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Down the TBR Hole #2

Hey!
Welcome back to another edition of Down the TBR Hole! I am super excited about this feature because I now have a real reason to go through my TBR and get rid of those that I am never going to read (and therefore make room for new ones!) Here is how it works:

Down the TBR Hole is a (very) bookish meme, originally created by Lia @ Lost In A Story. She has since combed through all of her TBR (very impressive) and diminished it by quite a bit, but the meme is still open to others! How to participate:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Order by 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 let it go?

Last week I got rid of three books, therefore I now have 275 on my TBR (not that many right? Here are five more books for this week’s post:

american psycho.jpgPatrick Bateman is twenty-six and he works on Wall Street, he is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. Taking us to head-on collision with America’s greatest dream—and its worst nightmare—American Psycho is bleak, bitter, black comedy about a world we all recognise but do not wish to confront.

The Verdict: This one has been on my list for years, and I am not really sure as to why it ended up on my TBR in the first place. I am thinking that this one needs to go.

 

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the time traveller's wife.jpg The Time Traveler’s Wife is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity in his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.
The Time Traveler’s Wife depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare’s marriage and their passionate love for each other as the story unfolds from both points of view. Clare and Henry attempt to live normal lives, pursuing familiar goals–steady jobs, good friends, children of their own. All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control, making their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.

The Verdict: This one I think I actually own, and I have seen the movie (along time ago, I am pretty sure that I enjoyed it..) Therefore this one I am going to keep!

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the accidental husbandFrom the author of Another Piece of My Heart comes the gripping story of two women who live on opposite coasts but whose lives are connected in ways they never could have imagined. Both women are wives and mothers to children who are about to leave the nest for school. They’re both in their forties and have husbands who travel more than either of them would like. They are both feeling an emptiness neither had expected. But when a shocking secret is exposed, their lives are blown apart. As dark truths from the past reveal themselves, will these two women be able to learn to forgive, for the sake of their children, if not for themselves?

The Verdict: This book still sounds like it would be a good read, and I haven’t read anything by Jane Green so I think I need to keep this one!

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peter panPeter Pan, the book based on J.M. Barrie’s famous play, is filled with unforgettable characters: Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up; the fairy, Tinker Bell; the evil pirate, Captain Hook; and the three children–Wendy, John, and Michael–who fly off with Peter Pan to Neverland, where they meet Indians and pirates and a crocodile that ticks. Renowned children’s-book artist Michael Hague has brought the amazing adventures of Peter Pan to life. His beautiful illustrations capture the wild, seductive power of this classic book. This newly designed edition will be enjoyed by fans young and old alike

The Verdict: This is a classic! I think that it should not be allowed to turf classics from your TBR piles, therefore this one is a keeper.

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wuthering heightsLockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange, situated on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before; of the intense relationship between the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw; and how Catherine, forced to choose between passionate, tortured Heathcliff and gentle, well-bred Edgar Linton, surrendered to the expectations of her class. As Heathcliff’s bitterness and vengeance at his betrayal is visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past

The Verdict: Again with the classics! I have wanted to read this for a very log time, so I am going to keep it on the TBR!

Okay, so I didn’t do as well this week, only getting rid of one book from my TBR, but I guess that it is better than no books..right??
How did you all go with the challenge this week? I would really like to hear your feedback in the comment box!
Thank you for popping by to check out another week of Down the TBR Hole! I hope you enjoyed it, and if you take part in this feature, leave a link to your posts, I would love to check them out!

Until next time, happy reading!
Kim x

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Down the TBR Hole #1

Hey there everyone!

I have just discovered this meme thanks to Amy at Bursting with Books! I really like the concept of going through my TBR and cutting out some of the books..although it may be a painful experience, I think it needs to happen!

I have 437 books on my “to-read” shelf on Goodreads..which I think is a little bit of a problem..Now I am going to cheat a little bit and not include books by my favourite authors that I will be reading, as I am (slowly) getting through all of their books. there is a total of 159 of those (did I say I was going to get through them slowly?) So therefore, there is going to be a total of 278 books that I will be including in this challenge!
This is how it works:

Down the TBR Hole is a (very) bookish meme, originally created by Lia @ Lost In A Story. She has since combed through all of her TBR (very impressive) and diminished it by quite a bit, but the meme is still open to others! How to participate:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Order by 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 let it go?

the helpThree ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step. . . .

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.
Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen’s best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody’s business, but she can’t mind her tongue, so she’s lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.

Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed

The Verdict: This book has been on my goodreads’ shelf since June 2013. I haven’t seen the movie either, and when I come across it in bookstores, I seem to just keep putting it back on the shelf, so I think its time for this one to go!

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mao's last dancer From a desperately poor village in northeast China, at age eleven, Li Cunxin was chosen by Madame Mao’s cultural delegates to be taken from his rural home and brought to Beijing, where he would study ballet. In 1979, the young dancer arrived in Texas as part of a cultural exchange, only to fall in love with America-and with an American woman. Two years later, through a series of events worthy of the most exciting cloak-and-dagger fiction, he defected to the United States, where he quickly became known as one of the greatest ballet dancers in the world. This is his story, told in his own inimitable voice.

The Verdict: This one is tough to decide on. I originally added it because it was about a dances, and I love everything to do with dance..but re-reading the synopsis, I just don’t think I will ever be interested enough to ever pick it up..so this one i’m thinking is going to go.

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atonementOn a hot summer day in 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment’s flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant and Cecilia’s childhood friend. But Briony’s incomplete grasp of adult motives—together with her precocious literary gifts—brings about a crime that will change all their lives. As it follows that crime’s repercussions through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century, Atonement engages the reader on every conceivable level, with an ease and authority that mark it as a genuine masterpiece.

The Verdict: This one has been on my TBR for aggeeeesss! (since June 2013 to be exact) and although I haven’t gotten around to it, it still seems like it would be a great read..and its a classic! So I am going to keep this one!

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secret keeper.jpg 1961: On a sweltering summer’s day, while her family picnics by the stream on their Suffolk farm, sixteen-year-old Laurel hides out in her childhood tree house dreaming of a boy called Billy, a move to London, and the bright future she can’t wait to seize. But before the idyllic afternoon is over, Laurel will have witnessed a shocking crime that changes everything.
2011: Now a much-loved actress, Laurel finds herself overwhelmed by shades of the past. Haunted by memories, and the mystery of what she saw that day, she returns to her family home and begins to piece together a secret history. A tale of three strangers from vastly different worlds – Dorothy, Vivien and Jimmy – who are brought together by chance in wartime London and whose lives become fiercely and fatefully entwined.
Shifting between the 1930s, the 1960s and the present, The Secret Keeper is a spellbinding story of mysteries and secrets, theatre and thievery, murder and enduring love

The Verdict: I actually own this one, and it has been on my shelf just as long as it has been on my TBR. But the fact that it is physically in front of me, might mean that I will get to it at some stage, therefore I think I am going to keep this one 🙂 

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forgotten garden.jpgA tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book; a beautiful volume of fairy tales. She is taken in by the dockmaster and his wife and raised as their own. On her twenty-first birthday, they tell her the truth, and with her sense of self shattered and very little to go on, “Nell” sets out to trace her real identity. Her quest leads her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the doomed Mountrachet family. But it is not until her granddaughter, Cassandra, takes up the search after Nell’s death that all the pieces of the puzzle are assembled. A spellbinding tale of mystery and self-discovery, The Forgotten Garden will take hold of your imagination and never let go

The Verdict: I don’t even remember when (or why) I put this book on my TBR..maybe I had a thing for Kate Morton at the time – as this is the second book by her in a row on my list – who knows. But I re-read the synopsis and I’m not too impressed..and it isn’t too much to look at, so I think this one has to go!

 

Okay bookworms, that is 5 books from my TBR and out of the five, it ditched 3. I am feeling good about this! I have a very long way to go, but I am confident that I can do it! What books have you recently scratched from your TBR lists? Have you read any of the ones I have mentioned in today’s post? What do you think??

Thanks for hanging out, and reading all about my TBR clean-up. I will have another one of these all ready for you next week, so don’t miss it!
Until next time, happy reading!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? | 20th February, 2017

Hi there!

This week I have a few books on the go..trying really hard to get my current reads finished by the end of the month! Fingers crossed 🙂
This weekly feature is hosted by Book Date.

Reading this Week:

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NOS 4R2 by Joe Hill: Goodreads | Amazon | BD | B&N | Kobo
The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa: Goodreads | Amazon | BD | B&N | Kobo
Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie by Mark Nolan: Goodreads | Amazon 

Listening to this week:

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My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry: Goodreads | Amazon | BD | B&N | Kobo | Audible

What are you all reading this week?? I would love to hear about it 🙂 leave me a comment in the box below! Until next time, happy reading!!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? | 13.02.17

Hi there!!

Welcome back to another It’s Monday! The weekly feature hosted by Book Date in which we talk about the books that we are reading in the week ahead, and what books we have recently finished reading!

Reading This Week:

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Chameleon by Zoe Kalo: Goodreads || Amazon || B&N
This one I am reading for a review as part of a blog tour. Only 8% into it so far, but I think I am going to like it..Stay tuned for my review on the 15th of February!

Six Years by Harlan Coben: Goodreads || Amazon || BD || B&N || Kobo
This is the first book I have read by Coben and I love it so I will definitely be picking up more in the future 🙂 I got this one from the Library and am reading it for my Library Love Challenge and I will have the review for you all in the coming week 🙂

My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry: Goodreads || Amazon || BD || B&N || Kobo || Audible
I am listening to this one on Audible and so far I am really intrigued as to what is going to happen..it was one of the ones that was recommended by Audible as it is really popular and so far I am loving it 🙂 hoping to get the review up this week 🙂

Read Last Week:

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Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner: Goodreads || Amazon || BD || B&N || Kobo
This one I got through Netgalley for review, so I really wanted to enjoy it, but I didn’t..I DNFd it at 60% just could not get into it. You can read my DNF review here.

Well that is all for this week’s It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Thank you for stopping by!
What did you all read last week?? What are you planning on reading this week? I would love to hear from you in the comments box below! Until next time, happy reading!!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #17 | 23rd January, 2017

Hey everyone!

Welcome to the beginning of another week here on my blog! In today’s post, It’s Monday! What are you reading? I will be showing you all the books that I finished reading last week, and what I am going to be reading in the coming week! This weekly feature is hosted by Kathryn over at Book Date so head to her site to read more about it..

Finished Last Week:

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The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty: Review || Goodreads || Amazon || Book Depository

Reading This Week:

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Run to Me by Diane Hester: Goodreads || Amazon || Book Depository
Truly Madly Guilty (Audio Book) by Liane Moriarty: Goodreads || Amazon || BD

That is all for this week’s It’s Monday! I hope you enjoyed reading it! I will see you all next time, until then, happy reading!

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Sunday Post #15 | 22nd January, 2017

Hey there!

Welcome to another Sunday on my blog! That means it is time for another Sunday Post! This is a weekly feature hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer and it involves us recapping what has happened on our blogs in the past week, and a look towards what we have planned in the week ahead. So, wasting no time, here it is:

Last Week on the Blog:

I had a pretty quiet week on the blog last week, but I am aiming to do better in the coming week 🙂

Weekly Features:

Sunday Post #14 (view)
It’s Monday! What are you reading? #17 (view)

Book Reviews:

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty (view)

Next Week on the Blog:

Weekly Features:

It’s Monday! What are you reading? #18
Sunday Post #16

Book Reviews:

Truly Madly Guily (audio book) by Liane Moriarty
Run to Me by Diane Hester

Well that is all for this week’s Sunday Post! Stay tuned tomorrow for my It’s Monday! What are you reading? post!

I would love to hear what you are all up to on your blogs this week! Leave me a comment and we can chat! Until next time, happy reading!

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Sunday Post #14 | 15th January, 2017

Hi beautiful people!

Welcome to another Sunday and therefore another Sunday Post!

This weekly feature is brought to us by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer and it involves us recapping what we have done on our blogs in the past week and what we have planned in the week to come! So here, we go..

Last Week on the Blog:

Weekly Features:

💝 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #16 (view)
💝 Sunday Post #13 (view)

Book Reviews:

💝 The Night Circus (Audio Book) by Erin Morgenstern (view)
💝 The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas (view)
💝 Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf (view)

Next Week on the Blog:

Weekly Features:

💝 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #7
💝 Sunday Post #8

Book Reviews:

💝 Truly Madly Guilty (Audio Book) by Liane Moriarty
💝 The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
Well that is all for this week’s Sunday Post! Thank you for stopping by, and until next time, happy reading!!

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