This was originally made by Lost in a Story, and is such a fantastic idea. Here are the instructions:

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?

The Books:

1003985Book #221

Epic (Epic #1) by Conor Kostick

Date added: March 30, 2017

Your life comforts depend on how well you play a game? It sounds interesting, but I don’t know maybe I’m just not into it right now?

THE JUDGEMENT: Go

 

 

23084509Book #222

Click Date Repeat (Click Date Repeat #1) by K. J. Farnham

Date added: April 4, 2017

As happy as I am to see a contemporary romance with 20 something year olds instead of a high school or 30 something year old I don’t think this is right for me. I don’t think I want to read about a bunch of bad dates and interactions over the internet. I’m sure there are a lot of cringe worthy LOL moments, but it doesn’t promise a good enough story arc.

THE JUDGEMENT: Go

Bo33958230ok #223

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress #1) by Julie C. Dao

Date added: April 4, 2017

I don’t even need to read the synopsis to know that I want to keep this retelling of darker East Asian story.

THE JUDGEMENT: Keep

 

 

27838544Book #224

Reflection: Stranger in the Mirror (Records of Ohanzee #1) by Rachel R. Smith

Date added: April 5, 2017

Heiress disguising themselves as a commoner? I think you can always count me in for that. Also, assassination attempts? Still here for it. Although, this cover…meh, just going to pretend it’s not like that.

THE JUDGEMENT: Keep

 

 

22098550Book #225

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Date added: April 6, 2019

Can I have a pet fox please? One of the children stories I need in my repertoire.

THE JUDGEMENT: Keep

 

 

 

17910124Book #226

The Emperor’s Blade (The Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne) by Brian Staveley

Date added: April 9, 2017

This sounds like a great epic fantasy, and I need more of it in my life. Plus, this COVER!

THE JUDGEMENT: Keep

 

10790290Book #227

Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations 1 &2) by Michael J. Sullivan

Date added: April 11, 2017

Okay, so I am going to pretend this isn’t actually 2 books on my TBR list for the time being. And I am going to keep this here, because what I read of Sullivan’s fantasy before I liked. And this sounds like a great camaraderie book.

THE JUDGEMENT: Keep

 

15810910Book #228

The Thousand Names (The Shadow Campaigns #1) by Django Wexler

Date added: April 14, 2017

I am actually really excited for this one, I really want to break into more military fantasy and this one is super promising. Plus there’s one of the girls who dresses up as a boy in the military. So sign me up.

THE JUDGEMENT: Keep

 

Book #229

185889985 to 1 (5 to 1 #1) by Holly Bodger

Date added: April 19, 2017

I love the idea that the girls are being fought for and that boys have to compete for a coveted position. I also love the idea of a story of two people forging their own paths. I am really hoping there is some cultural influence in the story as well!

THE JUDGEMENT: Keep

 

 

25982541Book #230

Join by Steve Toutonghi

Date added: April 19, 2017

My eyes glazed over and I became confused reading the synopsis. I’m sure it get’s explained in the book better, but I just don’t feel like thinking that hard right now. LOL.

THE JUDGEMENT: Go

 

 

Starting TBR shelf total: 404

Total books kept: 7

 

I’m Curious  \ ^_^ /

What do you think of my decisions? Have you read any of these books?

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