Down the TBR Hole #42

Again, I’m writing my next Down the TBR Hole pretty close to my previous one. So, I don’t expect any wild changes, but I hope to get my want to read list on Goodreads to start shrinking!

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: 743 (my last post ended at 736, which means I added 7 books in the past week…)

Capturing the Devil – Kerri Maniscalco

I’ve actually read the first three books in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series and want to see how it ends. They weren’t all five star books for me, but they were definitely entertaining. With only one book to go, I hope to finish this series soon!


Swipe Right for Murder – Derek Milman

Derek Milman’s first book, Scream All Night, was a lot of fun and Swipe Right for Murder sounds totally different, but really good. I was supposed to read this during a group read, but you know me and getting distracted. Friends of mine did really enjoy this one.


Chain of Gold – Cassandra Clare

I’m actually shocked I haven’t read this one yet. Chain of Gold is one of my most anticipated releases of 2020. I will have this one read before the end of the year.


Anya and the Dragon – Sofiya Pasternack

This is actually a middle grade I forgot about. The cover is gorgeous and a few friends of mine have read it and loved it! I may just have to add this to a Christmas wishlist.


Dirty Charmer – Emma Chase

Even though Dirty Charmer sounds really good, I have so much romance to read (not that it’s a bad thing). For now, I don’t think I’ll be getting to this book anytime soon.


If I Only Knew – Corinne Michaels

If I Only Knew is the fourth book in a series and I’ve read the second and third book. Luckily, they can be read as standalones. I did enjoy the previous books, but I really don’t know when I’ll have time to read this one. If you’ve never read anything by Corinne Michaels, I really recommend giving her books a try!


Highland Crown – May McGoldrick

Historical romance is something I’ve been wanting to give a go for quite some time, but just haven’t had the chance to read yet. Only one friend of mine has read Highland Crown and I haven’t heard many people talk about it. I will try this genre soon, but am removing this one for now.


The Art of Losing – Lizzy Mason

I don’t remember The Art of Losing or that I added it to my Goodreads. Reading the synopsis again though it doesn’t really appeal for me. I’m not a big fan of reading about cheating. I don’t think this one is for me.


The First True Thing – Claire Needell

It’s funny, I don’t remember the synopsis, but the cover of this book looks familiar, haha. I’m happy I ran into this one, because the story still sounds good. Thrillers are something I’ve been liking lately, so The First True Thing would be a perfect one to pick up!


Just for Clicks – Kara McDowell

Isabelle really loved Just for Clicks and I have to say she normally likes the same books as I do. The story still sounds really interesting to me and it’s a Netgalley e-arc, I’m really late reading, haha. So this is a good reminder.



Removal Percentage: 40%
Current “to-read” shelf: 739

When I started typing this week’s Down the TBR Hole I didn’t think I was going to get any books removed from my want to read shelf. I ended up removing 4, so it’s better than nothing. What do you think of my choices? Are there any you disagree with? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!

One thought on “Down the TBR Hole #42

  1. You kept the ones that I would have also kept so I’m satisfied! Happy you managed to remove ones despite thinking that you wouldn’t be able to!

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