Down The TBR Hole is a meme originally created by lost in a story but Lia has given me permission to adopt it since she is no longer blogging, the only thing changing is you can now link up to your post. This meme will revolve around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there. This will post every Thursday so if and when you do post Down The TBR Hole please use the hashtag #DTTBRH and tag me @jodyblogs. Your welcome to grab the Linky code and add it to your own post. Enjoy!

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them.It works like this:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

I am going to do three and three this week. Don’t forget to let me know what your doing this week. Happy reading, everyone 📚

What I am keeping

A suspenseful and entertaining debut thriller—and love letter to vintage horror movies—in which a teenager must overcome her own anxiety to protect the two children she’s babysitting when strangers come knocking at the door. October 1993. One night. One house. One dead body.

When single mom Eleanor Mazinski goes out a for a much-needed date night, she leaves her two young children—sweet, innocent six-year-old Ben and precocious, defiant twelve-year-old Mira—in the capable hands of their sitter, Amy. The quiet seventeen-year-old is good at looking after children, despite her anxiety disorder. She also loves movies, especially horror flicks. Amy likes their predictability; it calms the panic that threatens to overwhelm her.

The evening starts out normally enough, with games, pizza, and dancing. But as darkness falls, events in this quaint suburban New Jersey house take a terrifying turn—unexpected visitors at the door, mysterious phone calls, and by midnight, little Ben is in the kitchen standing in a pool of blood, with a dead body at his feet. In this dazzling debut novel, Emily Ruth Verona moves back and forth in time, ratcheting up suspense and tension on every page.

Chock-full of nods to classic horror films of the seventies and eighties, Midnight on Beacon Street is a gripping thriller full of electrifying twists and a heartwarming tale of fear and devotion that explores our terrors and the lengths we’ll go to keep our loved ones safe.

Dear Lost for Words,

We are trying to stay at home . . . I am enclosing a cheque and I hope that you will use it to send us some books. Please choose books that we might think are wonderful.


Loveday Cardew’s beloved Lost for Words bookshop, along with the rest of York, has fallen quiet. At the very time when people most need books to widen their horizons, or escape from their fears, or enhance their lives, the doors are closed. Then the first letter comes.

Rosemary and George have been married for fifty years. Now their time is running out. They have decided to set out on their last journey together, without ever leaving the bench at the bottom of their garden in Whitby. All they need is someone who shares their love of books.

Suddenly it’s clear to Loveday that she and her team can do something useful in a crisis. They can recommend books to help with the situations their customers find themselves in: fear, boredom, loneliness, the desire for laughter and escape.

And so it begins.

It’s beginning to look a lot like murder in the sixth installment of this charming cozy mystery series, perfect for fans of Donna Andrews and Jacqueline Frost.

It’s the beginning of December in Rudolph, New York, America’s Christmas Town, and business is brisk at Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, a gift and décor shop owned by Merry Wilkinson. The local amateur dramatic society is intensely preparing a special musical production of A Christmas Carol. But it’s not a happy set, as rivalries between cast and crew threaten the production.

Tensions come to a head when a member of the group is found dead shortly after a shopping excursion to Mrs. Claus’s Treasures. Was someone looking to cut out the competition? Everyone in the cast and crew is a potential suspect, including Aline, Merry’s mother, and Merry’s shop assistant Jackie O’Reilly, who was desperate for a starring role.

It could be curtains for Christmas—and for Merry—unless the killer can be ferreted out of the wings.

What I am putting down the hole

Regina King has found a way to make her obsession with death profitable on her terms as a killer for hire. She keeps her career choice locked away from her husband and separate from their life.
Stewart Houston wants justice for his murdered sister.

He knows who killed her and he wants that person to pay. He doesn’t want jail time in a cell with three meals a day, he wants revenge.

He wants death.

Regina King is just the person to give him that.

Mitch Wegner had it all: a prestigious career as a professor, a loving wife, and a reputation as a brilliant academic. But when a student takes his own life and Mitch is blamed, his life quickly spirals out of control. As his marriage falls apart and his job is put on the line, Mitch finds himself descending into a dark and dangerous world.

Haunted by his past and fueled by his own narcissism, Mitch makes a series of increasingly desperate choices that lead him down a path of violence and betrayal. When another person on campus mysteriously dies, Mitch becomes the prime suspect, but the truth behind the killings is far more twisted than anyone could have imagined.

In this gripping psychological thriller, author Nadija Mujagic takes readers on a heart-pounding journey through the mind of a man consumed by his own ego and the dark secrets that he thought he had buried. With twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end, The Master of Demise is a chilling tale of obsession, revenge, and the terrifying consequences of our actions.

You killed the thing I held most dear, and now I seek revenge…

“For a moment, I wavered. I almost considered changing my mind, after all of this. Almost saved my soul. But I have come this far – and it is not just for me… I am too far gone for saving. So now I am waiting. Waiting, for the house to finally fall still and silent.”

Josephine longs for love. Something to fill the void she has lived with since that terrible day. To feel less inadequate; especially when it comes to her stunning sister, whose engagement the eight of them are here to celebrate. So finding a wonderful man, who likes her as she is, seems almost too good to be true.

Edward has mixed feelings about this weekend and his eclectic housemates. Everyone is hiding something. But Josephine is happy and he is pleased to be welcome to join her sister’s big weekend. He can hardly let himself trust that Josephine might be the ray of light he needs, at last, to start anew.

As for the happily engaged couple, they have everything going for them; but someone has other ideas. Cameron may be charismatic, but is he loyal? Jennifer wants everything to be perfect, but at what cost?

And what about the secrets of this beautiful house, long-buried?

It’s all fun and games…until friend turns murderer.

Who is the traitor among them?

And who, and how many, have been killed…?

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