Down the TBR Hole #72

It’s been exactly two weeks since my last Down the TBR Hole and I’ve added six books to my want to read list since then. Actually more, because I’ve started reading two (I think it was only two) books from my want to read shelf. So it’s clearly still a good idea for me to be doing these posts.

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: 888 (my last post ended at 882. So 6 new books in two weeks.)

Lost in the Never Woods – Aiden Thomas

When I looked at this title I really forgot how stunning this cover is. Lost in the Never Woods is a Peter Pan retelling and I have to say it’s one I’m excited about. There have been some mixed reviews, but I’m still curious enough to keep this one around.


With You All the Way – Cynthia Hand

This is an easy one. With You All the Way is a case of having a different edition marked as want to read than the version I have marked as read. I really enjoyed this book and loved everything it tackled. It’s very sex positive and I appreciate how the author tackled this subject. There are also a lot of family dynamics being dealt with and I found it all very interesting.


The Flipside of Perfect – Liz Reinhardt

I remember wanting to read The Flipside of Perfect, but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. The whole being who you want to be in combination with who you’re expected to be can definitely create interesting situations. Something our main character realizes when her summer plans suddenly change. I’ll be keeping this around for a fun summer read.


Unchosen – Katharyn Blair

Unchosen was definitely a book I added to this last for the cover. It’s such an interesting cover to look at. This definitely is a darker book compared to the others on my Down the TBR Hole this week, but Unchosen seems to be a story I could appreciate. I love the chosen one trope, but I also love when the underdog gets chosen to do something they’re definitely not ready for.


Act Your Age, Eve Brown – Talia Hibbert

Get a Life, Chloe Brown has become one of my favorite romances and is the first one in this trilogy. I’ve heard a lot of people say that Eve was their favorite Brown sister, but I still need to read the second book. And as I’ve said before I don’t keep books in series on my list if I haven’t read the previous books. So I will eventually read this one.


Once Upon a Quinceañera – Monica Gomez-Hira

This was a book I saw everywhere when it first released in 2021 and honestly it sounds like a book I’ll love. Complicated times with family, romance, and a summer job. I just noticed this book is over 400 pages, but it does sound really good. Another perfect one to read during the summer.


Five Ways to Fall Out of Love – Emily Martin

I’m a big fan of rom-coms and I love when they deal with some harder issues (like divorce). The main character in Five Ways to Fall Out of Love doesn’t think loves lasts. Between her parents’ relationship falling apart and being stood up at homecoming her theory is constantly being proven to be true. So when she starts to feel something for a new boy she needs to try and make the feeling disappear. I think this could be really interesting.


Meme – Aaron Starmer

Psychological thrillers are something I’m really starting to enjoy and Meme seems to be really interesting. I honestly haven’t heard many people talk about it, but I’m still really curious.


Super Fake Love Song – David Yoon

Stories where characters make up stuff for love tend to be a lot of fun. We all know it’s going to turn out to be a mess, but that makes it really entertaining to read.  I need to see what happens. I also think I got an e-arc of this when it was read now (oops..).


Like Home – Louisa Onomé

I actually just watched In the Heights and Like Home is pitched for fans of that movie. Like Home sounds like it’s going to be an emotional read, but a really good one! Also, look at this stunning cover.



Removal Percentage: 20%
Current “to-read” shelf: 886

So this weekend I managed to remove two books from my want to read list. It’s not many, but at least it’s something. What do you think of my choices? Would you have chosen differently? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.

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