Down the TBR Hole #116

My Goodreads want to read shelf is down one book since my last Down the TBR Hole post, because I read a book I talked about there. I’m glad I did, because it was really good!

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: 785 (my last post ended at 786. So that’s three less books than last time.)

Ship Wrecked – Olivia Dade

We’re starting off good this week, because Ship Wrecked is a book I’ve already read, but had a different edition on my want to read shelf. I really wish Goodreads would change this, but oh well. The Spoiler Alert trilogy is one I really enjoyed, but Ship Wrecked was my least favorite of the three. I didn’t always understand the time jumps and one of the main characters bugged me at times. I do still highly recommend this series.


Two-Damage My Heart – C.N. Holmberg

Two-Damage My Heart has a cover I love, but when writing this post I realized that this is the second book of the series. You’re My IT is the first books and I haven’t read that yet. So even though this second chance romance (well, maybe, because he doesn’t seem to recognize her anymore, haha).


Devils’ Day Party – C.M. Stunich

I think I could do a BINGO with this Down the TBR Hole post, because we’ve had a book I’ve already read and a second in a series. Now we have a book I don’t remember, haha. Devils’ Day Party is one I don’t own and after seeing some mixed reviews I don’t think this one is for me.


On Rotation – Shirlene Obuobi

On Rotation is described as a book for fans of Grey’s Anatomy. That’s one of my favorite shows, so of course that caught my attention. I’ve read quite a few people say this is more literary fiction than a romance and I can appreciate that. So On Rotation is still one I definitely want to read.


The Frozen Crown – Greta Kelly

The Frozen Crown seems to be a book that has quite a few twists and adds a lot of this fantasy world’s politics. I love when we get that in fantasy books. I have to say that The Frozen Crown sounds like a book I’ll love, but it’s not one on my shelves and I don’t know if/when I’ll get it. So for now, I’m taking this one off of my want to read shelf.


Her Shadows, His Secrets – C.C. Monroe

Her Shadows, His Secrets is honestly another one I didn’t remember, but the cover is stunning. While the synopsis sounds interesting, I read some reviews, because I don’t own the book. Some things a few readers described aren’t something I enjoy, so I don’t think I’ll be adding this one to my Kindle.


Alone Out Here – Riley Redgate

Riley Redgate is an author I’ve heard about, but still haven’t read anything by. Our main character is one of the high school students touring a new spaceship prototype when the apocalypse hits earlier and they’re the only humans left alive. I have a feeling Alone Out Here is a book that keeps you on the edge of your seat.


Find Me – Ashley N. Rostek

Find Me is the first book in the WITSEC series. I know it’s a pretty dark book, but a couple of my friends seems to love this series. It’s definitely one I’m curious about and hope to read in the new year.


City of Gods and Monsters – Kayla Edwards

I’ve only seen a few people talk about City of Gods and Monsters, but it sounds really good. City of Gods and Monsters is pitched as a book for fans of Sarah J Maas and Cassandra Clare. The first two books in what seems to be a trilogy are already out and the third is releasing in March 2024. I’m excited to give this a go.


The Fraud Squad – Kyla Zhao

The Fraud Squad is a book I actually started reading and got really far with, but as usual I got distracted, haha. I think I only had two hours of reading left, so I should try and finish this before the end of the year.



Removal Percentage: 50%
Current “to-read” shelf: 780

There’s only one more Down the TBR Hole post in 2023, so hopefully I can get some more books off my list before the end of the year. Have you read any of these? What would you read first? Or would you have made any different choices? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.

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