Down the TBR Hole #28

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 only been two weeks since I did my last post, but with the number of books still on that list, it’s never too soon to do this again. I’m trying to make this a regular post!

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: 544 (my last post ended at 542, so I only added 2 books in the last two weeks… not bad!)

The Pros of Cons – Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar & Michelle Schusterman

In all honesty, I still really hate this cover, haha. The story sounds amazing though and I own the book. I love books that takes place at cons or other fandom gatherings. The Pros of Cons is a definite keep!

Keep

The Fandom – Anna Day

Just like I love books that take place at cons, I love stories that involve fandoms. This one goes more in the sci-fi direction. I own this book and am still curious. Even though I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews, I still want to give it a try.

Keep

S.T.A.G.S. – M.A. Bennett

This is a thriller quite a few friends have read by now. That’s not shocking, because S.T.A.G.S. was released in 2017. Even though this book still sounds really interesting to me, I don’t know if I will get around to it with all the other thrillers I have on my shelves.

Remove

Black Bird of the Gallows – Meg Kassel

The cover looks interesting, but I really don’t remember adding this book to my want to read list. A few friends have read Black Bird of the Gallows and rated it as pretty good. With this being an older release and me not really remembering it at all, I’ll be removing this from my list.

Remove

Heroine Complex – Sarah Kuhn

Isabelle actually bought this one and that made me add it to my wishlist, haha. A fantasy with superheroes, count me in. Heroine Complex is now on my shelf and I just saw that 4 of the 6 books are already out. I’ll definitely still give this one a go.

Keep

Another Postcard – Elle Christensen

This is actually another book that I totally forgot about. After reading the synopsis and the friends that have read it, I remembered how hyped this book was when released in 2017. Even though Another Postcard sounds really good and I love rockstar romances, I don’t see myself getting this one anytime soon.

Remove

The Choices I’ve Made – J.L. Berg

The Choices I Made does sound like a good book, but also like one I’ve read before, but with different characters. If that makes any sense. I know I’d probably love it, but I don’t think I’ll be getting it. In all honesty, I think I added this to my TBR for a giveaway.

Remove

Twelve – Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Naturals is one of my favorite series (even if I still need to read the last book… oops…). Twelve is a novella in this series that I know I’ll need to read after finishing the final book.

Keep

Devils Within – S.F. Henson

I don’t remember this book and reading the synopsis, I’d have to say Devils Within isn’t for me. Devils Within seems like a really hard book to read. It’s not that I don’t like those, but I just don’t think I’m the audience for this book.

Remove

Everless – Sara Holland

This will be simple, I own the book and actually had it signed when I met the author a few years ago. Isabelle read this one and even though it wasn’t her favorite book of all time, she did enjoy it. Everless does sound like a book for me, so I’ll be reading it eventually (I really need more reading time, haha).

Keep

Removal Percentage: 50%
Current “to-read” shelf: 539

I’m actually proud of myself this week, because I managed to remove five out of the ten books this week. What do you think of my choices? Should I have chosen differently with any of these books? Let me know in the comments!

5 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #28

  1. You did good! I was looking back at my own Down the TBR hole articles that I published in the past and it remined me that I need to continue doing this as well haha. I was well on my way of completing my goal and doing a good job with removing books from my lists on Goodreads, but now that I haven’t removed anything in a while and did add a lot of new books in the meantime, my lists are out of control again haha!

    Sad to see you removed another postcard. It’s such a good book! But I know how it works haha. Choices have to be made, so I understand, lol. The black bird and the gallows was free on amazon so I got it. I’m not sure if I’d bought it if it wasn’t free, but now I was like ah well, I’ll get it on kindle and it’s no problem if I don’t end up reading it haha. Everless is one I did remove a while ago. Gave away my special edition copy to a friend of mine bec

    1. It sounds amazing! Definitely my type of book. I really hope to read it soon!

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