Bookish Memes Down the TBR Hole

Down The TBR Hole

Happy Thursday, Bookworms!

According to Goodreads I have 498 books on my “to-read” shelf. I am constantly adding books to that list, which means some books get lost in all the bookish goodness. Doing the Down The TBR Hole post was very much needed.

Down The TBR Hole is a meme that is hosted by Lia @Lost in a Story and revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Here’s how it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopsis of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

First, Bonded to the Bear by Fay Walsh

REMOVE – I’m not as interested in this title as I was originally.


Second, Everless by Sara Holland

KEEP – Beautiful cover with a great hook (“time is currency”). Sounds like a tense but daring story.


Third, The Prince’s Romance Gambit by Nikki Asada

REMOVE – Cute cover but I’m okay with removing this one. I just need a bit more from the synopsis to persuade me to read it.


Fourth, Relic by Bronwyn Eley

KEEP – I’m intrigued by the premise, the main character is a blacksmith, there are rebel forces, and it’s a YA fantasy trilogy. That’s more than enough for me and I want to read more trilogies.


Fifth, Stormrise by Jillian Boehme

KEEP – It’s a YA fantasy “Mulan” retelling with definite Tamora Pierce vibes. “Mulan” is one of my favorite Disney movies, so that’s a win. There will be dragons – my favorite magical creature. AND this is a standalone fantasy novel – yes, please!


Sixth, Tell Me It’s Real by TJ Klune

KEEP – I love all things TJ Klune despite him crushing my heart and making me fall even more in love with his stories with every book. But I’m only kind of interested in this one at the moment. Enough to keep it on the list but not in a rush to read.


Seventh, Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan

REMOVE – Not interested anymore, plus I don’t think I would enjoy this book.


Out of the 7 books I mentioned, I kept 4 and removed 3. An okay turnout. I’m going to try to do this more frequently. While you can never have enough books to read, sometimes our to-read lists can be overwhelming.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

And, as always, happy reading!

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