Down the TBR Hole #71

As I noticed last time not doing a Down the TBR Hole for a few weeks definitely took a tole on my want to read shelf on Goodreads. So it’s only been two weeks, but it’s time for another one. My want to read shelf has only increased with 4 books, so it’s time to tackle this again. Let’s see what books are on the list this week.

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: 883 (my last post ended at 879. So 4 new books in two weeks. I also started a book on this shelf, so that helped as well.)

Crownchasers -Rebecca Coffindaffer

Crownchasers is a book I’ve seen all over bookstagram and even more so when the sequel released. I don’t read a lot of science fiction, but this one sounds amazing. It’s pitched for fans of The Hunger Games, Aurora Rising, and Three Dark Crowns. I love all three of those, so this is a mist read for me.


The Obsession – Jesse Q. Sutanto

The Obsession sounds like a darker YA thriller than I’ve read, but it sounds really good. I know that Jesse Q. Sutanto is an amazing writer after reading Dial A for Aunties. The Obession is a totally different genre, but I’m curious to see what she’s doing with it.


The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre – Robin Talley

This is a case of I’ve read this one, but a different version. The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre was a really fun contemporary and I can highly recommend the audiobook. This is one I definitely enjoyed.


Witches Steeped in Gold – Ciannon Smart

Witches Steeped in Gold is a book that got a lot of hype when it released last year. I bought this book as well and actually started it. It was honestly a bit hard to understand when I first started. I’m not sure if it was my mood or the book, so I put it aside for a while. This is one I hope to pick up again this year.


A Dark and Hollow Star – Ashley Shuttleworth

Books with fae always catch my attention and I have a pretty Illumicrate special edition of A Dark and Hollow Star. I’ve seen some mixed reviews, but I’m still really curious.


A Magic Steeped in Poison – Judy I. Lin

A Magic Steeped in Poison actually doesn’t release until March, but it still sounds amazing. The cover is stunning as well. I have a feeling this is going to be an interesting ride and I love that it’s also political. There is actually a book tour I’ll be participating in, so definitely keeping this one.


Curse of the Night Witch – Alex Aster

Curse of the Night Witch is a middle grade fantasy book. The cover is stunning and it sounds like quite the adventure. A friend of mine read this and really enjoyed it, so I just had to add it on my list.


Be Dazzled – Ryan La Sala

All I needed to read in the summary was cosplay competition, haha. This book sounds right up my alley. There will also be some element of romances, because our main character’s only competition is his ex-boyfriend. I need to find out more!


The Initial Insult – Mindy McGinnis

Mindy McGinnis writes some intense and dark books. The Initial Insult is another one that I’m really curious about. It was one of my most anticipated releases last year and I’m honestly surprised I haven’t read it yet. I need to chance that soon.


The Key to You and Me – Jaye Robin Brown

The Key to You and Me is pitched as perfect for fans of Julie Murphy and Becky Albertalli. Seeing how I’ve enjoyed books by both authors this definitely caught me eye. This sounds like a really fun summer love story.



Removal Percentage: 10%
Current “to-read” shelf: 882

So that’s my Down the TBR Hole for this week. I only removed one book, but there were a lot of amazing books on the list this week. What do you think of my choices? Should I have made different decisions? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!

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