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Down the TBR Hole #6

Hi everyone!

Earlier this week you might have seen the 5th instalment of this challenge created by Lia, and because I’m playing catch up, here is another one.

If you didn’t and are just catching this now, this challenge is a way to tackle our ever-growing to-reads list on Goodreads. By going through all the books one by one and reading their synopses, we can decide whether they should stay or whether their time has passed and should go.

As always I will go through my list 10 at a time so let’s get started:


I’ve been putting off reading this for a while even though all the reviews I’ve seen have praised this a lot. With the elements of mystery and time travel, this would however be one book I can see myself being enthralled with. Not to mention that the covers are some of the prettiest I’ve seen.

Decision – keep


Similarly to Miss Marple, I do eventually want to read all of the Hercule Poirot books, and from what I’ve seen of the tv show I do enjoy his character. It has however got to the point where I know I won’t read it straight away even though I have every intention to enjoy every single Poirot book.

Decision – go


I like crime and mystery, and tend to read them really quickly, but I no longer feel inclined to read this. I also forgot that this was on my list so that’s probably saying something.

Decision – go


If there is one good thing that came out of my French degree, it is an appreciation for language and an interest in linguistics, particularly etymology and how language evolves. Having being published in 1991, it might be a little out of date in terms of more modern language and how the growing influence of technology affects our day to day conversation, but it would still be an interesting read nonetheless.

Decision – keep


I grew up speaking three languages – English, British Sign Language, and French. At high school French was compulsory, alongside Latin in Year 7 which I regretfully didn’t like. In Year 8 compulsory Latin stopped and Spanish came along. I took both French and Spanish to university and whilst I now wish I hadn’t, it doesn’t change the fact that I still love language. This particular book asks “can culture influence language, and vice-versa,” and that certainly sparks my interest. If there is one language book to read, then it might just be this one.

Decision – keep


Based on Greek mythology and the Iliad, I probably put this on my to-read pile when I started reading the Percy Jackson books. Whilst it does sound good, I’m not particularly versed in Greek mythology so I’m not sure if I would enjoy it. I’ve also not read the Iliad so I’d probably want to try that first before possibly getting into this.

Decision – go


I’ve not read much YA Dystopia since the hype over Divergent and I’ve not been vastly hooked by it, but this is one that I’ve been looking at for a while that still makes me a little curious. I’ve heard a lot of great things about it and maybe it’s time to jump on the dystopia bandwagon and discover the decent ones out there.

Decision – keep


After reading Vicious I discovered a love for anything VE Schwab writes, and this is definitely one book I want to get my hands on.

Decision – keep


I’ve heard a lot of good things about Robin Hobb’s fantasy works but the one thing I have noticed is that they’re long series. This is the start of the Farseer Trilogy and this tome runs to 392 pages. For a fantasy of this style, I don’t think that’s too bad, but at the same time I don’t know if I want a lot of these general books clogging up my tbr because I can sense it becoming rather overwhelming.

Decision – go (for the time being)


Similarly to Legend, this falls under the tent of YA dystopian books I’ve yet to get my hands on and read. Again I have been intrigued by this for a while but was never entirely sure if it was something that interested me or not. Maybe it is time to give YA dystopia another shot

Decision – keep.

And that is all ten.

What do you think?
Have you read any of these books?



8 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #6”

  1. A Thousand Pieces of You is so stunning! I’ve read both this book and the sequel and they’re both really good, I can’t wait to read A Million Worlds with You! Legend is also very good and I can’t wait to read The Darkest Minds 🙂


      1. Yeah me too! I’ve made a small list, I’m actually participating with a challenge that challenges you to read a certain amount of books from your TBR that has been there too long. So I hope to get through all of them in a year 🙂

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      2. That sounds like a good idea. I have a second tbr that’s full of classics so I thought I might challenge myself to read the same number of classics as I do YA – basically see if I can knock books off both lists during the year.

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      3. That’s great! After DNF’ing Emma by Jane Austen I’m really not in the mood for classics, but I do want to try to get into them again. The problem is that they are always very slow and therefore I read very slow. I don’t like that.


      4. I couldn’t get through Emma either, but I want to try that one again. If you want a shorter Austen novel I’d recommend trying Northanger Abbey instead.
        Classics often tend to be slow but most of the time that’s what I like about them. I know for me it makes a nice change from fast-paced antics of YA.

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      5. I’ve read Northanger Abbey, and I was planning on reading all of Jane Austen novels but after Emma I just couldn’t continue anymore. My favourite still Pride & Prejudice 🙂


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