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.
My TBR pile is down one book to 710. I don’t get a whole lot of time to read anymore, but that means I also don’t get a lot of time to find new books to add to my TBR.
This week’s five books:
The Hall of the Wood by Scott Marlowe – KEEP. This looks like a good, dark Fantasy perfect for this time of year.
Queen Mab by Kate Danley – GO. Meh.
The Gemini Effect by Chuck Grossart- GO. This looks like a barely plausible apocalyptic story with a romantic subplot. No thank you.
Helen of Sparta by Amalia Carosella – GO. This is another “meh” for me, mostly because it seems to be more of a romantic retelling than anything else.
Ben the Dragonborn by Dianne Astle – GO. Yet another “meh.” It sounds like a poorly written, unoriginal, and trope-filled hero’s journey.
My to-read shelf is down to 706 books. I wonder if I’m becoming more critical of the books on my TBR now that my reading time is much more limited?