Down the TBR Hole – 07

We’re back with another episode of Down the TBR Hole! My TBR is currently sits at a whopping 1,011 books because I added some books to my list after last week’s culling ๐Ÿ˜… I’ll be reviewing 10 books again today and I’m hoping to find it easier to cut more out!

Down the TBR Hole is a weekly book meme created by the wonderful Lia @ Lost in a Story that attempts to organize our ridiculously long Goodreads TBR list by choosing either to keep or eliminate the books weโ€™ve saved on there. Here’s how it works:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youโ€™re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopsesย of the books
  • Decide: keep itย or should it go

Verdict: Keep

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. I bought this book earlier this year because I thought for sure it’d be my jam but now I’m not so sure anymore… I’m gonna try it since I already have it. I hope my first thought was right! ๐Ÿคž

Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges #2) by Stephen King. I sped through Mr. Mercedes and absolutely loved it, so I was really keen to get my hands on Finders Keepers. So far I’ve tried reading it twice and both times I’ve put it down with the intention of ‘picking it up later’. Third time’s the charm, I guess? But if it’s still not working for me, it’ll definitely go in the bye pile!

The Quiet Game (Penn Cage #1) by Greg Iles. After reading his Natchez Burning trilogy, I’m convinced that I need to read the rest of Iles’ books — especially involving Penn Cage! ๐Ÿ˜

The Glass Magician (The Paper Magician #2) by Charlie N. Holmberg. I remember loving The Paper Magician so much and don’t know why I didn’t continue with the series right then. I have this on my Kindle library though and I’m still keen to check it out!

Verdict: Bye-bye-bye!

Notorious (Max Revere #1) by Allison Brennan. Just doesn’t appeal to me so much anymore. Didn’t even recall ever seeing this book before LOL

Austenland (Austenland #1) by Shannon Hale. I LOVED this movie so naturally thought I wanted to read the book. The reviews scream a big fat NO — especially Emer’s review (and the shelves she chose for this) on Goodreads, which is plain gold and had me dead ๐Ÿคฃ

Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Love by Sarah Butler. Reading this synopsis just doesn’t appeal to me at all anymore…

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. This sounds interesting but I’ve had multiple times to pick it up in stores and I never do… So I think I’m taking that as a sign to say bye-bye-bye?

The Master Magician (The Paper Magician #3) by Charlie N. Holmberg. I’m only removing this one because I haven’t read the second book yet (which I decided to keep!). I read the first book AGES ago but remember loving it, so this’ll probably come back if I love the sequel!

City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg. It was really hard for me to decide on this one but I’ve chosen to remove it for now. The synopsis is interesting but not so much that I’m sure I’ll read it ASAP. So, bye-bye-bye for now!


BAM BABY! I let 6/10 books go this week bringing my TBR tally to 1,005 books. Still a lot but we’re making progress by removing 60% of the list this week, right?! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Again, I think I’m pretty satisfied with my decisions; perhaps more so this week than I was last week!

16 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole – 07

  1. Woo! Great progress this week haha. I’ve got Austenland on my TBR as well but I’ve never really felt the compelling need to pick it up… even though I can’t seem to take it off the list haha. I’d suck at trying to do this meme ๐Ÿ˜› The Glass Magician seems interesting! I’m going to check that one out ๐Ÿ™‚ Jen

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    • Thanks, Jen! Only 1k more books to sort ๐Ÿ˜‚ Hahaha
      I had Austenland on my shelf for ages but I finally took it off after reading Emer’s review on there. It was hilarious! I’m happy to just enjoy the movie!
      I hope I enjoy the Glass Magician as much as I enjoyed the first book in the series! It was ages ago though, might have to re-read it ๐Ÿ˜…

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    • HAHAHA I KNOW. I gots da problems, Greg ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ Can I just say that I’ve had Goodreads for… 7 years?! Does that make it any better? No… But I’m trying here LMAO


    • Awww, I’m sorry! Haha I know there were others on GR that enjoyed it too, but I also don’t know when if ever I’ll pick it up. I really enjoyed the movie though! ๐Ÿ˜ Made me pine for my own Darcy even more! HAHA

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    • Thanks! I’m quite proud that I managed to knock off so many this week… It’s not so easy sometimes! I can’t even remember adding some of these titles to my list so doing this weekly is definitely good for me *slightly* large Goodreads TBR ๐Ÿ˜…


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