Down the TBR Hole #81

I’m really proud of myself, because since my last Down the TBR Hole post I only added 3 books to my want to read shelf. I’d have to say that was a good two weeks.

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: 943 (my last post ended at 940. So in 2 weeks I added 3 books. It could’ve been a lot worse.)

If I Disappear – Eliza Jane Brazier

Our main character loves true crime podcasts. I don’t listen to podcasts, but I love books that have them in one way or another, haha. When her favorite podcast host goes missing she tries and solves the mystery. I’ve been wanting to read more mysteries and thrillers and If I Disappear still has me intrigued.


As Far As You’ll Take Me – Phil Stamper

I love the found family trope and the first line of the synopsis of As Far As You’ll Take Me has me thinking we’ll be getting that in this book. Phil Stamper is an author I’ve heard amazing things about and I need to give his book a try.


The Edge of Strange Hollow – Gabrielle K. Byrne

The Edge of Strange Hollow is a middle grade book I’m actually surprised I haven’t read yet. I’ve heard great things about this adventure, so maybe I’ll try and read it this fall. Cursed monsters and a magical forest sound great for that time of year.


Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating – Adiba Jaigirdar

I loved The Henna Wars, so Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating went right on my want to read list when I heard about it. Fake dating is also one of my favorite trope, so that’s all I needed to know to want to read it.


The House in the Cerulean Sea – TJ Klune

This is a case of I’ve already read the book, but I have a different version on my list, haha. I really wish Goodreads would fix that. The House in the Cerulean Sea was a book I loved and can’t recommend enough. Seeing how I’ve read it I don’t need to keep it on my want to read shelf anymore.


Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door – Lucy Score

The title still makes me laugh when I see it. I haven’t finished this book yet, but did read about 100 pages and then got distracted. Typical me of course, haha. The third book in this series is now out, so I really need to hurry up and sit down with this book.


The Duke Undone – Joanna Lowell

I’ve discovered that I really enjoy historical romance. The Duke Undone is one I put on my want to read shelf quite some time ago, but it still seems like something I will enjoy. I mean it starts out with our main character tripping over a naked man in an alley. I need to know how it continues.


Witherward – Hannah Mathewson

I honestly don’t remember Witherward, but the cover really reminds me of a different book I’ve had on my TBR. This book has some mixed reviews and seeing how I didn’t remember this book I’ll be taking it off my list for now.


The Bitterwine Oath – Hannah West

Yay! Another case of I’ve read this book, but it was a different edition, haha. That always makes my choice just a tad bit easier. The Bitterwine Oath wasn’t the most original story I’ve read, but it was pretty enjoyable.


Of Trust & Heart – Charlotte Ann Hamilton

Another book I honestly don’t remember at all. While I do love that it takes place in the 1920s I didn’t remember this book and don’t own it. So I think for now I’ll take it off of my shelf.



Removal Percentage: 40%
Current “to-read” shelf: 939

So I managed to remove one book more than what I added in the last two weeks. I was really lucky that there were two books I already read. What did 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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