Down the TBR Hole #44

I’m back with another Down the TBR Hole and I didn’t do good these past two weeks, haha. 2021 is seriously going to be a year filled with amazing books and I keep adding them to my shelf. It’s basically a never ending battle.

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: 773 (my last post ended at 755, which means I didn’t do well again… oops…)

To Best the Boys – Mary Weber

It’s been awhile since I thought about this one, but this fantasy book still sounds really interesting. I hear there’s also interesting rep, so that has me wanting to still pick this one up!

Keep

The Rosie Result – Graeme Simsion

I loved the first two books in the Don Tillman trilogy, but for some reason I haven’t felt the need to pick up the third book. The Rosie Result sounds like it will continue like the first two, but for now I don’t think I’m going to pick it up.

Remove

Empire of the Vampire – Jay Kristoff

If I’m honest I’ll read anything by Jay Kristoff, haha. He’s evil when it comes to his characters, but I just can’t resist this book. Empire of the Vampire sounds like it’s going to be amazing!

Keep

Throw Like a Girl – Sarah Henning

A YA contemporary sports romance? Yes, please. Throw Like a Girl is one that I’ve wanted to read for awhile and honestly don’t know why I haven’t picked it up yet. I love the fact that the girl is the athlete in this story.

Keep

Glitch Kingdom – Sheena Boekweg

This cover is so awful. I’d almost remove it just for that reason honestly. I don’t know what they were thinking with this one. Characters trapped in a video game still sounds really interesting. I need to know more about that.

Keep

Sword Catcher – Cassandra Clare

The expected publication of this book is sometime next year, but I haven’t heard anything about it yet. There isn’t even a cover, so it wouldn’t surprise me if this gets delayed. One of the characters is raised as a body double for a prince. That sounds like such an interesting concept.

Keep

The Weight of the Stars – K. Ancrum

I loved The Wicker King. The story was a lot different than I expected and was told in an interesting way. That’s why I really want to read The Weight in the Stars. I need to look for this one after the holidays!

Keep

Loki: Where Mischief Lies – Mackenzi Lee

It’s funny, I actually just added this book to a potential beat the backlist bingo TBR for next year. I received this book last Christmas and it’s so pretty. So, I can keep this short and say it’s staying on my shelf.

Keep

Call Down the Hawk – Maggie Stiefvater

Call Down the Hawk is a book I recently talked about on Instagram, because I’m surprised I haven’t read it yet. I’m so glad I have this cover and not the original. I loved The Raven Cycle, so this is definitely a must read.

Keep

Our Kind of Cruelty – Araminta Hall

Our Kind of Cruelty is a book I totally forgot about. Reading the synopsis now it doesn’t really appeal to me anymore. Yes, I’m reading more thrillers, but I don’t think this one is for me.

Remove

 

Removal Percentage: 20%
Current “to-read” shelf: 771

Okay, so I only removed two books this week from my want to read shelf. They all sound so good though! Have you read any of the books on my list this week? If you have, let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear if you think I made the right choice.

2 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #44

  1. I reaallly need to add Maggie Stiefvater to my tbr! I have heard so many good things! Great post and some fantastic sounding books! 💜

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