Down the TBR Hole #113

In my last Down the TBR Hole post, I managed to get my want to read shelf under 800 books. Yesterday I actually finished one of the books on my shelf, so I’m starting with one less book than two weeks ago. Let’s see what I can do this week!

Down the TBR Hole was originally created over at Lost in a Story. This meme is now being hosted by Jody from I’m Into Books. 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: 798 (my last post ended at 799. So that’s one less book than last time.)

The Paid Bridesmaid – Sariah Wilson

The idea of someone being a fake bridesmaid is one that always makes me think of a funny book. I have a feeling The Paid Bridesmaid will also be full of banter, but I honestly forgot about this book. I don’t own it either and I’m trying to be good about keeping books on my shelf that I know I’ll end up reading. So for the moment, I’m removing it from my shelf.


Not Your Average Hot Guy – Gwenda Bond

I can’t remember if I ever actually read the synopsis for Not Your Average Hot Guy. Then again, I tend to go in reading most books blind. I love that the main character’s mother has an escape room business (they’re so much fun). Except things get interesting when a spell book in there is actually the real deal. I need to read this!


Things We Never Got Over – Lucy Score

This is another case of I’ve read another edition of this book and another edition is still on my want to read list, haha. Things We Never Got Over was an amazing book and I loved every minute of it. If you’re a romance fan, I can highly recommend this series.


Darling Venom – Parker S. Huntington

Darling Venom is a book I’ve been wanting to read for quite some time, but haven’t gotten around to. I know this is an emotional story, but those can be the best at times. I’ll have to remember to bump this up my TBR!


The Queer Principles of Kit Webb – Cat Sebastian

Historical romance isn’t my normal go to genre when it comes to romance, but I’ve been curious about The Queer Principles of Kit Webb. This story is one that still sounds like a lot of fun and I may listen to the audiobook soon.


The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes – Cat Sebastian

So apparently I added both books in this duology to my want to read shelf at the same time. I’ve mentioned this before, but to try and keep my list under control, I’ll delete books in a series if I haven’t read the previous ones. This includes interconnected standalones. I have to be honest that the synopsis of this one catches my attention just a little bit more.


Daisy Darker – Alice Feeney

Daisy Darker is the second book this week that I’ve actually already read! I enjoyed this thriller and I didn’t see the ending coming. Alice Feeney has written a few thrillers I’ve loved and I need to read the rest of her backlist.


Supernatural Academy: Year One – Jaymin Eve

Books where characters find out they’re supernatural in one way or another is something that I always love. Especially when they end up going to (boarding)school. That basically meets all the things on my list of books I love.


Foul Lady Fortune – Chloe Gong

I want to read Foul Lady Fortune, but I believe I need to read These Violent Delights before reading this series. So I’m not sure if I should leave it on my want to read shelf or not until I read These Violent Delights. I would love you to let me know what you think of what I should do with this! For now it’s going to stay put.


By Any Other Name – Lauren Kate

All I needed to know about this book was that it’s an enemies to lovers romance between an editor and her bestselling author. One of my favorite kind of things in books is when characters love books or work with books in one way or another.


Removal Percentage: 40%
Current “to-read” shelf: 794

So that’s another Down the TBR Hole! I was able to remove almost half of the books this week. Even though it did help I’ve already read two and one was a second book in a series I haven’t started yet. Have you read any of these? Which book should I read first? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you.

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