Down the TBR Hole #95

I’m still on track with decreasing my want to read shelf on Goodreads. I haven’t added any books and I even read two backlist books that I had on this Goodreads shelf. This is definitely how I want to keep it going. Let’s see if we can get the number a little lower.

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: 888 (my last post ended at 890. So I’ve reduced this shelf again by two books!)

Sweet Stakes – Alechia Dow

This seems to be a foodie Dracula retelling? I’m sure there’s a reason I added this to my shelf, but there’s no cover or summary on the Goodreads page. This makes me wonder if this book will even still happen, so for now I’m taking it off of my shelf.


Sexy Dirty Cowboy – Elle Thorpe

Elle Thorpe is an author I’m curious about, but I’m not quite sure why I added the third book in this series to my shelf. That being said, I’m also not sure if cowboy romances are for me. So I will try something by Elle Thorpe, but just not this book.


A Touch of Darkness – Scarlett St. Clair

A Touch of Darkness is a book I’m surprised I haven’t read yet. This is a Hades and Persephone retelling and since I’ve been reading more fantasy romances I can’t wait to give this one a try!


Instructions for Dancing – Nicola Yoon

Instructions for Dancing was such an amazing book! It had me in tears and hit me in all the feels. I highly recommend this one. And it’s clear I had more than one version on my shelf, so I’ll be taking this one off.


You Can Go Your Own Way – Eric Smith

You Can Go Your Own Way is a book I actually started, but got distracted by other books, haha. Two characters get stuck at an arcade together during a snowstorm. I have a feeling this will be an emotional read, but also an amazing one.


A Spindle Splintered – Alix E. Harrow

I don’t read a lot of retellings even though I tend to really enjoy them. A Spindle Splintered is a Sleeping Beauty retelling and even though it’s really short I’m going to give it a go. There is also a second book I believe, so I need to get to these soon.


Sugar and Spite – Gail D. Villanueva

Middle grade is something I don’t read enough of either and I actually planned on reading Sugar and Spite last year fro middle grade May. So I’m going to try and make that happen this year. Our main character is bullied and has had enough. So she makes a potion to have that stop, but this of course will have consequences.


The Nature of Witches – Rachel Griffin

I love stories with witches and this is the first time I realized that The Nature of Witches was pitched as Practical Magic meets Twister. It seems that this story has magic tied to seasons and I’m very intrigued.


That Dark Infinity – Kate Pentecost

So I’m not much of a horror reader, but That Dark Infinity caught my eye. I’ve read reviews that this book is dark and atmospheric and that’s exactly what I tend to love.


Kind of Sort of Fine – Spencer Hall

The image someone has of us isn’t always correct and I have a feeling Kind of Sort of Fine is definitely going to deal with that. I love the cover and it sounds like my kind of story!



Removal Percentage: 30%
Current “to-read” shelf: 885

That’s this week’s Down the TBR Hole. I managed to make my want to read shelf just a little smaller. Have you read any of these? Is there a book I should pick up right away? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.

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