Monday, July 20, 2020

Down The TBR Hole #13


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:

 About That Night by Elaine Bedell (2019)

A television producer is drawn into a murder investigation when her show's host dies on live TV.  Just not interested anymore in this one - pass!
 Long Bright River by Liz Moore (2020)

A story about two sisters affected by opioid addiction and the search when one goes missing.  I know this one has gotten rave reviews, but it's not grabbing me - pass!
 The Silent Treatment by Abbie Graves (2020)

A married couple hasn't spoken to each other in six months, but when the wife ends up in the hospital, the husband has to find his voice again.  I love stories about marriage - keep!
 Sweet Melody by Heidi McCahan (2019)

A struggling bakery owner and an equally struggling singer work together on a food truck.  Although I've been loving romances lately, this one seems a little meh to me.  Pass!
 If Only I Could Tell You by Hannah Beckerman (2019)

A woman wonders if now is the time to reveal a big secret, in hopes it might bring her family back together.  I enjoy stories about families, especially mothers and daughters, plus I love this cover - keep!
Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale by Adam Minter (2019)

Journalist Adam Minter explores thrift shops, flea markets, and vintage stores around the world as he contemplates our love for things new versus old. I'm always on the lookout for a good nonfiction - keep!
A Mind Unraveled: A True Story of Disease, Love, and Triumph by Kurt Eichenwald (2019)

Journalist and author Kurt Eichenwald tells his story of a lifetime dealing with epilepsy.  Another nonfiction book that sounds fascinating - keep!






Have you read any of these?

20 comments:

  1. I must admit, Ia ctually really want to read About that Night! It's the TV angle, I think!

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    1. I can see that! It's interesting, but I feel like I couldn't get a good feel of what the tone of the book was going to be.

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  2. I haven't read any of these but I do have Long Bright River on my TBR. I had gotten it as a BOTM selection a while back but just haven't felt like picking it up yet. Like you say, the story isn't really grabbing me, probably because I'm so focused on lighter reads these days.

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    1. Exactly - it feels like it's going to be a heavy read!

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  3. I haven't read any of these but A Mind Unraveled sounds like a great nonfiction to read!

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  4. I have zero input for you. I have read none of these, nor do I have any on my radar. You passed on one that appealed the most to me. LOL

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    1. Haha, I'm guessing that was Sweet Melody?

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  5. All of these are new to me so I'm of no help whatsoever. LOL But If Only I Could Tell You does sound like a good domestic drama.

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    1. Ha, thanks! Yes, I do love those domestic dramas!

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  6. I really need to start participating in this feature! A Mind Unraveled really does sound like it would be a fascinating read. Secondhand also sounds pretty interesting!

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    1. I never feel like I have a lot of nonfiction on my TBR, so I was happy to come across these two!

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  7. My favorite post! I just reviewed my TBR too and it is finally getting to a point that feels manageable to me!

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  8. I haven't read any of these, but The Silent Treatment does sound good!
    I'm thinking of starting to participate in this feature, because my TBR definitely needs some culling :)

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    1. Great! I really feel like it's a good idea to go through it every once in awhile. Makes it at least a little more manageable!

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  9. Ooh A Mind Unraveled sounds really good.

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  10. I hadn't heard of a single one of these! Secondhand sounds appealing. I should really go through my TBR list, too. In my copious spare time LOL!

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