Welcome to the Down The TBR Hole meme. The aim behind this game is to whittle your TBR down a little by going through and removing books you’ve lost interest in or aren’t truly likely to pick up.
My TBR is not as out of control as some of yours, but I figure it’s probably still worth trying to get it down a bit. I’d love your comments on any of my decisions.
Here’s how it works, feel free to join in!
- Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 — or even more if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
So, without further ado!
Inconceivable! by Tegan Wren
I’m a bit torn about this one. It sounds cute and I enjoy a royal romance as much as the next person. But it’s a full on romance-to-marriage-to-trying-to-have-a-baby within 350 pages? Honestly sounds like it might be trying to do a bit too much and while I appreciate a book that explores infertility, I’m not sure it’s for me.
~~ Decision: GO ~~
5 to 1 by Holly Bodger
Honestly… as much as the idea of a dystopia set in future India feels different and fresh, I think I’d rather read one from an Indian author. Also a few reviewers that I follow say the world-building is sketchy, which means I’m bound to pick it apart and ask too many questions. I’m going to let this one go.
~~ DECISION: GO ~~
The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
This one sounds really good! I’m not sure if it’s a fairytale retelling exactly, but it has djinn! I love djinn! They’re one of my favourite mythological creatures and I am willing to read any book featuring them. So this is a kepeer.
~~ DECISION: KEEP ~~
Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet by H. P. Wood
There’s a note at the end of the blurb for this on stating that it’s not a children’s or YA book. Which is weird because the blurb totally reads like middle-grade. And based on some of the reviews, the things that would have drawn me to it – Coney Island, carnival oddballs – are not actually a major feature. Apparently it’s more about an outbreak of yellow fever, with a bit of magical realism thrown in. Again, I don’t think it’s for me.
~~ DECISION: GO ~~
Stitching Snow by R. C. Lewis
Fairytale retelling! Yay! Sci-fi? Yeeehhh? But it sounds intriguing? Gonna keep this one for now.
~~DECISION: KEEP ~~
TODAY: 2 keep, 3 go.
ALL TIME: 14 keep, 16 go.
What do you think of these choices? Have you read any of these titles? Would you have chosen differently?
You can read my previous Down the TBR Hole posts here.
See you next time!