Down the TBR Hole #24

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?


The Six Books:

Becoming by Michelle Obama
How have I not read this book yet? Ahhh! I’m beyond words excited for this one! And nothing could make me take this off of my TBR!
Verdict: Keep ✅

Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition, Vol. 1 by Natsuki Takaya
This manga is totally on my list because of Alexa on Booktube! Alexa loves this so much, and her passion really made me want to pick it up! Maybe I will soon, because I have to read more Manga come 2019!
Verdict: Keep ✅

Shallow Gravesby Kali Wallace
This is completely on my list because of my friend Alexis who loves this book!
Verdict: Keep ✅

Ravencry (Raven’s Mark #2) by Ed McDonald
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, but for some reason I just didn’t read this one! I don’t know if I should continue on or not! What do you all think?
Verdict: Delete ❌

Kill The Farm Boy (The Tales of Pell #1) by Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne
This looks so cute and so funny and I can’t believe I haven’t read this already! I remember back in Spring I was really trying to get an ARC of this, but I haven’t thought about it in a while! I guess that’s the beauty of these posts! But yeah, I totally still want to read this!
Verdict: Keep ✅

The Waking Fire (The Draconis Memoria #1) by Anthony Ryan
I can’t believe I haven’t started this series! I am such a damn slacker! But I have the highest of hopes for this one, and I really need to prioritize it, come 2019!
Verdict: Keep ✅


Okay, my loves, this is the last “Down the TBR Hole” for 2018! I can’t even believe that it’s going to be 2019 next week! 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 whatever you’re currently reading is five star worthy and I hope you’re having an amazing holiday season! ❄⛄

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Down the TBR Hole #23

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?


The Six Books:

Holy Sister (Book of the Ancestor #3) by Mark Lawrence
I love Mark Lawrence and this world (and Nona) so much! But I feel like I’m the only SFF blogger I know who hasn’t received an ARC of this, and it makes me want to cry thinking about it every time.
Verdict: Keep ✅

An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League #1) by Alyssa Cole
This author, this cover, the synopsis. This is going to be amazing! I cannot wait to pick this up! Next time I go to the bookstore, I’m buying this.
Verdict: Keep ✅

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
What’s that you say? Most anticipated release of 2018? Yeah, same, friend! BIG SAME!
Verdict: Keep ✅

Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe
I have fallen in love with Tess Sharpe’s writing in so many anthologies now. I can’t wait to read this. I think I’m going to absolutely love this one.
Verdict: Keep ✅

Pantomime (Micah Grey #1) by Laura Lam
I can’t believe I haven’t read this already! My beautiful friend Imi got this for me for my birthday! Plus, I mean, I see Leigh Bardugo’s name blurbed on it! So many of my friends have given this five stars. Have you read this one? Help, my loves!
Verdict: Keep ✅

A Place For Wolves by Kosoko Jackson
This is going to be amazing, and I can’t wait for it! Also, I love this author’s twitter presence, and I hope to fall in love with their book!
Verdict: Keep ✅


Okay, friends, these are the next oldest six books I have on my TBR! We are really starting to get into newer books now! I’m not sure how much longer I’m going to be able to keep up with “Down the TBR Hole”! But please 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’re having a blessed holiday season with love, friends, health, and a good book or two! ❄⛄

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Down the TBR Hole #22

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?


The Six Books:

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
This is another OwlCrate book that I haven’t read! But I’ve actually heard really good things about this one, so I feel on the fence! Have you all read this? Did you enjoy?
Verdict: Keep ✅

Rebellion (Rebellion #1) by Josephine Boyce
My wonderful friend sent this to me, and I’m so damn thankful so I’ll keep it on my bookshelves forever, just in case! But I don’t think this looks or sounds like a book for me, sadly.
Verdict: Delete ❌

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Secret History was the first thing I read this year, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. I can’t wait to try something else out by Donna Tartt.
Verdict: Keep ✅

The Queens of Innis Learby Tessa Gratton
My face when I wrote this post up last month before I picked this up with some of my amazing friends. I ended up loving this one and even giving it five stars! 🙈
Verdict: Keep! ✅

Flow (Grip 0.5) by Kennedy Ryan
I’m here for this one, and I’m hyped for this one! I read another book by Kennedy Ryan early this year and I loved it! I can’t wait to find the time to pick this up!
Verdict: Keep ✅

Moon-Bright Tides (Lunar Requiem, #1) by RoAnna Sylver
I believe I got this for free last year from the author. And it’s supposed to be super queer, so I really need to read this one! And I hope to love it!
Verdict: Keep ✅


Okay, friends, 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 whatever you’re currently reading is five star worthy! ❄⛄

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Down the TBR Hole #21

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?


The Six Books:

Blood Song (Raven’s Shadow #1) by Anthony Ryan
Petrik made me auto-buy this because he loved this book so much! So, I just know I’m going to love it too!
Verdict: Keep ✅

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
This is like the biggest shame of my “Down the TBR Hole” life. I know I’m going to love this, and I can’t believe I haven’t read it!
Verdict: Keep ✅

The Glass Spare (The Glass Spare #1) by Lauren DeStefano
I got this from an OwlCrate, I want to say. But I just don’t think this is for me. Have you all read this? Did you enjoy?
Verdict: Delete ❌

Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2) by Diana Gabaldon
I read Outlander around this time in 2017 and really enjoyed, surprisingly. I do want to continue on with the series. Maybe I’ll do it before the year is up!
Verdict: Keep ✅

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
I really wanted to read this for Pride this year, but I just didn’t get around to it. But this book is beloved by so many, I can’t wait for when I finally do pick this one up!
Verdict: Keep ✅

Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle #3) by Jay Kristoff
Oh, I have the mightiest of needs for this one! I love Nevernight and Godsgrave so very much! Soon, soon, soon!
Verdict: Keep ✅


Okay, friends, 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 whatever you’re currently reading is five star worthy! ❄⛄

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Down the TBR Hole #20

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?


The Six Books:

Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles #1) by Jodi Meadows
Friends, I’ve had this on my list for so long. And I feel bad, because I always say I’m going to buddy read it with my friend Jules! But the only reason this is on my TBR is because I got it in an OwlCrate. It just never jumps out on my bookshelves and makes me want to read it. Let me know if you liked this one, loves! Convince me to keep it!
Verdict: Delete ❌

Pennies (Dollar #1) by Pepper Winters
I hate using this expression, but Pepper Winters is always my “guilty pleasure” read. Her books are so over the top, unrealistic, and have some problematic content always, but I also can’t put them down. I’m sure this one will be no different. And I have so many other romances on my TBR!
Verdict: Delete ❌

Full Tilt (Full Tilt #1) by Emma Scott
This is a book that I really want to read, because I love Emma Scott and everything else I’ve read by her, but I know it’s going to make me an emotional mess. I’m not sure I’m ready, y’all! But this is also never coming off my TBR!
Verdict: Keep ✅

Far From You by Tess Sharpe
This is another amazing Elise recommendation, I’m sure! And I have the highest of hopes that this will be a hard-hitting masterpiece of a book.
Verdict: Keep ✅

King of Scars (Nikolai Duology #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Yeah, I’ve had this on my TBR since September 2017! I have no shame. And wild horses couldn’t keep me away! The hype is real and I have a MIGHTY need for this book!
Verdict: Keep ✅

Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
Most beautiful cover in the world, and I have a feeling the inside will be just as beautiful.
Verdict: Keep ✅


Okay, friends, 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 whatever you’re currently reading is five star worthy! 🍂🍁

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Down the TBR Hole #19

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?


The Six Books:

Ever the Brave (Clash of Kingdoms #2) by Erin Summerill
When I first was trying to figure out how to work Edelweiss, I requested three books randomly and this is one of them! I have read book one, and I didn’t love it, but I enjoyed it enough. And I hate deleting ARCs from my TBR! One day, one day!
Verdict: Keep ✅

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
I bought this on my birthday in 2017, when I was home and vised a bookstore in Flint. How in the hell have I had this beautiful book for over a year and haven’t picked it up? Why am I like this?
Verdict: Keep ✅

In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad #1) by Tana French
When I went to the Goodreads Summit in 2017, this amazing friend I made recommended this to me and told me it was her favorite series of all time! (And that book two is better than this one!) And like, it’s the perfect time of year to read this book, so I should honestly do so!
Verdict: Keep ✅

With Everything I Am (The Three #2) by Kristen Ashley
Okay, so everyone who loves romance reads Kristen Ashley, but I somehow have been missing out for all these years! And this is the one that everyone says is her best work. What do you think? The fact that it is #2 scares me! But, maybe they are standalone? Help, friends!
Verdict: Delete ❌

Surviving Raine (Surviving Raine #1) by Shay Savage
Shay Savage is another romance writer that I can’t believe I haven’t read! And I think her books are hella taboo? I think?
Verdict: Delete ❌

Transcendence by Shay Savage
So, you all should tell me which one out of these two that I should keep and start with! Thank you in advance! And I’m sorry I’m such a romance slacker!
Verdict: Delete ❌


Okay, friends, this one was super split! But I really need your help with these six books that 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’re having the happiest of reading, loves! 🍂🍁

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Down the TBR Hole #18

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?


The Six Books:

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress #1) by Julie C. Dao
I need all villain origin stories in my life, especially Asian inspired ones by Asian authors! I need to read this ASAP!
Verdict: Keep ✅

Whichwood (Furthermore #2) by Tahereh Mafi
I read Furthermore, and I didn’t love it. I didn’t dislike it, but I just didn’t love it. So I am not sure if I should even continue on, even though this setting and theme seems darker and better.
Verdict: Delete ❌

The Air He Breathes (Elements #1) by Brittainy C. Cherry
I really do want to read this, but I know I have to be in the right mindset for it, and I know that I’m not. I’m pretty sure this book deals with a heavy topic, and right now I just want light romances. But eventually, eventually!
Verdict: Keep ✅

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
A lot of people do say this is Maggie Stiefvater’s best book, so I can’t believe I haven’t read it. But Maggie Stiefvater makes it hard to want to pick up her back-list and support her sometimes. I’m just really on the fence about this one.
Verdict: Delete ❌

Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
Holy moly, Elise will murder me if I take this off my TBR! Hahaha, no, she wouldn’t! But I can’t believe I haven’t read this. I did an ARC trade for this on Twitter and then never read it. Why am I like this?
Verdict: Keep ✅

Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After #1) by Tessa Dare
Holy moly, Paloma will murder me if I take this off my TBR! Also, I need to read more historical romances. And it’s honestly the perfect season for them!
Verdict: Keep ✅


Okay, friends, 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 whatever you’re currently reading is five star worthy! 🍂🍁

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