Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 9

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:

 

Hook & JillHook & Jill by Andrea Jones
Date Added: December 5, 2009

In this startling new vision of a cultural classic, Wendy intends to live happily ever after with Peter Pan.

But Time, like this tale,behaves in a most unsettling way.

As Wendy mothers the Lost Boys in Neverland, they thrive on adventure. She struggles to keep her boys safe from the Island’s many hazards, but she finds a more subtle threat encroaching from an unexpected quarter….

The children are growing up, and only Peter knows the punishment.

An intriguing premise. And the sample was interesting enough to keep this one on my list!

VERDICT: Keep

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Zombie HaikuZombie Haiku by Ryan Mecum
Date Added: December 5, 2009

In your hands is a poetry journal written by an undead poet, recounting his firsthand experience during the zombie plague.

Little is known about the author before he turned into a zombie, but thanks to his continued writings in this journal – even after his death – you can accompany him from infection to demise.

Through the intimate poetry of haiku, the zombie chronicles his epic journey through deserted streets and barricaded doors. Each three-line poem, structured in the classic 5-7-5 syllable structure, unravels a little more of the story.

You’ll love every eye-popping, gut-wrenching, flesh-eating page!

Seriously? Was this one ever in doubt? Zombies + haiku = awesome!

Biting into heads
is much harder than it looks.
The skull is feisty.

VERDICT: Keep 

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UnknownUnknown by Rachel Caine
Date Added: December 8, 2009

Living among mortals, the djinn Cassiel has developed a reluctant affection for them-especially for Warden Luis Rocha.

As the mystery deepens around the kidnapping of innocent Warden children, Cassiel and Luis are the only ones who can investigate both the human and djinn realms.

But the trail will lead them to a traitor who may be more powerful than they can handle…

Love Rachel Caine so keeping this one on my list as well. The Outcast Season is a four book series, so hoping to read them all.

 

VERDICT: Keep

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Heart Shaped BoxHeart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
Date Added: December 25, 2009

Aging, self-absorbed rock star Judas Coyne has a thing for the macabre – his collection includes sketches from infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy, a trepanned skull from the 16th century, a used hangman’s noose, Aleister Crowley’s childhood chessboard, etc. – so when his assistant tells him about a ghost for sale on an online auction site, he immediately puts in a bid and purchases it.

The black, heart-shaped box that Coyne receives in the mail not only contains the suit of a dead man but also his vengeance-obsessed spirit.

The ghost, it turns out, is the stepfather of a young groupie who committed suicide after the 54-year-old Coyne callously used her up and threw her away. Now, determined to kill Coyne and anyone who aids him, the merciless ghost of Craddock McDermott begins his assault on the rocker’s sanity.

Have only read one of Joe’s books but he’s incredibly talented! And this one sounds just as creepy as his dad’s books, so keeping it on the list!

VERDICT: Keep

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It All Changed in an InstantIt All Changed In An Instant by Larry Smith
Date Added: January 15, 2010

The editors of the New York Times bestseller Not Quite What I Was Planning are back with its much-anticipated sequel, It All Changed in an Instant.

With contributions from acclaimed authors like Malcolm Gladwell, Frank McCourt, Wally Lamb, Isabel Allende, Junot Diaz, Amy Tan, and James Frey, and celebrities like Sarah Silverman, Suze Orman, Marlee Matlin, Neil Patrick Harris, Ann Coulter, and Chelsea Handler, It All Changed in an Instant presents a thousand more glimpses of humanity. . . six words at a time.

In the vein of the popular Post Secret books, It All Changed in an Instant, in the words of Vanity Fair, “will thrill minimalists and inspire maximalists.”

What an intriguing idea! The sample left me wanting more, so it’s a keeper!

VERDICT: Keep 

This week’s stats: Keep 5, Let Go 0
Total stats: Keep 20, 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
Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 8

 

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