Down the TBR Hole | #3

down the tbr hole

Round three! Lets knock some more books off of my evergrowing TBR.

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This tag was created by Lost in A Story. Be sure to go and check out her blog!

The Rules:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

arrow1. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

I’ve heard amazing things about this story but it’s not one I’m dying to get to anytime soon. So off the TBR it goes.

VERDICT: TOSS

2. Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Okay, this is one series I know I will definitely be wanting to get to soon. I’m hoping I can at least start it in 2018 but there are a bunch of series I need to complete before I start a bunch more.

VERDICT: KEEP

3. Forget Me by K.A. Harrington

I’ve been super into thrillers lately and this one sounds right up my alley. It’s a decent price on Kindle so I might pick it up soon! It’s a really short read too, less than 300 pages, so it’ll be a really quick read on top of that!

VERDICT: KEEP

4. The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno

Another really short thriller, about 250 pages, about a girl who suffers from a mental illness which makes her black out and forget a lot of her life. This one I’m on the fence about but because of the link, genre and the price (less than $5 for a paperback) then I might give this one a chance in the future.

VERDICT: KEEP (for now)

5. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

I’ve had this on my TBR for years, way before the movie even came out. But I’ve owned 3 different copies and never got to it so I’m just going to go ahead and call it and take it off of my TBR. It’s historical fiction and definitely up my alley, but if I haven’t picked it up after collecting and then getting rid of 3 individual copies and still didn’t read them, I think that answers it there.

VERDICT: TOSS

6. The Witches of the Glass Castle by Gabriella Lepore

Another under 300 page story that sounds up my alley except this time it’s about siblings who find out their witches. I’ve heard amazing things about Lepore through Ben Alderson’s channel. I have a few of her books on my Kindle currently but haven’t gotten around to them yet (sending a trend here?)

VERDICT: KEEP

7. The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz

Honestly I have no idea how this book got on my TBR. This isn’t an author that I enjoy reading and the synopsis sounds all over the place. Buh-bye.

VERDICT: TOSS

8. Falling into Place by Amy Zhang

This doesn’t sound like the greatest story ever but I do already have it on my Kindle and it’s almost right at 300 pages so it’ll be a super quick read. It doesn’t have a terrible rating and with it being a contemporary, I imagine I could fly through it.

VERDICT: KEEP

9. Unteachable by Elliot Wake

I don’t have very many NA on my TBR and I’ve been meaning to get to this one since I’ve first heard of it so definitely keeping it! I’ve heard amazing things about this author from bloggers I trust so looking forward to it!

VERDICT: KEEP

10. Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman

Winterkill sounds like a YA version of movie The Village. The premise sounds interesting but with the 3.5 rating, I’m not sure this is one that will be on the top of my radar.

VERDICT: TOSS

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This round I’ve only tossed 4 (kind of 5?) but I’m still pretty happy with that. The ones I’ve kept seem like really good and quick reads and now that they’re on my radar, I might try to get to a few of the shorter ones to get my reading goal count up! I’m still 12 away but if I hustle maybe I can make it.

Have you read any of these? Let me know your thoughts and tell me which ones I should bump to the top of my TBR!

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole | #3

  1. I love the idea of this tag so much! I’ve been cleaning out my own TBR pile this December before the new year rolls around but I’ve always found it hard to get rid of books.
    I think I’m in the same boat with the Sea of Tranquility. I’ve had that book on my TBR for years and never got around to it. I might have to give it up too. And though I’m sad you’re getting rid of Water for Elephants, I understand needing to let go of those ‘clinger’ books. 4/10 sounds pretty good to me 🙂

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    1. it’s such a weight off of my shoulders when im getting rid of books i know i’m never going to get to. water for elephants sounds like a great book but i’ve had it for so long and it’s time for it to go!

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  2. I want to read Unteachable as well! It seems so well loved. And as for The Rose and the Dagger, it IS all over the place. It kind of reminded me of Gossip Girl, but the really bad seasons when nothing made sense. Plus, the book was supposed to be the first in the series, but the publisher passed on the sequels, so the ending wouldn’t be satisfying!

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    1. Oh major pass on The Rose and the Dagger then! One of the reasons I couldn’t get into the Falling Kingdom series was because it reminded me too much of Gossip Girl and not in a good way.

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