Down the TBR Hole is a feature created by Lost in a Story (although the blog seems to be down recently). 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 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?
Here are the books I'm looking at this time:
Vox by Christina Dalcher
This dystopian novel about a world where women can speak no more than 100 words a day got a huge amount of buzz when it was released last summer. I've only seen good reviews for it. I definitely want to read it, I just haven't had time yet! Keep!
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
This one is a no-brainer - I just featured it last week, and I've been waiting for Erin Morgenstern to release another book since The Night Circus (one of my favorite books ever) came out years ago. Keep!
This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher
This YA thriller has a bit of a "I Know What You Did Last Summer" vibe that sounds like it could be really cool, although the Goodreads reviews are less than stellar. Keeping for now!
In The Blink of an Eye by Jesse Blackadder
This domestic drama follows a family after, you guessed it, "tragedy strikes." I've read a lot of these types of books, and so I feel like they have to be really unique in some way for me to want to pick another one up. This doesn't sound different enough. Pass!
The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix
This book is about three siblings who discovery they may or may have not been kidnapped. I added this to my TBR without realizing it was middle grade, which I don't really read. I'm passing on this for now, unless someone out there has read it and can vouch for it?
Have you read any of these?