Down the TBR Hole #68

I’ve been pretty ahead with the blog lately, so it’s actually been a couple weeks now since I wrote the last Down the TBR Hole. Thankfully my want to read shelf hasn’t gotten a lot bigger since the last time.

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: 855 (my last post ended at 851. So only four books in the past couple of weeks. I can live with that.)

Play of Shadows – Sebastien de Castell

Play of Shadows doesn’t release until next year, but the cover looks stunning and the story sounds really good. This sounds like a fantasy adventure I don’t want to miss. Sebastien de Castell is an author on my radar for a while, so it’s time to give one of his books a go.


Instant Karma – Marissa Meyer

I actually received Instant Karma last Christmas and I’m surprised I haven’t read it yet. This cover is still adorable and the story still appeals to me!


Pride and Premeditation – Tirzah Price

I actually read a few chapters of Pride and Premeditation a while ago, but got distracted once again. I’ve been loving mysteries lately, so Pride and Premeditation is still on my radar. Apparently this is also a Pride and Prejudice retelling, so I’m curious to see how that’s incorporated.


Plain Bad Heroines – Emily M. Danforth

Plain Bad Heroines is a bigger book than I expected, but one I’m still really excited about. Boarding schools are still my favorite setting and it seems more goes on at this one than meets the eye.


The Coldest Touch – Isabel Sterling

Vampires seem to be making a come back in the young adult books and The Coldest Touch is one that’s releasing soon! One main character sees how everyone will die when she touches them and the other is a vampire. That’s definitely an interesting combination.


This Spell Can’t Last – Isabel Sterling

These Witches Don’t Burn was an interesting book and This Spell Can’t Last is its prequel. I’ve always wondered what happened to Hannah and Veronica when in New York, so I definitely need to pick this one up.


The Bro Code – Elizabeth A. Seibert

The Bro Code definitely sounded like a book that’s right up my alley. Unfortunately, I’ve seen quite a lot of mixed reviews that has me wondering if it’s for me. Maybe I’ll eventually decided to read it, but with so many books waiting on me at the moment it’s not a big priority.


Aru Shah and the City of Gold – Roshani Chokshi

The Aru Shah series is so much fun and when I’m typing this I’m actually already pretty far in this book. I haven’t marked it as currently reading yet and I really need to sit down and finish reading it. I love Aru’s adventures and all of the mythology mixed in these stories.


My Life as a Holiday Album – LJ Evans

LJ Evans has created some of my favorite characters and My Life as a Holiday Album gives us updates on all of the character in this series. I still have two more books before being done, so I don’t want to read this until I’m done so I don’t spoil myself. I should hurry up though, because this would be a perfect holiday read.


Forest of Souls – Lori M. Lee

The main character is to train to be the next royal spy. That’s such an interesting concept! I don’t think I’ve ever read a book like it. Add a stunning cover and you’ve got my attention.



Removal Percentage: 10%
Current “to-read” shelf: 854


So that’s Down the TBR Hole for this week. I only removed one book, but there were a lot of amazing books on this week’s list. Have you read any of these? What did you think of my choices? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you.

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