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.
I’ve been very sick this past week, which means I’ve had time on my hands to read whenever I’m not sleeping. My TBR pile is down one to 674 books.
This week’s books:
The 131/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers – KEEP. This is the first book in the “Zamonien” series, of which I have read books 4 and 6, The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books and The City of Dreaming Books. The series doesn’t have to be read in order, similar to Terry Pratchett’s “Disc World” series, but some of the books (including the 2nd) haven’t been translated into English from the original German yet.
Deadlight Jack by Mark Onspaugh – KEEP. I got this book through Netgalley quite a long time ago and still haven’t gotten around to reading and reviewing it. It’s supposed to be a Fantasy Horror Thriller, similar to the kind of fantastic stories written by Joe Hill. We’ll see.
The Boy in the Cemetery by Sebastian Gregory – KEEP. I’m not gonna lie, it was the cover and the title that grabbed my attention. They remind me of something Neil Gaiman would write, such as The Graveyard Book. The synopsis didn’t end that feeling so I’ll keep this one and keep my fingers crossed that it lives up to my expectations.
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud – KEEP. Like The Boy in the Cemetery, this book’s title and cover were what made me pick it up, and the synopsis sealed the deal on me keeping it. Also, the “Readers Also Enjoyed” section on this book’s Goodreads page is full of books I loved reading, including Greenglass House by Kate Milford.
Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen – KEEP. An atlas of all of the lands in myth and legend? A ship that can take you to any of them?! Yes, please!!
My to-read shelf is holding steady at 674 books. Sometimes the slightly younger version of me knew what she was doing when she added books to her TBR. This week’s batch of books is proof of that.