Down the TBR Hole #18

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!

Let’s get the cat out of the bag before we even get into this Down the TBR Hole post. When I was looking for a book to feature yesterday for Can’t Wait Wednesday, I may have gone on a little book adding spree. Which means my Want to Read shelf on Goodreads that was at 640 books the last time I did this is now sitting at… 657 books 😬 Look, there’s a lot of incredible sounding books coming out in 2022!

That being said, let’s get into this round to see if I can at least trim a few off my newly inflated TBR.


Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle

I remember adding this book because I wanted to read it for a challenge. Clearly, that never happened 😂 Now that it’s been so long I can’t even remember what challenge I added this for, I think it’s time to part ways. It sounds mildly interesting… evil Cinderella and all that. But there’s not enough in the synopsis to convince me to let it stay.

Verdict: Remove


Something Missing by Matthew Dicks

First of all, I’m a child and fully giggled when I read the author’s name. This is who I am as a person. Second of all, this book sounds so interesting. It follows a thief who meticulously plans his crimes and, also, the lives of his victims. I’m definitely intrigued by the premise, so I guess it gets to stay!

Verdict: Keep


The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza

For a thriller/crime drama, the synopsis made this sound aggressively boring. It also doesn’t seem like this book is doing anything new within the genre. Not that all books have to do that, but nothing about this synopsis is appealing to me in the slightest. And I love thrillers! Ah well… can’t read ’em all anyways.

Verdict: Remove


The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

I love Rick Riordan.

And I love Egyptian mythology.

This is kind of a no-brainer!

Verdict: Keep


The Maze Runner by James Dashner

This was recently selected (and then rejected) as our series book club read and it made me realize how uninterested I am in this book 😂 Not to say that I’ll never read it. If it comes back up as the series book club pick, I would. But on my own? Not happening.

Verdict: Remove


Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

I’ve been wanting to read this series for a hot minute and here it sits. Abandoned like so many of my backlisters, lol. But I will read this one day! I’ve always been curious about Tamora Pierce’s writing. And this is such a classic! I need to give at least the first book a chance.

Verdict: Keep


Morgue: A Life in Death by Dr. Vincent DiMaio

Well, this certainly sounds fascinating! It follows the professional life of the author and discusses some of his more famous cases. I’ve always been intrigued by forensics, so I feel like this non-fiction would be right up my alley.

Verdict: Keep


Dead Wake by Erik Larson

I added this book around the same time I finished reading The Devil in the White City. I loved that book so much that I knew I wanted to read more from Larson! I’ve also always been interested in the story of the Lusitania. And, if the writing is on par with that of his other book I’ve read, I think I’ll love this.

Verdict: Keep


The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

I gotta admit, that title certainly piqued my interest when I first ran across this book. From what the reviews say, this is more a look at the author’s journey learning about “madness” and less a deep dive into it. Still, it sounds like an interesting read and I would like more non-fiction under my belt.

Verdict: Keep


Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

This is a dystopian novel where people are put into castes depending on how many colors they can see. Our main character can only see the color red… everything else is just grey. And I’m certainly intrigued! I’ve never read anything by Fforde, so I’m not sure I’ll get on with his writing. But I’m certainly happy enough to give it a try.

Verdict: Keep


And now for the numbers!

Starting total: 657
Removed: 3
End total: 654

I always seem to only remove three. That appears to be my brain’s TBR chopping limit 😂 Still, I’m happy with this round! I rediscovered some books I’m eager to read and got rid of a few that just didn’t need to be here anymore. Now I really need to work on actually reading my backlist books. Haaaaa…

Alright, y’all, until next round… happy reading!

4 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #18

  1. The red pyramid has been on my tbr for like ages 😂 when I was younger and the heroes of Olympus books were just coming out, I was so angry that he would publish anything without Percy that I didn’t read it 😂🤦 and now I have read almost everything but the kane chronicles.

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  2. Ooh, The Psychopath Test sounds so interesting!? I also want to read Dead Wake and have heard lots of good things about Erik Larson’s books so I definitely want to check them out. At one point I wanted to read the Maze Runner because of the hype around it but then I also realised how uninterested I was in it and decided not to buy it—I’m glad I made that choice 😂

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