Down the TBR Hole #17

Wow, it’s been so long since I’ve done a Down the TBR Hole that I thought it would be a good time to do one again. My Want to Read shelf on Goodreads has increased again, so it’s time to take a look again!

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: 445 (my last post this was at 325… oops!)

Going Vintage – Lindsey Leavitt

I actually forgot all about this one, but it still sounds really interesting to me. With everything so digital these days, I am curious to see how our main character deals with doing everything the ‘vintage’ way. I am going to keep this one around for a little longer.


Public Displays of Affection – Susan Donovan

This book sounds interesting still, but it’s 15 years old now. I know romance/chicklits don’t really age, but I am afraid this one won’t be able to stand next to the amazing books I’ve read recently! So this one is going to have to leave my list today!


Love Unscripted – Tina Reber

My Goodreads friends have given Love Unscripte some mixed reviews. A few loved it and others couldn’t finish it. This sounds like a typical celebrity falling in love with someone unknown. Part of me thinks it would still be something I enjoy, but with all the books on my list I don’t see me getting to this one.


All Fall Down – Ally Carter

Mysteries have been something I’ve recently been interested in and All Fall Down still really appeals to me. I know quite a few people in the bookish community that like this author, so I’ll keep this one on my list for now!


Love, Lucy – April Linder

As someone who really wants to go to Italy and explore, I have a feeling this will be a very predictable read. I’m sure Love, Lucy is the perfect summer read about summer love, but I think I’m going to let it go now!


Save the Date – Mary Kay Andrews

I have to start off by saying that I love this cover! After reading the summary again I don’t really feel this one anymore. I’m afraid there’s going to be too much drama. Don’t get me wrong, a little drama is okay, but sometimes it can be too much!


Ruby Red – Kerstin Gier

Ruby Red was really popular a couple of years ago and at the time it was something I was pretty interested in. Time travel is something I find interesting and a friend actually recently read this one and enjoyed it. So I will give this one another try.


The Chocolate Run – Dorothy Koomson

As a big fan of chocolate, I’m sad to say that this one just doesn’t sound interesting anymore. Again this book is 15 years old and I don’t think it’s going to stand up to the books I’ve read recently. So this one has to go!


The Eternal Ones – Kirsten Miller

Don’t get me wrong, I am all into paranormal romance, but how did I find this one? The guy she’s in love with may be her murderer in a previous life. That just doesn’t appeal to me anymore, so I can say I won’t be keeping this one on my list!


Finding Sky – Joss Stirling

In all honesty, I’m surprised I haven’t gotten around to this series yet. A few friends of mine were big fans of this one. Finding Sky still sounds appealing, but I wonder if it will hold up to the more modern YA books these days. I will keep it on my list for now.



Removal Percentage: 50%
Current “to read” – shelf: 440

At least I got rid of half the books this week! I will have to do these more often again. If you’ve read any of the books on this week’s list, do you agree with my choices? Let me know in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #17

  1. Great job removing. I think the only one I really knew about was Ruby Red, which I’ve held on to as well. It seems like it will be a good read – once I get to it that is lol

    1. Thank you! I was surprised I got rid of so many. And yes, when I get to it is the story of our lives, Haha.

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