Down the TBR Hole #42

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:

Mis(h)adra – Iasmin Omar Ata

I’m really excited about this book! It’s about an Arab-American college student who suffers from epilepsy and it’s in the graphic novel format. It’s inspired by the author’s own struggles with his epilepsy. I am always looking to read more neurodiverse books, and this book sounds so different than the typical graphic novel fare. I like that it’s so diverse. I’m trying to read more diverse books, and I think this one is probably going to be a really fascinating read.

Verdict: KEEP

The Book of Unknown Americans – Cristina Henriquez

This book follows the growing love between a Mexican girl and a Panamanian man, both immigrants living in America. The immigrant experience seems to be at the forefront of this novel. I’d like to read this book this year, since I’ve made it a personal goal and am participating in a challenge to read more diverse books. I know this book has received really high ratings, so I have high hopes for it.

Verdict: KEEP

Seraphina – Rachel Hartman

I believe it was last post that I talked about Tess of the Road, also by Hartman, which exists in the same world as Seraphina. I wanted to read this series first before reading Tess, and I’m looking forward to reading it. I love books with dragons, they’re one of my favorite magical creatures, and I like that Hartman has created a world where dragons can fold themselves into human shape as a way to interact with and create peace with humans. I’m always looking for a new favorite fantasy series, and this looks like it could be it!

Verdict: KEEP

Flame in the Mist – Renee Adieh

I love books that involve a girl having to pretend to be a boy in order to go on an adventure/save the day. Plus, I’m looking forward to the awesome mix of culture and fantasy. I’ve heard so many great things about this book, and I would have read it sooner, but I’ve been waiting for the series to finish before reading it, because I want to be able to read the whole thing straight through. Also, the cover is just really gorgeous.

Verdict: KEEP

The Banishment – M.C. Beaton

Oh, yes a regency romantic drama! My favorite thing! I’m really hoping that this book is as good as it sounds. It’s about a young woman who grows up in a very haughty, snobbish family, but then her father gambles all their fortunes away and she has to try to court the man who won their house from them. I mean, it sounds like just the sort of high-stakes drama that I love, add to it the historical fiction aspect and really, why haven’t I read this book yet?

Verdict: KEEP


Kept: 5

Discarded: 0


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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