Down the TBR Hole #56

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 Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How the Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World – Peter Wohlleben, Jane Billinghurst (Translator), Suzanne Simard

This was a book recommended to me by a co-worker, because she knows I like reading about nature. This book focuses on trees and how they communicate. I’m particularly interested in this, since much of what I have been taught in science classes is how plants are inanimate, that they don’t have a voice. More and more, I’m coming to realize, that this is far from the case, that trees, and other plants, can talk to each other, have their own way of speaking. I want to know more about this, and hopefully Wohlleben’s work will be illuminating!

Verdict: KEEP

Then She Was Gone – Lisa Jewell

This book was recommended to me by my best friend, who loves reading mystery/thrillers, and is usually pretty good at guessing the ending. She loved this book and really recommended it, so I know it is probably really good! I love mystery/thrillers as well. This one is about a woman who’s daughter goes missing. I hope that the ending is satisfactory, since the last mystery book I read was so disappointing, not just the end, but pretty much the whole thing. I’d like to read another GOOD mystery again. Maybe it will be this one!

Verdict: KEEP

Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken? – Kelly Jones

This is a sequel to the book Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer. If I haven’t mentioned it before, I’ll say now that I LOVE chickens. I miss having them – I used to have two. This is a middle-grade book about a girl who inherits some unusual chickens – they have superpowers! I was so excited to see that there would be a sequel, because the first book was so funny! I’m looking forward to reading this one. I can’t wait to see what these awesome chickens get up to! Also, the illustrations are so cute!

Verdict: KEEP

Impeachment: An American History – Jeffrey A. Engel, Jon Meacham, Timothy Naftali, Peter Baker

I came across this book at work, and I thought it seemed particularly interesting due to the fact that the impeachment trial for Trump was going on. I thought it would be a good thing to brush up on my country’s history of impeachment, since it’s such a rare thing to happen, and I don’t know too much about the process itself. I hope, of all things, that this book will be written well and not by dry, since books like this can be hit and miss.

Verdict: KEEP

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World – Sarah Weinman

Ah, true crime. Sometimes titles just really grab me. I know very little about the kidnapping of Sally Horner, and I have not yet read Lolita, but it is on my TBR. I didn’t know that Nabokov’s story was actually inspired by a real case. From the description, this book sounds like it’s well written, but it’s ratings are mixed. I think I’ll still give it a read, since I’m curious, and I’ll see for myself how it is.

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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