Down the TBR Hole is a feature created by Lost in a Story (although the blog seems to be down). 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:
Race of Aces by John R. Bruning
Race of Aces is a nonfiction book about the WWII fighter pilots who battled to become the greatest American airman of the war, by shooting down the most enemy planes. I'm always on the lookout for more nonfiction books, and the WWII era is one I enjoy both in fiction and nonfiction. Keep!
Hannah's War by Jan Eliasberg
WWII historical fiction novel about a female German physicist on the brink of scientific discovery who later joins the Oppenheimer team at Los Alamos. Keep!
The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline Lowry
An artist writes letters to her ex-boyfriend (and roommate) while also trying to save the funky vibe of her hometown, Austin, Texas. I don't know, this just sounds so weird and the name-dropping in the blurb is off-putting. Pass!
The German Heiress by Anika Scott
I don't know how this happened, but this is the third WWII era book on this edition's list! This one takes place in the post-war era - a German woman is searching for her friend while also trying to avoid the authorities. Keep!
Oasis by Katya de Becerra
A group of young people working on an archaeological dig site are caught up in a sandstorm; when they come across an oasis, it turns out not to be the sanctuary they first imagine it to be. The reviews are kind of putting me off this one - pass!
The Prized Girl by Amy K. Green
A teenage pageant queen is found murdered, and her sister starts her own investigation to find the killer. This just isn't grabbing me. Pass!
The Sunday Potluck Club by Melissa Storm
Women who meet in the cancer ward of a hospital (and have lost a loved one) start a support group. I want to like this one, but the blurb seems a little scattered. Pass!
Have you read any of these?