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Down the TBR Hole #21

March 11, 2018

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: 1,044 titles


BOOKS 301-305:

1

Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer – added 01.03.17
This doesn’t sound like anything special, and I’m pretty sure the only reason I had it on here to begin with was the cover. :/
DECISION: REMOVE

Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark – added 01.03.17
I just… really don’t have any time in my reading schedule for YA contemporaries that sound as boring as this one does.
DECISION: REMOVE

The Twilight Wife by A. J. Banner – added 01.03.17
Why do I keep adding domestic thrillers to my TBR when I know I don’t wanna read them?
DECISION: REMOVE

Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields – added 01.03.17
I feel like there are so many books out there about girls whose kisses poison people, and this isn’t at the top of that list.
DECISION: REMOVE

The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill – added 01.03.17
Not sure why this one is here, as I’ve never had any notable interest in it?
DECISION: REMOVE


BOOKS 306-310:

2

The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord – added 01.03.17
I’m really torn on this one, because as I’ve mentioned in past posts, I know Emery Lord is widely loved, but her book summaries always sound so boring and lackluster to me? Ugh. I’ll let you guys decide this one! Keep or remove?
DECISION: KEEP (for now)

Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight – added 01.03.17
I went through a period of time last year in which I thought I’d start reading ironic self-help books. That phase lasted about three days.
DECISION: REMOVE

The Wish Granter by C. J. Redwine – added 01.05.17
I feel like this author is super low-hype, and nobody ever talks about these books, but for some reason, they really intrigue me? I have this one on ebook already, and kind of hope I like it just so I have an excuse to buy it because its cover is gorgeous.
DECISION: KEEP

The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine – added 01.05.17
See previous book’s explanation, except I have a hardback of this one, so, like… even more incentive to read it?
DECISION: KEEP

The End of Our Story by Meg Haston – added 01.05.17
After the complete disaster that Meg’s book Paperweight was, I wouldn’t touch this with a nine-foot-pole.
DECISION: REMOVE


BOOKS 311-315:

3

Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau – added 01.05.17
This doesn’t sound too thrilling, but I have it on my kindle, so while it’s at the bottom of my list, I’ll leave it for now.
DECISION: KEEP

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson – added 01.05.17
I have been promised that this book will destroy me from here to kingdom come, and I’m here for that.
DECISION: KEEP

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon – added 01.05.17
I know this is actually a surprisingly polarizing read, but I’m determined to check it out for myself and form my own opinions!
DECISION: KEEP

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera – added 01.05.17
If there is ever a day that you guys see me remove an Adam Silvera book from my TBR, please check me for a fever.
DECISION: KEEP

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – added 01.05.17
If there is ever a day that you guys see me remove a Leigh Bardugo book from my TBR, please check me for a fever.
DECISION: KEEP


BOOKS 316-320:

4

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige – added 01.06.17
I don’t like The Wizard of Oz… or retellings of it…
DECISION: REMOVE

Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa – added 01.08.17
I. LOVE. SIRENS. AND. FAE. That’s all.
DECISION: KEEP

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman – added 01.09.17
I actually remember adding this because someone on facebook recommended it to me, but it must not have struck my interest very well since I never pursued it and don’t really want to now, either.
DECISION: REMOVE

I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil – added 01.09.17
I’m told that this author usually sticks to horror, and judging from her books’ summaries, I might be a little more likely to try out one of those titles, but this doesn’t interest me at all.
DECISION: REMOVE

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma – added 01.12.17
This one just sounded really interesting to me when I first heard of it, and even though it’s a YA mystery and those tend to be hit-and-miss for me, I think I’d like to check it out at some point.
DECISION: KEEP


REMOVAL PERCENTAGE THIS WEEK: 50%


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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  • Reply Tammy March 11, 2018 at 11:10 am

    I’m a big Alice Hoffman fan and I loved Museum, it’s a little magic realism and lots of history. I say put it back, but that’s just me!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 11, 2018 at 12:27 pm

      Oooh, I do love magical realism, so I may have to give that one a second look! Thanks, Tammy!

  • Reply Ashley Paolozzi March 11, 2018 at 11:51 am

    I loved Dorothy Must Die but its definitely only worth reading if you like Wizard of Oz!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 11, 2018 at 12:27 pm

      Thank you, Ashley! That makes me feel a little better about removing it, honestly. I know some retellings don’t require enjoying the source material, but I just never got into any of the Oz stuff, so now I know this one won’t be for me. <3

  • Reply Lena @ The Printed Girl March 12, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Great post! I should really start doing these posts too! 😁

  • Reply Kathy @ Books & Munches March 13, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Read When Dimple Met Rishi and I felt it was waaaay too predictable, to me at least. So I’m definitely curious to see what you think of it. As for Six of Crows: whoooop. Read it! I still have to read the Grisha-trilogy.. Oops.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 19, 2018 at 5:14 pm

      Ughhh, oh no! I’m sure I’ll save it for a summer day when I’m in the mood to just binge read a contemporary, for better or worse, lmao. (I have a lot of days like that in the summer.) You should check out the Grisha trilogy! I would love to hear your thoughts on the love interest, tbh. 😛

      • Reply Kathy @ Books & Munches March 20, 2018 at 2:42 am

        If you’re totally in the mood to read a quick one, maybe it’ll turn out okay for you, haha. 😛
        I bought it like last week and it arrived yesterday! One of these.. days.. months? I don’t know. We’ll see xD

        • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 20, 2018 at 2:13 pm

          Bahaha I mean, it’s not flawless. I wouldn’t say you should move it to the top of your TBR or anything like that. But I do think it’s worth reading at some point! I gave the first 2 books 3 stars each, I think? So far, I feel like I’ll give the finale 4 stars.

          • Kathy @ Books & Munches March 22, 2018 at 2:57 am

            Ha, people should stand on their heads for over an hour before they can convince me to push a book so far up my TBR. xD Especially now with the reading I have to do for that author meet. 😛
            Hmm.. Well, I’ll see when I get there! I hope I’ll get there this year since it’ll equal four books ticked off my TBR at the same time – Language of Thorns and all.. :’)

          • Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 22, 2018 at 3:49 pm

            Oof, yeah, I promise to try not to push too many books on you being like “READ IT NOOOOW PLEEEEEASE!” until at least a week or two after your author meeting. 😉

          • Kathy @ Books & Munches March 23, 2018 at 6:16 am

            Thank youuuu <3
            Especially now I'm struggling with half a reading slump because THANK YOU OBSIDIO.

          • Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 27, 2018 at 12:20 am

            Obsidio legit wrecked my reading goals for March! I’ve been in a serious hangover ever since finishing it, until I started Circe 2 days ago. It’s kind of amazing and kick started me back into reading mode, and then today I read all of Down Among the Sticks and Bones, which. <3 Seanan McGuire ALWAYS helps me get over book hangovers.

          • Kathy @ Books & Munches March 27, 2018 at 12:11 pm

            LIFE. SLUMP. LIFE SLUMP I TELL YOU. I’m whining all over the place because of freaking Obsidio and I love that book but I’m so freaking hating it right now as well. It ruined my mojo. NOTHING EVER RUINS MY READING MOJO BUT OBSIDIO DID.
            I need a cure but I can’t find ooooneeee. So jealous you did. Not fair. I want one too. Boo.

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