Down the TBR Hole #2

Helllooooo everyone! How are you? I hope you’re good. Today I’m writing another Down the TBR hole post. I really enjoyed making the last one, so I decided to continue!

This meme was created by Lia @ Lost in a story. This is how it works:

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

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Let’s get started! My TBR now counts 133 books.


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The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

I’m very intrigued by this synopsis. I once came up it with a very similar idea to write a book, but I didn’t know how to execute it, so I never did. I’m curious to see what Patrick Ness made of it! I’m sure he did it a lot better than I would have done. He wrote one of my favourite books, A Monster Calls. I’m very excited to read this.

VERDICT: KEEP


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The synopsis of this book still interests me. I would really like to read a book about a blind main character. Yet I read a review by someone I trust saying that the ‘fault’ Cecily had shouldn’t have been treated as one. If I could find this book at the library, I would give it a chance nonetheless, but I can’t. The only way for me to access this book is to buy it online and there are others books I’d prefer buying and reading.

VERDICT: GO


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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

This sounds sooooo interesting. I’m all for strong heroines and murder mysteries. That’s what I expect to get from this book. I am scared it might be a bit too gruesome for me though. A lot of people whose opinion I trust, have said they enjoyed it. That makes me even more optimistic.

VERDICT: KEEP


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Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

This doesn’t attract me anymore. It seems like this has a high chance of being problematic. It probably isn’t, because I haven’t seen anyone mention it in a review. That’s the vibe I get from this book though and I can’t seem to shake it. I guess, it more a me thing. I don’t feel like picking up this book.

VERDICT: GO


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Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

I’m not interested in this book any more. Like at all. I would dread having to pick this up and I’m glad I don’t have to. This has nothing to do with the book though. I’m sure it’s great, it’s just not for me. I haven’t been enjoying YA fantasy lately, or adult fantasy for that matter. I’m going to let this one pass.

VERDICT: GO


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Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

The synopsis of this book does interest me. It seems like a cute and sweet contemporary, perfect for the summer time. It has been recommended to me and my library has it. I’m definitely going to give this a shot.

VERDICT: KEEP


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This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston

This book does still sound mildly interesting to me. As I’ve mentioned, I like a good murder mystery and a strong female lead. Yet the hunting aspect puts me off. If I’m honest, I know I’ll never read this. My library doesn’t have it and I’m not buying it. It’s just cluttering up my Goodreads. Off it goes!

VERDICT: GO


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Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

I’m conflicted on this one. I’m very intrigued by the synopsis and I would like to read a book about a genderfluid main character. It’s a perspective I haven’t read from and I’d like to. However, I don’t know how I could access this. I would probably have to buy it and there are other books a bit higher on the list.

VERDICT: KEEP


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Written  in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

I added this book to my TBR because of its diversity. I wanted to read about a Pakistani main character. Lots of people were recommending it, so it seemed a good place to start. On top of that the cover is stunning. I definitely want to give this a chance, but I don’t know when it will happen as this is another case of me having to buy the book.

VERDICT: KEEP


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If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

This reminds me a lot of The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson, a book I was very much disappointed by. That makes me scared to pick it up. I do however want to give it a chance. The general consensus seems to be that this book is really good, so that makes me hopeful.

VERDICT: KEEP


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Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

I’m definitely keeping this and I knew that even before re-reading the synopsis. When someone gives lesbian YA book recommendations, this book is almost always part of the list. Since that a type of book I want to pick up more, this is definitely staying on my TBR!

VERDICT: KEEP



I definitely kept a lot more books this time, but I don’t mind. This meme is more a way for me to get rid of the books that don’t interest me, than it is to shorten my TBR a lot.

I kept 7 books and got rid of 4. My TBR now sits at 129 books.


I hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for reading! See you next time!

Love,

eva 2.0

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6 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #2

  1. Oh, I recently acquired The Rest of Us Just Live Here and I can’t wait to find the right time to dive into it and see what all the good praise is about. I also quite liked Stalking Jack The Ripper when I read it. I possibly could have loved it had I not been in a reading slump around the time I picked it up. I’m currently debating about picking up Hunting Prince Dracula although I don’t know why because it should be one I instantly gravitate towards.

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