Down The TBR Hole #4

Hello readers!

So, this month has been a roller coaster of a ride as far as global health situation is concerned and I am not handling it any better than other fellow bookworms however life goes on and all I ask is to be safe and stay hygienic. Also please, don’t go out if at all possible. It’s just not worth it. 

The Creator and the Rules

This was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story — she has a new blog though called Sunflowers and Wonder!

  1. Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  2. Order on ascending date added.
  3. Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books.
  4. Read the synopses of the books.
  5. Decide: keep it or should it go?
  6. Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

Book #1
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J. K. Rowling

Summary: J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay.

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best.

Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any reader’s bookshelf.

Verdict: Remove

Umm…my fascination with all the things that are J. K. Rowling has gone down as the time has passed. To the point where I hadn’t even thought of this one in over a year, so, yeah, this one is gonna go. I am not even feeling any regrets.

Book #2
Linguistic Archaeology: An Introduction by Edo Nyland

Summary: This book is about the invention of ancient names and words. Virtually everyone’s name hides an agglutinated shorthand sentence which can in most cases be recovered, as is explained with hundreds of examples. The technique of decoding and translating many Ogam inscriptions found in Ireland and Scotland is explained. Invented languages are discussed in detail and their relationship with the universal language of the Neolithics is shown.

Verdict: Remove

This one hurts but I am not sure where I can even get a copy of this one and while everything about it still intrigues me, I am not sure if I will ever actually read it. So…yeah, for now, this is out of the TBR. Sorry.

Book #3
The Pisces by Melissa Broder

Summary: An original, imaginative, and hilarious debut novel about love, anxiety, and sea creatures, from the author of So Sad Today

Lucy has been writing her dissertation about Sappho for thirteen years when she and Jamie break up. After she hits rock bottom in Phoenix, her Los Angeles-based sister insists Lucy housesit for the summer—her only tasks caring for a beloved diabetic dog and trying to learn to care for herself. Annika’s home is a gorgeous glass cube atop Venice Beach, but Lucy can find no peace from her misery and anxiety—not in her love addiction group therapy meetings, not in frequent Tinder meetups, not in Dominic the foxhound’s easy affection, not in ruminating on the ancient Greeks. Yet everything changes when Lucy becomes entranced by an eerily attractive swimmer one night while sitting alone on the beach rocks.

Whip-smart, neurotically funny, sexy, and above all, fearless, The Pisces is built on a premise both sirenic and incredibly real—what happens when you think love will save you but are afraid it might also kill you. 

Verdict: Keep!

Oh goodness, I can’t give it up because it is still very intriguing and I have it on my iPad as well! So many other bloggers have been in love with this one that I have to see what I think of it. So, this stays.

Book #4
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Summary: Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.

Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television ‘family’. But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people did not live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.

When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.

Verdict: Remove

I am just not sure about this and I don’t own it as of yet so chances of it getting read are super low. However I do want to read at some point. Who knows I might even read this one during 2020 itself but for now, I don’t want this one my tbr. So. Yeah.

Book #5
The Queen’s Rising (The Queen’s Rising #1) by Rebecca Ross

Summary: When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.

Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true—the solstice does not go according to plan and she is left without a patron.

Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, and with no other choices, she accepts. But there is much more to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain. For there is a dangerous plot being planned to overthrow the king of Maevana—the archrival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved—some closer to Brienna than she realizes.

With war brewing between the two lands, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to—passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. The ultimate decision Brienna must determine is: Who will be that queen?

Verdict: Keep!

I still have the ebook and I am still very much interested. I will decide once I actually read it if I want to continue with the series. So this one stays for now. I am hoping to read this one as soon as possible just to see if I like it and wanna continue with it or not.

Books Removed in this Post: 3/ 5

Total Books Removed: 7/ 394

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