Down the TBR Hole #32

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 back to try and trim my ridiculous TBR! Okay, it’s not that bad. I mean, if I read one book off my TBR a day, it would only take me a little under two years to clear it all 😅😂 That’s if I don’t add anymore books and we all know that’s not gonna happen. I’m currently sitting at 715 books on my Goodreads Want to Read shelf which is the same amount I ended with last round! I’m pretty proud that I didn’t add anymore in the interim.

Now, it’s time to trim it down a bit more!

Pop Travel by Tara Tyler

I know exactly why I added this book to my TBR. It was for a Popsugar Reading Challenge prompt years ago. Do I actually have any interest in this science fiction novel? Not in the slightest. The premise is alright, but it certainly doesn’t capture my interest.

Verdict: Remove

Bitter Harvest by Ann Rule

One day, I’m going to read an Ann Rule novel. One day! But that novel probably won’t be this one. I already have The Stranger Beside Me on my TBR and I’m far more interested in that one. I think, until I decided whether I like her writing style, I’ll stick with one of her books on my TBR. I can always add this back if I end up loving her style!

Verdict: Remove

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This book sounds like it would be incredibly moving. It follows two Nigerians who leave their home country, one going to the USA and one heading to London. It follows their struggles and, then, their reunion years later. I feel like I would enjoy this one and I want to give it a chance.

Verdict: Keep

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Here’s another book I think will hit me hard. I know a little about this book, mostly that the main couple are separated when the husband is thrown in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. I definitely want to give this one a read some day. That means it gets to stick around!

Verdict: Keep

Legend by David Gemmell

David Gemmell is one of those old school fantasy writers that I know of but have never read. I want to change that because this book sounds interesting! It features a retired hero who may have to come out of retirement to save the Drenai. I love the idea of an older hero going out to Get Stuff Done!

Verdict: Keep

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

I’m not sure how I feel about this one, haha. On one hand, I kind of do want to read a Hendricks/Pekkanen book one day. On the other, I have so many other thrillers on my TBR that I am far more interested in reading. So… this may come back to the TBR one day. For now, though, it’s gotta go.

Verdict: Remove

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Ahh, Cassandra Clare. She is one of those wildly popular authors that I feel like I should read. If I’m honest, though, I have no real interest in the Shadowhunter world. I think, if I had started reading these books when they first came out, it would be a different story. As it is… I have so many other books I’d rather read.

Verdict: Remove

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

This book is definitely staying on the list! I’ve heard some mix things about this one, but it sounds like something I might enjoy. It promises a dark quest and a vivid backdrop. I suppose I’ll see whether or not it’s too dark for me once I eventually read it.

Verdict: Keep

The Table of Less Valued Knights by Marie Phillips

Okay, this book sounds hilarious. It involves on of King Arthur’s knights from the rectangular table (which is clearly not as good as the round table) reluctantly going on a quest. And that quest turns out to be more than he bargained for. For the synopsis, I’m expecting a lot of tongue-in-cheek humor and I’m here for it!

Verdict: Keep

Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne

I’m not sure how this one ended up on my list. Probably because it’s billed as a humorous fantasy. Reading the synopsis, however, leaves me feeling underwhelmed. Like… if this book was the last book in the house, I would read it, but I feel no urge to go find a copy. So it’s bye for now.

Verdict: Remove

Starting total: 715
Removed: 5
End total: 710

Until next round, happy reading!


5 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #32

  1. If you really want to engage with Mortal Instruments, there was a TV show made a few years ago. Was it accurate to the books, not really I don’t think, but at least you’d get the same vibe out of it? And there’s always Wikipedia summaries if you’re curious about the book itself!

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  2. My husband and I both read Kill the Farm Boy a while back and while I DNF’d it, he read it all the way through and wished he had DNF’d it so you are doing yourself a favor with that one.

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