Down the TBR Hole | 7/26/19

Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by Lia @ Lost in a Story.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!


  • 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?

Les Liaisons dangereuses

I literally have no clue what this is about but it’s described as scandalous and caused a lot of outcry when it was published. Count. Me. In.

Verdict: Keep

Death Watch (The Undertaken, #1)

Eh. On one hand, it sounds like my kind of thing. On the other, it kinda doesn’t. So, I’m really torn on this one.

Verdict: GO!


You know what I’ve finally realized? I really don’t want to read this.

Verdict: GO!

The Myth of Sanity: Divided Consciousness and the Promise of Awareness

I don’t like the use of multiple personality since it brings to mind DID. I knew someone with that diagnosis and this author already pisses me off by taking that phrase and trying to twist the meaning. It’s like the word “cult”; it’s highly charged with a certain popular meaning that doesn’t match the academic one.

Verdict: GO!

Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, And Other Sex Offenders

With the profession that I’m going into, I’ll probably be running into sex offenders often. Whether through their survivors or identifying people who have gone through that trauma or actually working with people who are sex offenders. (Not a population I want to work exclusively with, but you never know the client who will walk through your door.) So, I’ll see about reading this.

Verdict: Keep

The Anatomy of Evil

I think that the idea is interesting — 22 levels of evil — but I don’t know how it’ll pan out in the end. It could either be very good or very bad.

Verdict: Keep

Man's Search for Meaning

I think this is one of those books that I’ll pick up when I’m feeling very depressed and just need some glimmer of hope.

Verdict: Keep

The Seventh Wife of Henry VIII : Katherine Willoughby, The Woman who Almost Became his Last Queen

This book sounds like a huge reach. Because, from my knowledge, Katherine Willoughby wasn’t going to be married by Henry VIII. She was the widow of his best friend, Charles Brandon. I doubt that he would have done that since they died within a couple years of each other.

Verdict: Keep (for the laughs)

King Hereafter

This is a novel about the real Macbeth. I think that sounds fascinating. And I’m going to have to see if I can find it through my library!

Verdict: Keep

Elizabeth Woodville: Mother of the Princes in the Tower

I really want to read a biography about Elizabeth Woodville. She’s one of those women who has lurked in the background of many Wars of the Roses books I’ve read. And I want to know more about her specifically.

Verdict: Keep

Last TBR: 1541

Books kept: 7

Books removed: 3

Current TBR: 1536

Image result for anne boleyn gif
“We are on the edge of a golden world!”

If anyone gets why I did an Anne Boleyn gif here you win my friendship. But! Going down more! I feel like I’m doing better at reading off my actual TBR and removing books when I don’t like the sound of them. Trying to be more mindful, here.

Talk to me!
Have you read any of these?
What do you think of my choices?

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