Down the TBR Hole | Vol. 2

I thought that instead of a Friday Finds post, I would another Down the TBR Hole post considering I probably need to do that rather than continue to just add and add more books.

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This a weekly meme created by Lia at Lost in a Story. Her instructions are as follows:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

This week I decided to go through ten books instead of five, to see if I would purge more books that I don’t remember why I placed on my TBR list in the first place.

For last week’s Down the TBR Hole, I started at 804 books and out of the first five books I looked at, I only took one book off. So this week I’m at 803 books.

The Books

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

I’ve had this book on my Goodreads list since 2015, but I remember seeing it in the bookstore before then and being curious. However, the blurb makes it sounds very Bladerunner (which I just watched both movies), and I don’t see myself picking it up anytime soon.

Verdict: GO

Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis

This actually sounds like something I would read. And if I can find it at my library, I would definitely pick it up.

Verdict: KEEP

The Witching Elm by C.N. Crawford

Sounds like an interesting blend of fantasy and sci/fi with our modern world. I would still give it a shot (plus I just found out it’s on Kindle Unlimited).

Verdict: KEEP

The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Pirates, assassins, and magic? Yes please.

Verdict: KEEP

I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

I have yet to read a Sophie Kinsella book and I really want to know why so many love her books. Plus I can be a sucker for romcom books.

Verdict: KEEP

The Diviners by Libba Bray

Already know I want to read this series really badly.

Verdict: KEEP

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness is another one of those authors who I have yet to read. Reading the blurb on this book kind of reminded me why I wanted to read it.

Verdict: KEEP

Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith

This one received a lot of mixed reviews on Goodreads and I usually try not to let other people’s review sway me, but after reading the blurb, I remember that it was the book cover that initially pulled me in. The concept does sound really good, but I don’t think I’ll be missing out on that much if I don’t read it.

Verdict: GO

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Another book with some mixed reviews. However, since I find Sherlock and Watson fascinating, I would love to see how this book is written and if it meets my own expectations.

Verdict: KEEP

Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan

I kind of remember placing this book on my TBR list. Based on the blurb, it sounds like it has a lot to put in one book and still be very engaging. Considering there are only so many fantasy books I can read that are still unique in some way from each other. Maybe I refind it, but for now …

Verdict: GO


Once again, it felt good to go through some books on my list. Especially since it helps take books off that I know I probably won’t ever get around to as well as reminding me of the books that I still want to read.

Have you read any of these books?

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