Down the TBR Hole #7: Let’s Ramp this Up

Here’s another edition of Down the TBR Hole, a meme created by Lia at Lost in a Story where we decide whether to keep or remove books on our TBR.

The rules for Down the TBR Hole:
  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

I’ve switched it up some and will only list the books I plan to remove from my Goodreads TBR. Those with a green Kick Off are ones I’ll probably change my mind on and read at some point.

Why feature these books that I won’t read? Well, one woman’s trash is another’s treasure. You might find something here that appeals to you. Yep, this is all for y’all. 😉

Batch #1

The Orphanage of Miracles by Amy Neftzger, illus. by Cory Basil

A middle-grade fantasy about an orphanage that may be essential to a king winning a war and a girl who’s searching for it.

No longer interested in this one. Off it goes.

Kick Off
Goblin Fruit by Laini Taylor

A fantasy short story inspired by Christina Rosetti’s poem of the same name.

No longer interested, plus I can’t find a copy available on Amazon so…

Kick Off
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

A sci-fi YA novel set on the brink of World War I about a prince whose people have turned on him and a commoner girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service.

Meh… These days I stay away from any books about the World Wars.

Kick Off
Possession by A.S. Byatt

Seems to be a mystery romance novel about a pair of scholars researching the lives of two Victorian poets.

For some reason, I’ve always thought this was a fantasy novel. I’m not sure if I want to read it or not.

Kick Off
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

A YA historical fiction novel about a girl who’s grieving her late uncle and makes an unlikely friend.

This novel has gotten a lot of praise so it’s obviously really good, but I’m no longer interested.

Kick Off
The Pilgrims by Will Elliott

A fantasy book about…a boy (or man, dunno the age) leading a normal life but is told “You are Shadow,” carried to a “world between worlds” where he becomes a “Pilgrim” and must help in a battle.


Kick Off
Batch #2
The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh

A YA magical realism novel about sisters Olivia and Jazz who are trying to move on after their mother committed suicide.

Sounds like it will be a good read and quite heartrending, but I’m not feeling it right now.

Kick Off
The Frog Who Croaked Blue: Synesthesia and the Mixing of the Senses by Jamie Ward

A nonfiction book about synesthesia.

According to Goodreads, it’s only 192 pages. That’s really short. I might read it one day then, but for now…

Kick Off
Tithe by Holly Black

A YA paranormal novel about a girl who tours with her mother’s rock band but an attack sends her back home where she gets caught up in a power struggle between rival faerie kingdoms.

I really want to try some of Holly Black’s work, but I’m not feeling this one.

Kick Off
Pretty in Ink by Lindsey J. Palmer

A contemporary romance novel about a magazine that’s seeing some structural changes…?

Hard to say what it’s about. It looks like a fun read and I assume I placed it on my TBR after watching Devil Wears Prada or something like that. Not feeling it now.

Kick Off
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

A nonfiction novel about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary.

No longer interested.

Kick Off
Batch #3
Celtic Myths and Legends by T.W. Rolleston

I guess this is a classic but even so…

Kick Off
World Mythology: An Anthology of Great Myths and Epics by Donna Rosenberg

There are a lot of world mythology books on my TBR and they’re probably all great, but I’m kicking some off. Like this one, though it contains over 50 great myths and epics from around the world…

…gosh that sounds good. Still…

Kick Off
The Working Memory Advantage: Train Your Brain to Function Stronger, Smarter, Faster by Tracy Packiam Alloway and Ross G. Alloway

Psychology and self-help books. Loads of those on my TBR too.

Clearing them out —

Kick Off
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

Looks like a thriller set in the Middle East, but I’m not sure.

No longer interested.

Kick Off
The Fever by Megan Abbott

A YA mystery novel about a mysterious contagion that threatens a community.

Not feeling it anymore.

Kick Off

All done.

Let me know if you’ve read any of these books and what you thought of them.


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