Down the TBR Hole #46

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:

Britt-Marie Was Here – Fredrik Backman

This will not have been my first Backman book to read. I loved his book Beartown, and I find it so interesting that all of his books are so different in subject matter. This book centers around a woman who can’t stand disorganization and she leaves her cheating husband and somehow finds herself the caretaker of a soon-to-be-demolished rec center. I mean, this story sounds so strange and bonkers, and yet I’m intrigued by it! I will definitely be checking this book out at some point.

Verdict: KEEP

Oh my God, What a Complete Aisling – Emer McLysaght

I think this is one of those cases where the title of this book enticed me enough to put it on my TBR. I mean, it sounds interesting! And me not being Irish, I am so confused by the summary, which seems to use a lot of Irish slang. it sounds like a humorous book, but a) I don’t know how I’d get ahold of it, because it most definitely won’t be in my library, and b) I worry about how much will go over my head. I think I’ll keep this one on the back burner for now.

Verdict: GO

Mary, Bloody Mary – Carolyn Meyer

I. Love. Books. About. Royals. I think I came across this book at work and I was instantly ready to read it. I didn’t get the chance, but I still very much want to. This is not only the perfect time period for me, but it’s also part of a whole series! So, really, it’s just a book series centering on a different royal for each book. Sign me up! I haven’t read any books yet about Mary Tudor, so I think this would be an interesting start. It is historical fiction, rather than a non-fiction title, but I do enjoy historical fiction from this period. Definitely a keeper!

Verdict: KEEP

Undead Girl Gang – Lily Anderson

Who doesn’t want to read a book about a girl gang, let alone a dead girl gang? And of course, there’s also witchcraft. Are you hooked yet? Because I am! This book…I don’t know why I haven’t read it yet, but it just sounds so cool! This book is also a murder mystery – the main character, who likes to practice witchcraft with her friend, ends up having to bring her back from the dead, along with a couple other girls. Most people believe it to be a suicide pact, but our main character is sure it’s murder and she’s going to get to the bottom of it! I think I’d like to make a loose plan to read this book this Halloween…let’s see if I can actually follow through with that!

Verdict: KEEP

Macbeth – Jo Nesbø

This book is in the series of books being written by authors transforming Shakespeare plays into modern adaptations. I have not read any of these books so far, although I do have another from this series on my TBR and I might even put Gillian Flynn’s Hamlet adaptation on there as well…But I don’t know. I know these books get mixed reviews. I do love me some Shakespeare. I just have to decide if I’m interested in seeing these classics modernized and adapted, mostly by authors I haven’t read anything from. I’ve never read any of Nesbø’s books before. Do I want to start with a Macbeth adaption?

Verdict: GO


Kept: 3

Discarded: 2


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.

6 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #46

    1. Yeah! Me, too! I’m looking forward to reading Undead Girl Gang, and I’ll definitely be reviewing it once I do! Stay tuned!

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