Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Down the TBR Hole #16


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:
Last Couple Standing by Matthew Norman
A couple resorts to some extreme measures in order to divorce-proof their marriage after several of their friends' marriages end.  This one isn't grabbing me - pass!

The Tenant by Katrine Engberg
The murder of a young woman seemingly has ties to the woman's landlord, an aspiring writer who may have included the gruesome scene in her draft novel.  This sounds pretty great - keep!

Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters
In order to inspire a screenwriter, an assistant sets out to prove that love can happen in real life just the way it does in the movies, but there are some hiccups along the way.  I've been really into romances this year, but this one just sounds kind of confusing.  Pass!

I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi
A YA novel about three teens who must face their pasts when they find out that the world may end in a week.  I'm interested to see where this story goes - keep!

Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton
Journalist Dolly Alderton pens a series of essays about young adulthood and growing up.  Although this is missing a bit of a spark for me, I think it has potential - keep!

Rocket Man: The Life of Elton John by Mark Bego

I have always enjoyed Elton John's music, so I'd love the chance to learn more about him - keep!

The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring

Mavi is a new teacher at a boarding school at the tip of South America, but when one of her students disappears, she can't deny the school's eeriness.  I'm torn - I love the setting and the gothic feel, but the reviews are pretty abysmal.  Pass!

Have you read any of these?


  1. Ohhhh I wanna read Rocket Man too. I love Elton John!

  2. I had my eye on Would Like to Meet for a while, but then I thought the same - the more i read the synopsis the more confusing it sounded.

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels that way!

  3. Would Like To Meet was on my TBR as well, but I've read some mixed reviews and I'm just not convinced anymore, so I think it's a pass for me too.

    1. Yeah, mixed reviews would give me pause, too.

  4. I thought Would Like to Meet was cute. I really liked the overarching romance that was in there.

    1. Hmm, I have been enjoying romances lately...

  5. I haven't read any of these, but the covers and summaries are all really intriguing! I can see why you added them. "The Tenant" seems like a great one to pick up this week.

  6. I haven't read any of these yet but The Tenant and Rocket Man are on my TBR.


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