Down the TBR hole #1

Hi people! How are you? And how are your readings going? I decided that the time was right for an intervention on my Goodreads’ TBR shelf. Tbr lists are a nightmare for every bookworm, we really risk to be crushed by them, but usually we say that’s this is not a problem, that we have all under control, that there is no need to stress ourselves with it. But now I want to show you a pic:


I’d say that my TBR shelf speaks for herself. And I really need to do something about it!!! But I have a problem (yes, another one) I am really unable to choose. That’s why I love to read top ten posts, but I cannot write them, for example. I simply cannot choose. But I need to do something. But I cannot choose. But I need to do something. But I cannot…. you get the gist, right?

So, I decided to try this meme, because it’s lovable, because it seems fun and it seems right the thing that I need. But I’ll do a little alteration: in this meme you have to choose if you’ll keep or not a book, but I would add a “maybe”. For some books I will give myself time until June. If I read them or start them and I think they’re ok before June I would keep them, if not I’ll remove them definitely. I know it’s not quite right, but it’s the only way for me!

It works like this:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 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? 

I have to thank Lost in a story, who is hosting this meme!

And I know, I’m a lost cause, I know, I know, but when I started to write this post I had 666 books on my To-read shelf, now I have 668 books. That’s not good, so I will start right now and I’ll try to don’t add books in the meantime!

The Books:


 Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara. It’s an urban fantasy and in the synopses there is a dragon lord, so I have to read it. But I have to admit that dragon lord aside the plot doesn’t seem so appealing to me right now.

Verdict: Maybe


Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan. I think I wanted to read this one because Geil Carriger recommended it, and she’s an author that I love. But I’ve read the plot and I am not so intrigued.

Verdict: Remove!



What Looks Like Crazy by Charlotte Hughes. This seems like a lot of fun, and fun reading are always welcome!

Verdict: Keep!


The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy edited by Mike Ashley. This seems a lot of fun, too, but in the end I am not a lover of short stories books, if I have to be honest. I’d like to read this one because comic fantasy is a not so popular subgenre and you have a hard time to find good books, but the short stories part is not a plus.

Verdict: Maybe!


Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris. When we’re speaking about steampunk I love the idea more than the real deal, to be honest, but this book seems interesting and the main character seems quite kick-ass!

Vedict: Keep

Well, that’s all for today! And I am really happy to say that writing this post was a lot of fun and far way less tragic than what I was fearing, so yay! And I’ve managed to remove definitely one book, so double yay!

Did you read any of these books? What do you think of my choices? Let me know!

Happy reading!

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