Down the TBR Hole #88

My last Down the TBR Hole post ended with 926 books on my want to read shelf. I’m starting this one with 923 books. So for a second time in my Down the TBR Hole history, I’m starting my post with less books than the time before.

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: 923 (my last post ended at 926. So in 2 weeks I actually read three of the books that were on this shelf and added no new ones. Yay me!! I’m doing great!)

Blind Date with a Book Boyfriend – Lucy Eden

I actually don’t remember this one, but a look at the title definitely makes me know why I added this to my shelf. Finding a man who is better than most book boyfriends while looking for a romance at a bookstore is definitely special. I’m not sure if I will get to this one, so for now I’m going to remove this one.


Bunny – Mona Awad

So Bunny is a book I’m still on the fence about, because I’ve heard it’s really weird. On the other hand that also really intrigues me. Watching some booktube videos has given me some spoilers, but I’m still intrigued.


Loverboy – Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen writes some amazing romances, so I get that Loverboy made it on my want to read shelf. It is the second book in The Company series and I haven’t read the first one. Loverboy seems to be a romantic suspense book and that’s not something I’ve read by this author. It does still sound good, but I’ll be taking this one off my list until I read the first one.


The Mistletoe Trap – Cindi Madsen

Best friends to lovers during the holidays?!? Yes, please! I’m a big fan of Christmas romance and the season is almost here. I’ll have to remember this one for my December TBR.


Agnes at the End of the World – Kelly McWilliams

I remember hearing about this book, but I don’t remember many people talking about. Science fiction/dystopian books aren’t something I read often, but I have to say I’m curious. The only thing I’m on the fence about is that there’s a pandemic in this story. That’s still a sensitive subject for me.


Beautiful Wild – Anna Godbersen

I don’t remember this historical romance. Reading some of the reviews makes me think this isn’t the book for me, so I’ll be taking this off my list.


Jingle Lady – Melissa Williams

Novellas are hit or miss for me, so I’m still kind of debating whether or not I want to read this one. Sometimes it is nice to have a fast and fun Christmas read. So for now I’ll keep it. I’ll see this Christmas season if it’s for me.


The Bright and Breaking Sea – Chloe Neill

I still think the cover of this book is stunning, but after reading some reviews from friends that enjoy the same books as I do I don’t think this one is for me. I don’t own it yet either, so I have a feeling I won’t be reading this anytime soon.


A Lesson in Vengeance – Victoria Lee

A Lesson in Vengeance is a dark academia thriller and I’m really curious. I actually bought a physical copy a couple of months ago and hope to read it soon.


Off the Record – Camryn Garrett

Our main character is a journalist in Off the Record, but her world gets turned upside down when a woman tells her a terrible secret and more and more women come to her while she’s writing a celebrity profile. This involves the me too movement, so I know it won’t be an easy read, but it sounds amazing!



Removal Percentage: 40%
Current “to-read” shelf: 919

Down the TBR Hole is starting to be successful for me. I’m really hoping to keep this trend going. What do you think of my decisions this week? Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!

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