Down The TBR Hole #8

Hi! How are you doing? I hope you’re good. I’m sorry I have missed a few posting days. I’ve been having some health issues and my mind was elsewhere. Nonetheless, I’m excited to bring you another Down The TBR Hole post today. I really enjoy writing these! The meme was originally created by Lia @ Lost in a Story. This is how it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 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?

My TBR now sits at 102 books. You can find my previous posts in this series here.

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The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

Even though the synopsis of this book intrigues me, I don’t think I’ll read it. I’ve read some reviews that said the writing style took away from the story and the author focuses on the wrong details. I’ll link a review that seemed trustworthy here. I think I might give the movie a chance and experience the story that way.

VERDICT: GO


On The Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis

I really thought I wanted to give this a go, but now that I’ve read the synopsis once more, I realise I’m not excited about it at all.

VERDICT: GO


The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

I’m not interested in this at all and I don’t get why I ever put it on my TBR. Byeeee!

VERDICT: GO GO GO


The Valiant by Lesley Livingstone

I don’t want to get rid of this. Badass girl gladiators in the Roman empire? Hell yes! However, I’m not feeling fantasy as of late, so I don’t know when I’ll actually get to this.

VERDICT: KEEP


The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

This cover is absolutely stunning, but that’s about it. The blurb doesn’t sound intriguing to me at all.

VERDICT: GO


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Boo by Neil Smith

I haven’t had much luck with books narrated by kids recently, so I’m not inclined to pick this up. The synopsis only sounds mildly interesting.

VERDICT: GO


Woesten by Kris Van Steenberge

It’s a goal of mine to read this by the end of the year. I don’t know if that’ll actually happen, but it’s staying for now.

VERDICT: KEEP


1984 by George Orwell

I don’t know if I actually want to read this. It’s a well-loved classic, but I didn’t like Orwell’s writing style in Animal Farm. What do you think?

VERDICT: GO (for now)


Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

I’m definitely keeping this. The next time I pick up a fantasy, it’ll be this one.

VERDICT: KEEP


How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

I had absolutely no idea what this was about nor do I know why it was on my TBR. It doesn’t interest me at all.

VERDICT: GOOOOO


BOOKS KEPT: 3
BOOKS GOTTEN RID OF: 7
TOTAL BOOKS ON TBR: 92 

What do you think? Would you have decided differently? Have you read any of these? Which ones would you recommend? Should I put 1984 back on my TBR?


That’s all for today’s post. I hope you enjoyed it! If you did, would you consider giving me a follow? Thanks for reading! See you next time!

Lots of love,

eva 2.0

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