Down the TBR Hole | Vol. 42

It’s been a couple months since I last did a Down the TBR Hole post. I figured it was high time to see what books I really want to keep or take off my TBR list.

It’s oddly addicting doing this kind of post; similar to when I do Friday Finds posts. I hope that I really think about the books since my last adding spree to my TBR has it up almost to 800 books again. Sigh.

The Books

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

I can’t remember why I added this. I reread the blurb and it sounds interesting yet I’m not sure I would ever get around to reading it.

Verdict: Go

The Oracle Year by Charles Soule

Another book where I don’t remember why I added it.

Verdict: Go

The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality and Our Destiny Beyond Earth by Michio Kaku

I would love to be able get into nonfiction more. Especially a topic that I know nothing about. I just found an audiobook via my library that I placed a hold on; perfect for driving and on the bus!

Verdict: Keep

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli

I seemed to have gone a science/ nonfiction kick. This one sounds interesting yet almost all reviews say something about while it’s beautifully written, the though thread is often lost.

Verdict: Go

Sweet Revenge: Passive-Aggressive Desserts for Your Exes & Enemies by Heather Kim

I love finding new and fun cookbooks and baking books. This one sounds like a lot of fun and I love the play of words for the recipes.

Verdict: Keep

A Literary Tea Party: Blends and Treats for Alice, Bilbo, Dorothy, Jo, and Book Lovers Everywhere by Alison Walsh

I just can’t say no.

Verdict: Keep

Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

I am undecided.

Verdict: Go

The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh

I’ve been wanting to read this for so long now!

Verdict: Keep

A Room Away From the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma

Definitely still interested.

Verdict: Keep

Coral by Sara Ella

I haven’t read many fairy tale retellings; still interested in this one.

Verdict: Keep

We Set the Dark on Fire (We Set the Dark on Fire #1) by Tehlor Kay Mejia

This still sounds really interesting. Definitely can’t wait to borrow from the library!

Verdict: Keep

Blood Heir (Blood Heir Trilogy #1) by Amélie Wen Zhao

I’m glad the mobs of Twitter did not get this book cancelled. I’m curious about it though it may be awhile until my library has it.

Verdict: Keep

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

Since reading 1Q84, I’ve been curious about his other works and I heard this was a favorite.

Verdict: Keep

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

Same reason as before.

Verdict: Keep

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Same.

Verdict: Keep

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

This sounds so fascinating!

Verdict: Keep

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

I feel like I should have read this earlier.

Verdict: Keep

Touch by Courtney Maum

Another one I should read asap.

Verdict: Keep

By the Book by Julia Sonneborn

I remember finding this book in the bookstore, but was already buying a armload, so I saved it to my TBR. My library now has it – can’t go wrong with a Jane Austen retelling.

Verdict: Keep

The End of the World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker

Another interesting premise.

Verdict: Keep


I started with 802 books (I did not realize how big this TBR list has gotten!!). After this I now have 798. So not as many as I thought. I guess I just have to read more!

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