Down the TBR Hole, #5

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I’ve seen this floating around the internet, so I wanted to give it a try. It was created by Lost in the Story, and it looks like a lot of fun. I’ll be using my personal GoodReads account for this, so we’ll see how this goes.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

This about a boy, Junior, who is growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. He wants to be a cartoonist and decides to attend an all-white high school. I first heard about in college, and I immediately added it to my TBR because my classmate loved it so much. It still seems interesting to me , though it isn’t something I’m necessarily itching to read, mostly because this isn’t my favorite genre of literature. 

Status: Does not own

Decision: Keep (for now)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

I really don’t know why I added this to my list, other than that I remember it being popular. Based on the description, it’s about a high schooler named Greg and his friend Earl, who he makes movies with. One of his childhood friend’s, Rachel, is diagnosed with Leukemia. When she stops treatment, he and Earl make a film for her. All in all, this sounds like another book about cancer that isn’t really about the person who is sick but rather the people in that person’s life (nothing wrong with this, but I’m tired of reading books like this). I really can’t stomach another book like that.

Status: Does not own

Decision: Remove

Slags & Embers (The Soulscape Code #1) by Brian Lindow

Where did this book even come from? Why did I add it? The description of the book bored me. I think it’s about magic and overthrowing an empire with like three characters from totally different backgrounds coming together to defeat the bad guy. Been there, done that.

Status: Does not own

Decision: Remove

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

This is one that has been sitting on my shelf for years.  A family friend recommended to me, and I bought it immediately after. It takes place in nineteenth century China. It’s about two women who become friends, sending each other messages in a language created by Chinese women to communicate secretly. It’s historical fiction, which I enjoy, and takes place in a setting that I hardly ever read about.

Status: Owns

Decision: Keep

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I read Love in the Time of Cholera by the same author when I was in high school, and I loved it. Because of this, I want to read his other books. Eventually I’ll get to it.

Status: Owns

Decision: Keep

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