Like I said in my last Down the TBR Hole post, my numbers are staying high, so I’m going to do this one more regularly. Once again I’ve added more books to my want to read shelf, haha. There are just so many interesting looking books releasing this year!
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: 808 (
my last post ended at 800, which means I didn’t do well again… oops…)
Sea Witch Rising – Sarah Henning
I read Sea Witch awhile ago and it was a fun story, but the book was definitely a bit different than expected. If I’m honest, I don’t know if and when I’ll pick this one up. I can always add it again when needed.
Daisy Jones & The Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid
Daisy Jones & The Six is a book I’m definitely keeping on this list. I’ve loved previous books by this author and nothing but amazing things about this one. I tried the audiobook for this awhile back, but I was just getting into audiobooks and a full cast was a bit much. I still haven’t decided if I want to do the audio now or get the physical book.
Shadow Me – Tahereh Mafi
I really enjoyed the first three books in the original trilogy, but haven’t gotten around to continuing with these books. Shadow Me is 4.5 and I haven’t even read the fourth book. So I’m removing this one for now.
The Light at the Bottom of the World – London Shah
This book has an amazing cover and it’s not really talked about often. Friends that have read it were big fans, so I’m going to keep this one around. I may just need to bump it up my wishlist.
Mind Games – Shana Silver
Mind Games is another book that I actually forgot about and don’t hear much about. Being able to hack someone’s memories is such an interesting, but really creepy concept. I definitely need to know more about this.
The How and the Why – Cynthia Hand
I love when I end up stumbling upon editions of books that are different than the one I’ve already read. The How and the Why was one of my favorite books last year and it’s one I need to revisit in the future. This book also made me want to read more by Cynthia Hand.
Scavenge the Stars – Tara Sim
I remember seeing this book around everywhere before it released, but then it just kind of disappeared. After reading the synopsis of Scavenge the Stars again, I have to say I’m still intrigued. This gender-swapped retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo sounds like an amazing adventure!
Heartstopper: Volume One – Alice Oseman
Another book I’ve already read, but still have another edition on my want to read shelf! Heartstopper is so much fun and left a huge smile on my face. I’ve already read Volume Two as well and need to read the next one soon. These are definitely heartwarming stories.
Again, but Better – Christine Riccio
As a big contemporary fan, I had a feeling Again, but Better would definitely be a book right up my alley. Except since it released I’ve seen more negative reviews than positive ones. I’m not one who lets my reading depend on other reviews, but it doesn’t make me really excited to pick this one up at the moment.
We, The Wildflowers – L.B. Simmons
I honestly don’t remember this book at all or where I ran into it. We, The Wildflowers deals with difficult topics and I know it’s going to be a heartbreaking read. I don’t think it’s one I’ll be picking up though.
Removal Percentage: 60%
Current “to-read” shelf: 802
This week’s Down the TBR Hole actually went pretty well. I removed six out of ten books on this list. It did help that a few were books I’ve already read, but just different editions. Have you read any of these books? Would you have chosen differently? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.