Down the TBR Hole #36

Down the TBR Hole was originally created over at Lost in a Story, and is a super fun (and simultaneously productive) tag to help you whittle away at those never-ending TBRs! (By the way, you can click on the covers to go to the Goodreads listings!)

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: 919 titles


BOOKS 651-655:

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Jek/Hyde by Amy Ross – added 06.19.17
This Jekyll/Hyde retelling sounded so interesting at first, but wow, the reviews – a lot of people are saying to give this one a hard pass if you enjoy the original story, and I think I’ll take their advice.
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The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy – added 06.19.17
I know I always say YA mysteries are iffy for me, but this one sounds really interesting, and I got it for my birthday last year, so why not?
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First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy – added 06.19.17
On the other hand, I do not own this one yet, and I think I’d like to check Sirowy’s writing out before committing to any other books of hers!
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How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat – added 06.19.17
This synopsis reminds me of the show Catfish, which I was obsessed with for a few years there, so it actually sounds super interesting to me.
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Unf*ck Your Habit by Rachel Hoffman – added 06.21.17
I’m typically very reluctant to pick up “self help” books, but I have heard soooo many people say that this book actually was very insightful and gave them excellent tips, so I figure it’s worth grabbing from the library some time.
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BOOKS 656-660:

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New World: Rising by Jennifer Wilson – added 06.22.17
I don’t remember where I originally got this book, but it didn’t sound super interesting and I think I actually already unhauled it, so I’m definitely letting it go.
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The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw – added 06.25.17
I didn’t even realize it had been so long that I’d had this on my TBR, but it still sounds good, so I still want to read it!
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The Novice by Taran Matharu – added 06.26.17
Eh… I think I’ll let this series go.
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A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo – added 06.27.17
I almost removed this a while back, because its GR average is so low (3.32), but I really enjoyed a short story of Malinda’s I read earlier this year, and then someone offered me a copy in a trade, so I decided the least I could do was give it a fair shot.
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The Black Farm by Elias Witherow – added 06.27.17
This is one of those self-published horror novels you’d find in the Kindle store, and they tend to run a dime a dozen, but a fellow horror fan I know absolutely adored it and said it was surprisingly dark and twisted, so I keep saying I’ll buy the ebook one of these days.
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BOOKS 661-665:

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Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft – added 06.28.17
I’m actually surprised I haven’t read this yet, but it definitely is staying!
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Piper Perish by Kayla Cagan – added 06.29.17
I already unhauled this and have no interest in getting another copy.
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Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh – added 06.29.17
I know this one isn’t too widely loved, but I dig the idea that it has a prehistoric setting, and I already own the ebook, so… *shrug*
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The House Next Door by Darcy Coates – added 06.29.17
I love Darcy Coates’ writing. ♥
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Don’t Read After Dark by Carolyn McCray – added 06.29.17
Eh… I think I’ll pass.
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BOOKS 666-670:

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I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai – added 06.29.17
Definitely reading this one! I have the ebook, but would probably get the audio version from the library, too.
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Hunted by Meagan Spooner – added 07.01.17
I know Beauty and the Beast retellings can get a little overdone, but this one sounds good!
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Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma – added 07.03.17
This book is so ridiculously controversial among the bloggers and booktubers I know who have read it, that I’m actually shocked its average is so high (4.06), but I feel like this is one I have to read for myself.
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All the Rage by Courtney Summers – added 07.03.17
I’m so torn on this one… it really sounds like a basic YA mystery, which makes me want to remove it, but it’s also supposedly about rape culture, which makes me want to keep it.
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Down From the Mountain by Elizabeth Fixmer – added 07.03.17
This book has barely any ratings, and what it does have aren’t great, but… I’m such a sucker for cult stories. I think I’ll remove it, but if anyone has suggestions for cult-related books to add in its place, let me know in the comments!
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REMOVAL PERCENTAGE THIS WEEK: 35%


DO YOU THINK I SHOULD HAVE REMOVED (OR NOT REMOVED) ANY OF THESE TITLES? IF SO, COMMENT BELOW AND TELL ME WHY!


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20 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #36

  1. Laurie says:

    Daaaaaamn The Novice is so good! Actually the biggest surprise of the year for me so far. I let go of Piper Perish as well LOL. I Am Malala is a really fast read to be honest.

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      • Laurie says:

        Definitely! However, tastes differ of course. So maybe it might not be a book for you, but you can only find out when you actually read it. It’ssomething like Pokémon, Lord of the rings and Harry Potter meet each other in a story and it’s really well written. The world building is really good as well.

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      • Destiny @ Howling Libraries says:

        Very true! That honestly sounds like such a cool mesh and I love solid world building, so I’m going to give it a try. Thank you, Laurie! I honestly LOVE it when people can talk me into adding something back to my TBR, because it doesn’t happen often, but when it does, so far I have yet to regret it!

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  2. Kathy @ Books & Munches says:

    You’re letting go of the Novice?! But that’s like.. Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings and Pokémon in one book [quoting the author on this but I had to agree in the end]. I pretty much want to demand you read my review on it if you haven’t already just to make sure you want to delete it – HA. 😛

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