Down the TBR Hole #31

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 been awhile since I’ve done a Down the TBR Hole post, so I figured it was time to continue with my TBR trimming! I ended the last round with 715 books on my Want to Read shelf. Currently, I’m sitting at 716 books… which explains why I need to do these posts 😂 I will never stop adding buckets of books to my TBR, so I need to make sure I go through it on a regular basis.

That being said, let’s get to the post!


We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

The synopsis for this book is too weird for me to not want to read it! It’s also the second book I think of whenever anyone brings up Shirley Jackson. I want to get into her books, eventually, so this one gets to stick around.

Verdict: Keep


The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Having read this author’s middle grade series, I know she is very accomplished at building an incredible atmosphere. I can only imagine the same holds true for this series and, if that’s true, I’m very eager to read it. I also own this book, so it definitely gets to stay.

Verdict: Keep


The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Oh, Brando Sando… I love your writing but you have SO MANY BOOKS! That being said, I still really want to start The Stormlight Archives series. Of course, this is a thicc boi and it’s just the first in a proposed ten book series, so I should probably get to it sooner rather than later 👀

Verdict: Keep


The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke

This is an illustrated collection of stories from the podcast, Lore. The podcast talks about all folklore spooky and creepy and seems like something I would love. Why wouldn’t I love an entire illustrated book based on it, as well?

Verdict: Keep


Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent

This thriller sounds like something that will make me want to punch a person. The main focus of the story is a man named Oliver who is seemingly normal until the day he beats his wife, Alice, into a coma. I’m gonna want to fight Oliver, I can already tell. But, I own this book, sooo…

Verdict: Keep


The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

I do love a non-fiction that is centered around women of the past. I also love non-fiction centered around science. This is like the perfect mix for me! I’ve heard good things about this book, as well, so I’m looking forward to picking this up. Eventually.

Verdict: Keep


The Anomaly by Michael Rutger

This thriller follows an archeologist that is described in the synopsis as what would happen “if Indiana Jones lived in the X-Files era”. That alone makes me want to read it! I’m embarrassed to say that I own this book and, yet, completely forgot what it was about. Now that I’ve been refreshed, I can’t wait to read it.

Verdict: Keep


Bind, Torture, Kill by Roy Wenzl, Tim Potter, and L. Kelly

I do enjoy a good true crime novel and the BTK killer is a particularly fascinating case. That being said, am I going to prioritize this book anytime soon? No. No I am not. I may eventually read this one, but I don’t think it needs to stick around on the TBR for now.

Verdict: Remove


The Company of Demons by Michael Jordan

I got this book from a Bookish First raffle ages ago and still haven’t read it. I think I initially read the excerpt and entered the raffle because it was set in Ohio and I lived in Ohio at the time 😂 I liked what I read, though, so I’m not sure why I haven’t picked this up yet. I’m going to make myself read it soon!

Verdict: Keep


The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

I legitimately added this book to my TBR solely because of how much I loved The Nightingale. Solid decision making skills only in this house. I also got a copy from Book of the Month club, so it’s staying on the TBR regardless. But the synopsis does sound interesting, so perhaps I’ll pick this up sooner rather than later.

Verdict: Keep


Starting total: 716
Removed: 1 *cough*
End total: 715

Until next round, happy reading!

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