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It’s Friday! That means it’s time for another Down the TBR Hole post yay! Yesterday I spent the whole day reading to finish my OWLs and I finally completed the last book with about 20 minutes to midnight, phew! I’ve been a very busy bee today, but I’m so happy to be back to do this post.
As usual, if you want to find out more about why I do this post every week, where it comes from, and what are the rules to take part and purge your TBR, head over to my first Down the TBR Hole!
While writing this, I haven’t peeked at the Goodreads shelf yet, but I already know that I’ll have added a tonne of books to my TBR. I’ve been really busy lately, so I haven’t had any time whatsoever to keep clearing out the sequels, so I suppose I’ll need to find time soonish because if not I’ll just be going back and forth forever.
I’m starting this week at 4,454 books (last week I stopped at 4,435, so right now I’m crying) and as usual, I’m going through the next 20 books on this shelf, starting at #119 and when I think of the number of books from now to the end of this list, I just… need a lot of caffeine. I’ve decided to start being stricter on myself, so let’s see where that gets me!
GOODREADS “WANT TO READ” SHELF
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
My friend Fiona from Fi’s Bibliofiles recently read this book and really enjoyed it, and I’ve been more in the mood for this type of read lately. I did remove her first book in a previous post, but I feel like giving this one a shot!
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
I thought that this one was fiction when I added it to my TBR, so that’s a shame. Last year I read Tuesdays with Morrie, and even though I did enjoy it, it isn’t really my “non-fiction cup of tea”. This one does seem really uplifting and emotional, but I don’t think it’s something I want to read at the minute.
I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman
You already know what I’m going to say, don’t you? I’ve read Heartstopper Volume 1 and 2 and loved them, I’ll soon be picking up Volume 3 too. I really want to read all of Alice Oseman’s books, but as this one is one of the later books, I’m going to only keep the first one, Solitaire, on my TBR until I get a chance to read it, but I will be coming back for more!
Melmoth by Sarah Perry
OMG!!!! My hot water bottle/microwave cuddly toy Mammoth is called MELMOTH! Sorry, I’ll calm down now aha, and don’t judge okay! Ohhhhh! I’ve never read this blurb before, but this book actually sounds really good! I love me some historical fiction, especially with some mystery, so it sounds right up my street! Apparently this is some type of folklore or legend story and it just sounds like a great read.
Ohio by Stephen Markley
I have no idea why this book would be on my TBR and I don’t remember adding it. Also, I didn’t even get through half of the synopsis because it just sounded meeeh, so I’m going to do myself a favour for once.
She Would be King by Wayétu Moore
I’ve seen this a lot, or at least, I’ve seen the title thrown about on Twitter lately aha! I do like historical fiction and magical realism, and the plot actually sounds a lot like some other books I’ve read and loved but it also doesn’t do much for me, so once again, I’m going to make my life easier and remove this one for the time being.
The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman
Uhmmm, okay… Didn’t know I had this on here either. But I have to say that this book sounds really great. I have Lolita on my TBR but I’ve just never picked it up, but I do really enjoy true crime, so maybe if I read this one first, I’ll be more likely to pick the classic up? We shall see.
Darius the Great is Not Okay (#1) by Adib Khorram
I’ve had this one on my TBR for quite a while and I’ve also heard a lot of people talk about it. Right now, I’m really not in the contemporary mind-frame or mood and even though I think that this could be good, it’s just not pulling me in.
Girls of Paper and Fire (#1) by Natasha Ngan
I have this book at home already and I think I bought it right when it came out, but I’m pretty sure it was a cover buy because it’s the first time I’ve read the blurb. I’m a fantasy fan so this definitely appeals to me and I’m going to try to get to it soon.
What If It’s Us (#1) by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
I also have the book at home and bought it last year for the Buzz Word Readathon hosted by Kayla from Books and Lala. I bought about 10 books for that readathon and only read about 3 of them. I’ve read They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera and I really enjoyed it, so I’m definitely going to give this one a shot too!
Sadie by Courtney Summers
Ohhh! I’ve wanted to read this book for so many years! I actually have the audiobook on Scrib’d so I think that my trip home to France will be the perfect chance to get this one started. I’ve heard such amazing things about it and I really need to give it a shot!
Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
I think this was a cover-add as well and I only needed to read the first line of the synopsis to know that I want to pick this up. I recently read A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro and I really enjoyed it, ever since I’ve been craving some YA mystery and I just know that I’m going to love it!
Milk and Vine: Inspirational Quotes From Classic Vines by Adam Gasiewski and Emily Beck
I read Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur last year, and sadly, I was really underwhelmed. I’ve heard so many people gush about it and I just didn’t get it. I do love some of her poems, but I believe the ones I like are from her other book. I don’t really want to endure this one, especially because it’s a parody of Milk and Honey and I just don’t feel the need to do that to myself.
Rest in the Mourning by R.H. Sin
I can’t remember adding this book to my TBR and unless it’s one of the very long due author requests I’ve gotten through my Instagram for a ridiculous number of poetry books, I don’t really feel like reading it. I think that I could enjoy this book if I gave it a go, but I don’t feel like this type of poetry at the moment.
The Upside of Faling Down by Rebekah Crane
I can’t remember adding this one to my TBR shelf either and I honestly don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone speak about it. I do like the odd romance book, but this isn’t the type of romance that I would pick.
From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata
Again, I don’t know how this got on the list, I must have been in my romance binge period. I suppose that the main reason why this book doesn’t do anything for me is that it is a sports romance about ice skating and although I enjoy watching ice skating, I don’t think I can handle a whole book about it, so I might take it off the list for now.
Crown of Midnight (#2) by Sarah J. Maas
I read Throne of Glass last year and even though I was quite disappointed and underwhelmed by it, I’m determined to keep going with the series because so many people have told me that past book 3 it’s amazing. I have the short story collection at home as well, so I think I might read that one before rereading the first book in the series to remember what it was about before picking the next one up.
I Was Here by Gayle Forman
I have a lot of Gayle Forman books on my TBR because I saw If I Stay (it’s a film right, I’m not dreaming this up?) and I wanted to read the book, so I’ll take off all the latest books by this author and only keep If I stay because the first two she wrote don’t interest me.
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Oh, here goes the YA contemporary “I love John Green” moment of my TBR, I wondered when it was going to get here. I read Paper Towns, Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and loved them all, so of course, I added all his other books didn’t I? This book just sounds like a bunch of fun and I’ve already messed up the reading order with the other books, so I might as well just keep his books on the list (because I know I want to read them all) and skip them next week so I can go onto the next ones!
This week, out of the 20 books I worked through, I was able to remove 10 books! I’m quite happy about that, and after taking off some more books by the same authors, my Goodreads “Want to Read Shelf” is now down to 4,438 books (sigh of relief). I still have such a long way to go, but if I remember correctly, next week’s books are during my John Green period where I added books left and right, so we might get a tonne more shifted! Next week, I’ll be starting off at #132.
That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed this post! See you soon, stay safe,