Down the TBR Hole #102

Since my last Down the TBR Hole I’ve managed to read two books from my want to read shelf, so my want to read shelf has two less books than my last post. I also haven’t added any new books! I’m proud of myself.

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: 862 (my last post ended at 864. So that’s two books less than last time.)

A Fate of Wrath & Flame – K.A. Tucker

I actually started reading A Fate of Wrath & Flame, but as I do, I got distracted. A Fate of Wrath & Flame is a fantasy with romance, royalty, and high stakes. I believe the third book releases later this year, so another book I really need to read soon.


What Lives in the Woods – Lindsay Currie

What Lives in the Woods is a middle grade horror story that I actually have a physical copy of on my shelf. This is a story about a creepy mansion and sinister creatures in the woods. For me this sounds like a great Halloween read.


Lucy Clark Will Not Apologize – Margo Rabb

I remember seeing this book when it released, but if I’m honest I haven’t really seen anyone talk about it since. Our main character was bullied at her boarding school and one day has enough. That leads Lucy to being suspended and becoming a companion to an elderly lady who think someone is trying to kill her. Lucy Clark Will Not Apologize has an interesting premise, but seeing how I don’t own it, for now I’m taking it off of my list.


Take Me With You When You Go – David Levithan & Jennifer Niven

Not only does this story sound hard-hitting and something I love reading, but it’s also told completely through emails and I love that in books. Our main characters have been abused by their stepfather and Bea leaves after getting an email. Both have to learn how to navigate their lives and find their way back to each other. This is a book I still hope to read!


Edgewood – Kristen Ciccarelli

Edgewood sounds like a story I’d still really love, but before getting to this one I really should read the books by this author that have been on my shelf for a few years – The Last Namsara & The Caged Queen.


Fix – J. Albert Mann

The first line of the synopsis for Fix is “a gritty, moving story of friendship, loss, pain, and addiction.”. I’m a fan of stories that are hard-hitting and deal with difficult subjects. Fix is told in prose and verse and that’s very intriguing. Addiction is a big problem and it’s interesting to see authors tackle the subjects.


Sofi and the Bone Song – Adrienne Tooley

I really enjoyed Sweet & Bitter Magic by this author and Sofi and the Bone Song sounds like a book I’ll enjoy as well. This world has anti-magic laws and I have a feeling there’s a lot more to this story. It’s also a standalone and that doesn’t happen often with fantasy.


You’d Be Home Now – Kathleen Glasgow

Girl in Pieces was a hard-hitting contemporary that I couldn’t put down. That book made me want to read more by this author and I already own You’d Be Home Now. I have a feeling this author knows how to hit you in all the feels and I’m interested to see what other stories she has to tell.


While You Were Texting – Delancey Stewart & Marika Ray

Okay, I’m a big fan of fake dating and having texts in books, but While You Were Texting is the second book in a series. Even if it’s a standalone I still enjoy reading the companion novels in order, so I can enjoy the cameos from previous characters. So until I read the first book, I’m going to take this one off of my list.


Attachments – Jeff Arch

Attachments is the first book on this list that I actually don’t remember. This seems to be a book with mysteries and betrayals at a boarding school. As you know, I’m a big fan of the boarding school setting, but for now I’ll be taking this one off of my list.



Removal Percentage: 40%
Current “to-read” shelf: 858

Hopefully I’ll eventually be able to get my want to read shelf under 800 books. I’m slowly getting there. This week I removed four books from my shelf! Have you read any of these? Would you have done anything differently? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you.

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