Down the TBR Rabbit Hole for July 2019

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole was created by Lisa at Lost In A Story. She’s since cleaned up her TBR list (go Lisa!), but has inspired others to work on their TBR lists. I saw this meme over at Lampshade Reader and decided to take the plunge!

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?

My Goodreads TBR list is mostly books I own but haven’t read yet, so I’m going to use my wishlist instead. Starting off with 113 titles on my wishlist and maybe if I get that cleaned up, I’ll move on to my Amazon list next!

THE BOOKS:

 

The Rest Falls AwayThe Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason
Date Added: November 29, 2009

In every generation, a Gardella is chosen to take on the vampire world and this time, Victoria is chosen, on the eve of her debut into society, to carry the stake. As she moves between the crush of ballrooms and dangerous, moonlit streets, Victoria experiences both romance and danger.

A Victorian-era Buffy the Vampire Slayer sounded intriguing, but the writing was a little too floral for my taste. Letting this one go.

VERDICT: Let It Go

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Hex HallHex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Date Added: December 2, 2009

Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father – an elusive European warlock – only when necessary.

But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it’s her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.

This one has been on my wish list forever and will stay there until I finally pick up a copy. Why haven’t I picked up a copy yet? Sounds right up my alley!

VERDICT: Keep 

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Mia's ReturnMia’s Return by Teal Ceagh
Date Added: December 3, 2009

Ten years ago, Alexander hungered for Mia Menendez and for a single day they had indulged that passion before tragedy struck.

Now Mia is back, but she thinks Alexander died ten years ago and no man has been able to stir her heart since. The truth could kill her.

Wyatt Whitacker, demon hunter, hates Alexander and all his kind. But one look at Mia and her pulse-stopping curves and his scarred, angry heart begins to melt and his body to rouse in ways he’s long forgotten.

The bonding has begun…

Why is this on my wish list? Did someone hack me? I can’t believe I actually put an Ellora’s Cave book on my list! Kicking this one to the curb, then burning my shoes!

VERDICT: Let It Go

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Deep Kiss of WinterDeep Kiss of Winter by Kresley Cole & Gena Showalter
Date Added: December 4, 2009

Kresley Cole – Untouchable (Immortals After Dark #8)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR KRESLEY COLE delivers a breathtaking tale of a brutal vampire soldier about to know love for the first time… and a Valkyrie aching for his touch.

Gena Showalter – Tempt Me Eternally (Alien Huntress #4.5)

NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR GENA SHOWALTER puts a daring spin on a tale of huntress and hunted… and concocts a sensual chemistry that is positively explosive.

This one is staying, as both of these authors are amazing!

VERDICT: Keep 

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Book of Counted SorrowsBook of Counted Shadows by Dean Koontz
Date Added: December 4, 2009

Long awaited Book of Koontz’s poetry.

This was a limited edition, numbered book that is impossible to find at a decent price now. Maybe when I win the lottery, I’ll buy myself a copy just to complete my collection.

VERDICT: Keep 



This week’s stats: Keep 3, Let Go 2
Total stats: Keep 15, Let Go 25

Previous posts:

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 1
Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 2
Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 3
Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 4
Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 5
Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 6
Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 7

 

Should they stay or should they go? This week's contenders: