DOWN THE TBR HOLE #1: Cassie Edition

ALL SYNOPSIS TAKEN FROM GOODREADS!


I found out about this meme because Kris Marie from Boston Book Reader does it regularly on her blog! It, however, originated with Lost in a Story that deserves all the recognition for starting this great meme for the book blogging community!

The purpose of this meme is to go through your TBR (I am using GoodReads at first and then plan on going through my home books after!) and decide if you are going to keep the book or if you are getting rid of it on your TBR!  For a more formal understanding here is the original wording from the first “Down the TBR Hole” by Lost in a Story:

Anyway, it works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Currently, I have 313 books on my GR TBR, so I have decided to go through five of the books on the list at a time. I am hoping to get it lowered to at least only 200 by the time this is over. Wish me luck, I am going to need it! I will also be keeping track of the number of books that I remove from my GR TBR during this process, so that a final statistical number of removed titles is available because well I can and I want to see how many I removed after all is said and done. 🙂


THE BOOKS: 

SYNOPSIS: What are the most important days of your life?

Meet Brás de Oliva Domingos. The miracle child of a world-famous Brazilian writer, Brás spends his days penning other people’s obituaries and his nights dreaming of becoming a successful author himself—writing the end of other people’s stories, while his own has barely begun.

But on the day that life begins, would he even notice? Does it start at 21 when he meets the girl of his dreams? Or at 11, when he has his first kiss? Is it later in his life when his first son is born? Or earlier when he might have found his voice as a writer?

Each day in Brás’s life is like a page from a book. Each one reveals the people and things who have made him who he is: his mother and father, his child and his best friend, his first love and the love of his life. And like all great stories, each day has a twist he’ll never see coming…

In Daytripper, the Eisner Award-winning twin brothers Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá tell a magical, mysterious and moving story about life itself—a hauntingly lyrical journey that uses the quiet moments to ask the big questions

DECISION: I am taking this off my TBR!!
REASON: I have tried to start this graphic novel collection 3 times to date. I check it out from the library and start it, but never actually read it. I just don’t seem my interest being there for this book any more. I added it all the way back in 2016 for goodness sake. 😉


SYNOPSIS: Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the age of five, Jazz transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents. A year later, her parents allowed her to share her incredible journey in her first Barbara Walters interview, aired at a time when the public was much less knowledgeable or accepting of the transgender community. This groundbreaking interview was followed over the years by other high-profile interviews, a documentary, the launch of her YouTube channel, a picture book, and her own reality TV series—I Am Jazz—making her one of the most recognizable activists for transgender teens, children, and adults.

In her remarkable memoir, Jazz reflects on these very public experiences and how they have helped shape the mainstream attitude toward the transgender community. But it hasn’t all been easy. Jazz has faced many challenges, bullying, discrimination, and rejection, yet she perseveres as she educates others about her life as a transgender teen. Through it all, her family has been beside her on this journey, standing together against those who don’t understand the true meaning of tolerance and unconditional love. Now Jazz must learn to navigate the physical, social, and emotional upheavals of adolescence—particularly high school—complicated by the unique challenges of being a transgender teen. Making the journey from girl to woman is never easy—especially when you began your life in a boy’s body.

DECISION: Staying on my TBR!
REASON: As someone that identifies within the transgender community, I feel that it is vital that I eventually read this book.


 

SYNOPSIS: Presenting the initial COURTNEY CRUMRIN miniseries in a new digest-sized format. Courtney’s parents have dragged her out to a high-to-do suburb to live with her creepy Great Uncle Aloysius in his spooky old house. She’s not only the new kid in school, but she also discovers strange things lurking under her bed.

DECISION: Bye, moving on!
REASON:  This was a graphic novel collection that I had reviewed on a previous blog, years upon years ago. I wanted to reread it, but now I value my time differently. It’s time to recognize I am never rereading this.


 

SYNOPSIS: When Kansas farm girl Dorothy flies away to the magical Land of Oz, she fatally flattens a wicked witch, liberates a living scarecrow and is hailed by the Munchkin people as a great sorceress but all she really wants to know is: how does she get home?

DECISION: Goodbye to you!
REASON: While I wanted to read this, I would prefer rereading and reviewing for this blog the actual OZ books proper. Maybe one day you will be added, but for today, I am breaking up with you.

 

 


 

SYNOPSIS: Written by Husbands creators Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Brad Bell, this is the comic-book continuation of the sitcom phenom. Husbands tells the story of famous gay newlyweds Brady and Cheeks, who sparked a media firestorm when they woke up legally wed after a drunken Vegas weekend. Now, a mystical wedding gift launches the couple on a series of adventures-a tongue-in-cheek journey through iconic genre realms-filled with obstacles that threaten to tear them apart. Follow Brady and Cheeks into a superhero showdown, a fairytale fantasy, a Holmesian mystery, an epic galactic battle, a madcap high school romp, and a saucy secret-spy thrill ride. Includes bonus “making of” material and a special introduction.

DECISION: Keeping on my TBR, so step off 😉
REASON:Okay, I admit that I have read this previously. I own a copy of it. I want to review it for the blog at some point, perhaps rewatch the series as well. I am a sucker for this book. Don’t judge me on my wanting to reread it! 😉

 


REMOVAL: 3 out of 5
KEPT: 2 out of 5

TOTAL REMOVED TO DATE: 3 (this is my first post for goodness sake)
MY GOODREADS TBR TAB: 310/313


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