Monday, March 11, 2019

Down The TBR Hole #1


Down the TBR Hole is a feature created by Lost in a Story.  I've seen it on a few other blogs and thought I would try it out myself!  It seems like a really good way to cull your TBR of those books you're no longer interested in.  So how does it work?

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre 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?

Here are the books I'm looking at this time:

Royals by Rachel Hawkins

Daisy's sister is dating the Prince of Scotland, so Daisy joins her at the castle, where she meets the Prince's younger brother.

I'm obsessed with anything royal, so even though this isn't the most unique premise, it's on my TBR for a reading challenge and I'm still interested in it.  Keeping this one!




The Last Wish of Sasha Cade by Cheyanne Young

A teenage girl is surprised to find out her best friend, who recently passed away, planned a scavenger hunt for her.

This one sounds so emotional, and I love a book that can make me cry.  Keeping this one!






The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher

Historical fiction novel focusing on the life and loves of Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy.

I'm fascinated by the Kennedy family, and I love historical fiction.  Keeping this one!





The Last Hours by Minette Walters

When the Black Death starts to spread across England, Lady Anne brings her serfs and family inside the manor estate and closes off the outside world.

For some reason, this one just isn't grabbing my attention anymore.  It's 500+ page length also gives me pause!  Passing on this one!



The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir

The teenage daughter in a very religious family with its own reality show becomes pregnant.

I love anything reality tv-related, plus I've read so many good reviews - keeping this one!





Have you read any of these?

36 comments:

  1. Wow quite a variety of books! Hope you manage to get to them :)

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  2. Seems like some interesting reads!

    Lotte | www.lottelauv.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Cool feature. I amy have to try this one at some point too because I know my TBR is probably filled with books that I'm no longer interested in. I haven't read any of these yet but Royals and The Kennedy Debutante are two that I really want to read.

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  4. I only read The Book of Essie, and I'll admit I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I thought it would concentrate more on a "reality family show" but that wasn't the main plot. Of course we all have our own reasons for reading something.

    I like how you want to prune back your tbr list and then you say, yep I'm keeping this one, and this one...lol!

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    1. Haha, I know! I'm bad, but at least I got rid of one?!

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  5. I've got both THE BOOK OF ESSIE and THE LAST HOURS on my list and will keep them there. I'll likely be in the mood for them at some point.

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    1. Yeah, I've heard such good things about The Book of Essie.

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  6. I need to do this badly! On my local library site, I have a TBR going and I literally make one list that's called "Definitely Reading" and another called "Others", for those that sound ok or backlist books by authors I currently enjoy. Then I know the books exist but I don't feel super compelled to put them at the top of my list.

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    1. LOL, you and all your sub-TBRs, including one for books you don't even necessarily want to read!

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  7. The Book of Essie is on my TBR list. It got really good reviews when it came out, but I haven’t heard anybody talk about it recently. I’m curious about The Last Hours. I need more plague books!


    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  8. The Book of Essie is on my tbr too for the reality tv angle -- and how cute is Royals?!

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  9. I read the first two. LOVED Royals - so much fun, and enjoyed Sasha as well.

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  10. I think this meme is a really great, consistent way to take a look at the books on your TBR. I have way too many and ought to clean out my Goodreads shelf soon. Royals looks like a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy!

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  11. What a fun idea. The only one I've read is The Book of Essie and you definitely need to keep it AND read it right now! It was so good. If you like audiobooks, this one was amazing. Three great narrators.

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    1. Yes, I remember that you really enjoyed that one!

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  12. I really liked The Kennedy Debutante! I hope you get to read it. I also want to read Royals. I look forward to your thoughts on it!

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  13. I haven't read TheBook of Essie but have it and heard great things. I think to keep it!!

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  14. I really liked Royals, and that's not usually my cup of tea. Hope you enjoy it :)
    Dani @ The Restricted Section

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  15. lol your list didn't help me, I ended up adding books to my TBR! (: at least you removed one book?

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  16. The LAst Wish of Sasha Cade sounds good! And yes probably a bit emotional too, but I like the sound of it.

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  17. Well, it looks like you kept more this week. Hope they are all good reads. At least you are cleaning out your shelf.

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  18. They all sound like some good picks. I want to read The Royals as well. Hope you get a chance to grab them and read them.

    Mary

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I'm so glad you stopped by, and I would love to hear your thoughts! Comments are always greatly appreciated!