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Down the TBR Hole 11


This is a meme started by Lia at Lost in a Story. The “rules” are:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books.
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

I’m modifying this a little since my to-read shelf is a mess of books that are mostly in storage. Instead, I’m going to look at my wishlist—all those books I add on a whim during my travels around the book blogging community—and weed out the ones that don’t quite sound as good now. The “keepers” I’m going to look for at online libraries or add to my Amazon wishlist.

The Candle Man by Alex Scarrow The Candle Man by Alex Scarrow

I seem to remember a reader I respect recommending Alex Scarrow, though I don’t remember who it was. In any case, the combination of the Ripper murders and the sinking of the Titanic still seems compelling. KEEP (even though it seems very out of print).


Seduction by M.J. Rose Seduction by M.J. Rose

This is book five in a series. I’ve sworn off fiction books with historical characters. Yet… Victor Hugo and séances. KEEP.

Delia's Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer Delia’s Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer

I have an overage of historical fiction that I want to read (see above) or that I already own. GO.

The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley

“But when his friend’s beautiful older sister enlists him as the unwitting messenger in her illicit love affair, the aftershocks will be felt for years.”

Honestly, this doesn’t seem like my type of novel. GO. (But at least the cover features a whole face, if not a whole head.)

Parlor Games by Maryka Biaggio Parlor Games by Maryka Biaggio

And this is why Delia’s Shadow had to go: yet another historical, but with a female con artist. KEEP.

So, what do YOU think? Any arguments for KEEP or GO?