Down the TBR Hole #16

It’s time for a new round of Down the TBR Hole! This is where I go through my Goodreads ‘Want to Read’ shelf and do a bit of cleaning up. If you want to see the full description of what this post is all about, check out my first round HERE.


Hello, reader!

I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. I had to work both Saturday and Sunday, so I’m just getting a moment to sit down and do my Down the TBR Hole post! Prepare yourself for a shock, though. Last round, I ended with 647 books on my Want to Read shelf and I’m currently sitting at… 646 books. I know, surprising, right? I’m not sure how I managed to reduce the amount of books on my TBR (albeit only by one, lol), but I’m fairly certain that won’t last long.

That being said, let’s get into round sixteen!


Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard

Buckle up, y’all, because I apparently went on a non-fiction adding spree back in 2016. Which is strange because I’m not a huge fan of non-fiction. Case in point, this book doesn’t sound appealing at all. I think the “medicine” in the title is what caught my interest? Maybe? Whatever it was, it’s doing nothing for me now.

Verdict: Remove


The Killer of Little Shepherds by Douglas Starr

This, however, sounds fascinating. I’m a big fan of true crime and forensic science, so this sounds like my perfect non-fiction! I want to know all the nitty-gritty of how forensic science got its start and this seems like a good book for that. It has decent ratings, as well, so my interest is still piqued.

Verdict: Keep


Missoula by Jon Krakauer

I’ve read non-fiction by this author before, which is why I originally added this to my TBR. I enjoy how he approaches writing about his topics because it doesn’t read like a textbook. The other reason I added this was because of the topic. I’m intrigued to see how he handles such a sensitive subject.

Verdict: Keep

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