Down the TBR Hole #13

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: 315

This is the lowest my TBR has been since we started writing these posts. I have a reason for that though. As you will know if you’ve been following our blog, my posts have been boring. I used to add the author’s completele collection when I first started Goodreads. Today that would’ve been the case if I didn’t go through a bit of a screening first.

Today my TBR shelf was at 340. I seriously had 25(!!!) books from one author on my list. I never even read anything by her. By the looks of it she wrote chicklits, so I looked at a couple and just decided to delete them all. From now on there may be a few cases of a few books from the same author, but nothing as bad as in the beginning. SO let’s get to this week’s Down the TBR Hole.


Breakfast at Darcy’s – Ali McNamara

Breakfast at Darcy’s is 7 years old now and I honestly don’t think I will get around to reading it. It sounds like a feelgood book and I’m sure it’s a lot of fun. I just don’t think I have the time with all the books I want to read, haha.



Step Back in Time – Ali McNamara

Even though it sounds like so much fun to read about a character that lives a different life in every era, I honestly don’t think I will get around to reading it. Seeing how I don’t even own it, haha.



The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith

I remember adding this one when I found out this was JK Rowling writing under a different name. I recently recorded the series made about this book. That hasn’t even been watched yet, haha. For now I will remove this from my TBR, because I really don’t know if or when I will read this!



A Really Awesome Mess – Trish Cook & Brendan Halpin

I really forgot about this book. I don’t own it, but I am curious. A hint of Recovery Road, a sample of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and a cut of Juno is the first thing you read in the sypnosis. All of those things I have enjoyed, so I think I may need to hang on to this one a little while longer.



The Secret of Happy Ever After – Lucy Dilloon

There is snow on the cover and it has Holiday/Christmas in the list of genres, but it doesn’t sound like a holiday read. I am a big fan of those, haha. To be honest this one doesn’t appeal to me. I won’t be reading this one.



Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts – Lucy Dillon

It seems like this author writes the same types of books. There is nothing wrong with that, but sometimes I get the feeling that there are no extra twists with certain authors. They write romances and a certain way and that’s it. I don’t know why I get that feeling from this, but I do.



Walking Back to Happiness – Lucy Dillon

I think my statement by the previous book was correct, because this cover has a snowy scene and dogs, haha. Just like before, this one doesn’t appeal to me.



The Ballroom Class – Lucy Dillon

Once again, the sypnosis just doesn’t interest me. I don’t really have anything else to say about this book.



The Life List – Lori Nelson Spielman

It’s weird, a few years ago and I would’ve loved a book like this. I still read my fair share of romance books, but it seems like in some ways my taste in these has changed. Of course, most romance books are predictable, but reading this sypnosis I can probably already predict how this will all end.



Pictures of Lily – Paige Toon

I think what I talked about before this book counts for this one as well. The only thing I won’t be able to guess is the history that will come and haunt her.



Removal rate this week: 90%

Current “to-read” shelf: 306

I think it’s safe to say it was a good week for my TBR, haha. Starting now I will be getting to more well known books and different authors. There will be some doubles, but nothing as extreme as the 25 I deleted this morning before writing this, haha.

Have you read any of these books? Should I have kept any of them?

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