Down the TBR Hole # 22


Welcome again to Down the TBR Hole! This meme came from Lost in a Story. All book descriptions taken from Goodreads. 

Current TBR Total: 136

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre 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?


Queen’s Gambit (The Tudor Trilogy #1) by Elizabeth Fremantle – Alright, I love myself a good Henry VIII historical fiction however…this one is about Katherine Parr. She is probably the least interesting, at least to me, of Henry’s wives. I can’t say that I particularly want to read this one despite my love of Henry’s court drama.


Ruby Red (Edelstein-Trilogie #1) by Kerstin Gier – I actually picked this one up as used at the beginning of the year but I haven’t read it yet. It still sounds interesting, don’t get my wrong, I’ve just been distracted by other books. This one is staying on the TBR.


The Blade Itself (The First Law #1) by Joe Abercrombie – Not too long ago I had tried another book by Abercrombie and, I’m sorry to say, I wasn’t too terribly impressed. It was…okay, nothing to shout home about and the plot of this one isn’t incredibly interesting so I think this is a pretty easy call.



The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater  – I’m sure someone is going to skin me for this, but, I think this one is going to go. Last fall I picked it up from the library and, while I didn’t get all that far into it, I also wasn’t that impressed. It kind of lost me when the boy was obsessive about his car. I love following Maggie on Twitter, she has an awesome personality, but this series just isn’t for me.


Darien (Empire of Salt #1) by C.F. Iggulden – Hm, now on this one I’m conflicted. On one hand it sounds like a really interesting story and that cover really pulls my attention. However, at the same time, it sounds like another version of a story we’ve all read before. Sigh. In the grand scheme of things I think that while this book sounds interesting it isn’t interesting enough to make me want to pick it up.


Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen – Alright, from the sounds of things this book is about Captain Hook after he is eaten by the crocodile. Vaguely fascinating topic but, well, not really. I’ve never been all that fond of the Hook/Pan story (unless we are talking Hook from Once Upon a Time because hot damn!) so this one doesn’t really tug at my imagination.



New TBR Total: 131

I think I am just going to do six books this time since I went on a bit of a delete fest. Just goes to show that my interests over time have really changed. Do you disagree with any of my choices here? Let me know in the comments!

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