Down the TBR Hole #11 || Book Meme

Hello beautiful people!

Welcome back to another week of Down the TBR Hole, where I painstakingly go through and remove books from my TBR list … since I say I’m going to read them all when in reality … I’m not.

This … has been one of my WORST DOWN THE TBR HOLE POSTS EVER!!!! I barely removed anything! I don’t even know if this counts!!!! UGH!

The Creator and the Rules

This was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story — she has a new blog though called Sunflowers and Wonder!

  1. Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  2. Order on ascending date added.
  3. Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books.
  4. Read the synopses of the books.
  5. Decide: keep it or should it go?
  6. Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

Book #101 | City of Lost Souls (#5) by Cassandra Clare



Date Added: January 9, 2017

Synopsis: The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon.

What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other […]

Verdict: GO

Book #102 | City of Heavenly Fire (#6) by Cassandra Clare



Date Added: January 9, 2017

Synopsis: In this dazzling and long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother.

Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell.

The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris – but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay […]

Verdict: GO

Book #103 | The Sign of Four (#2) by Arthur Conan Doyle



Date Added: January 9, 2017

Synopsis: When a beautiful young woman is sent a letter inviting her to a sinister assignation, she immediately seeks the advice of the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes.

For this is not the first mysterious item Mary Marston has received in the post. Every year for the last six years an anonymous benefactor has sent her a large lustrous pearl. Now it appears the sender of the pearls would like to meet her to right a wrong.

Verdict: KEEP

Book #104 | The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (#4) by Arthur Conan Doyle



Date Added: January 9, 2017

Synopsis:

Silver Blaze
The Adventure of the Yellow Face
The Adventure of the Stockbroker’s Clerk
The Adventure of the “Gloria Scott”
The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual
The Adventure of the Reigate Squires
The Adventure of the Crooked Man
The Adventure of the Resident Patient
The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter
The Adventure of the Navel Treaty
The Final Problem

Verdict: KEEP

Book #105 | The Hound of the Baskervilles (#5) by Arthur Conan Doyle



Date Added: January 9, 2017

Synopsis: We owe The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) to Arthur Conan Doyle’s good friend Fletcher “Bobbles” Robinson, who took him to visit some scary English moors and prehistoric ruins, and told him marvelous local legends about escaped prisoners and a 17th-century aristocrat who fell afoul of the family dog. Doyle transmogrified the legend: generations ago, a hound of hell tore out the throat of devilish Hugo Baskerville on the moonlit moor. Poor, accursed Baskerville Hall now has another mysterious death: that of Sir Charles Baskerville. Could the culprit somehow be mixed up with secretive servant Barrymore, history-obsessed Dr. Frankland, butterfly-chasing Stapleton, or Selden, the Notting Hill murderer at large? Someone’s been signaling with candles from the mansion’s windows. Nor can supernatural forces be ruled out […]

Verdict: KEEP

Book #106 | The Return of Sherlock Holmes (#6) by Arthur Conan Doyle



Date Added: January 9, 2017

Synopsis: Missing, presumed dead, for three years, Sherlock Holmes returns triumphantly to his dear companion Dr Watson. And not before time! London has never been in more need of his extraordinary services: a murderous individual with an air gun stalks the city.

Among thirteen further brilliant tales of mystery, detection and deduction, Sherlock Holmes investigates the problem of the Norwood Builder, deciphers the message of the Dancing Men, and cracks the case of the Six Napoleons.

Verdict: KEEP

Book #107 | The Valley of Fear (#7) by Arthur Conan Doyle



Date Added: January 9, 2017

Synopsis: “Look down the valley! See the cloud of a hundred chimneys that overshadows it! I tell you that the cloud of murder hangs thicker and lower than that over the heads of the people. It is the Valley of Fear, the Valley of Death. The terror is in the hearts of the people from the dusk to the dawn.” So declares a resident of a mining town, where a sinister secret society maintains its stranglehold on the community with a series of violent crimes.

The Valley of Fear, the last of the four Sherlock Holmes novels, ranks among Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s best work. The mystery begins with a coded warning of imminent danger, drawing the illustrious Sherlock Holmes and the faithful Dr. Watson to a secluded English country home […]

Verdict: KEEP

Book #108 | His Last Bow (#8) by Arthur Conan Doyle



Date Added: January 9, 2017

Synopsis: Sherlock Holmes’s fearless chronicler Dr Watson once again opens his notebooks to bring to light eight further tales of some of the strangest and most fascinating cases to come before the inquiring mind of London’s most famous detective.

These mysteries involve the disappearance of secret plans as well as of a lady of noble standing; the curious circumstances of Wisteria Lodge and of the Devil’s Foot; as well as the story His Last Bow, the last outing of Holmes and Watson on the eve of the First World War.

Verdict: KEEP

Book #109 | The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (#9) by Arthur Conan Doyle



Date Added: January 9, 2017

Synopsis: In this, the final collection of Sherlock Holmes adventures, the intrepid detective and his faithful companion Dr Watson examine and solve twelve cases that puzzle clients, baffle the police and provide readers with the thrill of the chase.

These mysteries – involving an illustrious client and a Sussex vampire; the problems of Thor Bridge and of the Lions Mane; a creeping man and the three-gabled house – all test the bravery of Dr Watson and the brilliant mind of Mr Sherlock Homes, the greatest detective we have ever known.

Verdict: KEEP

Book #110 | The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared (#1) by Jonas Jonasson



Date Added: January 9, 2017

Synopsis: It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people’s home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The Mayor is going to be there. The press is going to be there. But, as it turns out, Allan is not… Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed (in his slippers) and makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, we learn something of Allan’s earlier life in which – remarkably – he helped to make the atom bomb, became friends with American presidents, Russian tyrants, and Chinese leaders, and was a participant behind the scenes in many key events of the twentieth century. Already a huge bestseller across Europe, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is a fun and feel-good book for all ages.

Verdict: GO

Books Removed in this Post: 3 / 10

Total Books Removed: 60 / 110

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19 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #11 || Book Meme

    1. LMAO!!!!!!! You know it’s bad when people are proud of me not going to town on my Down the TBR Hole post. But yea, I loved the first one, so I definitely plan to finish this. My friend bought me the entire collection and additional stories. It’s like this GIANT textbook ha-ha!

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      1. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Yeahh…🤣🤣🤣 You know what, I have to agree here…collections in which ALL THE WORKS ARE IN ONE BOOK seem soo daunting that I just…I am horrified at the mere thought of taking them up! 🤣🤣

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  1. There are these omnibus versions, with every Sherlock Holmes books included(I own one gorgeous copy). If you added that one instead of individually, it would reduce the number of books on your list if not the number of pages to read 😄

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