Monday, April 13, 2020

Down The TBR Hole #10


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:

 Faker by Sarah Smith

Emmie, the lone woman working at a power tool company, is being forced to collaborate with a coworker who seems to dislike her on a charity project.  This just doesn't sound very appealing to me anymore.  Pass!
 Mind Games by Shana Silver

A sci-fi story about hacking, sharing, and deleting memories.  The synopsis also refers to a "hot stranger" - ugh, nope!  Pass!
 A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell

A woman's fling is now stalking her and may even have killed her husband.  Just not super into thrillers right now.  Pass!
 The Borgia Confessions by Alyssa Palombo

I really enjoy historical fiction and the infamous Borgia family of Italy is one I haven't read enough about.  Keep!
 The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

This love story about two rival dating app creators sounds fun and light - keep!
 A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth

Although the synopsis is a little vague, I'm intrigued by this story about magical houses in England, plus I really enjoyed Weymouth's last book - keep!
 Westering Women by Sandra Dallas

Historical fiction books can be comfort reads for me, and I like the sound of this story about the women who traveled west in search of husbands in California's gold country.  Keep!






Have you read any of these?

30 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of these but I'm liking the look and sound of all the ones you decided to keep.

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  2. Got to admit I love the sound of Mind Games! All the historical fiction books on your keep shelf sound great too.

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  3. oohh, I like the idea of this!! Might try this next time :)
    Mind Games sounds like my type of read but the mention of a "hot stranger" kind of puts me off. I'm ind of done with that kind of thing YA.

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  4. I've seen a lot of mixed reviews about Faker. Seems like a lot of readers had problems with it. A Treason of Thorns sounds super interesting, though!

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    1. Laura Weymouth's previous book was so atmospheric, so I'm hoping for more of that!

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  5. I read Faker and The Right Swipe. I honestly liked both. I know Faker had mixed reviews, but I enjoyed it, and didn't quite agree with those people. But, that's me

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    1. Yeah, everyone's different! It's just not appealing to me right now.

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  6. A Treason of Thorns sounds awesome!

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  7. Yesss to keeping the Right Swipe -- light and fluffy is a must these days!

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    1. Definitely! I just put myself on the wait list for the audio!

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  8. Mind Games is one that I have been eyeing for a little while now. I haven't heard of any of the other ones at all! I hope that you enjoy them when you get to reading them. :)

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  9. A Treason of Thorns has a cool looking cover!!! I would keep it just for that :)

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  10. I had Mind Games for awhile too, but ended up getting rid of it before reading. A Treason of Thorns is one I do want to try eventually!

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  11. I haven't read any of these yet but I've been eyeing The Right Swipe because it just sounds like such a fun read.

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  12. This is a good way of keeping your TBR in order! I love the Borgias too!

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  13. I've heard less-than-stellar things about Faking it and The Right Swipe. I definitely need to clean up my TBR! I've started going back to my earliest additions and seeing if they're still books I want to read. :)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 😷💬

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    1. Me, too! I'm trying to read some of the stuff that's been lingering the longest.

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  14. Ahh I love the ones you've kept! I am so intrigued by both The Right Swipe and A Treason of Thorns, I can't wait to hear what you think of them :)

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  15. I liked A Treason of Thorns. Mind Games sounds fun to me too, but I'm a computer person.

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    1. I'm really looking forward to A Treason of Thorns!

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