Down the TBR Hole #31 || Book Meme

Hello beautiful people!

It’s the beginning of a new month! I hope you are all doing well — it’s been a GREAT start to the month. Yes … we’re still stuck in isolation here AND still working from home. But the weather has been great, allowing lots of opportunities for walks and eventually … ROLLERBLADING! Yes! It’s happening! I’m a HUGE rollerblader, so I’m really looking forward to warmer weather to go out and roll around! And my SO likes to as well, so best of both worlds!

Welcome to another round of LET’S CLEAN THAT TBR PILE!

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 #221 | NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

Date Added: July 19, 2017

Synopsis: NOS4A2 is a spine-tingling novel of supernatural suspense from master of horror Joe Hill, the New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box and Horns.

Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country […]

Verdict: GO

Ya … I’m sure this is a great book … but child endangerment and creepy people just don’t mix well with me … so I have NO regrets removing this ha-ha!


Book #222 | Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Date Added: July 19, 2017

Synopsis: Abilene Tucker feels abandoned. Her father has put her on a train, sending her off to live with an old friend for the summer while he works a railroad job. Armed only with a few possessions and her list of universals, Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, aiming to learn about the boy her father once was.

Having heard stories about Manifest, Abilene is disappointed to find that it’s just a dried-up, worn-out old town. But her disappointment quickly turns to excitement when she discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos […]

Verdict: GO

I don’t know … it sounds like a cute story and all, but I have no interest at all in reading this #sorrynotsorry


Book #223 | The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Date Added: July 19, 2017

Synopsis: Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily’s fierce-hearted black “stand-in mother,” Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina–a town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna. This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.

Verdict: KEEP

This just sounds so humble and lovely … I feel like I’ll really enjoy it. I’ve also heard the characters are well rounded and really interesting, so that makes me even more eager to give it a go. And I FINALLY want to watch the movie … but I don’t want to until I’ve read the book.


Book #224 | Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Date Added: July 23, 2017

Synopsis: Eleanor is the new girl in town, and with her chaotic family life, her mismatched clothes and unruly red hair, she couldn’t stick out more if she tried.

Park is the boy at the back of the bus. Black T-shirts, headphones, head in a book – he thinks he’s made himself invisible. But not to Eleanor… never to Eleanor.

Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes, Eleanor and Park fall for each other. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you’re young, and you feel as if you have nothing and everything to lose.

Verdict: KEEP

I’ve only read Almost Midnight by Rowell, but I really did find her writing captivating … you finish the book without even knowing you were almost done! I’ve also heard a LOT of people love this book and how against the stereotypes Rowell goes … so I’m eager to give it a shot!


Book #225 | Angelfall (Book #1) by Susan Ee

Date Added: July 23, 2017

Synopsis: It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl […]

Verdict: KEEP

There’s just something SUPER intriguing out this plot to me … but I also love urban fantasy style books, so that’s LARGELY biased. Honestly, I completely forgot about this series. Once the library is open again, I plan to borrow the first book!

Verdict: KEEP


Books Removed in this Post: 2 / 5

Total Books Removed: 127 / 225

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6 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #31 || Book Meme

  1. I enjoyed The Secret Life of Bees! And I really want to read many of Rowell’s books. I need to start at the beginning of her releases. And I’m intrigued by Moon Over Manifest – I’m glad you posted about it! We really liked the Hulu miniseries based on NOS4A2 – Highly recommend.

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  2. Oh god I completely forgot about Angelfall as well, I had that book on my TBR too! I haven’t thought about that one for ages, I’ll have to think about keeping or tossing it away haha 🙂

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