Down the TBR Hole #24

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!

It’s time for another Down the TBR Hole, where I try and trim down my Want to Read shelf to something that is more reflective of books I actually want to read. We’ve all been there where we add books to our TBR and then completely forget that they exist, right? I’m choosing to believe so 😂 I’ve been doing these posts for awhile and, every round, I stumble across books that I don’t even remember adding. And this is why I do it! Nothing wrong with losing interest in a book, after all. No matter how much I wish I could, there’s no way I can read all the books that ever caught my fancy within my short lifespan.

That being said, last round I ended on the nice, round number of 730 books. And, shock of all shocks, my TBR is currently sitting at the same amount! Color me surprised! Let’s see what this round brings us and if I can continue to pare it down a little.


Stiff by Mary Roach

This non-fiction about what can happen to our bodies after we die sounds like something I would thoroughly enjoy. I love science, I love forensics, and I’m intrigued why this is also tagged as ‘Humor’ 👀 If I’m gonna like a non-fiction book, it’ll probably be something like this!

Verdict: Keep


The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

And here we have another book about dead bodies! Was I okay in May of 2017? This is more of a true crime non-fiction as opposed to focusing on the science, but it sounds fascinating. I’m curious how a true crime book from the view of a lawyer will read, so it gets to stick around for now.

Verdict: Keep


If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

Oh, this one is definitely staying. It has Shakespeare and repellent characters and it’s a thriller! It sounds like it would absolutely be my jam. It’s also got dark academia going for it, so you know my interest is piqued. I’m honestly surprised that I haven’t read it yet!

Verdict: Keep


Final Girls by Riley Sager

Here’s where I have to make a confession… I own every single Riley Sager novel and haven’t read a single one. I know, I know… why would I keep buying books from an author I don’t even know I like yet? Because I love the premises of all of his books, so far! And I swear I’m actually gonna read them someday.

Verdict: Keep


Shrill by Lindy West

This round has a lot of non-fiction for a person who barely ever reads non-fiction 😂 Though I suppose it makes sense that they would be chilling on my TBR for so long. This is a collection of feminist essays about the authors experience dealing with Internet trolls and just existing as a fat woman in today’s society. It sounds like it could be quite an impactful read.

Verdict: Keep


Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Here we have a great example of a book on my TBR that I have no recollection of adding! This doesn’t sound like something that would have ever attracted my attention… I’m not a huge family drama/historical fiction reader. This one doesn’t sound like something I would enjoy, either, which makes this choice easy.

Verdict: Remove


The Hike by Drew Hagary

Look at the weird cover of this weird little book. I mean… I don’t know that it’s weird, but it certainly sounds weird. It follows a man named Ben who goes for a walk in the woods and ends up trapped in a fantasy world with giants, demons, and huge insects. Does that not sound strange? I totally want to read it 😆

Verdict: Keep


Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

I can remember adding this book to my TBR. It’s a thriller that has been all over the bookish community for years! Every single time I hear more about this book on blogs or on BookTube, however, I find my urge to read it drop. It doesn’t sound like a thriller that I would particularly enjoy, so it has to go.

Verdict: Remove


Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence

Another non-fiction! I really need to stop shoving these books to the side, I swear. This sounds like a non-fiction that will speak directly to my bookish heart! It’s just a bunch of love (and hate…) letters to books. Sounds perfect to me! I hope to get around to reading this one soon.

Verdict: Keep


S. by J.J. Abrams

Well, seeming as I recently bought this book, I think we know which way this is going 😂 It just sounds like such a weird-ass read, so sign me up! It makes me think of House of Leaves which was such an odd book and I enjoyed my time with it. Most of the time… We’ll see if I have a similar experience with this one!

Verdict: Keep


Starting total: 730
Removed: 2
End total: 728

Well, I didn’t pare down the TBR much this time, did I 😂 Still, all the books I kept are ones I genuinely want to read, so I view that as a good thing! We’ll see if I ever get around to actually reading all of them, heh.

Anyways, until next round, happy reading!

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