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?
The Body Double by Emily Beyda
When a famous actress has a mental breakdown, her team hires a body double to take her place in public. Amazing premise, but the reviews are not great for this one - pass!
The Hive by Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden
In this story, social media is monitored by the Hive, and if you cause too much trouble, it's legal for a group of people to hunt you down and teach you a lesson. This just sounds a little too eerie for me - pass!
Twenty by Debra Landwehr Engle
After a woman decides to end her life in 20 days by taking a mysterious bottle of pills, she realizes her life is worth saving. Even though this deals with a lot of heavy topics, I think (and hope) that ultimately this will be an uplifting story. Keep!
The Poppy Wife by Caroline Scott
In the wake of World War I, a woman searches for her husband with the help of his brother. I love the sound of this one, definitely keeping it!
The Words Between Us by Erin Bartels
A woman running from her past starts receiving books on the mail, and she thinks they're from the man who was part of her downfall. Although I love books about books, for some reason this one isn't grabbing me. Pass!
One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick
This story follows a group of people heading west in America in 1844. This isn't a setting I come across a lot, so I think I'll keep this one!
Been There, Married That by Gigi Levangie
A woman faces the loss of her Hollywood lifestyle when her producer husband kicks her out of their home. The low ratings on Goodreads are not inspiring confidence for me - pass!
Have you read any of these?