Down the TBR Hole #43

My last post was only two weeks ago, but once again I haven’t been able to resist adding more books to my Goodreads TBR. I think I have a problem, haha. There are just so many amazing books releasing (or they sound amazing), I just have to add them to my list.

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: 759 (my last post ended at 739, which means I added 20 books in the past week or so… oops…)

The Rook – Daniel O’Malley

The Rook is a book that slipped under my radar until a friend read it and loved it! I know Isabelle also read it and was a big fan. From what I understood we’re also supposed to get a TV adaption. I think I need to check this out.


Call It What You Want – Brigid Kemmerer

I was going to say I would remove this book, because it falls in the world of Letters to the Lost. But I found out that it’s not the case. Call It What You Want sounds amazing and I’ve read some really positive reviews.


Tunnel of Bones – Victoria Schwab

Tunnel of Bones is one I’m surprised to see in this list, because I recently read this one. I love this middle grade series and I can’t wait for the third book. If you haven’t read it, I highly suggest you do. Seeing how I have read it though, I can remove this edition from my shelf.


An Affair of Poisons – Addie Thorley

I remember hearing about An Affair of Poisons before it released last year and the hype just kind of stopped? The book still sounds good, but I’m not so sure about it at the moment. I can always add it again if I decide to pick the book up.


Boyfriend for Hire – Kendall Ryan

Kendall Ryan is a romance writer that I really adore. She writes the romances I adore and I’ve enjoyed most of the books she’s written. Boyfriend for Hire also sounds like one I’ll love. At the moment I have so many romances to read. This is one I know I’ll remember, so it’ll get added when I have the time to read it.


We Hunt the Flame – Hafsah Faizal

We Hunt the Flame is a book I bought last year and need to pick up soon. I’ve heard some mixed reviews, but the cover is stunning and the book sounds really interesting.


King of Fools – Amanda Foody

I loved Ace of Shades and have no real reason as to why I haven’t read King of Fools yet. The third and final book in the trilogy released a couple of months ago, so there’s no reason not to continue.


My Contrary Mary – Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows

These three authors stole my heart by writing their The Lady Janies trilogy. I loved all of these books and My Contrary Mary is one of my most anticipated 2021 releases!! I will be reading this as soon as it releases.


Spectacle – Jodie Lynn Zdrok

I can’t imagine having a job writing a daily morgue column about the arrivals. Spectacle is a mystery with some mixed reviews, but the synopsis is one that still catches my attention.


Brooklynaire – Sarina Bowen

Just like Kendall Ryan, Sarina Bowen is an amazing romance author. Once again, I love the books Sarina Bowen writes, but there are just so many. Brooklynaire is definitely one I’ll remember and it will be added to my list when I have time to read it.



Removal Percentage: 40%
Current “to-read” shelf: 755

I managed to remove four books from my want to read shelf this week. I don’t want to know how many will be added before my next post, but it’s a start, haha. What do you think of my choices? Would you have chosen differently? Let me know in the comments!

One thought on “Down the TBR Hole #43

  1. Great post Candyce, you did really well and I think the books you decided to keep are going to be amazing!!!

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