Down the TBR Hole #5

I’m posting this early this week, as I’ll be travelling on Sunday. Now we’re going to get down to 5 books to keep and 5 books to delete from by TBR.

TO KEEP:

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Osamu Tezuka is considered the “godfather of manga” and Astroboy is one of the first mangas, if not the first. I also loved the 80s cartoon show version of this when I was a young child. I also love how dark the beginning of Astroboy’s story is considering that this is a kids story. For sure I need to check out the first volume of this!

theredbook

This is a Caldecott Award winning wordless book about a girl that goes on an adventure. ❤ I so want to read this, and obviously it won’t take too long to actually read this book once I’m able to get my hands on it!

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I’m super interested in reading all books on growth mindset / grit I can get my hands on, as I want to cultivate it in myself and my students.

abillionairedinosaur

If this short story were much longer than 21 pages, I probably wouldn’t want to read it. If this story were more expensive, I probably wouldn’t want to read it, but for the cost and length I admit I’m curious (and hoping for a laugh). If I had any sense of shame about the media I consume, I would be ashamed of this, but clearly this is a joke so *shrugs* Hopefully I won’t regret my intense curiosity! (also for the record I only knew about this book at all because my author love T.J.Klune was on Twitter commenting on the title XD)

askingforit

I’ve heard a lot of great things about this from fellow feminist book bloggers, booktubers and feminists in general. This is a key piece of lit I’d like to eventually read to educate myself.

TO DELETE:

hellschildren.jpg

I’m sure it’s good, it’s just that “post-apocalyptic survival thriller,” doesn’t sound like my favourite genre, so for now I’ll delete it.

neveragain

I kind of don’t even know why this is on my tbr. The rating is not great and the summary seems mediocre. DELETE.

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To be honest Sophie Kinsella and her books just don’t appeal to me that much. I might eventually read one, but I think I’m going to take her books off my tbr, because I just don’t care. It was more because of her popularity that I had any of her books on my tbr to begin with. I do like that the main character has / deals with anxiety, but the plot doesn’t look like anything compelling to me.

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This is a middle grade novel that might just be amazing, but after rereading the summary, I decided I just don’t care too much about reading it any time in the near future. There are just so many books I want to read more.

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Not reading this book is a matter of having many other things I’d like to read more at this point in time. Firstly in terms of Atwood, I’d like to reread A Handmaid’s Tale, which was required reading in high school. After that, we’ll see if I’d like to read any other Atwood.

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