Welcome again to Down the TBR Hole! This meme came from Lost in a Story. All book descriptions taken from Goodreads.
Current TBR Total: 217
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?
The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg – I think I actually own this title as an ebook. When it was first released I got excited about it, the description sounded very different from other stories I was reading. However, as time has passed, I’ve lost interest. I don’t read sci-fi as often as I once did and the idea of a robot falling in love and exploring what humanity is just doesn’t tickle me anymore.
Rosemarked (Rosemarked #1) by Livia Blackburne – I’m on a fence about this book. Some reviewers I trust loved it, and others tossed it into the DNF pile. This fantasy plot feels highly recycled but, as I’ve said before, tropes and themes become common because they work and hold mass appeal. I personally take no issue with that. For now, I think it can stick around.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab – Honestly, do we even need to discuss this one? I’ve been waiting for this book’s release since its announcement in 2019. Everything about it sounds right up my alley and, for the most part, I’ve very much enjoyed Schwab’s work. I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on this title!
House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas – …I’ve tried to read this. Twice. Once as audio and once as a physical copy. Both times I sat it don within the first quarter of the book and did not return. Something about this one just doesn’t strike a chord with me. I think I’m just going to set it aside permanently. As much as I’ve enjoyed Maas’s other two series I think that this one just isn’t for me.
The Silvered Serpents (The Gilded Wolves #2) by Roshani Chokshi – Give. Me. This. Book. Right. Now. I very much enjoyed the first installment in this trilogy and cannot wait to dive into this second book. Not to mention that cover is absolutely gorgeous. It is so perfectly rendered it almost feels like the frost is creeping out. As soon as this book hits shelves I will be jumping on it.
The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta – I added this book to my TBR after I finished Once & Future in 2019. I had loved that book and wanted to support the authors and read more of Capetta’s work. Now, some time later, I realize that this book probably isn’t for me. I don’t like modern day settings. If I wanted to be immerse myself in a real world setting I’d step outside my door. Instead, I prefer disappearing into fantasy realms.
New TBR Total: 214
I had stopped doing this weekly post for a while there and I wish I hadn’t. I very much enjoy going through my previous TBR adds and reassessing them. Obviously, I found that my tastes or preferences changed and some need to go or, in the case of Rosemarked, rediscovered a title I’d forgotten about. Going through my TBR gives me joy, how about you?