Monday, August 17, 2020

Down The TBR Hole #14

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:

 The Look-Alike by Erica Spindler

A woman believes she escaped a killer years ago, but worries he has returned - or is she paranoid and delusional like her mother?  I love a good unreliable narrator, but this thriller isn't grabbing me.  Pass!
 Every Moment After by Joseph Moldover

Years after a tragic school shooting, two friends try to move on.  The ripped-from-the-headlines feel of this book is appealing, although the subject matter is unfortunately something too many of us can relate to.  Keep!
 Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel

Even though her mother faked Rose Gold's illness for her entire childhood, she takes her mother in after a stint in prison.  I feel like I've been drawn to this title and cover for months without ever really knowing what the book was about - but I am here for this!  Keep!
 No One Knows by J.T. Ellison

Five years ago, a woman's husband disappeared, leaving her with tons of questions.  Now that he has been officially declared dead, she thinks he may be back.  This thriller just doesn't seem that unique to me - pass!
 The Winemaker's Wife by Kristen Harmel

A dual timeline story that partially takes place in Champagne, France, during WWII.  I can't resist WWI historical fiction, so definitely keeping this one!
 Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker

A prequel to the classic story Dracula, this book explores Dracula's origins from the point of view of Bram Stoker.  I've never actually read the original, but this sounds like it could be a fun one to read around Halloween!  Keep!
 Minor Dramas & Other Catastrophes by Kathleen West

This story follows a parent and teacher as they each struggle with personal crises surrounding a privileged high school.  This sounds like it has a lot of potential - keep!

Have you read any of these?


  1. I remember seeing Dracul so much when it was released. I didn't bother with it though since I never really read Dracula.
    I've been hoping to do this feature. Should really get to it soon.

  2. Darling Rose Gold is one that is on my TBR too -- the plot sounds so good! I'm also curious about Dracul from the POV of Stoker.

  3. I haven't read these but The Winemaker's Wife is one that I would keep too. :)

  4. Every Moment After is still on my TBR too. It sounds emotional and moving. I saw good reviews too.

    1. I haven't really seen any reviews, but I hope we both enjoy it!

  5. Darling Rose Gold sounds interesting. And The Winemaker's Wife sounds right up my alley.

    1. I love historical fiction, so I'm excited for that one.

  6. I've read The Look Alike, The Winemaker's Wife, and Minor Dramas & Other Catastrophes. All three were pretty good, but you're not really missing anything by passing on The Look Alike. It's a pretty run of the mill thriller.

  7. Minor Dramas does sound promising!

  8. I cannot recommend the original Dracula enough. Dracul is also on my TBR.


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