check them out 😁
There’s a few simple guidelines:
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 should it stay or go.

long-swirl-pattern-wall-art-sticker-56Now, last time I did this post wrong! I listed just the books getting dumped into the giant hole of oblivion and NOT the first ten on my TBR shelf. Dozy tart! 😂 So I’m getting it right this time! Here goes:

 

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Portent by James Herbert

O.M.G! It’s James Herbert, this isn’t going anywhere ok?! He is my favourite horror author of ALL TIME, so why haven’t I read this yet? I DO NOT KNOW. Suffice to say, it’s a keeper.

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The Jonah by James Herbert

What the…?? Hang on a minute, this is madness! Another Herbert one unread? No. No. No. This must stop.

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369135 Bright Young Things by Scarlett Thomas

After reading The End of Mr Y an age ago and loving it, then delving straight into Popco shortly after, I had a Scarlett Thomas bug! But looking at the synopsis and various mixed reviews, I think I’ll toss this one aside.

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3153114 Sepulchre by Kate Mosse

I have this on my bookshelf, it is beautiful, as is Labyrinth, the first one of this series. I’ve read #1 and loved it so much. Why is this still a TBR? One of life’s unanswered questions I guess. I also added Citadel (#3) to my TBR too. I’ll get there. Eventually. This ones staying put.

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Dissolution by C J Sansom 

Yeah, I’m struggling with this ones destiny. I really enjoy historical fiction, it is one of my favourite genres and this is #1 in the Matthew Shardlake series. And there’s a lot more of them. I’ve got so much history on my shelves, and so many I would choose over this. So I think I’ve decided. Soz to all the fans, I know I’m probably missing something great here but…

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Dark Fire by C J Sansom

Reasons for this; see previous book!

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1201301To the Devil a Daughter by Dennis Wheatley

*Does the Vintage Horror dance* Black Magic and Occulty stuff. Yes please. I’m reading this. Soon.

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The Haunting of Toby Jugg by Dennis Wheatley

Why do I buy two fabulous vintage horror stories and then not read them for ten years? Why? Someone tell me.

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358954 Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

Bloody hell, I give up! I bought this AT THE JAMAICA INN. I STAYED AT THE JAMAICA INN. TWICE. I LOVE CORNWALL AND THE JAMAICA INN. Obviously, I’ll read it. I’ll pack it when I next go stay at the JAMAICA INN😰😂

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James Herbert’s Dark Places

I know, I know, but there’s a bonafide reason I’ve not read this. I can’t find it. Anywhere. I saw it on Amazon ages ago and some marketplace seller wanted forty quid for it! I was like WHAT????? No way. But if I come across it, or anyone has a copy for sale (cheap!) let me know. I’m itching to get my hands on it. My Herbert collection has a deep, dark hole in it. So this one’s a BIG FAT KEEPER.

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So all done here for now, 3/10 being disposed of. Not bad. Just going off to my Goodreads to get shot of the three. Until next time folks, cheerio, and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: OwlBeSatReading

Hi my name is Lisa and I'm the Book Owl who likes to sit and read. OwlBeSatReading is all things bookish. And possibly other random stuff. It’s fun this blogging lark!

3 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #2”

  1. I love this idea, although I had a quick peek at my list and the first eighteen books are existing from when I originally signed up for Goodreads in 2008…whoops.

    Still, I may have to have a go at this. Happy New Year!

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