Down the TBR Hole #105

It’s been about a month since I’ve done a Down the TBR Hole and I’m proud to say my list want to read shelf hasn’t increased and I was able to read two books from that shelf.

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: 843 (my last post ended at 845. So that’s two books less than last time.)

What If You & Me – Roni Loren

I loved Yes & I Love You and I’m really excited about Andi’s story. I liked her character in the first book and I’m hoping to see her get her happily ever after. This book is waiting for me on my bookshelf.


To Marry and to Meddle – Martha Waters

Historical fiction/romance isn’t my go to genre, but can be fun to read. To Marry and to Meddle is the third book in The Regency Vows series. I haven’t read the first book, To Have and to Hoax, but have it on my want to read shelf. So I will eventually get to this story, but for now I’m only keeping the first book on my shelf.


In Every Generation – Kendare Blake

Three Dark Crowns is a series and I loved and it’s time for me to read something else by Kendare Blake. As a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer I love the idea of a story about a new generation in this world. This could be a great Halloween read.


For the Love of Friends – Sara Goodman Confino

Our main character ends up being a bridesmaid in five weddings in six week. That sounds exhausting. For the Love of Friends caught my eye, because the main character starts a blog about her experiences about everything going on in her life. I have a feeling this is going to be a fast and fun read.


Operation Sisterhood – Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

Middle grade books are always fun to read and Operation Sisterhood sounds like a great one. Our main character has a big change in life when her mother gets married and has to adjust being a sister. I’m a big fan of books about found family and it seems this one meets that criteria. I don’t own this one, so for now I will take it off my list, but I won’t forget about it. How could I forget that gorgeous cover?


Why Cats are Assholes – Liz Miele

I’m definitely a cat lady and can enjoy the comics and little facts about cats. This one tries to take a closer look at cats and why they behave the way they do. I remember adding this one to my shelf hoping it would be on Scribd. For now I’ll take this one off of my list.


How Sweet It Is – Dylan Newton

Our main character is an event planner that normally takes on weddings, but this time she’ll be trying to plan a horror writer’s book launch. That definitely sounds a lot different. I’m excited to see the romance between these two to develop.


Fairy Godmothers, Inc. – Saranna DeWylde

I remember seeing these books everywhere for quite some time on bookstagram. When the third one released I tried this one on audio, but it didn’t work for me. I have the e-book, but haven’t had the chance to read it yet. Romantic comedies with a dash of magic are something I love, so I can’t not start this series.


Going Viral: A Socially Distant Love Story – Katie Cicatelli-Kuc

While I love the idea of a main character writing a love story about her falling in love with the neighbor across from her and it going viral, it does take place during a pandemic. I’m not sure I’m ready to really read stories that take place during something our world actually experienced and is still recovering from.


Rahda & Jai’s Recipe for Romance – Nisha Sharma

I read and loved Dating Dr. Dil written by Nisha Sharma, but didn’t realize she also wrote YA books. I even have an eARC for the next book in that series. I don’t have a copy of Rahda and Jai’s Recipe for Romance, so for now I’ll be removing this YA rom-com from my want to read shelf.


Removal Percentage: 50%
Current “to-read” shelf: 838

That’s my Down the TBR Hole for this week. I actually managed to remove half of the books I talked about this week. A few of these I still want to read, but have decided to take them off my shelf for now. Have you read any of these? Should I have made different decisions? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!

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