Down the TBR Hole #5

Wahey Guiders! It’s been a long time since I did this meme (and my tbr has advanced… a much bit 🤣🤣 but this meme will bring it back down… or else I’ll add more books!) Lia over @ Lost in a Story created this amazing meme, so go check her out. I also skip books in my to-read shelf if they’re a sequel to a series I know I want to read or a series I’ve already removed a book before.

The Rules:

  1. Go to your Goodreads To-Read shelf.
  2. Order on ascending date added.
  3. Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books.
  4. Read the synopses of the books.
  5. Decide: Keep it or should it go?
  6. Repeat every week to gain maximum efficiency (aka to make yourself feel better).

Books before the the purge: uhmm 1099

Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

Reason why I added it: Originally it was because I wanted to branch out into reading mystery and thriller, instead of only watching; but then I read the synopsis and now I’m so interested? It sounds so good!!

Verdict: KEEP!!

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Reason why I added it: I haven’t read any Matson books, but I know other readers really like her for her writing and characters, I think? Which is good, and I know I’ll probably like her. And the covers are always really cute!

Verdict: Keep! It looks super cute and I want to read it.

Highly Illogical Behaviour by John Corey Whaley

Reason why I added it: The cover, is super cool, so that’s a (good) reason. I also like what the story’s about.

Verdict: I think I’ll keep this one. I still like the look and idea of it.

Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw

Reason why I added it: A teen girl who loves fandom things? Very interested. And fanfiction? Yes, please, give me this.

Verdict: Keep. Still want to read this.

Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally

Reason why I added it: I used to love the Hundred Oaks series but this is what? the 600th book now? the 9th? I don’t even know which one now. And the books, they sort of all fit the same pattern?

Verdict: Remove. I don’t really have interest in this anymore. So, if I see the others on my tbr, I’ll remove them as well.

How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo

Reason why I added it: Not sure. It was a whole bunch of years ago (okay, not like that long ago, but long ago enough that it feels long, you get it?)

Verdict: Remove. After reading the summary, I don’t think I’m interested in reading this, so yeah, taking it off.

The Architect of Song by A.G. Howard

Reason why I added it: I loved Howard back when I first read Splintered (which I actually want to reread), even though I don’t like historical fiction – which is what Architect of Song is about.

Verdict: Remove. I’m not all that interested in reading this anymore.

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Reason why I added it: I might be wrong but I think the only Hoover books I’ve read are the slam poetry ones, which I sort of devoured them because they’re trashy. This book, however, this one looks good.

Verdict: Keep.

Strange the Dreamer by Lani Taylor

Reason why I added it: This may have been when I was reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone or because I heard bloggers talking about it. I do like the name – Lazlo. But also he’s a librarian. Which is just super cool.

Verdict: Am definitely keeping this one.

False Hearts by Laura Lam

Reason why I added it: Honestly, I don’t remember adding it but reading it makes me interested in it.

Verdict: Keep.

Books after the purge: 1095

Books kept: 7

Books removed: 3

Little by little, right? 😃 Have you read any of these? What did you think?

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17 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #5”

  1. Ooooh! Interesting choices of books! I haven’t read any of them though.

    I did however start It Ends With Us many years ago but I think something came up and I had to stop. I should probably pick it up again. Oh man, do I want to do this to myself and read another CoHo book?

    Oh, it’s interesting what you said. We do watch a lot of mystery and thriller but perhaps read a little lesser of it. I should probably branch out too.

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    1. I think CoHo writes good books and then she writes average books? Or I think that’s it what most people think? But then again when you’ve written a lot of books, I guess not all of them get rated like 5 stars.

      It’s so weird because horror and thrillers are like some of my favourite movie genres and I watch like tons of crime shows, so that fits in with the mystery genre, but when it comes to books, I just don’t find myself reading a lot of those books.

      Branching out is really really fun because you get to find some new books or new authors and you’re just branching out! Which is good!

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      1. Ohh I’ve never of it that way. I haven’t read all of her books. I kinda pick and choose based on what I know I’d probably like.

        IKR? The genres we watch usually have a lot more of horror or are thriller-ish than the books we read. How strange is it that we’re more reluctant when it comes to what we read ?

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  2. Three out of seven is a good start! I had picked up “it ends with us” few times in my book store but yet.. Idk if I wanna read it or not.

    You made me add “Highly Illogical Behavior” and “How to keep rolling after a fall” into my own tbr, too 🙈

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    1. Exactly – like I’ll probably only read It Ends With Us like super in the future, but at least it’s there so I know I have interest in reading it.

      Lol, I’n glad I can make your tbr bigger. It gives me great pleasure to know other people’s tbrs are getting bigger, same as mine 😄

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    1. A lot of contemporary romances tend to be a hit or miss for me – so I’m always a bit wary of picking books up with that in it. Even though I still pick up tons of contemporary romances 🤷🏻‍♀️😅
      Hope you like it!


  3. IT Ends With Us – was an incredible book. I thought I was going to hate it in the beginning, but in the end, it became one of my favorite books I read last year.

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    1. I definitely have those books that I thought I’d hate in the beginning and turned out to love 😂😂 I’d probably have to be in a contemporary mood to pick up the book, but I’m glad you loved it!


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