Down the TBR Hole #5 \\ (40-50)

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

Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2)

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.

Verdict: Keep

If I Was Your Girl – Meredith Russo

If I Was Your Girl

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.

Verdict: Keep

Ringer (Replica #2) – Lauren Oliver

Ringer (Replica, #2)

This is the sequel to a book I no longer have any motivation to read, so…

Verdict: Remove

Alex, Approximately – Jenn Bennett

Alex, Approximately

I was really interested in this book when it came out…but I’m so over contemporary and contemporary tropes. 

Verdict: Remove

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns – Julie C. Dao

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress, #1)

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!

Verdict: Keep

There’s Someone Inside Your House – Stephanie Perkins

There's Someone Inside Your House

I love a good murder mystery, but I really disliked Stephanie Perkins other books, so I’m not reading this anytime soon.

Verdict: Remove

The Faerie Ring – Kiki Hamilton

The Faerie Ring

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. 

Verdict: Keep

The Rest of us Just Live Here – Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

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.

Verdict: Keep

The Zodiac Turner: The Five Trials – Serena Winter

The Zodiac Turner: The Five Trials

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.

Verdict: Remove


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!

2 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #5 \\ (40-50)

    1. Right? The idea of it is really cool, but I could barely concentrate while reading the synopsis 😂 I think the book may also be self-published, which i don’t usually mind, but with the writing style and everything it just wasn’t worth it

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