Down the TBR hole #2

down the TBR hole

Down the TBR Hole is a weekly meme hosted by Lia @Lost in a Story. These are the rules:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

(I’m doing a softcore version of this, and some books will end up on my “maybe” shelf!)

TBR count after the last post: 490

Current TBR count: 492

(don’t ask how it happened)


46465

 

The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett

I have no recollection of adding this and yeah I also don’t think I want to read it, like I really don’t think I’ll be in the right headspace for it now or ever.

VERDICT: remove

 

 

6342491

 

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

I actually own the whole series as ebooks and I do plan to read it. It’s not one of my priorities because I also need to be in the right mood for epic fantasy and I want to have time to binge the series in case I find it bingeable, which is something I can’t do right now. So this stays.

VERDICT: keep

 

 

3236307

 

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

I remember hearing about this when I first started navigating booktube (I don’t remember who mentioned it though) back when all I read was YA fantasy and it caught my interest. Now that I’m active in the book community I still hear about this book and a few trusted friends love it so I’m definitely keeping it (2014 me would be proud but she’d wish 2018 me had the time to actually read it).

VERDICT: keep

 

9275658

 

Legend by Marie Lu

Eh. I still haven’t read a single Marie Lu book, and tbh I’ll probably read something else by her before this. If I read this. I keep seeing people giving it four stars but it doesn’t actually sound mindblowing or anything.

VERDICT: maybe

 

 

10929432

 

The Archived by Victoria Schwab

I don’t even need to read reviews or a synopsis lmao

VERDICT: keep

 

 

 

11235712

 

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Eh. Sounds a little too straight for me.

VERDICT: remove

 

 

 

15851619

 

Die Verratenen by Ursula Poznanski

No idea if this was also translated in English, but it sounds good and I really can’t afford to delete books in German from my TBR since I can’t find that many that I’m interested in.

VERDICT: keep

 

 

22811807

 

This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee

This sounds really interesting but at the same time it’s not something I see myself getting to anytime soon. I’m definitely more interested in the future and upcoming novels by Lee, and maybe eventually I’ll check this one out too.

VERDICT: maybe

 

23430471

 

Riders by Veronica Rossi

I added this because I loved Rossi’s Under the Never Sky trilogy, but at this point I’m not very interested in it so…

VERDICT: remove

 

 

 

 

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The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

This was actually recommended to me more than once, but what really made it stand out from the recs I received is that apparently it has lgbtq+ characters that are just there and I love it when fantasy books do that, so.

VERDICT: keep

 

 


FINAL TBR COUNT: 488 BOOKS

 

Have you read any of these? Do you agree with my decisions to keep/remove them from my TBR?

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