Down the TBR Hole | Vol. 6

It’s time to dwindle the TBR again! I think I might be a little obsessed with this post. I’m getting excited about getting my list smaller and smaller each week. I look forward to rediscovering books that I forgot that I wanted to read.

Last week I got my list down to 792. I have since added two books so I’m starting at 794 – which is not too bad. I think I might be able to finally get under 790 this week!


The Books

Always Room for Cupcakes by Bethany Lopez

This sounds right up my alley, but for under 200 pages, doesn’t seem worth it. I read so many similar books and it doesn’t stand out right now.

Verdict: GO

Mercy Thompson: Homecoming by Patricia Briggs

This is a graphic novel set in the Mercyverse and I’ve been wanting it so bad ever since she announced it. I just haven’t had a chance to actually buy it. But I will!

Verdict: KEEP

You by Caroline Kepnes

I remember reading this blurb and wanting to read it. I’ve really gotten into mystery/ thriller books in the last couple years. However, I’m not a big fan of the fact that this is more than one book and I can’t figure out if she’s planning on writing more in the series. If she does write more and it continues to garner good ratings, I might try later.

Verdict: GO 

Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

Upon rereading the blurb, I first thought ugh. Another YA fantasy where the MC holds the key for whatever.

Verdict: GO

Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs

Still sounds awesome.

Verdict: KEEP

Equal Parts by Emma Winters

I have it on Kindle Unlimited and it’s a short book. I might as well give it a shot.

Verdict: KEEP

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Six Other Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I think the only reason why I put this on here was because I wanted to read the Benjamin Button story before watching the movie. The only Fitzgerald I’ve read is The Great Gatsby, which I highly enjoyed. However, at the end of the day, I don’t see myself picking this up anytime soon.

Verdict: GO

Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

Another case of want to read before watching the movie. At one point, I was determined to read it, but now I’m not sure. While it received a lot of good reviews (along with mixed ones), I don’t think I’ll be picking it up after all.

Verdict: GO

The Revenant by Michael Punke

Yet another read before the movie. Sometimes I’m so determined to not watch a movie before reading the book that I don’t stop to actually figure out if I even want to read the book in the first place.

Verdict: GO

Future Perfect by Jen Larsen

I can see why I added this book. It’s about a girl who doesn’t anything wrong about the way she looks when the majority of her family does, especially her grandmother. She becomes stuck when her grandmother offers what she wants the most (Harvard) in exchange for going through with weight loss surgery. I can see how the concept has potential, but I can also see how I would have problems/ frustrations. I still think it’s an important type of book though.

Verdict: GO

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

There’s some interesting mixed reviews on this, but I’m still interested. Plus, I’m sure I can get this easily at the library.

Verdict: KEEP

The Armageddon Rag by George R.R. Martin

I just don’t know. Luckily, I won’t ever forget Martin’s name, so I can always come back to it.

Verdict: GO

Eerie by C.M. McCoy

This has been on my list for two years now. It sounds really interesting and a lot of people have loved it. It does seem to be catered towards young teens. What makes me hesitate though is that she’s planning on this to be a trilogy, but has yet to publish the supposed second book.

Verdict: KEEP (for now)

After the Woods by Kim Savage

Another mixed reviews book. A psychological thriller, but geared a little more towards YA. Ultimately, I think I would have high expectations since I love thrillers and I don’t know that I would be able to go into reading this without expectations.

Verdict: GO

Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut

Vonnegut. Enough said.

Verdict: KEEP

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

This is a re-find for me. I think I’m still interested.

Verdict: KEEP

The Great Glass Sea by Josh Weil

Apparently, the writing is something to talk about. I think this is one I might come back to later.

Verdict: KEEP (for now)

Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall

Still sounds intriguing.

Verdict: KEEP

The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

I enjoyed the author’s writing from the last book I read, so I’ll keep this one.

Verdict: KEEP

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

I’m trying to avoid getting into more long running series, but I love a good mystery/ thriller. And I’ve been wanting to give this one a try.

Verdict: KEEP

And my TBR list is down to 782! This week of purging my list was very liberating. There were a lot of books that I deleted. I’m becoming more honest with myself on what I think I’ll read and what I think I’ll actually want to read. Who knows, there is a chance that I might re-find some of the books I deleted or change my mind down the road on ones I decided to keep.

Have you read any of these books? 

7 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole | Vol. 6

  1. Good job! I think Kepnes will write one more based on the ending of the second book. It could be definitive, but it’s also open to interpretation. It’s graphic but is one of the best almost ‘second person POV’ that I’ve read. It isn’t exactly that perspective, but it feels like it. I wasn’t as happy with the sequel, but the first was quite strong.

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  2. I don’t think I’ve read any of these but I’ve heard a great about them!! I really wanted to read Brooklyn after watching the movie but sooo many books so little time *_* it’s great that more books are being adapted but it’s also so hard to keep up! Think it’s awesome you do this tbh my tbr is a mess xD

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  3. Aww that sucks that you’re kicking off You by Caroline Kepnes. It’s such a good story and the audiobook is really good too. I think it’s just the two books she has for it.

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    • I know, it’s still hard to kick off books no matter what! But I’ll keep that in mind in case I come back to it at a later date! 🙂


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