Down the TBR Hole #14

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!

I’m on round fourteen of Down the TBR Hole and there’s not much of a dent to the Want to Read shelf, if I’m being honest. There’s just so many books out there to tempt a person, ya know? I ended the last round with 653 books on the shelf. Where am I at now? 655 books… which, honestly, is not too bad! I just know it’s about to blow up as we get closer and closer to 2022, so only two books added, for now, is not terrible 😂

Now, let’s see if I can trim that down even more.

The Winds of Winter by George R.R. Martin

Hahahaha… oh. This book. I mean, if it every actually comes out, I will be the first to pounce on it. Of course it gets to stay. But, at the same time, I’m beginning to lose hope that this will ever see the light of day. Fingers crossed, though! I loved all the other books in the series (some more than others) and I really would like to see the end. Probably because I’m hoping and praying it’s different from how the HBO series ended…

Verdict: Keep

End of Watch by Stephen King

I own this book, so it automatically gets to stick around. But, more than that, I’ve already read the first two books in this series and I am invested. Don’t ask my why it’s taken me so long to get to this one… I really enjoyed the other two and this one is promising to be a tad creepier. I’ll get to it eventually, though!

Verdict: Keep

The Fireman by Joe Hill

This is one of a few books by this author on my Want to Read shelf. I will fully admit that I originally added them based solely on the fact that Joe Hill is one of Stephen King’s sons. But there’s another Joe Hill book I want to read more. Until I’ve read his writing and decided whether he’s for me or not, I think I’ll whittle it down to just that one. And this ain’t it.

Verdict: Remove

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

This isn’t it, either! Though this sounds intriguing (a ghost coming to get revenge on an aged rocker), I still think I’m more intrigued by NOS4A2. I’m really hoping I love his writing and his style, though. If I do, this will be making a reappearance on the TBR!

Verdict: Remove

Fire Boy by Sami Shah

I thought I had gotten past the point of books I added but had no recollection of adding. Apparently, I was wrong 😅 Having read the synopsis, though, I can see why I added it! It’s an urban fantasy that follows a D&D-loving young man living in Pakistan… who happens to be able to see djinn and a variety of otherworldly spirits. Sounds like there are high stakes and adventure and I’m in!

Verdict: Keep

Not Another Superhero by Tara Lynn

On the other hand, this is a book I forgot I added and, after reading the synopsis, I’m not entirely sad about it. Not that it sounds terrible, mind you. It’s billed as a mystery romance in which our snarky heroine is trying to figure out who is trying to kill her. But it also sounds pretty boring, in my opinion 😬 Just one of those “not for me” situations.

Verdict: Remove

Losing It by Emma Rathbone

Okay, this one I remember adding, but now I don’t remember why, lol. It’s an adult contemporary which isn’t usually my jam. And when the synopsis describes virginity as an “appalling condition”, I’m not sure I really want to read it. I mean, it is from the main character’s POV, but I’m not feeling it. It also has an average rating of 2.50 which is… yikes…

Verdict: Remove

Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend

Though historical fiction is not usually my jam, either, this one sounds intriguing. It’s about a woman who works for Naval Intelligence during WWII. As part of an undercover operation, she ends up marrying a guy she barely knows and moving to the Galápagos Islands. It’s sounds like it would have a lot of secrets to unravel and a pretty lush background… so I’m in!

Verdict: Keep

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

This is another one I own, so it gets a free pass. On top of that, though, it’s one of the classics of YA fantasy! I’ve always wanted to give this series a go. It may end up not being to my liking, especially since I’m not in the target demographic anymore, but I still want to give it a shot.

Verdict: Keep

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This one is, of course, staying. A YA novel about monsters and music by one of my favorite authors? Yes, please! I love Schwab’s writing and I’ve always been intrigued by the premise of this series. Now I just need to, ya know, actually pick up the books and read them!

Verdict: Keep

And now for the numbers!

Starting total: 655
Removed: 4
End total: 651

Not bad, not bad! I’m pretty happy with how this round went. We’ll see how many more books I added before the next one 😂

Until then, happy reading!


2 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #14

  1. I’m a big Schwab fan and really enjoyed the Monsters of Verity series! I also really enjoyed Red Queen but the sequels, sadly, wasn’t it for me! 🙈 I’m also curious about Joe Hill’s writing (even though this genre is often leaps and bounds out of my comfort zone LOL) but I do have NOS4A2 on my TBR too!

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    • I really need to get to the Monsters of Verity series soon! I’ve heard that about the Red Queen series from other people, too. Which I think is why I’ve put of reading the first book so long, heh. I love me some horror, but I am kind of particular about it, so I definitely want to test the waters first and I’ve heard so many good things about NOS4A2.


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