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Down the TBR Hole #19

Started by Lost in a Story, the most fun way to cut down that TBR!

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?


The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember
Give!!! Me!!!! Gay!!! Mermaids!!!! KEEP.

Papi: My Story by David Ortiz & Michael Holley
Not even a question. KEEP.

My Life with Bob by Pamela Paul
This seems really good and I really want to read it. KEEP.

Seven Tears at High Tide by C.B. Lee
Uhhh, basically more gay mermaids, but with a selkie. KEEP.

Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Very conflicting reviews from my GR friends AND the plot doesn’t really catch me. REMOVE.


My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
Two of the most used shelves are “abandoned” and “dnf” and the reviews make it seem like something I would hate. I’m going to put this on my shelf of things to avoid tbh. REMOVE.

Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
I don’t think this sounds like a bad book, but it also doesn’t sound like it’s for me. REMOVE.

Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton.
I want to read more Crichton, but I don’t think I’ll enjoy this particular one. REMOVE.

The Teeth of the Comb & Other Stories by Osama Alomar
Another one that just doesn’t seem like it’s for me. REMOVE.

Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves by Michael J. Seidlinger
A book about a book that I’m obsessed with. KEEP.

I managed to remove 5 out of 10 books today. Any decisions you would have made differently?

Previous: Down the TBR Hole #18

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10 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #19”

  1. Oh gosh, I’ve had The Seafarer’s Kiss on my TBR for a while (gay mermaids heck yeah!), but I didn’t know about Seven Tears at High Tide! I’ll have to check that one out, especially since selkies are so cool.

    And honestly? I don’t blame you for not picking up Uprooted. I know a lot of folks loved it, but I read it earlier this year and didn’t really enjoy it that much. It’s nice to know it’s not just me who’s not super interested in it.

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    1. I can’t believe I haven’t gotten to The Seafarer’s Kiss yet, but hopefully I’ll pick it up soon! I hope you like Seven Tears at High Tide if you read it (and I hope I like it too haha).

      I’m glad to hear it’s not just me, too! There’s really not much about the description that gets me excited. Maybe I’ll change my mind someday, but meh.

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  2. I absolutely love what Naomi Novik is doing with Uprooted and Spinning Silver – but the reviews are indeed mixed. If the premise doesn’t sound like something you’d enjoy, you really better avoid it – it does exactly what it says on the tin.

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