Hello Book Ravens!
It’s time for another edition of the post I always write when I’m out of ideas!
…that’s not a joke – I literally had nothing for Monday. But! But! I have some interesting posts for the rest of the week! A review, a talk about representation…cool stuff!*
*I mean, hopefully. We’ll see.
Previously on Down the TBR Hole…
This tag was created by Lost in a Story – basically it helps you go through your TBR, and also gives you blog post ideas! I enjoyed reading it on Jess’s blog, so I figured I’d give it a go.
So as I go through I’ll talk about the books, why I added them to my GoodReads TBR, and decide whether to keep them or remove them.
Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) – Neal Shusterman
This is the sequel to Scythe, which I really liked when it came out. I know I’ll get to it…I just don’t know when.
If I Was Your Girl – Meredith Russo
I’ve heard this has great Trans rep, and is own voices. I’ve been meaning to read it for a while – but I don’t love contemporary. But I will read it.
Ringer (Replica #2) – Lauren Oliver
This is the sequel to a book I no longer have any motivation to read, so…
Alex, Approximately – Jenn Bennett
I was really interested in this book when it came out…but I’m so over contemporary and contemporary tropes.
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns – Julie C. Dao
An East Asian fantasy retelling? How I have not already read this?
I’ve heard some mixed reviews, but this book seems right up my alley, and I’m excited to try it!
There’s Someone Inside Your House – Stephanie Perkins
I love a good murder mystery, but I really disliked Stephanie Perkins other books, so I’m not reading this anytime soon.
The Faerie Ring – Kiki Hamilton
I originally added this because I liked the fantasy \ faerie elements…and now when I reread the synopsis I still get excited.
Although, I have noticed that the year is 1871, and the main character is named Tiki…which rhymes the author’s name: Kiki…it’s a bit weird.
The Rest of us Just Live Here – Patrick Ness
I really like the idea of this book, and I’ve almost started it plenty of times. I just don’t know whether or not I’ll like Patrick Ness’ writing.
The Zodiac Turner: The Five Trials – Serena Winter
This books sounds really interesting. It really does. But there’s something that puts me off about the synopsis, maybe how long it is, and it has a 3.7 rating on Goodreads.
Not that I’m one to judge by rating – I don’t usually look at reviews or anything – but the fact that I’m not sure, and it has a low rating…I just don’t think I’m motivated enough to read this one.
Books Kept: 5
Books Removed: 3
Total Books on my TBR: 167
Opinions on keeping vs. removing? Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments!