Monday, September 28, 2020

Down The TBR Hole #15

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:

 Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz

This book, I think, is about a kidnap victim who returns to her previous life.  It seems from the blurb that there are some revelations and twists associated with the kidnapping.  Interesting premise, but I think I'll pass.
 The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

In 1960, a woman wakes up in a hospital, remembering nothing.  She finds a letter from someone imploring her to leave her husband.  In 2003, a journalist finds the letter and begins a search to find out what happened to the woman in 1960.  I love Jojo Moyes, and since this is one I haven't read from her yet, I'm definitely keeping it!
 The Second Home by Christina Clancy

Three siblings have to decide what to do with their family vacation home on Cape Cod, 15 years after a summer there changed their lives.  I've seen some mixed reviews for this one, but I'm still intrigued.  Keep!
 Followers by Megan Angelo

This sci-fi book is about two women who want to be famous and how their actions affect literally the entire world decades later.  This sounds fascinating - keep!
 All about Evie by Cathy Lamb

A DNA test reveals long-hidden family secrets and leads Evie on a path of discovery about her past.  There's a lot going on the blurb, and it sounds a little too quirky for me.  Pass!
 Happy & You Know It by Laura Hankin

A young musician is hired by a group of wealthy New York City mothers to sing to their children and gets herself a front-row seat to their drama-filled lives.  I love stories like this, that give an insider view on how the uber-wealthy live - definitely keeping this one!
 The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan

Thirty years after her beloved nanny disappears, a woman discovers that her family (and maybe her nanny) were keeping lots of secrets.  This one just isn't grabbing me - pass!

Have you read any of these?


  1. Jane anon. Actually sounds pretty interesting to me because, I think or what she finds when she gets home.

  2. I really liked Jane Anonymous (4.5/5). I didn't know what to expect, but I seem to enjoy those coming-home type books, where the victim readjusts to their old life.

  3. I've read The Second Home and Happy and You Know It and thought both were great reads. Jane Anonymous is one I've been on the fence about too. I keep hearing great things about it but then I read the synopsis and I just don't know if it's for me or not.

    1. Exactly! It just isn't making me super excited to read it.

  4. I've been eyeing Followers for a while. I love the premise!

    This feature really does sound like a great way to cull the TBR. Mine is scary, ha!

    1. Haha, it can get out of control really quickly!

  5. Ooh some of these keepers don't sound bad! Especially The Second Home,

  6. I think that Jane Anonymous is one that hasn't really captivated me enough to pick it up either. I hope that you enjoy the keepers on your list! :)

  7. I have only read part of Second Home and wasn't a big was a bit too dark for me. I like my beach reads fluffier. I love the sound of the Moyes's novel!

  8. I wish I could helped, but haven't read any. It's hard to slim down the TBR!

  9. I haven't read any of these but I think I'd want to read All about Evie. Mainly because I think the cover is pretty. 😂

  10. The Last Letter From Your Lover has been sitting on my shelf for ages. Even knowing I've loved other books by Moyes, I still have gotten around to it.

  11. Good job of getting rid of some of the books! I did an Unhaul myself this Sunday and I always feel better after doing it. I'm not sure if I could do it every week...

    1. Haha, definitely not! I try to do it once a month.


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