Down the TBR Hole #55

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 Final Girls – Riley Sager

After reading The Last Time I Lied, I knew that I wanted to read more from Sager. When I found this book, I thought it would be a great next read. It’s another mystery/thriller about survivors of mass killings, who are now being targeted and murdered. One of them then attempts to solve the mystery of why they’re being hunted and killed. It sounds like it could be really creepy and suspenseful, which is how The Last Time I Lied was, so I’m looking forward to reading this one!

Verdict: KEEP

You Go First – Erin Entrada Kelly

This looks like a really great middle grade read about two kids who bond over online Scrabble. They don’t know each other as schoolmates, and each is going through their own difficult struggle in middle school, with problems at home, but they eventually become friends. I like this kind of slice-of-life read, especially in the middle-grade genre, because it’s relatable and deals with difficult topics, like bullying and family problems. I’m hoping it reads as good as sounds!

Verdict: KEEP

Front Desk – Kelly Yang

This is a middle grade novel about a 10-year-old girl, Mia, whose parents are immigrants. They work cleaning a motel, where they live, and Mia helps out at the front desk. Her parents also secretly hide immigrants at the motel, which can’t ever be found out or they’ll lose their jobs. This book sounds so interesting and good! I’ve heard good things about, it so that is encouraging.

Verdict: KEEP

The Kinship of Secrets – Eugenia Kim

This is a fiction novel about a Korean family looking for a better life in America. They leave one daughter in Korea with relatives and travel to America with their other daughter. Then the war happens and they can’t get back. The story is about family andration and the strength of familial bonds. I’m looking forward to this book and seeing how it turns out for this family, the juxtaposition between the daughter’s life in America as compared to her sister stuck in Korea. I’m sure it’s going to be a tear-jerker.

Verdict: KEEP

First We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Story About Anxiety – Sarah Wilson

Wilson, an author and entrepreneur, has written a book exploring her own anxiety and what might cause anxiety and ways to cope or treat it. I put this on my TBR after a coworker of mine started reading it. I suffer from anxiety, so I’m curious to see what Wilsom uncovers within this book. Plus I just want to read more books about mental health and this book seems like a good place to start.

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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