Down the TBR Hole #62

I’m really planning on sticking to my schedule of posting a Down the TBR Hole post every other week. And I’m very proud of myself, because I’ve barely added any new books to my want to read shelf since the last post.

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: 854 (my last post ended at 853. So I have to say I’m pretty happy with myself.)

One for All – Lillie Lainoff

Okay, I was sold when I read this was going to be a gender-bent retelling of The Three Musketeers. Add an amazing cover and I’m even more excited to give this one a go. Unfortunately it’s not releasing until March of next year, but I will definitely be grabbing this one.


Chosen Ones – Veronica Roth

Chosen Ones is about five people who saved the world when they were teenagers. They were brought together by a government agency. Apparently these characters have to face the aftermath and I’m very intrigued. I have an e-arc that I should’ve read quite some time ago!


Avocado Bliss – Candace Robinson & Gerardo Delgadillo

This seems to be an interesting contemporary with a road trip, but to be honest reading the synopsis it doesn’t feel like it appeals to me as much as it did! Maybe I’ll revisit Avocado Bliss in the future.


Boyfriend Material – Alexis Hall

I can start off by saying that Boyfriend Material is definitely staying on my want to read shelf. I own the paperback and love this cover! Fake dating is one of my favorite tropes and I know this book is going to be so much fun.


Promise? Promise. – J. Daniels

J. Daniels is a romance author and I love her books. Like many 2020 hit really hard and definitely changed how life goes. She announced quite some time ago that writing was on the back burner. So for now I think I’ll take it off the want to read shelf until there’s actually more information.


Muse – Brittany Cavallaro

I enjoyed this author’s book A Study in Charlotte and when Muse was announced I was definitely curious. The cover is stunning and it sounds like a pretty wild adventure.


Seven Blades in Black – Sam Sykes

I’m always a fan of outcast characters, so the synopsis definitely caught my eye. Seven Blades in Black still sounds good, but if I’m honest I have so many fantasy series I really want to read or continue, so I shouldn’t add a new one at the moment.


They Wish They Were Us – Jessica Goodman

Gossip Girl meets One of Us is Lying is all I needed to know to want to read They Wish They Were Us. Isabelle read this one and said it was enjoyable, but not really one that blew her away. I own the paperback, so I still plan on reading. It’s definitely the perfect kind of fall read.


The Unadoptables – Hana Tooke

I really enjoy middle grade books and need to get to more of them in the last few months of the year. The Unadoptables sounds like a fun and adventurous book. It has many mixed reviews though. I have an e-arc, so I’ll have to form an opinion on my own.


Dangerous Remedy – Kat Dunn

Dangerous Remedy is one the books Illumicrate made a special edition of last year and I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this one and its sequel. I love books with bands of outcasts, so I know this one will be right up my alley. So I’m glad to have my special edition.



Removal Percentage: 30%
Current “to-read” shelf: 851

So I was able to remove three books from my want to read shelf this week. I’ll take that as a win. What do you think of my choices? Would you have done any differently? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.

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