Down the TBR Hole #104

Since my last Down the TBR Hole I’ve removed three books from my want to read shelf, but this time because I read them. I’m very 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: 850 (my last post ended at 853. So that’s three books less than last time.)

We Contain Multitudes – Sarah Henstra

Besides the really pretty cover, We Contain Multitudes is the story of two boys falling in love and it’s told through letters. I’m a big fan of books with letters, emails, or text messages. So of course I added this one to my TBR. We Contain Multitudes still sounds like a book I’ll love and it’s on my shelf, so I’ll definitely still be reading it.


Book Boyfriend – Claire Kingsley

I love the fact that the male MC is described as the perfect book boyfriend. To be honest, I’d probably love this book. Except I don’t own Book Boyfriend at the moment and I have so many romances on my TBR I don’t think I’ll be reading it anytime soon. So while I still want to read this book I’ll be taking it off of my want to read shelf for now.


The Marvellers – Dhonielle Clayton

The Marvellers has two things that I love: it’s a middle grade book and it takes place at a magical school. So I don’t even have to think twice about keeping this on my shelf. If I remember correctly, there will be a sequel soon.


Can’t Fix Cupid – Raven Kennedy

So Can’t Fix Cupid is actually a book I added to my want to read shelf to read with a person I did a lot of buddy reads with on Instagram. She is no longer really a part of the community, so that won’t be happening anymore. At the moment I’m working on The Plated Prisoner series by this same author. If I keep enjoying it, I’ll definitely return to more by this author. For now, I’ll be taking it off my shelf.


The Dark Way Down – Chelsea Ichaso

Chelsea Ichaso writes YA thrillers and even though I haven’t read any of them yet, I’m very intrigued. What I didn’t know is that The Dark Way Down is just another title for Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets, so I can take this one off my list. I have Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets on my shelf.


Big Witch Energy – Kelly Jamieson

Big Witch Energy is such a fun title! I also love the idea of a character finding out they have magic and their family has magic. I’m sure this book is filled with humor and a great time, but I don’t own it. This year I’m hoping to tackle more books I own, so once again I’ll be taking this off the want to read shelf for now. Maybe I’ll pick it up around Halloween.


The Ex Hex – Erin Sterling

I always love when I stumble upon a book I read and enjoyed, but also had another edition of the book on my want to read shelf. That means I can remove this one without feeling bad. The Ex Hex was a fast and fun paranormal romance.


The Last Goodbye – Fiona Lucas

This sounds like a book I’ll love, but that will also make me cry. Our main character loses her husband in a tragic accident. She calls his number to hear his voicemail, but someone picks up that inherited his old number. They start talking and grow close. It’s compared to P.S. I Love You, so how can I resist this one?


The Devil Makes Three – Tor Bovalino

I actually own a special edition of The Devil Makes Three. It was in one of the Illumicrate boxes. I was sold once I read the character works at her boarding school’s library. What made it even more interesting was the fact that they accidentally unleash a book-bound demon.


A Wilderness of Stars – Shea Ernshaw

Shea Ernshaw writes atmospheric books and I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read so far. I actually started A Wilderness of Stars, but got distracted like I tend to do, haha. I do want to pick this one up again and finish reading it.



Removal Percentage: 50%
Current “to-read” shelf: 845

This week’s Down the TBR Hole actually went really well. I removed half of the books I talked about from my want to read shelf today. What do you think of the decisions I made? Should I have made different decisions? What should I read first? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you.

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