Down the TBR Hole #38


Welcome again to Down the TBR Hole! This meme came from Lost in a Story. All book descriptions taken from Goodreads. 

Current TBR Total: 201

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 you’re 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?

Bring me their Hearts (Bring me their Hearts #1) by Sara Wolf – Not so long ago the description for this book would have been a lure for me. A prince and a (surprise) strong woman with everything to lose, in a palace, high stakes, and likely some romance thrown into the mix. This title has great ratings but I’m just not as interested in this type of story as I once was.

An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley – I’m really on the fence about this one. On one hand, the description reminds me of a half dozen other books I’ve read and liked well enough. Nothing really standing out there. On the other hand several trusted reviewers seemed to really enjoy this title even though the overall rating isn’t so shiny. I do have a bit of a love for alternate history stories. Bah. I’m keeping it. Why not.

The Fever King (Feverwake #1) by Victoria Lee – I have no idea what to think of this book. From reading reviews it seems to have a multitude of themes but they meld well together. I’m not even entirely sure what the plot is but for some reason I’m really drawn to this book. I think I even own it as an ebook. Maybe some day I’ll read it and figure out why I am so drawn to it.

The Beautiful (The Beautiful #1) by Renee Ahdieh – When this book was announced I was really jazzed about it. I spent my teenage years reading everything involving Anne Rice’s vampire Lestat and company. It has been years since a remotely interesting vampire novel has popped up on my radar and I thought it was going to be marvelous. So far I’ve started it three times and haven’t gotten past page 100. I’m leaving it on my TBR in hopes that at some point I’ll finish it and it will be the vampire novel I’ve longed for but I somehow doubt it.

Glitter (Glitter #1) by Aprilynne Pile – Oh look! Another alternate history set in France. Why is it always France? Sigh. Either way, I have no memory of ever adding this book to my TBR. Where did it come from? What was I thinking at the time? Who knows but I just reread the description and this does not tickle my fancy in the slightest. Falling in love with a drug dealer is not something I want to see in a book description.

Crown of Feathers (Crown of Feathers #1) by Nicki Pau Preto – Let me tell you something, I am TERRIBLE about keeping books on my TBR that I don’t want to read if I own them. In this case, I got this book in an OwlCrate box but it does not interest me in the slightest. It feels like a callback to the Dragonriders of Pern series except with phoenix instead of dragons. Completely not digging it. In this case, even though I own this title, I think it has to go. I’ll never read it.

New TBR Total: 198

Woo! 50% of this week’s titles purged. Probably by next week I’ll have added more to my TBR but that is okay. They will be titles I am actually interested in instead of keeping book on the TBR that I not longer want to read. I consider that a win.

6 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #38

  1. Don’t worry, you’re not missing out on anything by getting rid of Bring Me Their Hearts. I’m not speaking for everyone, of course, but I just found it sooooo boring. I haven’t read any of the other books on your list, but I think you made the right calls! Great post 😀

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