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Down The TBR Hole (#1)

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I stumbled upon this a day or so on Phannie the Ginger Bookworm‘s blog and thought it would be fun to try. This concept was created by Lost In A Story and the idea is to go through your Goodreads TBR list and clean it up a bit. (Follow these two blogs btw they are great).

So here is the idea:

  1. Log into Goodreads and open your TBR shelf ( Not going to lie… I try to avoid mine)
  2. Put the books on your TBR shelf in ascending order BY DATE. I don’t see where the rules specify release date or date added so I’m going to go with date added.
  3. Look at the first 5 or more books (I’ll be using increments of 10)
  4. Read the description of each book
  5. Decide if you want to keep it or “toss” it

Do this once a week and just pick up where you left off the last time.

This will take me a while because well…. I have over a thousand on my TBR shelf . 1145 right now to be exact…. My first few of posts are probably going to be mostly keepers because I was trying to update my “book jar” a couple of weeks ago. Lets just dive straight on in.

*** All of these will be copy and pasted from Goodreads***

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The Day I Saw the Hummingbird: A Novel

The Day I Saw the Hummingbird: A Novel

by  Paulette Mahurin

On the eve of his tenth birthday, a young slave’s life is turned upside down. The unthinkable events that led up to the day Oscar Mercer saw a hummingbird test the limits of this young boy’s body, mind and soul. Gripped with fear and filled with anger, Oscar faces raw, crushing hatred aimed at him and everyone he loves. In a time when a nation was ripped apart geographically, economically, politically and morally, comes a story of a courageous boy who began life as a slave on a sugarcane plantation in Louisiana and escapes via the Underground Railroad. Through the efforts and good will of kind, brave people determined to free slaves, Oscar faces devastating obstacles and dangers. Struggling with his inner impulse to seek revenge for the injustices and violence levied on his family and friends, he discovers that in bondage you pray to God, but in freedom, you meet Him. From the award-winning, best-selling author of The Seven Year Dress comes a story that brings another cadre of memorable characters alive on pages that pulse with hatred and kindness, cruelty and compassion, despair and hope. Oscar’s journey on the Underground Railroad is a heart-pounding ride that the reader will remember long after this story ends.

 

Decision: KEEP!


The Chamber Children

The Chamber Children

by James T. Riley
What secrets await the children of Rose Chamber when they return to their North Carolina family home after their mother’s passing?
Decision: TOSS! My reason for tossing this one if the lack of desciption. This is based on Goodreads alone…
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Papa and Mama Said: Full of Dare County Folklore

Papa and Mama Said: Full of Dare County Folklore

by Lucinda Gallop Baum
Foreword This book is not designed to make you feel that you haven’t lived if you haven’t conversed in “Pig-Latin,” jumped hots, or shot marbles, but to share with you some of the experiences and emotions of what some might call “the good ole days.” For some of my characters herein I have borrowed new names, for the sake of privacy, as well as to protect the guilty. I feel reasonably sure that my family and friends will recognize themselves, even though I have told them as I saw them through my eyes. I apologize for Papa’s foul language but I would be hard put to depict his character without it.
Decision: KEEP!
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The Wild Inside

The Wild Inside

by Jamey Bradbury

A natural born trapper and hunter raised in the Alaskan wilderness, Tracy Petrikoff spends her days tracking animals and running with her dogs in the remote forests surrounding her family’s home. Though she feels safe in this untamed land, Tracy still follows her late mother’s rules: Never Lose Sight of the House. Never Come Home with Dirty Hands. And, above all else, Never Make a Person Bleed.

But these precautions aren’t enough to protect Tracy when a stranger attacks her in the woods and knocks her unconscious. The next day, she glimpses an eerily familiar man emerge from the tree line, gravely injured from a vicious knife wound—a wound from a hunting knife similar to the one she carries in her pocket. Was this the man who attacked her and did she almost kill him? With her memories of the events jumbled, Tracy can’t be sure.

Helping her father cope with her mother’s death and prepare for the approaching Iditarod, she doesn’t have time to think about what she may have done. Then a mysterious wanderer appears, looking for a job. Tracy senses that Jesse Goodwin is hiding something, but she can’t warn her father without explaining about the attack—or why she’s kept it to herself.

It soon becomes clear that something dangerous is going on . . . the way Jesse has wormed his way into the family . . . the threatening face of the stranger in a crowd . . . the boot-prints she finds at the forest’s edge.

Her family is in trouble. Will uncovering the truth protect them—or is the threat closer than Tracy suspects?

Decision: KEEP!
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From the Earth to the Shadows (Valkyrie #2)

From the Earth to the Shadows (Valkyrie #2)

by Amanda Hocking

Malin’s mission to avenge her mother’s murder has uncovered dangerous secrets. As a Valkyrie-in-training, Malin must slay immortals who’ve had their time, to maintain balance between humans and immortals. But her quest could destroy earth’s stability – and unleash chaos.

Just when she needs to focus, her friend Asher is in grave danger. He’s been dragged into the underworld, where vengeful immortals plot revolution. Malin believes her feelings mustn’t distract from her goal – but is desperate to rescue him. So she ventures into the darkest of realms, knowing she may not survive. With new allies at her side and new enemies ahead, Malin will face terrible choices. She’ll have to keep her head – or be ruled by her heart.

Decision: KEEP!
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Forsaken (Shadow Cove Saga, #1)

Forsaken (Shadow Cove Saga #1)

by J.D. Baker

From the witch trials of centuries past, an evil awakens.

Inspired by Actual Events
Excerpt from the Journal of Clayton Stone – 1692
She was examined today without torture at Shadow Cove township on the charge of witchcraft. She said she was wholly innocent of the crime and has never in life renounced God. I watched as they brought her out. A poor, sickly thing, worn by her time behind the walls of her prison. Her bared feet and hands bound in leather, her clothing tattered to that of ruin. Despite such condition, her head was held high, her eyes meeting those of her accusers. She still refuses to provide her name so we remain unable to search baptismal records, nor has her family stepped forward to claim her as their own. We have no reason to believe she is anything but an orphaned child. I find myself unable to look at her directly in the moments preceding her trial. She is watching me though; with eyes of the deepest blue, she is watching me.

Thad McAlister, Rise of the Witch

When horror author Thad McAlister began his latest novel, a tale rooted in the witch trials of centuries past, the words flowed effortlessly. The story poured forth, filling page after page with the most frightening character ever to crawl from his imagination. It was his greatest work, one that would guarantee him a position among the legends of the craft.

But was it really fiction?

He inadvertently opened a door, one that would soon jeopardize the lives of his family.

She wants to come back.

At home, his wife struggles to keep their family alive. Secretly wondering if she caused it all…a deal she made long ago. A deal with the Forsaken.

Decision: KEEP!
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Red Sparrow (Red Sparrow Trilogy #1)

Red Sparrow (Red Sparrow Trilogy #1)

by Jason Matthews

From veteran CIA officer Jason Matthews, the electrifying, New York Times bestselling modern spy thriller, Red Sparrow.In contemporary Russia, state intelligence officer Dominika Egorova has been drafted to become a “Sparrow”—a spy trained in the art of seduction to elicit information from their marks. She’s been assigned to Nathaniel Nash, a CIA officer who handles the organization’s most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America’s valuable mole in Moscow.For fans of John le Carré and Ian Fleming and featuring “high-level espionage, pulse-pounding danger, sex, double agents, and double crosses” (Nelson DeMille), Red Sparrow is a timely and electrifying thriller that is impossible to put down.

Decision: TOSS! At this point…. Im just going to lighten my reading load and watch the movie.
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To Woo a Wicked Widow (The Widows' Club, #1)

To Woo a Wicked Widow (The Widows’ Club #1)

by Jenna Jaxon
The war years are behind them. 
The future is before them.
And one by one, the widows of Lyttlefield Park are getting restless…Lady Charlotte Cavendish is still the spirited girl who tried to elope in the name of love. That dream was thwarted by her father who trapped her into a loveless, passionless marriage. But now widowed, Charlotte is free to reenter the giddy world of the ton—and pursue her desires. For hardly your typical widow, she remains innocent to the pleasures of the flesh. Yet her life is finally her own, and she intends to keep it that way.Nash, the twelfth Earl of Wrotham, is beguiled by Charlotte at first sight—and the feeling is mutual. When he receives her intriguing invitation to a house party, the marriage-minded lord plans to further their acquaintance. But even he cannot sway her aversion to matrimony, and only with great restraint does he resist her most tempting offer. For unbeknownst to Charlotte, the misadventures of the past are revisiting them both, and bedding her could cost him everything—or give him everything he ever wanted.
Decision: KEEP!
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Resurgence (Demon Spring, #1)

Resurgence (Demon Spring #1)

by S. Usher Evans

Demon hunter Jack Grenard’s life changed three years ago when his wife was brutally murdered by the very demons he’d been hunting. At the urging of his partner Cam Macarro, he’s starting a new life in Atlanta, hoping he’ll find the man he used to be. But on a routine hunt, they come across a new type of demon–one that saves instead of kills.

Meanwhile, demons across Atlanta are preparing for the quadrennial uprising of their Underworld brethren. Worse yet, there’s a rumor the so-called king of the demons, Bael, will appear for the first time in over a century. Jack and Cam must uncover the truth about the mystery woman before all hell–literally–breaks loose.

Resurgence is the first in a new Urban Fantasy trilogy from S. Usher Evans, author of the Madion War Trilogy, Razia, and Lexie Carrigan Chronicles. It will be released by Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing in February 2018.

Decision: KEEP!
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The Lonely Devil: Tales of the Supernatural

The Lonely Devil: Tales of the Supernatural

by Clair Gordon-Bouvier

“In humans there is an almost maddening desire to know and to understand; it is this same desire that has given rise to some of the greatest scientific discoveries of our age. But what of those instances in which we are faced with an event or a phenomenon wholly passing our powers of comprehension?”

“I saw in the moonlight some pathetic creature rise up from the sea and clamber over the edge. Then, with grotesque movements, half-walking and half-crawling, it approached the lonely blackhouse. As I watched in horror, I could not but be thankful that it was too dark for me to see any more than the silhouette of the thing. It was the form of a man; that much I could see, yet I knew instinctively as I looked upon that figure that it was not living, and I was at once filled with a dread so profound that my very heart seemed to stand still.”

The Lonely Devil is a collection of short stories exploring the grotesque, the tragic and the unexplained. From Scotland during the Middle Ages to New York during the Great Depression, these fifteen stories tell of madness, loss, unquiet souls and benevolent spirits.

Decision: KEEP!
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That’s It for this week’s Down The TBR Hole. Stay tuned for the next set of books! Be sure to comment if you have read/want to read any of these books. Also, JOIN THE CHALLENGE! Be sure to follow me and the two great bloggers who inspired this post.
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