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)



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





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.






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).





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





The Archived by Victoria Schwab

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







Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Eh. Sounds a little too straight for me.

VERDICT: remove






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.






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




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







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.






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

6 thoughts on “Down the TBR hole #2

  1. So glad you kept Graceling and The Demon King. Graceling can be hit or miss for people, but I really enjoyed it, while I just got The Demon King for Christmas, so even though I have yet to read it I still feel protective of it hahaha.

    Happy Readings 🙂

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