Monday, May 17, 2021

Down The TBR Hole #22

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 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:
Behind Every Lie by Christina McDonald
A woman who can't remember anything from the night her mother was murdered is a suspect in the case, and she tries to do her own investigation into her mother's past.  This one isn't grabbing me - pass!

Feels Like Falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey
 A woman down on her luck helps another woman, and as she gets drawn into her life, she makes some decisions about her own.  I've been wanting to read this author, but this blurb doesn't really interest me that much - pass!

The Companions by Katie M. Flynn
In the near future, science has figured out a way to transfer a person's consciousness to a machine, to either remain with their families or be rented out as servants. What happens when the companions fight back?  This sounds really cool - keep!

Please See Us by Caitlin Mullen
Atlantic City, New Jersey is at a standstill after the disappearance of two girls, but a local psychic may have some answers in her visions.  While I like the New Jersey setting, I'm just not into crime novels right now - pass!

You and Me and Us by Alison Hammer
A woman's life changes when her partner is diagnosed with terminal cancer, and she is also forced to reexamine her relationship with her daughter.  I really love emotional stories - keep!

All the Breaking Waves by Kerry Lonsdale
A woman returns to her hometown after her daughter experiences a series of nightmares.  This one isn't grabbing me, either - pass!
The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice by Donna Kauffman, Kate Angell, and Allyson Charles
A small town, Halloween, magic, a local bakery, and romance - even though this sounds like it could border on cheesy, it's appealing to my autumn-loving heart!  Keep!
Have you read any of these?



  1. I like your keep choices -especially The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice -it sounds cute!

  2. I haven't read any of these but I like the look and sound of the ones you decided to keep!

  3. I am not familiar with any of these, but glad you kept You and Me and Us. It sounds like a heartstring tugger to me

  4. I have Please See Us and it's one I still want to read - KEEP! ;) Lol. I'll let you know how it is.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

  5. I enjoyed the first two on your list, but I think their most recent novels are much better if you're looking to try either of those authors. The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice sounds so cute!

    1. I really want to try Harvey, so I will keep that in mind!

  6. Ooh i like some of these keepers!

  7. I haven't read any of these yet, but The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice sounds like such a fun read :)

  8. The Companions sounds very twisted. I hope you enjoy that one!

  9. I'm really interested in The Companions as well!

  10. The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice!! That title just makes me crave some fall! I hope that you enjoy all of the titles you chose to keep! :)

    1. I know, I'm ready for fall now! Thank you!

  11. The two I would keep would be The Companions and The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice. I've been wanting to read some sci-fi and The Companions sounds like something I would love. And I don't mind cozy or even cheesy stories like The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice. I love food in books and fall is the best time to eat some yummy food and read cozy books.

    1. Yes, definitely - all good things in fall!


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