Down the TBR Hole #20


Welcome again to Down the TBR Hole! This meme came from Lost in a Story. All book descriptions taken from Goodreads. I’m going to change up my format for doing this post this time. Let me know what you think. 

Current TBR total: 149

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Royal Mistress by Anne Easter Smith – I am completely a sucker for this kind of historical fiction. Woman plucked from obscurity and thrust into the royal court as the King’s mistress causing scandal and drama? Gimme.


Stormdancer (The Lotus Wars #1) by Jay Kristoff – Look, everybody loves Kristoff. I enjoy his writing, too. However this book has no draw for me. It just doesn’t sound up my alley and you know what? That’s fine.


Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine  – A book where the Great Library of Alexandria survives and alters the course of history? Yes please! I actually have this reserved at the library right now, I am just waiting for it to come in. Can’t wait to read it.


Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) by Kendare Blake – When I first read this book description I was fascinated. It sounded like a great story idea! Since then I’ve read Blake’s Three Dark Crowns series and I’ve come to realize that her writing style and I do not mesh at all. Not worth it to me.


Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway  – I have absolutely no memory of this book. Apparently I added it to my TBR in June of last year but nothing about it seems familiar to me. I just read the description and nothing about it appeals to me whatsoever. Easy call.


The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton – A few months ago I actually had an ARC of this. I must not have updated my Goodreads when I started it. I’ll just say that this was a huge DNF for me. It felt pretentious and dull. Not for me.


The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant – You may have noticed that I am a sucker for this type of historical fiction. I love them. I need this book in my life.


The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell – This is another one of those books that I have absolutely no memory of. The premise doesn’t sound like anything I’ve ever been interested in in my life. Did I just go on an add spree or something?


Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda  – What in the world…most of this books were added on the same day, genuinely, I don’t remember this one either. Maybe I ran across giveaways that required adding these books or something. I don’t know. More purge!



New TBR Total: 142

I love whittling down my TBR to books I will actually read. It just feels good, like a positive step. I also like this new format, I think. Before, I would also put the book descriptions in this post along with the links but that just took up a lot of space. This just feels more efficient and less cluttered and isn’t the whole point of this to declutter?

Happy reading!


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