Down The TBR Hole #4

 My Goodreads want-to-read shelf is exploding and I desperately need to do some Spring cleaning… Down The TBR Hole was created by Lost in a Story and this meme will hopefully help me declutter my Goodreads shelf and control the damage by cleaning out a bit. I really want to get it below 1.000 titles!

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
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Here we go, shall we?

1. Written In Red by Anne Bishop

VERDICT: REMOVE I think you all know by now I’m pretty allergic to vampires and I just don’t think this story would be for me. One less unread series to worry about I guess! xD

2. An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

VERDICT: KEEP The fact that I’ve been posponing this series for years doesn’t mean I don’t want to read it… This meme has actually reminded me I should try to find time for it some time soon.

3. Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas

VERDICT: REMOVE I think it’s a pretty safe bet this one would be for me, so I’m going to just remove it for now.

4. Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio

VERDICT: REMOVE I’m not sure if this one would be for me and I don’t see myself getting a copy any time soon, so I’m going to remove it for now.

5. Entry Island by Peter May

VERDICT: KEEP I’ve been meaning to try his books for years and I actually recently bought a physical copy of this one, so I’m definitely keeping it on my TBR.

6. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

VERDICT: KEEP I actually wasn’t sure, but I’m intrigued enough to let it stay on my TBR for now.

7. The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

VERDICT: REMOVE I don’t think I’m going to get a copy any time soon so I’m removing it from my TBR.

8. White Cat by Holly Black

VERDICT: REMOVE I’ve been having mixed experiences with her work and I just don’t think this story would be for me… I know a lot of people love it, but I’m just going to pass for now.

9. The Girl In The Photograph by Kate Riordan

VERDICT: REMOVE The blurb does sound interesting, but I don’t think I will get a copy any time soon so it will have to go for now.

10. The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

VERDICT: REMOVE There have been a lot of mixed reviews about this one and even though the cover is gorgeous, I think I’m just going to pass for now.

Total of books removed this time: 7
Books left on my TBR: 930

It shows my Goodreads shelf is still waaaay out of control, but I’ve made some serious progress this time around… I basically removed over 350 additional titles apart from the ones mentioned above. And I’m now officially below the 1.000 mark!!


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14 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole #4

  1. I loved An Ember in the Ashes so much, but I could not get through the sequel. I read half of the sequel and had to stop. It was not as good and I found it to be so boring, sadly. I’ve been wanting to read All Our Yesterdays for FOREVER now. I need to finally pick it up. I bought a copy of The Universe Versus Alex Woods so long ago (maybe in 2015/2016) and have yet to read it. UGH. LOL. I actually really loved The Glass Arrow.

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    • I’m happy to hear you loved An Ember In The Ashes that much! A shame about the sequel though… Something similar happened to me with other series (Red Queen, Snow Like Ashes and The Darkest Minds for example). I’m going to keep it in mind for when I finally pick it up. I have so many backlist titles on my shelves I need to get to so I totally understand your feelings! I’m still drawn to The Glass Arrow (that cover!) so I might just end up adding it to my TBR again in the future haha.

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    • It’s been a long time since the number was below 1.000 haha. I’ve been meaning to read An Ember In The Ashes for ages now! I also have that feeling I would enjoy it.


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