Down the TBR Hole #93

It’s been almost a month since my last Down the TBR Hole post. I ended 2022 at 900 books on my want to read shelf, so I’m hoping to continue my trend and get this number a lot lower in 2023.

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: 899 (my last post ended at 900. So I’ve finally got my shelf under 900 books. Yay me!! I’m doing great!)

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega – Crystal Maldonado

I’m a big fan of coming of age stories and Fat Chance, Charlie Vega is one I’ve heard a lot of amazing things about. Trying to be happy with your own body is hard when your mother and the media make you think you shouldn’t be.


Every Single Lie – Rachel Vincent

Every Single Lie is going to be a harder book to read, but I think it’s going to be really good. I actually just saw that this one is on Scribd, so I’ll have to sit down and read it soon.


Last Gamer Standing – Katie Zhao

So I’m not a gamer myself, but my boyfriend is. I do like reading about stories with characters that are gamers. This middle grade story is taking gaming to the next level and also showing the downsides the online community can have. Last Gamer Standing will be a good read for middle grade May.


A Trio of 90 Minute Escapes – Lucy Eden

This happened quickly. It’s my first post of 2023 and I already have a book I don’t remember adding to my want to read shelf. I’m a big fan of sweet stories, but have noticed that novellas don’t always work for me. Seeing how I didn’t remember this one, I’ll take it off my shelf.


Roommate – Sarina Bowen

Reading the synopsis of Roommate, I’m actually surprised I haven’t read this MM romance yet. I’ve read another by this author before and loved it. Roommate sounds like a book I’ll finish in no time.


Daughters of a Dead Empire – Carolyn Tara O’Neil

I keep saying that I need to read more historical fiction and Daughters of a Dead Empire has a stunning cover. At the moment I don’t own this one though and don’t think I’ll be buying it soon. So for now I’m taking it off my want to read list.


Little Thieves – Margaret Owen

Little Thieves is a book I heard a lot about last year when it released. I have to say it sounds like something I’ll love. The sequel is releasing in May, so I’d say what’s a better time to start reading this one?


Looking for Grace – Pamela Varnado

By the looks of it, Looking for Grace was supposed to release last year, but didn’t. There are no reviews and I don’t see a new date. I did see a comment saying October 2023. For now I’ll take this off my list until I hear more about it.


Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake – Alexis Hall

As a big fan of reality baking shows, I knew I needed this book when I read about it. Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake sounds like the romance I need in my life. The second book in this series just came out, so I’ll be able to read more in this world.


Don’t Breathe a Word – Jordyn Taylor

Mysteries and thrillers are something I really came to enjoy last year. Don’t Breathe a Word is one I was really curious about, but didn’t get around to reading. This story follows two girls in a secret society, but sixty years apart. I love stories with dual timelines!



Removal Percentage: 30%
Current “to-read” shelf: 896

My first Down the TBR Hole post of the year and I was able to take my list down to 896. What do you think of my choices? Would you have chosen differently? Or if you’ve read any of these, tell me what book needs to be picked up first?

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