Down the TBR Hole #9

Down the TBR Hole was originally created over at Lost in a Story. It looked like a fun and productive way to finally make a dent in that Goodreads TBR. I went through my want-to-read shelf a little while ago but I think I was still to kind on a lot of books. Let’s see what I’ll make of it this time around. I decided to go with 10 books at a time so lets get started!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 or 15 or 20, if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

Current “to-read” shelf: 355 (I am so bad at this, I’ve added 13 books since my last Down the TBR post…)

As I warned you, this one will be a bit boring again. As we’ve seen a few times, I had a habit of adding all of a writer’s books on my shelf at once. This is yet again the case! I will try and keep it a bit interesting! On top of that, I’ve actually never gotten around to read a single book by this author!


Firefly Lane – Kristin Hannah

This was apparently an author I thought I would love. Like last time, this is a collection of chicklits I thought I would love. Firefly Lane seems to be about a woman who really just wants to fall in love. Even though I think this could be something I would like, it doesn’t appeal to me at the moment.


Winter Garden – Kristin Hannah

Winter Garden does sound like a book with a heartbreaking tale. I have learned since adding these that I’m not a big fan of historical books like this. I like them in YA style, not so much in romance. I know this is probably beautiful, but just not for me!


Night Road – Kristin Hannah

To write this, I have been reading what the books are about. Kristin Hannah seems to have a theme of women who put their own dreams on hold for some reason. I have read too many of these books since then. Even though it’s understandable in some cases, I think this would annoy me now. Who knows it could be something beautiful? Maybe in the future I will have to take a look again.


Home Front – Kristin Hannah

To start off the fifth book in this post, I would like to say that this author does have beautiful covers on her books. There is something that does make them catch my eye! I think this author writes a lot about love, war and marriages. If I look at the release date, it seems to make sense that she would write a book about a war in Iraq. Once again, I don’t think this is for me at the moment.


True Colors – Kristin Hannah

Another thing I often find in these types of books are sisters. Either them finding their way back to each other, or it starts off with betrayal and other issues. This is another easy decision!



Summer Island – Kristin Hannah

A mother that disappears to pursue a career and a daughter that is left behind. I’m sure this can be a really beautiful story. A few of my friends on Goodreads have read this and rated it pretty high. I don’t know why these books aren’t appealing to me at this time.


Between Sisters – Kristin Hannah

This is definitely an older book of hers. Between Sisters was released in 2004. Once again a story of sisters who haven’t stayed in touch for certain reasons. Maybe not having siblings doesn’t make me as interested in this trope.


Magic Hour – Kristin Hannah

The main character was a child psychiatrist. This is actually the first one that has kind of appealed to me. Magic Hour comes close with a character who is in the same work field as I want to be. On the other side, this book will definitely be heartbreaking. Some type of tragedy changed the main character’s career. That is never a good thing!


On Mystic Lake – Kristin Hannah

This is an idea I have read in a couple of romance books. Well the grieving teenage daughter who needs some guidance. On Mystic Lake could be a beautiful story because of that. Except that I have read some really good ones in the past year and I’m afraid this one won’t be able to beat them.


The Things We Do For Love – Kristin Hannah

Another sister story, haha. I think the author is a fan of those. There is really only so much that can be done with that though. I am curious how she keeps those stories unique.



Removal Percentage This Week: 100%

Current “to-read” shelf: 345

If I look at the next books I would use for this post, it’s another 10 books by this author. To make the next post a bit more interesting (I hope), I have decided to take those off of my TBR already. But the question remains, am I underestimating this author? Should I actually want to read these books? If anyone has read any by Kristin Hannah, please let me know what you thought!


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