Down the TBR Hole #4

Hi, all! Per usual, Sundays are reserved for Down the TBR Hole posts.

Here are the rules:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

(This tag was created by Lost in a Story)

Let’s see what we’ve got this week (16-20 on my TBR on GoodReads):

Instructions for a Secondhand HeartInstructions for a Secondhand Heart– Tamsyn Murray 

I completely forgot about this book! Rereading the synopsis gives me such an interesting whir of emotions: Sadness, because this looks like the type of book to break your heart; Happiness, because heartfelt books are the best. I wouldn’t really group this into novels I would normally pick up, but something about the description of this story really intrigues me.

Verdict: Keep 

If I WakeIf I Wake– Nikki Moyes 

If you haven’t heard of this, please go read the description right now. Maybe I’m alone in this, but that sounds like a hell of a story to dive into. This is one of those scenarios where I’m not sure I’m going to like a book, but I’m willing to give it a chance because there’s a small possibility that I will enjoy it. Since it has a pretty good rating, I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that other people are liking it, so maybe I will, too.

Verdict: Keep

The Cool KidsThe Cool Kids– Jason Pellegrini

I have no idea how I came across this book, especially since it only has 56 ratings, but I’m kind of excited that I just rediscovered it thanks to this TBR hole. It seems like an odd story, but in a way that I would like. Does that make sense? Probably not. Anyways, I’m keeping this one.

Verdict: Keep 

The Cyber Effect: An Expert in Cyberpsychology Explains How Technology Is Shaping Our Children, Our Behavior, and Our Values--And What We Can Do about ItThe Cyber Effect– Mary Aiken 

Question: Can you hear me laughing? No? Well I am. For those of you who don’t know, I used to be a psychology major. I still love reading about the mechanics of the mind, but I have zero interest in reading about this specific thing at this time in my life. I mean, it does look interesting, I’ll give it that. But only if you’re interested in this kind of stuff. And I’m just not right now, so…

Verdict: Remove 

Sleeping BeautiesSleeping Beauties– Stephen King & Owen King 

OK so.. the synopsis of this is kind of freaking me out. Here’s the thing: I’ve never fully read a Stephen King novel. I’d really like to, but it hasn’t happened yet. I’ve actually been debating for two weeks getting It on audio-book, but I haven’t committed to the idea yet. So, I feel like I have to keep this on my TBR because I haven’t given King an actual chance yet, and even though his stuff kind of freaks me out, I need to see what all the fuss is about.

Verdict: Keep 


OK guys, we have now gone through twenty books in my TBR, and I’ve gotten rid of five in total. I think 1/4 isn’t too bad, honestly. These are always hard posts to make because taking any book off of my list makes me feel like an evil villain, but I think that we are really getting somewhere.

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