Down the TBR Hole #23

Seeing how I keep adding new books to my Goodreads TBR, I decided to did this just a little more often than I have before. It’s been a month since my last Down the TBR Hole and I’ve added 15 books to my want-to-read shelf.

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: 509 (my last post ended at 494, I don’t think I’m ever going to get this to stay lower)

The Me I Meant to Be – Sophie Jordan

I actually didn’t remember adding this one to my TBR. Reading the sypnopsis makes me wonder why I added it though. I understand that you can’t control your feelings, but when your best friend’s relationship just ends, you don’t go after her ex. I think I’ll skip this one.

Remove

Guy Code – Sophie Jordan

This one doesn’t have a cover yet. Apparently it’s two books in one and the first one was set to release at the beginning of this year. I remember nothing about it publishing, so I think this one is going to get removed for now. If I ended up hearing more about it, maybe it’ll be added again.

Remove

Of Poseidon – Anna Banks

Once again, I’ve already read this one, but a different edition. So I can remove this one. It’s nice when you can remove one that you’ve already read, haha.

Remove

Goodbye Days – Jeff Zetner

I have heard nothing but amazing things about this author, so it’s not hard to decide to keep this one. I own three of his books and really need to give them a go!

Keep

Before She Ignites – Jodi Meadows

Jodi Meadows is one of the authors who wrote My Plain Janes and that’s a favorite of mine. I haven’t read anything only written by her. A lot of people I know loved the books in this series. So I will have to give it a go!

Keep

The Afterlife of Holly Chase – Cynthia Hand

Okay, this was a case of Goodreads having this marked wrong. I read this book in December 2017. My rating was visible next to this version of the book, but it still said want to read. I adjusted it and it’s now off my list. If you’re looking for a fun holiday read, I definitely recommend The Afterlife of Holly Chase.

Remove

The Glass Spare – Lauren DeStefano

Another book I totally forgot about, haha. After reading what it’s about again and looking at my friends’ ratings, I think I’ll keep it a little bit longer. The Glass Spare sounds like something I would enjoy. And the cover is pretty!

Keep

Defy the Stars – Claudia Gray

Seeing how I loved her Firebird trilogy (even though I still need to read the final book),I bought this book when it was released. Which was over 2 years ago (oops!). Defy the Stars is on my shelf and it still does sound interesting to me, so I’ll be keeping it on my shelf.

Keep

The Hating Game – Sally Thorne

I own this one as well and really need to put it closer to the top of my TBR (just like I say about so many books).The Hating Game is a very hyped romance and a few of my friends were disappointed for this exact reason. I do want to read it, but I think I’ll start it with low expectations.

Keep

Renegades – Marissa Meyer

If I say I own a signed copy of this book, I think it’s pretty clear what my decision will be when it comes to Renegades, haha. We got to meet the author a couple of years ago and she was so nice. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this series and the final one was just released. Hopefully I read it soon.

Keep

Removal Percentage: 40%
Current “to-read” shelf: 505

As you can see, this week’s Down the TBR Hole wasn’t a big succes, haha. What do you think of my choices? Do you agree? I really think with all the amazing 2020 releases I’ve heard about, this list is only going to grow even more.

2 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #23

  1. Oh go go go and read Renegades first thing! It’s really good! I still have to read The Hating Game as well, I bought it straight after its release. Whoops. I actually removed The Glass Spare, too many more books to read.
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