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 you’re 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 Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni
A woman finds out she's inherited a noble title and a castle in Italy, but she also discovers dark family secrets. I like the premise, but the reviews are very mixed. Pass!
Actress by Anne Enright
A woman explores her mother's history, a famous actress who also committed a serious crime. I don't know, this one just isn't grabbing me - pass!
The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner
A group of people from all walks of life come together to try to preserve Jane Austen's home and legacy, in the wake of the second world war. I hear Jane Austen and I'm all in - keep!
The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
Three women share the same husband; when one of the wives shows signs of abuse, another tries to figure out who their husband really is. Eh, this just seems a little weird to me - pass!
The Vineyards of Champagne by Juliet Blackwell
A dual timeline story about the women and children who survived WWI by taking shelter in the cellars beneath French vineyards and the present-day woman who discovers a decades-old secret after reading correspondence from WWI. This sounds like something I would love - keep!
The Antidote For Everything by Kimmery Martin
Two doctors are caught up in a scandal when they have to choose between treating patients or following the new rules set by their hospital. This doesn't sound like the book for me - pass!
We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry
A 1980s Massachusetts high school field hockey team take some inspiration from the Salem witches in their winning season. This actually sounds pretty fun - keep!
Have you read any of these?