Down the TBR Hole – 15

My guilt has kicked in and told me that I can’t keep avoiding another culling of my ridiculous TBR forever, so here I am. Back again with a list of books from my Goodreads TBR that is now a whopping 1,088 books (don’t judge me, I added a lot more books to my TBR since last week)! I thought I’d make it clear again that just because it’s on my Goodreads TBR doesn’t actually mean I own copies of the book (that’d be way ridiculous even for me)! Let’s see what we can get rid of today, eh?

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 we’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 you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go

Verdict: Keep

A Gentleman in Moscow: Been seeing great reviews for this lately. Very intrigued!
Lilac Girls: I’m a sucker for WWII historical fiction and this one sounds intense but good.
Underground Airlines: Holy that synopsis though 😱 This sounds so thrilling!
Prince of Thorns: I’ve heard amazing things about Lawrence’s fantasies! I’ve had this one for ages.
Red Rising: I really need to read this book soon. Everyone seems to love i!
Human Acts: Not sure if I’m ready to be shook but… I’m gonna keep this on here!

Verdict: BYE-BYE-BYE!

The Wonder: Sounds interesting but not enough to stay on my list?
Morning Star: Only removing this because I haven’t even read Red Rising yet! 🤣
Crosstalk: I still like the idea of this book but I honestly don’t know when if ever I’d actually pick it up.
The Circle: Feeling madly lukewarm about this and I’m hesitating to say buh-bye to it!
Gods and Generals: Um… I don’t even know how or why this is on my TBR? Really doesn’t sound like my jam!
Uglies: I’ve heard great things about this book but it just doesn’t entice me anymore. Sounds too angsty!
Free to Fall: Can’t decide about this one so I’m going to say bye coz I don’t know when I’d read it!
The Lonely Hearts Hotel: Actually thought I had already removed this from my list… LOL!


This week I managed to wave off 8/15 books… Not my best but not too bad as well! Reckon I really need to start kicking off more than 15 per post if I’m ever going to bring this mad TBR down 😂 This brings my Goodreads TBR to: 1,080 books! 😅

20 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole – 15

  1. I have Red Rising on my TBR too, but I’m on the fence about it. Read some stuff that may annoy me regarding the main character so I might try to pick it up from the library, still unsure about it.
    8/15 is good, more than 50%, it’s progress! ❤️

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    • Uh oh… Annoying character traits really bug me too but I haven’t heard anything… I’m going to give the audiobook a try since I’ve heard pretty good things about it. Hope you enjoy it if you decide to pick it up ❤

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  2. My Goodreads was recently at 1000 and I did a cull, getting it down to 800. Which still seems ridiculous. Ha! I actually had a copy of Red Rising, but I got rid of it. With my physical books, I read the first few pages or first chapter and if I didn’t want to keep reading, I got rid of it. I have read Lilac Girls, and like someone else said, it had its slow parts, but overall I enjoyed it! I loved A Gentleman in Moscow. And I read Circle and The Uglies series years ago, but I don’t remember much about either of them. So you probably made the right choice to get rid of them. 🙂

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    • Wowow, that’s absolute GOALS, Dedra! Hahaha I think I’d be happy just getting it down to 900, as long as it’s under the 1k number?! 🤣I have a copy of Red Rising but I think I’ll be checking out the audiobook (might follow along with the book). I’ve heard a lot of good things about Gentleman in Moscow although I’ve also heard it’s a bit slower paced. But I am a total sucker for historical fic 😀

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  3. Hope the door doesn’t slap you too hard in the back Lonely Hearts Hotel! I know we’ve talked about that book before but let me reiterate what a train wreck it is plus the unnecessary sexual violence… just no. Good riddance.

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  4. I loved A Gentleman in Moscow for sure. Red Rising fell a little flat on character connection with me (I loved the first part but the rest fell flat) and I haven’t picked up the second book yet. However, it’s been quite a while since I’ve read Red Rising and I still remember so many details, so I’ll probably move on to book 2 at some point.

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    • Oh no, that’s the second time I’ve heard something about the red rising characters… I’m hoping that listening on audio will make a difference for me! 🤞🏽Hopefully I’ll end up enjoying it! And hope you enjoy the rest of the series if you pick it up 🙂


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