It has been a while, but I’m back with another Down the TBR Hole. In this one, I’m going back to the bottom of my TBR for a bit, because I changed my mind on some books.
Down the TBR Hole is originally created by Lia @ Lost in a story, unfortunately her blog is no more. This is how it works:
- Go to your “To read” shelf on Goodreads.
- Sort it by “date added” and click on “reverse” so that the oldest addition is on top.
- Pick the top 5 (or more if you love a good challenge) books, read the synopsis and think about whether you want to keep them or if they may go.
- Write in this blog post a little bit about the book and what you decide to do with it.
- Tell us the statistics at the start and at the end.
- Number of books on my TBR: 212
Holding up the universe by Jennifer Niven
I already addressed this one in an earlier edition of Down the TBR hole, but I actually am not going to read this book anytime soon. I hear so many mixed reviews and I just lost interest.
The Emerald sea by Richelle Mead
I was convinced to read this book anytime soon, but apparently I’m not. Somewhere deep down I’m still interested in Tamsyn’s story, but not at the moment. For now, I will kick it off my TBR. I don’t even own the book.
The miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
Again, another book I wanted to keep at first. However, I heard that this book is really slow and I just don’t like that. I somehow have a feeling this will end up on the DNF pile, so here it goes.
The Boy in the Headlights by Samuel Bjork
I liked the first book in this series, but was disappointed by the second one. However, I’m still curious for this next book, so I will keep it for now. I’m not in a thriller mood really at the moment, so it has to wait.
Fallen Academy: Year One by Leia Stone
I will keep this for now, but I’m not that sure. Will I like this book? The average rating on Goodreads is quite high though.
Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan
Someone please push me to pick this book up?! I hear so many great things and I really liked Most of all you by this author. This particular book has been on my TBR for years now, damnit.
Till death by Jennifer Armentrout
This one gets so many mixed reviews, but I mainly like books by Jennifer Armentrout. So, I’m keeping this for now.
Maybe someday by Colleen Hoover
Uh oh, confession time… I still haven’t read this 🙈. Anyway, I just finished another book by Colleen Hoover, so this one has to wait.
Confess by Colleen Hoover
I’m not sure what to think of this one, it doesn’t make me feel any urg to read it. However, it’s a Colleen Hoover book, so I eventually want to read it someday.
Books 2 till 6 in the Wait for you series by Jennifer Armentrout
I read Wait for you last year, but as these books are quite similar regarding storyline, I just need to wait a while before reading the rest of the series. Anyway, I will definitely keep them.
City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
This is just a matter of time, I just wasn’t that caught up in the universe. Now I am, so I will be reading them soon.
The entire The Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Clare
Again, I wasn’t caught up.
Eden Summer by Liz Flanagan
Another keeper as this book was nominated for a prize here last year. Well, I just didn’t come around to read it yet.
The bone season by Samantha Shannon
Okay this one will be removed. I added it last year, but I don’t think I’ll like it. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Priory of the Orange Tree, so I doubt I will finish The Bone Season. Furthermore, only the first one or two books are translated into Dutch, and I guess this series is quite difficult in English.
A Pound of Flesh by Sophie Jackson
This is just a matter of “so many books, so little time”. I just don’t get attracted to this book anymore.
Enchantée by Gita Trelease
First of all, I’m so done with the combination of YA set in Paris and involving magic. Second, I heard so many negative reviews that I returned my book on Audible. No, this one has to go.
Ik kan er nét niet bij by Sander Verheijen
This is a Dutch non-fiction and probably easy to read, but I don’t feel like reading non-fiction anytime soon. So therefore it has to go for now.
Don’t skip out on me by Willy Vlautin
I actually don’t know why I added this book in the first place, but I obviously lost interest. So, it has to go.
Anna dressed in blood by Kendare Blake
When I added this book to my TBR, it sounded really cool. However, I never picked it up and I don’t think I will be doing so in a very short time. Therefore, it’s time to say goodbye.
- Number of books analysed: 26
- Number of books kept: 17
- Number of books removed: 9
- Number of books on my TBR: 202
Do you agree with the choices I’ve made?