Down the TBR hole #4


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: 499

Current TBR count: 504

(it’s not my fault that I keep finding amazing upcoming releases shut up)


34567489Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

This sounds cool and A LOT of my friends have given it 4 or 5 stars but the few ones who have given it 1 star make such great points that I just can’t bring myself to want to read it??

VERDICT: remove

 

 

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The Winter King by C.L. Wilson

I’m gonna be 100% honest at the time I’m writing this I’ve just drunk half a bottle of mead and I can’t bring myself to even read the synopsis but the cover alone looks way too heterosexual and literally none of my friends have read this

VERDICT: remove

 

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Smoke and Mirrors by Jess Haines

I don’t really know, none of my friends have read this either and that’s always the first thing I look at when deciding about these things… I just don’t want to invest my time in something none of my trusted people have read

VERDICT: remove

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Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

I still have the ARC of this from last year and do you think I’ve read it? Well obviously not since it’s in this list and honestly I remember liking the first book but eh. I’ll get to it at some point.

VERDICT: keep

 

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Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima

Since I own a full other series from the author I’m going to read that first and then if I’ve liked it read this, so I guess it’s safe to remove it and add it again if I should want more from this author

VERDICT: remove

 

 

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Sleeping Tom by E.V. Fairfall

I actually own the ebook of this! So I suppose at some point…? It sounded so awesome when I impulse-bought it, now it only sounds barely interesting tbh but since you can’t return ebooks maybe I’ll read it

VERDICT: keep

 

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Hunted by Meagan Spooner

This looks pretty average both from the description and the reviews and yeah I’m not interested anymore

VERDICT: remove

 

 

 

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Fantasy of Frost by Kelly St. Clare

I have absolutely no recollection of adding this to my TBR :/ the synopsis sounds interesting actually and the average rating is pretty high but the few GR friends who’ve read it actually gave it a really low rating, so…

VERDICT: remove

 

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The Queen of All That Dies by Laura Thalassa

That cover is seriously pretty. Unfortunately, a lot of people say the writing is really bad, and I just can’t stand bad writing.

VERDICT: remove

 

 

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Radiance by Grace Draven

This sounds good in a guilty pleasure kind of way? People actually seem to like it and it sounds like a kinda different fantasy romance. On the other hand I don’t think I’ll be in the mood to read it for a while…

VERDICT: maybe


FINAL TBR COUNT: 496 BOOKS

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 #4

    1. I hope it will work out for you! Yes, taking books off my TBR is always such a pain, but it’s very liberating once you have only books you genuinely want to read!

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  1. you removed so many books, that’s such good willpower!!
    I’m forever looking at them and debating if I should remove them but then I’m all like “but I might want to read them later” xD
    I need you to come and share your wisdom and help declutter me GR shelf 😦

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    1. omg I know it’s such a struggle! Don’t trust the number of books I remove, I should remove much more than that but I literally can’t bring myself to do it!

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  2. huh I’m pretty sure I was following you before but apparently not?? I just fixed that ❤ and you're so good at removing books from your TBR! I always overthink it all and end up not removing anything XD I read Daughter of the Pirate King and I actually enjoyed it a lot, but I've read some 1 star reviews too and I definitely see why people didn't like it!

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    1. Omg thank you so much for the follow ♥
      The only reason I might seem good at removing books from my tbr is because I used to add waaaaay too many random ones and now my tastes have changed quite a lot :’)
      Mmmh I keep hearing from people who’ve liked Daughter of the Pirate King so I miiiight add it back later!

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