Monday, September 30, 2019

Down The TBR Hole #5


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 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:

 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?

26 comments:

  1. Vox looks amazing. I keep meaning to read that one! I need to get a copy.

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    1. I know, it had some major hype when it came out!

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  2. I'm not familiar with any of these. Vox sounds like it could be interesting, though. In the Blink of an Eye sounds like the the same story that's been done over and over again, though.

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    1. I totally agree about In the Blink of an Eye!

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  3. I hear you -- something has to be really unique to keep a book on your TBR when it sounds like every other one in the genre. I have only heard good things about Vox too

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  4. I haven't read any of these, but Vox was highly recommended to me by a library staff member a while back.

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  5. I love this post and DEFINITELY need to cull my Goodreads "to read" list. I literally have books in there from 2011. Vox is still on my list too!

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    1. Thanks, Tina! LOL if I was on Goodreads in 2011 I'd probably have books from then, too!

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  6. I haven't read any of these but absolutely can't wait for The Starless Sea <3 I just recently culled my Goodreads TBR and brought if down to 88 from 332 lmao!

    Uma@Books.Bags.Burgers.

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    1. Wow, that's quite a culling! Good job! Isn't is so satisfying?

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  7. So curious about Vox. Been hearing a lot about it!

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    1. Yes, it seemed like for awhile there everyone was reading it!

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  8. Vox is a pretty wild ride, and I can't wait for The Starless Sea!

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  9. In the Blink of an Eye was a good read, but you are right- not really a standout. I think your keep choices are good ones too!

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  10. I haven't yet, but I thought Vox was really worth while, I plan to give it a try. Please help me with my TBR cleaning: https://wordsandpeace.com/2019/09/28/read-or-skip-13/

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  11. The Strangers does sound interesting but middlegrade novels aren't also my thing. but if you do ever consider reading that at some point, would love to know what you think of it.

    czai @ the Blacksheep Reader

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  12. I'm super impressed by the cover of "The Strangers". I wouldn't look at that and think middle grade either!

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    1. Right?? I definitely didn't get that vibe.

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