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It’s that time of the week again when I do my Down the TBR Hole post! I’ve really enjoyed myself these past few weeks, and it’s so nice to clear through the Goodreads shelf and be able to remind myself of some awesome books I need to read! I hope you like reading these posts as much as I love writing them! I can’t believe this is the 4th one, I feel like I’ve already done quite a good job at removing some books!

You can find the first edition of Down the TBR Hole here. Last week I managed to add two books before my post, and this week I removed two apparently! This week I’m starting with 5,283 books and currently at #34 on the Goodreads “Want to Read Shelf”. I hope I’m able to get quite a few books removed from the next 20 I’m looking at today.

GOODREADS “WANT TO READ” SHELF

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

My Absolute Darling

I’m actually not really sure what this one is about. I haven’t heard anyone speak about for a few years actually and the reviews on Goodreads don’t seem very positive. I don’t really read that many contemporary novels and I feel like when I do want to pick up a contemporary, this isn’t something I would lean towards, so I think it’ll have to go.

REMOVE

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down

I don’t even need to read the blurb to remember that I really want to read this book. I can’t believe I haven’t picked it up sooner! It’s been on my TBR at least one year before this book came out, I adored The Faut in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns, and I definitely want to read all his other books, so I’m leaving this one and his other books on the shelf!

KEEP

Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison

Lie to Me

This one honestly doesn’t appeal to me one bit and I have no idea why it’s on here, so this is going to be an easy decision.

REMOVE

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

Bonfire

This is another one that I don’t need to read the blurb because I already know I want to read it! I feel like it’s been on my “want to read” shelf since I started Goodreads and I really need to get to it soon because I’m really intrigued by this one!

KEEP

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler's Wife

I’ve read quite a few books about time travel and I obviously love Outlander (please don’t spoil me, I haven’t finished it yet), so I’m not surprised that this book is on my list. This one seems different from the time travel books I’ve already read. I’m expecting this one to be both funny and very emotional and I hope to get to it sometime soon.

KEEP

Calling Major Tom by David M. Barnett

Calling Major Tom

I don’t really know what this book is about, but from the tiny blurb on Goodreads, I’m convinced I want to read it, it sounds really good and I think it might break my heart, but that won’t keep me away!

KEEP

Little Black Lies by Sharon J. Bolton

Little Black Lies

Well, what do you know? We are on another thriller binge! I can’t believe how many thrillers I have on my shelves considering the last thriller I read was 2 years ago… I’m really bad ahah! I wasn’t expecting to keep this on the list when I just saw the cover, but now that I’ve read the blurb I’m actually quite intrigued… I might have to get to this one soon, let’s hope the thriller bandwagon pays off this time!

KEEP

The Bookshop on the Corner (#1) by Jenny Colgan

The Bookshop on the Corner

I don’t read much Romance/Chick Lit, but this one sounds interesting, and it’s about a woman selling books, what can be better?

KEEP

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock  by Matthew Quick

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

This book sounds a bit like All The Bright Places, and although that book had me in tears the whole way through, I really loved it, so I’m willing to give this one a chance!

KEEP

Last Seen by Lucy Clarke

Last Seen

Apparently I have a thing for thrillers set at the coast/the sea, but this one doesn’t interest me the same way some others that I’ve come across do, so I think this one will have to go, I’m glad I’m finally removing another book, I was starting to get worried with all the keeps on the list!

REMOVE

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Private Peaceful

Oh boy, here we go with the tearjerkers. I’ve read a few Michael Morpurgo books over the years, and I have to say that I remember them vividly and they were so beautiful! I naturally added every single book he has ever written, but I think I’ll keep this one for now and remove the others until I decide which one I want to read next!

KEEP

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

The Keeper of Lost Things

I hadn’t realised what this one was about when I added it to my list, it must have been one of my many automatic adds when I saw the cover, but I’m pleasantly surprised by the synopsis and it actually seems like it could be so good, really sad, but also really good, so I’m going to give it a chance!

KEEP

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

The God of Small Things

I’ve seen this book in so many Instagram photos over the years, but never actually took the time to look at the synopsis, which is unfortunate because if I had I wouldn’t have added it. The setting intrigued me because I really like India and want to learn more about the country and read more books set there, but this synopsis just doesn’t really do anything for me, so I’ll be taking it off the list.

REMOVE

Little Broken Things by Nicole Baart

Little Broken Things

When I added this to my “want to read” shelf I did really want to read it, but my reading tastes have changed in the last years, so I’m not interested in reading this one anymore.

REMOVE

The Unremembered Girl by Eliza Maxwell

The Unremembered Girl

I’m not sure about this one, it seems interesting but at the same time I imagine it could be a bit… strange, I’ve not heard anyone speak about it, so I think I’m going to take it off for now.

REMOVE

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night

I don’t know what it is about covers and titles like this one, but they just pull me in! I haven’t read very many short story collections at all, but I really want to try to read some more this year and I think that this one could be a lovely addition on this year’s TBR.

KEEP

A Tangled Mercy by Joy Jordan Lake

A Tangled Mercy

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, or know me at all, you’ll know that I love Historical Fiction and that it’s an automatic buy for me. My two favourite periods in historical fiction are WWII and slavery time, so as soon as I reread this blurb, I knew I wanted to read this one. I like how the blurb seems to incorporate historical fiction and mystery, so I’m really looking forward to getting to it sometime soon!

KEEP

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief

This one has been on my list for literal YEARS and it’s still as hyped as when it came out, so this year I’ve put it on all of my challenge TBRs and even my Priority TBR to make sure I read it!

KEEP

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1)

If you know me, you’ll know I’m a sucker for Winnie the Pooh (and Eeyore especially). I’ve already read this a few times and my mum read it to me when I was a kid, but I added it to my TBR a few years ago because I really wanted to reread it. This week I actually bought a new edition, it’s so beautiful, and I’m definitely going to read it soon!

KEEP

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist

I can’t remember if the BBC did a Charles Dickens series about 10 years ago, or if it’s just my imagination, but I remember watching adaptations of Oliver Twist and Great Expectations and absolutely adoring them, so I obviously added the books to my Goodreads TBR. I really want to try to read some more classics this year and I think that this will be a good choice!

KEEP

This one seemed a lot easier for some reason, I didn’t struggle, uuhhming and aahring over books, but I didn’t do as good as usual! I only managed to remove 6 books out of the 20 I checked, but I do think that this week, I was reminded of all the amazing books I have on my Goodreads shelf and it made me want to read them, so I hope to read them soon-ish! I took off a few other books from the authors I mentioned in the post and I’m now down to 5,272 and #49, it doesn’t seem like I’m getting very far, but I think I’ve managed to remove about 50 books since I starting this endeavour a few weeks back!

Comment down below how long your TBR is and what you do to keep it in check!

That’s all for now, I hope you liked this post, see you soon,

Ellie xx

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4 Comments

  1. Sorry but there is something better than a woman selling books!!!! That would be a woman buying books!! And don’t forget you promised never to touch those stones!!!!!

    1. The OCD rep is what had me, I used to suffer from OCD a bit when I was younger and it’s under control now but sometimes it resurfaces so I was so interested in reading about it! I can’t wait to get to it, thanks Kelly!

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