Down the TBR Hole #3


My TBR list is nowhere near as big as most folk I have seen, but it is guilty of the same thing everyone else is: harboring books I have totally forgotten about. So this is more an effort for me to remind myself what I want to read and ask myself why I added certain things to begin with.

Down the TBR hole was originally created by Lost in a Story, and here’s how it works:

– 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?



Outlander by Diana Gabaldon: This is one of those books that has an excellent premise about it. I mean, slipping into a different time and quite literally being out place, I love the idea. Which is why I am struggling to understand why I don’t want to pick it up. I like the idea but I just can’t find the enthusiasm to want to read it. So, sadly, it will have to go.

Verdict: Delete



The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub: This is another one that has an interesting plot idea but also is another one that, for some unknown reason I just can’t feel enthusiastic about. Has anyone read and enjoyed this? It just feels wrong to delete another (got rid of Dark Tower last time) Stephen King novel. Sadly, until I can find sufficient reason to get excited, this one is going.

Verdict: Delete



The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker: I have seen this novel loved and adored across various blogs I follow, a good portion of them bloggers with similar tastes to my own. So I know I will love this (or at least strongly suspect I will). I have just finished reading a thriller and am getting a taste for the genre, so I imagine this will be something I will want to pick up in the coming months.

Verdict: Keep



The Cruel Prince by Holly Black: I don’t know how or why this made it onto my TBR list. I must have seen a couple of really favourable reviews somewhere. I’m not slating this as something I think will be bad, just as something I feel I won’t enjoy. I am not a YA fan and this seems to fall slap bang into that category. Also, the blurb makes it sound way too kiddy for me. Fairies bullying mortals for being mortal? Not my thing. I’d be yawning.

Verdict: Delete



Insomnia by Stephen King: I have had a paperback copy of this sat on my book case for ever so long and its one of the few books I own that I am really excited for. Every time I finish a book I look at it and think ‘next time’. I am going to make it my personal goal for ‘next time’ to at least happen this year. Yay! The deleting Stephen King book curse has been ended. Long live the King. Long live he continue to write endings I feel let down by.

Verdict: Keep


26 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #3

    1. I think I will no doubt have similar thoughts after having read/listened to some great things by him. Will probably have a similar feel towards Insomnia that I do towards Dreamcatcher and Tommyknockers.


      1. There’s hope yet then 🙂 Dream catcher had the potential to be good …but like so many King books it really nose-dived towards the end. Tommyknockers just felt … strange in a bad way.

        I think my least favourite King book to date is Salem’s Lot. Looking back, I feel I was incredibly kind giving it 3 stars,


      1. Totally agree, I find them a lot easier to read than fantasy too. Not just the length but the absence of different worlds, history, lore, loads of story arcs and made up words too all seem to make thrillers easier to read and there are some great ones out there.

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      2. I love the Gentleman Bastard sequence. Fantastic narration on the audio books. I just wish Lynch would hurry himself up with the Thorn of Emberlain. I have accepted that Jesus will walk among us again before Martin or Rothfuss pull their fingers out.

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      1. I do the same, scan them in on gr and then later buy/read them. But yeah, most of my books on tbr are owned have to read still. But thanks to my netgalley success it will be a while still haha

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