Down the TBR Hole #50

Down The TBR Hole is a meme created by lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

The rules:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you’re 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?

Now for the list:

Picking up from where I left off:

The Accidental Highwayman: Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, a Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides – Ben Tripp

Ok, with a title like that, I was automatically hooked. I went ahead and put this on my TBR despite some of the lackluster reviews I’ve seen for it. It’s an adventure story, a classic mistaken-identity event that leads the young hero, Kit, on a swashbuckling ride. This story seems like one of those bent-historical fiction stories. I still think this book sounds fun.

Verdict: KEEP


The Death of Mrs. Westaway – Ruth Ware

This book has seen its share of hype. I love me some mystery stories and I have yet to read anything by Ware, but I’ve heard many good things. I have a couple of her books on my TBR.

I have bought a copy of this book and I’m looking forward to reading it. I guess I should at this to my growing list of spooky reads for October.

Verdict: KEEP


Ogre Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine

If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you probably know of my love of Ella Enchanted. Well, needless to say that as soon as I saw this book was being published, I immediately put it on my TBR.

It’s supposed to be a prequel to Ella Enchanted, which makes me insanely happy. I can’t believe I haven’t read it yet! This might be a book that I push to the front of the list during this quarantine time…I hope I love it!

Verdict: KEEP


One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses – Lucy Corin

So, I can’t even remember where I came across this book. It’s a collection of short stories about various scenarios that could be apocalyptic, in a loose sense of the word. I’m not the biggest fan of short stories, so I guess the title was what pulled me in. Reading back on it now, it doesn’t sound particularly interesting to me, so I think I’ll pass on it for now.

Also, this is one of the ugliest covers I’ve ever seen and it really makes me not want to read it.

Verdict: GO


The Court Dancer – Shin Kyung-Sook

This is a historical fiction novel set in the Joseon Dynasty, Korea about a court dancer in the Emperor’s court, who captures the eye of a visiting French diplomat. It’s loosely based on a true story. I love Korean history and the Joseon era is one of my favorite periods to read about. This book still sounds appealing and I hope to read it soon!

Verdict: KEEP

Results:

Kept: 4

Discarded: 1

Thoughts?

So, what do you think? Any books I cut that you wouldn’t? Any books that I’m keeping that aren’t worth my time? Let me know! I’d love to hear from you. See you next week for another meme post.

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