Down the TBR Hole #41

I don’t expect this Down the TBR Hole to be that exciting. I posted the last one two weeks ago. I’m typing this one a week later (I’m finally working ahead again, haha). So I don’t think I’ve added a lot of books since the last time. It’s still good to keep cleaning out 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: 741 (my last post ended at 730, which means I added 11 books in a week (oops)…)

Snow in Love – Melissa de la Cruz, Nic Stone, Amie Friedman & Kasie West

If you’ve followed the blog, you know I’m a big holiday fan. Most books related to that are something that I need in my life. An anthology is tricky though, because short stories tend to be hit or miss with me. That being said, I’m still curious about Snow in Love.

Keep

Hurricane Season – Nicole Melleby

I have to start by saying I love this cover! This book seems to deal with subjects that aren’t always easy and I’m always curious to see how authors handle stuff like that. Also, I recently read this author’s newest book In the Role of Brie Hutchens and I enjoyed it.

Keep

North Pole Reform School – Jaimie Admans

Like I just said earlier in this post, I love holiday related stories. North Pole Reform School sounds like a book I’d love. That being said, it was published in 2013. I don’t know how easy it will be for me to get my hands on it. So for now, I’m not keeping it on my list.

Remove

In Another Life – C.C. Hunter

In Another Life is a book I actually forgot about, but reading the synopsis I’m not so sure anymore. It sounds like an interesting story, but I don’t know if it’s for me. If I eventually want to read it, I can always add it back.

Remove

Splinters of Scarlet – Emily Bain Murphy

I remember seeing this book around a lot before it released in July and then it just kind of disappeared. Splinters of Scarlet still sounds interesting, but I have to say it’s not one that makes me want to run to the bookstore. Maybe I’ll eventually come back to it.

Remove

Never-Contented Things – Sarah Porter

Never-Contented Things is a book I do remember adding to my list, but it’s one I barely hear anyone talk about. Only two friends on Goodreads have read it. One gave it 2 stars and for the other it was a DNF after certain content. I don’t think this one is for me.

Remove

Tilly and the Bookwanderers – Anna James

I have to say that this is one I don’t even have to think about. Tilly and the Bookwanderers is a book I hear nothing but amazing things about and I know I’m going to love it!

Keep

Before We Were Strangers – Brenda Novak

Before We Were Strangers sounds like a really intense story and even though those don’t stop me, I don’t know. I just have a feeling this one isn’t for me.

Remove

Be the Girl -K.A. Tucker

For some reason I really like this cover. K.A. Tucker is an author I haven’t read much from, but I loved what I did. Be the Girl sounds like another good story by this author. I’ll have to remember this one to read soon.

Keep

The Similars – Rebecca Hanover

The Similars already scores points for taking place at a boarding school. Also, I really do want to read more science fiction and clones isn’t something that hasn’t really been in anything I’ve read. A few of my Goodreads friends have read this and rated it pretty high. I’ll have to keep this around.

Keep

 

Removal Percentage: 50%
Current “to-read” shelf: 736

I did pretty good this week and removed five out of ten books. That doesn’t happen a lot. I’m curious to see how many books I add before my next Down the TBR Hole. What do you think of my decisions? Is there one that needs to go or should’ve stayed? Let me know in the comments!

One thought on “Down the TBR Hole #41

  1. I love reading Down the TBR Hole posts because I find it so interesting seeing why people are keeping or removing certain books. 50% is a great job!

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