Down the TBR Hole #10

It’s time for a new round of Down the TBR Hole! This is where I go through my Goodreads ‘Want to Read’ shelf and do a bit of cleaning up. If you want to see the full description of what this post is all about, check out my first round HERE.


Hello, reader!

Look at me knocking out another Down the TBR Hole in less than a week! You would think that would mean I haven’t had time to add any more books to my Want to Read shelf, right?

Hahahaha… ha… *sigh*

To be fair, the shelf was down to 664 books and I’ve only added two more! Yeah… there are currently 666 books on my Goodreads Want to Read shelf. So let’s adjust that before I mistakenly summon a demon or something 😂


Graceling by Kristin Cashore

This one is definitely staying. I’ve been wanting to give the Graceling Realm series a go for ages! Yet it keeps getting pushed to the back for other, newer series. I am going to read this one day, though, because the premise is so intriguing. A girl who has a unique ability to kill? Sounds incredible!

Verdict: Keep


Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

I distinctly remember adding this book around the time I was trying to get myself to read more non-fiction. And, while I have heard great things about this book centered around a soldier’s experiences in WWII, it’s not something I’m going to read unless someone literally shoves it in my hands and takes all my other books. So, it’s time to part ways… for now.

Verdict: Remove


Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire

One day, I’m going to finish this freakin’ series! I’ve enjoyed all the other books, so far, though Son of the Witch is clearly the best book of the bunch. I’m just nervous that I won’t remember a thing from the previous three and I don’t have the time to reread them. But it still gets to stay because I will read it! Someday…

Verdict: Keep


Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

I was so excited when I heard this book was coming out. To Kill a Mockingbird was one of the only classics I was forced to read in school that I actually liked. Then, all the controversy surrounded the release and the bits and snatches I heard about Atticus Finch being a racist gave me pause. I may read this one day, but it’s low on the priority list, so off it goes.

Verdict: Remove


Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

Gaiman and horror? Say less, my friend! The only reason I haven’t already devour this book is that I have a checkered history with short story collections. Usually, they’re just okay for me, though I did really enjoy Vampires Never Get Old. That’s a collection of vampire tales by a diverse group of authors. Maybe horror short stories are my thing? So this definitely gets to stay!

Verdict: Keep


Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

I went through a phase where I thought celebrity memoirs by funny women were gonna be my thing. I added a bunch to my TBR… and proceed to forget they existed. I swear, I had the best of intentions! If I’m honest, though, I’m not a fan of memoirs. There are a select few I’ve read and enjoyed, but, for the most part, I’m just not interested. So, though I do like Mindy Kaling, I’m not feeling this one anymore.

Verdict: Remove


Lily of Lamoranth by Hannah Lowry

Not gonna lie, I have no memory of ever adding this book. And, after reading the synopsis, I’m beginning to see why I’ve forgotten it. Sounds like your standard fae fantasy, but it doesn’t spark joy. People seem to love it, though… it has a 4.25 overall rating on Goodreads! It’s also only been rated 8 times, so there’s that. I dunno… I think I’ll give this one a miss.

Verdict: Remove


Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan

Here’s another one I don’t remember adding 😂 Though I do appreciate that this book about a prank war was published on April 1st (I see what you did there), nothing else about it is really calling to me. It’s always harder to convince me to pick up a contemporary and this one just doesn’t make the cut. Also, that cover is doing it no favors… Why must it be so aggressively red?

Verdict: Remove


The Muiread by Luke Taylor

Haha… I’m on a roll of books on my Want to Read shelf that I have no recollection of adding. This is the beginning of what sounds like it’s going to be an epic fantasy series. Though I do love epic fantasy, I have so many series already on the go or that I’m more interested in starting. Also, the synopsis is doing nothing for me.

Verdict: Remove


The Imaginary Five by D.J. Goodman

Okay, now this one has got my attention! From what I can tell from the synopsis, it’s set in a contemporary world, but we’re following mythical creatures after the apocalypse who are trying to save humanity. Color me intrigued! It’s also on Kindle Unlimited and, now, on my Kindle. So it kind of has to stay, right? Right!

Verdict: Keep


And now for the numbers!

Starting total: 666
Removed: 6
End total: 660

Oof, I was brutal this round! But already, I’m liking the look of my Want to Read shelf more. The whole point is to reflect what I actually want to read and I think I’m getting closer to that. Also, I’m a little embarrassed at the number of books on my Goodreads TBR that I don’t even remember adding 😅 Ah well… we’re getting there.

Until next round, happy reading!

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