Down the TBR Hole #89

At the end of my last Down the TBR Hole I had 919 books on my Goodreads want to read shelf. At the moment I’m at 917 books, so this is the third time in a row that I have less books or the same amount on my shelf. I’ve been good at not adding books to this shelf and hope to be under 900 books before the end of the year.

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: 917 (my last post ended at 919. So in 2 weeks I actually read two of the books that were on this shelf and added no new ones. Yay me!! I’m doing great!)

The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. – David Levithan

I can’t imagine disappearing and then just being there again all of a sudden. It seems that this happens to our main character and he tells a story of what happened, but no one believes him. The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. does sound like my type of story, but I haven’t heard anyone talk about it and I don’t own it, so for now it will go.


This is How We Fly – Anna Meriano

Reading that This is How We Fly is a loose retelling of Cinderella caught my eye. I’m a big fan of retellings and this one sounds like a fun YA book. Trying to figure everything out before going away to college while being grounded by her “evil” stepmother could make things difficult. I have the ebook of This is How We Fly, so I may just need to give it a try soon.


Amelia Unabridged – Ashley Schumacher

I always love when a book has a main character that loves books or have a fandom. Also having a chance to meet the person behind something you love is amazing. The reviews I’ve read says this is also an emotional one, so I have to say I’m curious.


A Thousand Steps into Night – Traci Chee

The Reader by Traci Chee was a book I loved and really think more people need to talk about. I still need to finish the rest of the trilogy though. A Thousand Steps into Night is another book by this author that also sounds amazing. I think I’m going to finish the Sea of Ink and Gold trilogy before starting a new book by this author. This is one I’ll come back to!


What We Devour – Linsey Miller

What We Devour isn’t a book that I remember adding to my want to read shelf. Seeing how I don’t read much horror I’m surprised to find it here. At the moment I don’t think this one is for me.


Dashing Through the No – Tara Sivec

Dashing Through the No is a book I don’t remember, but reading the synopsis and some reviews I definitely think I need this holiday book. People are saying this one is funny and I always love a good Christmas story. So definitely going to check this one out.


Shipped – Meredith Tate

I’m actually currently reading the e-book for Shipped and just now realized I never added this to my currently reading shelf. At the moment I’m 74% into this book and it’s cute. Again, it has a fandom and I always love that. One of the main characters is annoying me a bit, but other than that I’m enjoying it.

Remove to Currently Reading

The Midnight Library – Matt Haig

The Midnight Library is a book I own, so I definitely need to pick it up soon. I do have the feeling that you have to be in the mood to read this kind of book. What would your life be like if you made other choices? This book seems to dive into this subject. I’m definitely intrigued.


Winter’s Orbit – Everina Maxwell

Science fiction isn’t my go to genre, but I actually have the Illumicrate edition for Winter’s Orbit. I do love a books that have politics and they have to solve a murder. I believe the sequel is either out now or will be releasing soon.


The Deepest Breath – Meg Grehan

This book is told in verse and I love books that have that. The Deepest Breath is a middle grade book about Stevie who is dealing with anxiety and also how she feels about her best friend Chloe. I have a feeling I’m going to love this one.



Removal Percentage: 40%
Current “to-read” shelf: 913

This was another good week for Down the TBR Hole. With a few more left before the year is over I’m really determined to get under 900 books. What do you think of my choices? Would you have chosen differently? Or what book should I read first? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.

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