Down the TBR Hole was created by Lost in a Story. Its purpose is to help narrow down your TBR list on Goodreads by selecting 5 titles each week and deciding if you want to keep it on your TBR or get rid of it! I was inspired by Melanie @ Meltotheany and Amy @ A Court of Crowns and Quills to start this series. If you haven’t checked out any of these lovely blogs, do it NOW!
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
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
Here’s what’s on the chopping block:
ONE: The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson
I read the first book in this series, and found it pretty unmemorable. I ditched the second installment on Down the TBR last week, and I’m ditching this one as well.
TWO: Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
Even though I was a little disappointed by Kubica’s most recent book (see my review for When the Lights Go Out), I still love everything else I’ve read by her. I’ve also heard this is one of her best, so I’ll definitely be getting to it at some point!
THREE: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
My first (and only) experience with Albertalli was last year, when I read Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda and honestly, I loved it so much that pretty much everything this author writes, I will pick up and read.
FOUR: It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
I might find this one a little triggering, but the fact that it’s written from the perspective of an author who actually did spend some time as a teen battling severe depression in a psychiatric hospital makes me want to read it anyway.
FIVE: Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
This book actually almost made my “Must Read in 2019” list, but missed it just barely. I’m still hoping to get to it this year! It’s such a diverse book, plus has a strong sibling relationship in it, and I am so here for that.
Ohhhh wow I only deleted one. Whoops… Guess I have a lot of reading to do! Have you read any of these? What did you think??