Down the TBR hole #3

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: 488

Current TBR count: 504

(I…………found a lot of books I want to read in the meantime ok)

(I’m gonna skip several German books because I can’t find too many that I’m interested in and I just can’t afford to delete any from my TBR, so I’m only going to mention books that I want to read in English)

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 77203

This sounds both really good and like something I wouldn’t get in the right mood for a while. It’s also one of those really famous books which I’m sure I’ll run into again on my goodreads feed or at the bookstore, so I’m not afraid of forgetting about it if I delete it from my TBR.

VERDICT: remove



19486412Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

This is a book I bought a while ago and then kind of forgot about, but it stayed in the back of my mind and now I saw a few very positive reviews from my trusted friends and it sparked my interest again. It’s supposed to be a very deep book masked as a chick-lit kinda novel and I am actually curious to read it, possibly soon-ish.




Room by Emma Donoghue7937843

This is something I impulse-bought a while ago and since then I’ve seen the movie based on it and I can’t remember many details but I think I liked it. However, I don’t think I am interested in reading this anymore because of its heavy themes that might trigger me. It’s too bad I bought a digital copy because otherwise I’d try to sell it.

VERDICT: remove


The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion 16181775

This sounds pretty cute and funny actually (although a bit cheesy) but I’m not an immortal with unlimited reading time sadly so I gotta keep only what I know I 100% wanna read.

VERDICT: remove




Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn 7908762

Fun fact, I actually don’t know how to read blurbs and I get bored after half a sentence so I couldn’t even read the blurb for this one, but anyway the first thing I check is always my friends’ reviews and literally nobody has read it, so this one goes.

VERDICT: remove



13455112Origin by Jessica Khoury

I was about to remove this but then I actually read the blurb and it sounds like something I’d love actually. Plus I’ve already read another book by the author and I remember loving her writing style.





This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab23299512

*sees Schwab book*

*skips reading reviews or blurb*





29749098Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas

I actually still haven’t read any of the books in this series (I think I’ll straight up ignore the Batman one bc it doesn’t look great from the reviews) but you bet your ass I’m gonna read this, if anything only so I can count the times the verb “purring” is used.




These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner13138635

I can’t find recent reviews of my friends so eh. It sounds okay but I figure if I ever wanna get to it I’ll find it easily again since Amie Kaufman is on my radar after writing The Illuminae Files.

VERDICT: remove



26252859The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Seriously. Apollo is the protagonist of this book and he’s canonically bisexual and his bisexuality is explored on page. Plus, I love Uncle Rick and I want to read all his books.






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

14 thoughts on “Down the TBR hole #3

  1. LMAO I actually own Trouble Water because Khanh recced it to me years ago but I just… cannot say…. what it’s about *hides*

    I’ve heard bad things about Room so I kinda let this one pass as well. Also THE SAVAGE SONG! MONSTERS AND MUSIC I MEAN!!!!!!

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      1. it’s a masterpiece I love it. actually the miniseries is maybe even better if you’re interested


  2. Kite Runner is absolutely amazing. It is true that you’ll need to be in the right mindset to stomach some of the events that happen in the story. Phenomenal read though. I’m thinking go picking up Big Little Lies for sure though . . . it caught my eye!

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  3. Omg omg please reads Big Little Lies!! You will not regret it. Also please come chat with me when you do. I need more friends to read this book, I still have so many emotions😅

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