Down the TBR Hole #40

I’ve said it before, but I really want to do a Down the TBR Hole post every two weeks if possible, so it’s only been  a couple weeks since my last post. I’m almost afraid to see how much I’ve added to my want to read shelf, haha.

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: 734 (my last post ended at 732, which means I did pretty good these past two weeks…)

Five Feet Apart – Rachael Loppincott

I have Five Feet Apart on my shelf, but once again it’s a book I just haven’t gotten to yet. I did recently listen to this author’s newest book, All This Time, and enjoyed it. There was a movie adaptation of this one as well, so I need to read the book before watching.

Keep

Finding Alexei – Kendall Ryan

Kendall Ryan is a go to author for me when it comes to romance books. Finding Alexei is on my Kindle, but once again, I just haven’t read it yet. I know I’ll end up reading it!

Keep

Other People’s Houses – Abbi Waxman

I actually forgot about this book. The cover looks interesting, but I have to say the synopsis doesn’t really jump out to me anymore. So I’m not going to keep this one around.

Remove

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating  – Christina Lauren

An easy one this week. I’ve actually read Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating already. I really enjoyed it. This author duo writes books that make me laugh out loud. If you’re looking for good romantic comedies, you don’t want to miss this one!

Remove

We’ll Always Have Christmas – Jenny Hale

Every year I love reading holiday themed books. I’m someone who really loves Christmas and will watch and read everything I can leading up to this holiday. Jenny Hale is an author I’ve read before and I really enjoy her Christmas stories.

Keep

We Told Six Lies – Victoria Scott

I’ve said it often recently, but I’m really enjoying reading more mysteries and thrillers. We Told Six Lies sounds like one I’ll really enjoy. I’ll have to add this one to a wishlist soon.

Keep

Eight Will Fall – Sarah Harian

Eight Will Fall is a book I remember seeing around a lot right before it released. I love a book where magic is forbidden and the main characters have to use their magic to accomplish something. I don’t know when I’ll read this one, but it sounds like one I’ll enjoy.

Keep

Hope and Other Punchlines – Julie Buxbaum

For the second time during this Down the TBR Hole I have another book that I’ve already read. There’s just a different version on my want to read shelf. July Buxbaum writes contemporaries that I’ve really enjoyed so far. I can’t wait for her next book.

Remove

We Came Here to Forget – Andrea Dunlop

Another book I honestly don’t remember ever adding to Goodreads. The story sounds interesting, but it doesn’t really catch my attention that much at the moment. I also really haven’t heard anyone talking about it.

Remove

Bloodleaf – Crystal Smith

Bloodleaf is a retelling of Goose Girl. A story I don’t really know, but this book sounds interesting. Once again a story with forbidden magic and adventure. I am actually interested in this story and I believe the sequel was released not too long ago.

Keep

 

Removal Percentage: 40%
Current “to-read” shelf: 730

Not only did I not add a lot of new books to my want to read shelf these past two weeks, but I’ve read a few books on this shelf as well. That’s the best way to get them off that list. As for how I did this week, I’m pretty happy. Even though it helps when you’ve already read two of the books on the list. If you’ve read any of these and think I made the wrong decision, let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear what you think of these books.

3 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #40

    1. If you want something kind of like The Christmas Prince, I recommend Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses by Jenny Hale. It’s predictable, but so good <3

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