Down the TBR Hole #5

Down the TBR Hole was originally created by Lost in a Story! The point of it is to help cull your reading lists down, or maybe push higher anticipated releases up on your TBR! And maybe you all can help me along the way, and tell me if you’ve loved or hated any of these!


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?


Oh my gosh, there are some hyped books on this list for this this week! I seriously cannot wait to see what you all have to say! These are all so dang beloved! Again, please oh please convince me to bump these up or bump these off my TBR!

The Six Books:

Inda (Inda #1) by Sherwood Smith
Get ready for me to use the word “beloved” a lot while talking about these six books, but this book is so beloved among my friends and even my family. I can’t believe I haven’t got to it yet, but I am so excited!
Verdict: Keep ✅

The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
I honest to God do not know why this is on my TBR, because I have to read so many of this books predecessors first! Like, at first I thought maybe I had gotten in signed, and I was just logging it on Goodreads, but nope, this is just randomly on here! I do hope to read this someday, but in the meantime, I am cleaning my TBR off and can read it when I do catch up with this world!
Verdict: Deleting (for now) ❌

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
*hides forever* I know, fam, I know. This is beyond beloved; this is some of my friends’ favorite book of all time. I have a beautiful edition of this too, so I don’t know what’s keeping me from reading it besides a 200+ TBR!
Verdict: Keep ✅

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers
Man, I just know I’m getting judged this week. IT’S MY BIRTHDAY MONTH, BE NICE TO ME! I know I will eventually read this, and I know I will love it. I actually don’t own this, and the UK covers are only 100 times better, so maybe that’s what’s keeping me from reading this. *ringing the shame bell, regardless*
Verdict: Keep ✅

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The books keep getting more hyped, and I’m getting more embarrassed. I know I need to read this, and I also know I’m probably going to love this. But, you all should shame me more and tell me to read this immediately if you love it, too!
Verdict: Keep ✅

An Ember in the Ashes (Ember Quartet #1) by Sabaa Tahir
*Cries forever* Too many books, too little time, friends. Okay? OKAY! This is another one that is so very beloved by so very many. Also, I hear there is an angsty love triangle in this, and you all know that is my cup of tea. I really don’t have an excuse for this either! I’m sorry, okay?
Verdict: Keep ✅


Okay, friends, I’m off to go have a good cry because I want to read all of these and I’m feeling a little too much shame right now! Also, I put all of these on my TBR in 2015! I am such a damn slacker, I swear! But these are the next oldest six books I have on my TBR! Let me know if you love, hate, and/or recommend me to read or trash any of these books! Thank you all so much, and I hope you all are having the happiest of reading! 💛✨

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35 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #5

  1. I saw that The Shadow of the Wind was on there and honest to god held my breath until I saw that you were keeping it. Such an amazing book! I am getting another friend of mine to read it right now. 🙂

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  2. Omg I hope you can find time to read The Shadow of the Wind and The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet because those are two of my favorite books from this year! (I’m glad you decided to keep them on your tbr!) ALSO yes you should definitely read An Ember in the Ashes!! I’m so excited to read the third book in that series haha.

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  3. The Book Thief is a great book and I believe it has a potential to become in a few years a modern classics. I highly recommend it.
    I have similar relationships with An Ember in the Ashes. I’ve seen so many good reviews and I’m eager to read it, but somehow didn’t get to it yet.

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  4. The Shadow of the Wind had been on my TBR forever too I started reading it two days ago and I fell totally in love with it at page 1!!! I regret not getting to it sooner it’s a gem! Hope you get to it soon!

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      1. I’ve never had a buddy read before… so that would be really exciting. I already own Ember in the Ashes…. so whenever you get caught up with your ARCs … September or October would be great!!

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