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Down the TBR Hole…βœ¨πŸ“š

Down the TBR hole is a much-needed post created by Lia (@lostinastory) with one goal: to finally shrink our never-ending TBR list on Goodreads. I saw Mel (@meltotheany) do this post and I was so surprised I’d never seen it being done! This post is exactly what I need to get some self-control and to handle my ridiculously long TBR…

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warning: please do not cringe as hard as I did when reading my list. I’ve had the same Goodreads account since I was 14! I promise I’ve grown πŸ™ˆ

The rules for the post are very scary simple. All you have to do is:

  • 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?

I’m excited to see how bad my taste in books was more than 5 years ago! Let’s all have a drinking game: every time I mention a book that has a toxic relationship or a lot of *ahem* sex β€” we all take a shot… Oh boy…


the first five books…

Pictures of Lily by Paige Toon: I think this book tells the story of a girl who fell in love with a boy when she was sixteen. The problem is that he left ten years ago and she has still not been able to move on β€” not even when her current boyfriend proposes to her. When her past comes back to haunt her, Lily must make a decision between her past love and her current one…
πŸ—“ date added:
May 2014
verdict: stay βœ… I haven’t changed when it comes to cheesiness β€” I still love it just as much. I think I’ll keep this one and save it for a beach read one day.

Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin: Rachel is a young attorney living in New York. She thinks her life is pretty set: she has a great best friend and a spectacular life all in all. Until she sleeps with her best friend’s fiancΓ© on her thirtieth birthday. The wedding date is looming, and so Rachel must make a decision…
πŸ—“ date added: May 2014
verdict: go ❌ this is not the kind of romance I like to read. I can smell toxic relationship and crappy friend a mile away… Plus, the book sounds like it’s going to glorify cheating β€” it’s a no-no from me!

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness: Prentisstown is a town like no other. Everyone there can hear everyone else’s thoughts. Privacy is something impossible to get there. Until one day Todd finds out a horrible secret that has been kept from everyone for a long, long time. How can you get away when everyone can hear your thoughts?
πŸ—“ date added: May 2014
stay βœ… I have no doubts that I will read this book and love it!

Thinspo by Amy Ellis: Jenni is your average teenage girl: she keeps a blog about her feelings and her struggles with growing into her own skin. But there’s a big difference between Jenni’s blog and the average blog: hers is a pro-ana/pro-mia blog. Besides chronicling her feelings, she also records her eating disorder. When she meets a girl online who also struggles with an eating disorder, things start to spiral out of control.
πŸ—“ date added: May 2014
go ❌ I added this book on my TBR when I was dealing with an eating disorder myself, but not for the best of reasons. This issue is still very much triggering to me, so I’m happy to kick this off my TBR shelf.

The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss: Fifteen-year-old Pearl has just become a big sister when baby Rose is born. But with baby Rose came her mother’s death during childbirth. This little baby who looks just like a pink little rat has come to destroy everything: Pearl’s mother, Pearl’s relationship with her stepfather, and the home environment. The Year of the Rat follows Pearl’s perspective throughout the year following her mother’s death.
πŸ—“ date added: May 2014
stay βœ… I still love this synopsis and want to one day read this tale of grief and letting go.


the last five books…

Delirium by Lauren Oliver: In an alternate United States, love is made illegal. As soon as someone turns eighteen, they’re submitted to a procedure called “the Cure.” Lena is more than happy to never fall in love. But when there are only 95 days to her procedure, her world is flipped inside out by a mysterious boy who is under the government’s radar.
πŸ—“ date added: May 2014
go βŒ the premise sounds really great! But this is part of a trilogy and I don’t like dystopian novels that much anymore…

Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick: This is the final book is the “Hush Hush” series. The series follows the story of Nora and fallen-angel Patch. I don’t remember much from the series, just that there’s an evil power to be defeated and a lot of angst between the main characters.
πŸ—“ date added: May 2014
go ❌ I’m over my supernatural-loving days and angst is not for me.

Heartless by Marissa Meyer: Long before she was the most feared person in all of Wonderland, she was just a simple girl with a dream. The now-infamous Queen of Hearts used to dream of becoming a baker and opening her own shop. But to her parents, such a dream was a waste for someone who could become the next queen. Knowing her parents would never approve, she starts a torrid secretive romance with the court jester, but everything soon changes…
πŸ—“ date added: May 2014
stay βœ… the synopsis sounds a-m-a-z-i-n-g and it gives me massive Malificient vibes (a movie I loved to death). So I’m keeping it and hoping to read it soon!

How to Love by Katie Cotugno: Reena has never loved anyone as much as she loves Sawyer. But one day, he simply vanishes off the radar leaving her alone and pregnant. Three years after the fact, Sawyer suddenly appears once again and comes into Reena’s life. Can Reena take Sawyer back and forgive him for leaving her all alone? Can she learn to love him again?
πŸ—“ date added: May 2014
go ❌ as cool as the synopsis sounds, this is not a book I’m itching to read again.

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin: Naomi wakes up in an ambulance with no recollection of how she got there. After having hit her head on the stairs, Naomi doesn’t remember anything anymore. Not her boyfriend, not her best friend, not her mom’s new family, not her dad’s fiancΓ©e. If only Naomi hadn’t hit her head on the stairs she wouldn’t be falling for a mysterious boy…
πŸ—“ date added: May 2014
go ❌ the book does sound great! But I have no time for this one and I’m not that into it… I guess it’s time to forget about this one *badum-tsss*


I had so much fun doing this tag!!! I can’t wait to do it again. I’m pretty satisfied with how many books I got to say bye-bye to. Here are my stats…

πŸ“š books considered: 10
books that stayed: 4 (40%)
❌books that went: 6 (60%)


11 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole…βœ¨πŸ“š

  1. Awh, this makes me so happy, sweetheart! And… your first post is perfection! I have only read Heartless, but… I am so happy you’re keeping it because it is my fave of all of Marissa Meyer’s books! I hope you’re having happy reading and happy holidays, love! πŸ’–xx

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