Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by Lia at Lost in a Story where we decide whether to keep or remove books on our TBR.

  • 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?

East of Eden 
by John Steinbeck

I usually hate classics (I don’t know why!), so part of me doesn’t want to read East of Eden, but another part of me wants to see if it will finally be a classic I enjoy. I’ve actually heard great things about this book, since most people weren’t forced to read it in high school like other classics I haven’t enjoyed…


Crocodile on the Sandbank
by Elizabeth Peters

This is the first book in the Amelia Peabody series (which is 20 books long, yikes!). I love Egypt, and historical fiction. This is also a mystery!

I seems like it would be a fun book.


Danger in the Shadows
by Dee Henderson

My mom recommended this book to me years ago. It’s an adult Christian mystery. I really want to get into mystery novels, but I always forget about them!

This also seems to have really high ratings (4.34 out of 5 stars on Goodreads!)


The Forty Rules of Love
by Elif Shafak

This is an adult standalone novel one of my old blogging friends recommended to me a few years ago.

I tried reading it a while back, and wasn’t in the mood. I’m still not in the mood… Maybe someday I’ll consider it again.


Half the Sky
by Nicholas D. Kristof  and Sheryl WuDunn

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is about some important topics, but after reading some reviews, and seeing the descriptions the authors used about the girls who were raped (focusing on their looks), I think I’ll pass on this.