Down the TBR Hole #98

So I’m setting up this post pretty quickly after my previous post, so I haven’t made any progress. I haven’t added any new books to my want to read shelf, so I’m taking that as a win.

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: 879 (my last post ended at 879. So nothing has changed since my last post.)

Playing the Palace – Paul Rudnick

When I read the synopsis it kind of sounded like Red, White and Royal Blue. An American event planner and the gay Prince of Wales start dating. I’m sure that’s going to hit media quickly. All I know is that Playing the Palace sounds like a book for me.


He Must Like You – Danielle Younge-Ullman

He Must Like You is a book that sounds like it’s going to make me angry, but also one that’s good. This sentence in the synopsis definitely caught my eye: “As timely as it is timeless, He Must Like You is a story about consent, rage, and revenge, and the potential we all have to be better people.” I need to read this one soon!


Lore Olympus: Volume One – Rachel Smythe

As a fan of graphic novels, I knew I needed Lore Olympus. It was on WebToon first, but has now gotten a few physical volumes. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this Hades and Persephone retelling and I own this one, so I’ll be keeping this one on my list.


The Songbook of Benny Lament – Amy Harmon

A favorite author of mine loves Amy Harmon, so I’ve been curious about this author’s books. The Songbook of Benny Lament is a book about a musical duo who puts everything on the line to be together. I have a feeling this is going to be a pretty emotional read.


The Hatmakers – Tamzin Merchant

I honestly don’t read enough middle grade and think this every time I stumble upon a middle grade book on my want to read shelf. The Hatmakers sounds like a magical adventure I need in my life. I love the idea of clothing being created with magical items.


Vespertine – Margaret Rogerson

If I remember correctly I did start reading Vespertine and was enjoying what I read. As usual, I ended up getting distracted. After reading Mysteries of Thorn Manor and loving this author’s writing style, I need to make time for this book!


All Geek to Me – Allie York

All Geek to Me caught my eye with its title. It seems this is going to be a romantic comedy and I love the fact that the female main character is a geek and proud of it. This book isn’t that long, so it could be one I’m able to read in one sitting.


The Ivory Key – Akshaya Raman

Four estranged royal siblings must work together to find a new source of magic when the magic in their country runs out. I have a feeling that The Ivory Key is going to have a lot of twists and a lot of secrets being revealed. I actually forgot about this one, but it still sounds like something I’d love.


Are We There Yet? – Kathleen West

I remember seeing Are We There Yet? everywhere when it first released. I love dramas with family and this one has that between middle school children and their mothers. Again, this is a book I see myself reading and loving.


A Man and His Cat, Vol. 1 – Umi Sakurai

Manga is something I’ve recently started being interested in (thanks to the boyfriend, haha). I’m a fan of anything with cats if I’m honest! A kitten that doesn’t seem to be wanted is surprised when someone comes in and adopts him. This story is going to make me sad I think. Well, hopefully eventually happy too!



Removal Percentage: 0%
Current “to-read” shelf: 879

That’s another Down the TBR Hole! I didn’t remove a single book from my shelf, haha. Let’s hope that next time I’m a bit more succesful! Have you read any of these? Would you have taken them off of your list? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.

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