Down the TBR Hole #40

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!

This week is slowly winding down and I, for one, am ready for the weekend. Mostly because my birthday is on Saturday 🥳 Before I get to celebrate, though, I figured it was time to continue my TBR trimming with another round of Down the TBR Hole! I’ve been good… I’ve only managed to add one book to my TBR since I last did this post! I ended with 702 books on my ‘Want to Read’ shelf last round, so I’m back up to 703 books. I feel like I’m in a holding pattern around the low 700s, haha.

Let’s see if I can get below that number this round, eh?

Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

Oh I’m definitely keeping this. This is the first book that got me interested in Grady Hendrix because of the unique format. I mean, it’s a horror story set in an IKEA-like store and the book is formatted in an IKEA-like catalogue style! I have to read this. Eventually 😅

Verdict: Keep

A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs

Look. I was quite happy with where the original Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series ended. I thought I was done and I thought it wrapped up well. And then a whole slew of new books were dropped on us! I added this because of how much I enjoyed the first three books. If I’m honest with myself, though, I don’t think I’m that eager to continue.

Verdict: Remove

Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor

Here we have a young adult science-fantasy that seems like it should be up my alley. There’s rebellion, there’s assassins, there’s a possible sapphic romance. And, yet, the synopsis leaves me feeling underwhelmed. It’s not that it’s bad. It just doesn’t compel me enough to want to read the book when I have so many SFF books on my TBR that call to me more.

Verdict: Remove

Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

Okay, here’s the long and the short of it:

Do I have time to start yet another fantasy series? Especially when it’s urban fantasy which is a subgenre I’m not as enthused to read?

No. No I do not. Once I figure out immortality or how I can get paid to literally sit and read all day, this can come back to the TBR. Until then…

Verdict: Remove

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

I know I just said that I don’t have time for new series. I know I did. But this series features a slow burn romance that is truly the slowest of burns, from what I’ve heard, and that is one of my favorite tropes! It also sounds like it’s going to be an absolutely wild time, with a heroine I’m going to love. I’ve heard great things about Stoker, our enigmatic foil to Veronica, as well.

Verdict: Keep

Starting total: 703
Removed: 3
End total: 700

Until next round, happy reading!


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