Down the TBR Hole #85

For the first time in I don’t know how long I haven’t added any new books to my Goodreads want-to-read shelf!! I’m very proud of myself, so let’s see if we can remove some more books 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: 934 (my last post ended at 934. So in 2 weeks I added NO new books. Yay me!!)

Meet Cute Diary – Emery Lee

Meet Cute Diary still sounds like a book I’ll love. I love the fact that the main character has a blog about love stories. Even if they are fake. I can’t wait to see how everything is fixed once it’s revealed that the stories are all made up!


Flash Fire – TJ Klune

I loved The Extraordinaries and have actually started reading Flash Fire. From the beginning I know that I’m going to love this story. TJ Klune has a very special way with words. I got distracted, but I will return to Flash Fire. So for now it’s staying on this shelf.


Bright Ruined Things – Samantha Cohoe

This author also wrote Golden Fury and that was a story I remember really enjoying. Bright Ruined Things sounds like an interesting and magical story for a rainy evening. I don’t read much historical fiction, but this takes place in the 1920s and that’s an era I’m interested in.


Burn It All Down – Nicolas DiDomizio

A mother-son duo take revenge on the ones who hurt them they ended committing a series of crimes and flee. They go into hiding, but they will eventually have to deal with what they’ve done. I love the synopsis, because this book sounds right up my alley. Not many people have been talking about this one, but I’m very intrigued.


Last Chance Books – Kelsey Rodkey

The cover of Last Chance Books was the first thing that had me wanting to read this story. I mean look at how cute it is!! Add bookstores, rivalry, and probably some love and I want to read this story. I actually received a copy last Christmas, so it’s really time for me to sit down and read this book.


If the Shoe Fits – Julie Murphy

Out of all the books on this week’s post I have to say I’m most surprised I haven’t read If the Shoe Fits. This body positive Cinderella retelling was one I was really excited for. Maybe I should add this one to my Halloween TBR.


All About Us – Tom Ellen

We all know the stories about people wondering what their life could’ve been like if they were with someone else or if they made different decisions. That seems to be something I enjoy, but at the moment All About Us isn’t a book I think I’ll pick up anytime soon.


Love Always, Wild – A.M. Johnson

I don’t remember where I discovered Love Always, Wild, but I remember reading the synopsis and wanting to read it right away. Always wanting to read a ton of books doesn’t always get me reading books I discover, but this one still sounds amazing.


The Second-Best Haunted Hotel on Mercer Street – Cory Putman Oakes

As a reader who loves middle grade books when I heard about The Second-Best Haunted Hotel on Mercer Street I knew I had to read it. The cover is adorable and it seems like a perfect Halloween read.


This is Not a Ghost Story – Andrea Portes

Another book that’s giving me Halloween vibes. Even the cover seems spooky. This is Not a Ghost Story wasn’t one I remembered, but seeing it again definitely has me curious. I’ll have to give it a go!



Removal Percentage: 10%
Current “to-read” shelf: 933

That’s it for this week. What do you think of my choices? Would you have done the same? Or if you’ve read any of these books let me know, I’d love to hear what you thought!

One thought on “Down the TBR Hole #85

  1. this is such a great idea – at this point I have just started ignoring my TBR. I love the idea of revisiting it! I am going to give it a shot and see if I can get my 1000+ list down…atleast make my TBR list shorter than my actually read books LOL

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