Monday, February 21, 2022

Down The TBR Hole #23

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:
If She Were Dead by J.P. Smith
An author having an affair with a married man becomes obsessed with him and his wife, blurring the lines of reality.  Not the most original of premises - pass!

The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
This book is about a Norwegian village where the men have perished and the women are facing the threat of a witch hunt from an outside force, in the 1600s.  It's based on real events and sounds really interesting - keep!

Winter World by A.G. Riddle
In the near future, the human race faces another ice age.  NASA launches a mission to explore an object in space that may be somehow causing the climate change.  I really enjoy sci-fi stories, especially ones that have a space component - keep!

No Man's Land by Wendy Moore
A nonfiction book about two female doctors who treated soldiers in France during WWI and later opened a hospital in London.  I'm always on the lookout for interesting nonfiction - keep!

Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore
A small Texas town is poised for a boom when oil is discovered, but prosperity is not the only thing that finds this town.  This sounds a little too dark and heavy for me right now - pass!

Have You Seen Me? by Kate White
A woman in a fugue state loses two days of her life, and she must piece together what happened during those days and how a trauma from her childhood may be resurfacing.  This premise is kind of intriguing, but I'm just not fully into it - pass! 

Have you read any of these?



  1. The Mercies sound like just my kinda read. I love that it's based on real events!

  2. I can be of no help, as I have read zero of these books. The premise of The Mercies is the most intriguing to me though

  3. I haven't read any of these, but Winter World sounds super interesting!

  4. I've not read any of these, but I did dump Valentine from my TBR during the pandemic for the same reason. It just sounded way too heavy of a read.

  5. I read Have You Seen Me? a while back. I remember liking it OK, but remember almost nothing of the story. Guess that says something. LOL

  6. I haven't read any of these titles, but I think The Mercies sounds fascinating! I hope that you enjoy the ones that you have chosen to keep. :)


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