Thursday 8 February 2018

Down The TBR Hole #1

I saw a post over on Bloggers Bookshelf last week about tackling your TBR ( i dont always add to goodreads but i do feel like its over the top) The post introduced me to Lia and her Down The TBR Hole here and the graphic is also from there. I decided to head over to my goodreads and decide what i will actually read. Today i am looking at the first five.

The Lovely Bones is the story of a family devastated by a gruesome murder -- a murder recounted by the teenage victim. Upsetting, you say? Remarkably, first-time novelist Alice Sebold takes this difficult material and delivers a compelling and accomplished exploration of a fractured family's need for peace and closure.

The details of the crime are laid out in the first few pages: from her vantage point in heaven, Susie Salmon describes how she was confronted by the murderer one December afternoon on her way home from school. Lured into an underground hiding place, she was raped and killed. But what the reader knows, her family does not. Anxiously, we keep vigil with Susie, aching for her grieving family, desperate for the killer to be found and punished.

Sebold creates a heaven that's calm and comforting, a place whose residents can have whatever they enjoyed when they were alive -- and then some. But Susie isn't ready to release her hold on life just yet, and she intensely watches her family and friends as they struggle to cope with a reality in which she is no longer a part. To her great credit, Sebold has shaped one of the most loving and sympathetic fathers in contemporary literature.

This is the first book i ever added to goodreads and i cant say i have thought about it much since, i remember my mum loved it and having re read ths synopsis but i think this one will stay. It has peaked my interest enough to wonder why i have never read it before.

When it comes to relationships, Remy doesn't mess around. After all, she's learned all there is to know from her mother, who's currently working on husband number five. But there's something about Dexter that seems to defy all of Remy's rules. He certainly doesn't seem like Mr. Right. For some reason, however, Remy just can't seem to shake him. Could it be that Remy's starting to understand what those love songs are all about?

I remember when i first joined goodreads and everyone was loving Sarah Dessen and i was like oh i need to read everything she has written. However, i am still yet to read - and whilst the synopsis looks like a sweet read - i dont think i will keep this, it will be removed from my shelves.

The four of them were friends for years. But then a rift developed, and except for one disastrous reunion, Jackie hasn’t seen them for years. Until yesterday, when out of the blue, Meg contacts her. But Jackie’s personal life is in tatters and the last thing she needs is to revisit her past.

I think this one will still stay on my shelves to read, i love a story where friends fall apart, meet up and they have that bond that only comes with time. It is a vague synopsis but i think maybe thats for the best?

If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.

Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.

Everything is going to change.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

Remember. Survive. Run.

I added this after loving the hunger games but i know this isnt for me, i tried divergent and hated it. I havent revisited the hunger games, i may watch the film at some point but i have had no interest in this book for a long time. I forgot i ever wanted to read it.

Will Grayson meets Will Grayson. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers are about to cross paths. From that moment on, their world will collide and lives intertwine.

It's not that far from Evanston to Naperville, but Chicago suburbanites Will Grayson and Will Grayson might as well live on different planets. When fate delivers them both to the same surprising crossroads, the Will Graysons find their lives overlapping and hurtling in new and unexpected directions. With a push from friends new and old - including the massive, and massively fabulous, Tiny Cooper, offensive lineman and musical theater auteur extraordinaire - Will and Will begin building toward respective romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history's most awesome high school musical.

I have said before and i will say it again, i am not a big fan of young adult. I dabble sometimes but it is jsut too young for me more often than night. I have read maybe one john green and it was average, and i feel like this one wont wow me either. So off the shelf it goes.

I have ended up removing 3/5 and hopefully this will remind of the 2 i intend on actually reading. I think i will tackle this again in another few weeks.

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