Monday, November 30, 2020

Down The TBR Hole #17

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:
Privilege by Mary Adkins
Privilege takes place on the campus of a Southern university and follows a couple students and a campus employee during an accusation of sexual assault.  This sounds like it's going to have some good themes - keep!

From a Distant Star by Karen McQuestion
A teenager's boyfriend returns from the brink of death, but could there be something more otherworldly about his recovery?  Although this has a unique angle, it sounds like it may skew a bit young for me.  Pass!

The Women in Black by Madeleine St. John
This book follows the lives of three women in 1950s Sydney, Australia who work in a department store.  This sounds like such a charming story - keep!

Adequate Yearly Progress by Roxanna Elden
This story explores the lives of four teachers who work in an urban high school in Texas.  This one just isn't grabbing me - pass!

Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn
I feel like this book is constantly popping up on my radar, and it sounds adorable - a hand-lettering artist, a slow-burn romance, a New York City setting - keep!

The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr by Susan Holloway Scott
I love historical fiction, and this book imagines the real life of Mary Emmons, who worked for Theodosia Prevost.  Theodosia eventually marries Aaron Burr, and the story blends fact and fiction to talk about the relationship between Emmons and Burr.  Keep!

Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman
Ok, this book has so many elements I love - WWII setting, a bookstore, Paris, dual timeline, New York City - how can I resist?  Keep!
Have you read any of these?



  1. Oooh I wanna read The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr!

  2. Paris Never leaves you is an absolute keeper with a title like that!!

  3. I haven't tried any of these yet, but Love Lettering is one that has me intrigued! I hope that you enjoy your keepers. :)

  4. I haven't read any of these but Paris Never Leaves You is definitely one that has caught my eye.

    1. I know, it has so many wonderful elements, and that cover!

  5. I’ve not read any of them but I do like the look of the one you are passing on, the teacher one!

    1. Ha! I'm sure it's a good read, just not for me!

  6. I'm not familiar with any of these, but the last one does sound good

  7. I was glad you kept Love Lettering. I'm a fan

  8. Can't go wrong with PAris! Or New York either! :)

  9. Love Lettering has been popping up on my radar a lot too, and it does sound adorable!


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