Down the TBR Hole was started by Lia over at Lost in a Story. All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.
How it works:
- Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
I will be repeating this process until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR.
Its been a couple of weeks since my last “Down the TBR Hole” post, thanks to TWO amazing readathons, the #24in48 and the #ReverseReadathon. My TBR pile is just a little bit lighter at 717 books.
This week’s five books:
Aster Wood and the Lost Maps of Almara by J.B. Cantwell – KEEP. I’m a little skeptical about this one. The synopsis makes me feel like the story will be full of some of Fantasy’s most ridiculous tropes. However, I’m a sucker for Middle-Grade Fantasy, so I’ll give it a chance.
The Last Dragon Slayer by Martyn Stanley – KEEP. This is another one making me feel a bit skeptical, but what made me decide to keep it is this line from the synopsis: “…he sets out with two…dock-workers and a homeless dwarf.” That makes me think it will either be hilarious or horrible; either way, I need to find out.
Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher – GO. The synopsis consists of 5 short sentences that are full of suspense and don’t give anything away. Sometimes that can be a great thing, but sometimes that signals a disaster of a story from page one. Since this would be the 3rd book in a row I feel iffy about, I decided to read some of the reviews. I’m glad I did. Apparently the story isn’t much of a story at all, but a giant cliff-hanger. I seriously can’t stand that sort of thing unless it’s a comic or very specifically labeled as a serial.
The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley- KEEP. A Robin Hood retelling by Robin McKinley?! Yes, please and thank you!
The Bogside Boys by Eoin Dempsey – GO. The synopsis tells the entire story and also gives me the impression of a book that is trying too hard. I got it because I haven’t read much about life in Northern Ireland during the 1970’s and I would love to know more. If you have any recommendations, please let me know in the comments, because I don’t think this book is what I’m looking for.
My to-read shelf is down to 715 books. With the NEWTs Readathon going on this month, along with Bout of Books, I might just break 700 by September.