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Down The TBR Hole #1

Down the TBR Hole was created by Lost in a Story. It’s designed to hold you more accountable to the books you’ve added to your TBR and hopefully cut down on your reading lists.  If you have any opinions on the books I mention, don’t hesitate to comment letting me know your opinions and whether I’m right or wrong to keep or cut it. 

How it works?

  1. Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  2. Order on ascending date added. (I’m going to do random order)
  3. Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  4. Read the synopses of the books
  5. Decide: keep it or should it go?
The Books
Hiya, I didn’t realise how hard this would be! Also how many books I have on my TBR is a joke but I still find it so hard to warrant removing something, but removing 3 out of 7 isn’t that bad, right? Right?
1) The Paper Swan by Leylah Attar
This sounds really gritty, dark and interesting – just the way I like my books. It also has 5 star ratings from all my trusted friends. Also as it’s a standalone, I don’t mind having it on my TBR. 
Verdict: Keep

2) Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

I remember when this was doing the rounds in the book-osphere and everyone was obsessed with it and loving it. I actually own this book (oops) and I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet. It’s different to what I usually read but still interests me and I own so many books by Bray that I haven’t read and I feel this will be a great place to start. 

Verdict: Keep

3) Wrecking Ball by P. Dangelico

I have no clue what this book but after reading the blurb it doesn’t sound like something I’m interested in. As much as I love romances about sport players, slow burns just don’t interest me in these type of books. Also not many of my friends have reviewed this and I’m not in the mood to start another series… maybe in years to come I shall have another look at this one but until then, 

Verdict: Delete

4) Tiny Beautiful Things Advice on love and life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed

For non-fiction/essay style books I have to be super interested in the topic and even then I rarely love them and this subject matter just doesn’t interest me and I actually can’t fathom why I added this in the first place.

Verdict: Delete

5) Family Secrets by Kat Nichols

Every so often I like to read indie books to try and support lesser-known authors and this is one of them. The summary still sounds interesting enough for me to try reading this at some point. 

Verdict: Keep

6) Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett

This is an old classic NA romance and one I’ve had on my TBR for years! It’s so highly rated and still sounds interesting so I will read this at some point.

Verdict: Keep

7) The Merciless by Danielle Vega

This was definitely a cover lust add, although the synopsis was enough for me to warrant adding it to my TBR at the time. Now after reading it again I’m no longer interested in this and with the wide amount of 1-star reviews I’m definitely passing on it. 

Verdict: Remove


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