Down the TBR Hole #3

Hello folks and happy Friday. Here we are again ready to see what is lying around in the depths of my TBR!

This prompt was created by Lost in a Story to help reduce your Goodreads TBR. I may or may not have found some “Best of 2019” lists, so my TBR has blossomed up to 1830. Whoops.

How to play:

  • Go to your Goodreads TBR
  • Order it as descending by date added
  • Look at the first 5 (or 10 if you are feeling enthusiastic
  • Read the synopsis
  • Decide whether it stays or goes.

Let’s dive right in!

Thoughts: I probably added this one not long after reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I have since become pretty annoyed with the infantilising of women in book titles and I’m really not interested in reading this. Gone!

Thoughts: Colleen McCullough is probably best known for writing The Thorn Birds which I loved when I read it 20 years ago. She was also a woman who refused to behave. This one is a keeper.

Thoughts: This one was recommended to me by a knitting friend and reminds me of an interaction I had with a beginning knitter who thought it was a good idea to order her husband’s clan’s sweater pattern from Ireland as her first project. I was brought in because she couldn’t understand the pattern – not surprising as it wasn’t written for beginner knitters, and possibly by someone who had been knitting from memory their entire life. This one stays!

Thoughts: I’m torn by this one – I’m fascinated by North Korea but do I really need to read a book about North Korea written by a white guy? It did win the Pulitzer though? It stays for now.

Thoughts: I literally have no idea what I was thinking when I added this, or why I did so. I think it can go!

And that’s it! Have you read any of these? Let me know if they should be on or off the list!


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