Down the TBR Hole 8

Now that I’m back I figured I should probably start up my quest to reduce my Goodreads TBR. So here I am, back with another Down the TBR Hole!

If you don’t know what Down the TBR Hole is then allow me to explain it right quick. It is a meme that was created by Lost in a Story, who is on indefinite hiatus, but is continued to be used by the book blogging community to slowly whittle down their to-be read shelves, particularly their digital ones.

How It Works:

  1. Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  2. Order on ascending date added
  3. 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
  4. Read the synopses of the books
  5. Decide whether you’re keeping it or deleting it

This week I am doing 15 books, since my Goodreads TBR shelf is still ridiculously large. Just knowing me I think it will always be on the larger side, but I’d rather have it be a long list of books I actually want to read than a long list of books that I kinda-sorta want to read. Ya feel me?

On to the books!

The Enemy We Know – Donna White Glaser

This is a book where there’s a mystery in a mystery. The abusive boyfriend of the MC’s client is stalking the MC and leaving her all sorts of nasty things, but then he’s murdered and someone else picks up what he was doing to the MC. For some reason there’s nothing really that appeals to me.


The Mysterious Benedict Society – Trenton Lee Stewart & Carson Ellis (illustrator)

This gives me The Penderwicks mixed with Code Name Kids Next Door vibes and I love it.


The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro

I really like the cover but I’m really unclear on what the book is about and what the summary does say isn’t very intriguing.


The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry – Gabrielle Zevin

1. I love books about books

2. I love heartwarming stories that involve depressed or down-on-their-luck people that, through the help of those who care about them and potentially some thing (tangible), that leads to them having a better outlook on life.


Dear Mr. Knightley – Katherine Reay

After reading some reviews I decided that this book probably wouldn’t be for me. It apparently has a main character that, despite being a college-aged adult, acts weirdly innocent and naïve. While I sometimes understand characters like that, they generally get on my nerves. This book is supposedly based off Daddy Longlegs, which is a book from the 1910s and sounds more up my alley than this one.


The Distant Hours – Kate Morton

Historical fiction set in a crumbling castle with some sort of family mystery? Yas queen give it to meeee.


Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier

Despite the fact that I know the twist because I like ruining things for myself, I still think I would enjoy this book. Especially around Halloween time. I would also like to mention that I ruined it for myself by listening to an Overdue podcast episode about it, which was a really good episode! I just got hella spoilers.


Justice Buried – Hilary Thompson

Ehhhh. This is your good ol’ 2012-2014 dystopian romance. I’m over dystopian books. Unless one comes out that’s super fun and fresh it’s unlikely that I’ll pick it up.


Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? – Mindy Kaling

Hell yeah. Mindy Kaling is hilarious and I’ve heard great things about this book. Also this title speaks to me on a sadly deep fomo level.


A Dirty Job – Christopher Moore

This has a great premise, I love it when books are about something completely unexpected happening to a character and they have to scramble to figure out how to make it the new normal. Also I get Billy and Mandy vibes. God I miss early 2000s cartoon network shows.


The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

Bind-up of all the books in the Hitchhiker’s series. I’ll end up reading the series individually so I don’t think there’s a point to keeping this.


How to Be a Woman – Caitlin Moran

Although I don’t know who Caitlin Moran is, I think this would be a funny look on what it’s like being a woman.


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Jesse Andrews

I loved this movie. To the point where I literally could not stop talking about it when I first saw it. So I have no doubt that I will like the book. In fact, it’s on my TBR right now!


Secret Letters – Leah Scheier

SHERLOCK HOLMES?!?!?!?!! I will read anything that has to do with Sherlock Holmes. ❤️❤️❤️


The Secret History – Donna Tartt

I don’t know what to say here man. I feel like everyone likes this book and I just want to be part of the club. I just want to know why everyone likes it so much, I’m so curious!! Also I like murder mysteries that are about more than just the murder, which I think is what this book is about.


That’s it for this time! Are there any books here that you love? Any you hate? Let me know!

Til next time, happy reading!


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