Down the TBR Hole #125

Last time I started at the beginning of my want to read shelf and did a little housekeeping by taking off some books all by the same author. I actually did that again before starting this post, because I had a lot of books by Pittacus Lore. So instead of having a post filled with only one author, I decided to get a bit of a head start.

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: 727 (my last post ended at 734. So we’re down seven books since last time.)

From Notting Hill with Love… Actually – Ali McNamara

I mentioned in my previous Down the TBR Hole post that chicklit books aren’t really something I read a lot of anymore. I also don’t own this book and it released in 2010. I’m not sure how easy it would be able to find anymore anyways.


From Notting Hill to New York… Actually – Ali McNamara

Besides not really reading chicklit anymore, this book is also the sequel to the previous book in this post. And as you know if you’ve read other Down the TBR Hole posts, I don’t keep sequels on this shelf unless I’ve read the previous book.


A Really Awesome Mess – Trish Cook

A Really Awesome Mess is described as a mix of Recovery Road, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and Juno. I loved all three of those things and I think that’s why I added A Really Awesome Mess on my want to read shelf. I just don’t think this will be one I’ll be picking up.


This Song Will Save Your Life – Leila Sales

This Song Will Save Your Life is a book I remember seeing everywhere when it released and hearing many great things about. For me I love that it includes the power of music. I’m hoping I can still get my hands on this one.


In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age – Nev Schulman

Catfish is a reality TV show that I love and I even watched Nev’s documentary when he was catfished. I don’t really read non-fiction and I just don’t see myself picking this one up.


The Hypnotist’s Love Story – Liane Moriarty

I honestly don’t remember adding The Hypnotist’s Love Story to my want to read shelf. If I don’t remember it, I don’t think I’ll be reading it anymore.


Making Up Your Mind – Jill Mansell

I feel like a broken record, but this just isn’t the type of book I read anymore. Jill Mansell is an author I read quite a few books from years ago and loved them. She’s a great writer, but my taste has changed.


Living Dangerously – Katie Fforde

Another book I don’t remember adding to my want to read shelf, but I have a feeling Living Dangerously is another chicklit that really appealed to me at the time, but I’ve outgrown that reading time in my life.


Chocolate Wishes – Trisha Ashley

I’m going to be a broken record, because like I’ve said a few times my tastes have changed since I’ve added things to my want to read shelf.


Darkfever – Karen Marie Moning

I know this author is a popular one and many people love her, but I’m just not sure Darkfever is a book for me. I’m actually surprised to see this one released in 2006.



Removal Percentage: 90%
Current “to-read” shelf: 718

So that’s another Down the TBR Hole. It’s clear that my reading tastes have changed over the years. Have you read any of these? Would you have made a different decision for any of these books? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.

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