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?
Let’s get started! My TBR now counts 133 books.
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.
Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!