Down TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole #7

Hello friends and happy Monday! I hope you all had a good weekend and a happy father’s day, if you celebrated. It was my husband’s birthday on father’s day. We didn’t do too much just stayed home, had grilled out and had a couple of his friends over. How was your weekend?

Down the TBR hole is a meme created by Lisa at lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.
The Rules

The Rules

  • 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?

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Ok, this has one of my favorite tropes, fake dating. I definitely want to read this one and also see the movie.

Verdict: Keep

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The Lupanarium

by Adele Leigh

This is an indie book and it sounds really hard-hitting and impactful.

Verdict: Keep

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One Million Project

All of these books are separate books but because I want to keep them all on my TBR I’m combining them for this post. One Million Project is several different anthologies in different genres, but all of the proceeds (after production costs) goes toward cancer research and homeless charities.

Verdict: Keep

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Spilt Wine

by Michael Walsh

I haven’t even thought about this book since I added it to my TBR. It is, for sure, something that I’m not interested in anymore.

Verdict: Go

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Dietland

by Sarai Walker

I’m pretty sure I added this because it is, or was supposed to be (not sure if it ever aired) a TV show. I still want to read this, though.

Verdict: Keep

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Bloody Brilliant Women: The Pioneers, Revolutionaries and Geniuses Your History Teacher Forgot to Mention

by Cathy Newman

The two opening lines for the synopsis of this book are:

‘A litany of fresh heroes to make the embattled heart sing’ Caitlin Moran

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A fresh, opinionated history of all the brilliant women you should have learned about in school but didn’t.

Um, YES! I 100% want to read this!

Verdict: Keep

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The Song of Achilles

by Madeline Miller

If you have been here for any amount of time, you know that I, mostly, don’t read historical fiction. Honestly, this sounds like a good book and something that I could potentially get into and enjoy but I just don’t think it’s for me.

Verdict: Go

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The Mindfulness Diet: Eat in the ‘Now’ and be the Perfect Weight for Life

by Patrizia Collard, Helen Stephenson

Yeah, I’m not going on any more diets. 😐 No thank you.

Verdict: GO

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The Bone Witch

by Rin Chupeco

I definitely want to read this one! I’ll be picking this up when autumn rolls around again.

Verdict: Keep

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The Witch’s Daughter

by Paula Brackston

The last line of the synopsis says this:

Part historical romance, part modern fantasy, Paula Brackston’s New York Times bestseller, The Witch’s Daughter, is a fresh, compelling take on the magical, yet dangerous world of Witches. Readers will long remember the fiercely independent heroine who survives plagues, wars, and the heartbreak that comes with immortality to remain true to herself, and protect the protégé she comes to love

This sounds really good and I’m definitely picking it up during autumn, too!

Verdict: Keep

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Whew! Usually I only do five books at a time but today I doubled that to try to clear some of them out faster. What do you think of this list? Are any of these a favorite of yours?

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Down TBR Hole

Down the TBR hole #6

Hello friends! Happy Monday! How was your weekend? 

Welcome back to another down the TBR hole post! Down the TBR hole is a meme created by Lisa at lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there. Let’s jump right in!

The Rules:

  • 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?

Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile

I added this after watching the first season of the TV adaptation. I have the audiobook on hold from my library right now.


Verdict: Keep

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The Dream Cycle by H. P. Lovecraft

I own this one too. I plan to read it during autumn/spooky season.

Verdict: Keep

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Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

Ugh, I think I added this because I was going to read it and then watch the movie adaptation but I just don’t thin I’ll get to either, at least not anytime soon. Also, this series has thirteen books! I’m terrible at continuing on with series’ so that’s a big reason why I don’t want to start this.

Verdict: Go

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The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

I own this one, too. I’ll read this one for sure because I’ve heard really good things about it!

Verdict: Keep

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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

I don’t know, yall. I’ve heard really rave reviews for this book as well but oof. I know it is sad and heartbreaking and I just don’t know if or when I’ll ever be in the mood for that.

Verdict: Go

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And that’s the end of down the TBR hole for today.

Have you read any of these? Which of these books do you recommend? Any of these a favorite of yours?

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Down the TBR hole #5

Hello friends! Happy Monday! How was your weekend?

Welcome back to another down the TBR hole post! Down the TBR hole is a meme created by Lisa at lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there. Let’s jump right in!

The Rules:

  • 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?
Into The Water by Paula Hawkins 

Honestly, I've read some pretty bad reviews about this one. 

Verdict: GO

Honestly, I’ve read some pretty bad reviews about this one.

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Verdict: Go

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I know you know by Gilly Macmillan

I don't think I've thought once about this book since I added it to my TBR. I think it's time for it to go.

Verdit: Go

I don’t think I’ve thought once about this book since I added it to my TBR. I think it’s time for it to go.

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Verdict: Go

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Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of women & witchcraft

This book is about witches and it has feminism and romance mixed in for an added bonus! 

Verdict: Keep

This book is about witches and it has feminism and romance mixed in for an added bonus!

Verdict: Keep

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Misery by Stephen King

I don’t really think of myself as a huge Stephen King fan bu I do like to give his work a go. Also, I bought the movie adaptation, of this, last fall and I’d really like to read the book first.

Verdict: Keep

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rebecca by daphne du maurier

I own this. This one is exactly what my spooky little heart needs during spook season! 

Verdict: keep

I own this. This one is exactly what my spooky little heart needs during spook season!

Verdict: Keep

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Well. alright friends, that does it for my TBR today.

Have you read any of these? Which of these books to you recommend? Any of these a favorite of yours?

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Down the TBR hole #4

Hello friends! Happy Monday! Today is the last Monday for my kids for this school year! This year is flying by so fast! 😰

Anyway, welcome to another Down TBR hole post. Down the TBR hole is a meme created by Lisa at lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

The rules:

  • 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?

Lowcountry Bookshop

(Liz Talbot Mystery #7)
by Susan M. Boyer

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I think this was added to my TBR because I entered into a goodreads giveaway for it and considering it’s #7 in a series and I haven’t read any of the other books in this series (and I don’t plan to); that’s gonna be a no for me, dawg.

Verdict: Go

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Brianna Bright, Ballerina Knight

by Pam Calvert

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I think this one is another one added because I entered into a goodreads giveaway.

Verdict: Go

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Nanny Paws

by Wendy Wahman

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Oh, look at that, another book added to my TBR because I entered a giveaway. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Verdict: Go

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The Death of Mrs. Westaway

by Ruth Ware

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I have nothing to say about this, except, it stays.

Verdict: Keep

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The Lovely Bones

by Alice Sebold

I added this to my TBR because I was watching a YouTube video about a local girl who went missing. I was reading the comments on that video and someone said that it sounded like this book. I actually did start reading this but I didn’t finish before my library loan ended.

Verdict: Keep

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And that’s my five books for this week! I hope you all have a lovely Monday and rest of the week.

Have you read any of these? How did you like it/them?

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Down the TBR Hole #3

Hello all! How are you? How was your weekend? Happy belated mother’s day to all who celebrated!

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Did you get up to anything fun?

Alright. I’m back this fine Monday with another Down The TBR Hole post.

Down the TBR hole is a meme created by Lisa at lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

The rules: 

  • 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 Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood I'm pretty sure I added this with intentions of reading it before it was adapted to the TV series. I didn't but still watched the show and I own a copy of this. Verdict: Keep


The Handmaid’s Tale

by Margaret Atwood

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I’m pretty sure I added this with intentions of reading it before it was adapted to the TV series. I didn’t but still watched the show and I own a copy of this.

Verdict: Keep

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The Last  Mrs. Parrish by Live Constantine I actually have the audiobook for this on hold at my library. It should only be a couple of days and I will have it. Verdict: Keep


The Last Mrs. Parrish

by Liv Constantine

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I actually have the audiobook for this on hold at my library. It should only be a couple of days and I will have it.

Verdict: Keep

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I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll This sounds like a pretty interesting story and it has a pretty good rating on goodreads. Also, it's only $1.99 for Kindle! Verdict: Keep


I Am Watching You

by Teresa Driscoll

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This sounds like a pretty interesting story and it has a pretty good rating on goodreads. Also, it’s only $1.99 for Kindle!

Verdict: Keep

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The Pleasures of Men
by Kate Williams This actually has a terrible rating on goodreads. 😬 And it's historical fiction, which, if you don't know, I'm not a huge fan of. Also, if you need a good laugh, go read some of the one star reviews! Verdict: Go


The Pleasures of Men

by Kate Williams

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This actually has a terrible rating on goodreads. 😬 And it’s historical fiction, which, if you don’t know, I’m not a huge fan of. Also, if you need a good laugh, go read some of the one star reviews!

Verdict: Go

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Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia Margaret Stohl I'm not sure if I added this with the intention to read it before it became a movie or not. I have done neither. I do still plan on reading this and seeing the movie. Verdict: Keep


Beautiful Creatures

by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

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I’m not sure if I added this with the intention to read it before it became a movie or not. I have done neither. I do still plan on reading this and seeing the movie.

Verdict: Keep

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Ok. That’s all from me this Monday! I hope you all have a great week!

Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts on them? Have you seen any of the TV/movie adaptations (for those that were adapted)? What did you think of those?

Down TBR Hole · TBR's

Down the TBR Hole #2

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Hello all! How are you? How was your weekend? Mine was fine. Nothing too exciting happened, sadly.

Happy Monday and happy Teacher Appreciation Week! If you are a teacher, I want to say thank you for the countless hours and money that you spend and the many lives you touch. Without you no other profession would exist. If you’re a student, be sure to thank/be nice to your teacher(s) this week.

Alright. I’m back this fine Monday with another Down The TBR Hole post.

Down the TBR hole is a meme created by Lisa at lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

The rules:

  • 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?

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

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I own a copy of this book and I’m planning on reading it during the fall.

Verdict: Keep

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IT by Stephen King

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I own this one as well and I plan to get to it during spooky season too (aka September-October).

Verdict: Keep

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind, John E. Woods (Translator)

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I very much want to read this but I’m torn. I am not a huge fan of historical fiction or classics.

Verdict: Keep, for now

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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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Again, I’m torn.

Verdict: Keep, for now

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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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Another one that I own
Another classic that I haven’t read.
Why am I like this?

Verdict: Keep

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Well, alright ya’ll. That’s going to be my five for today? I didn’t actually take anything off my TBR list today. Next time should be better, in terms of my TBR list shrinking, maybe.

Current TBR number: 343
Books taken off the list today: 0/5

Have you read any of these books? What are thoughts about them? Should I just let go of the idea of reading the classics on the list today? Again, why am I like this?

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Down the TBR Hole #1

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Hello all! How are you this Monday? I’m kind of tired and my seasonal allergies were really acting up this morning but I’m fine. I hope you had a good weekend! Nothing exciting happened around here so let’s just jump right into this post, shall we?

I’ve seen the Down the TBR Hole posts soo often recently and with it being spring and spring cleaning and all I decided that it was time for me to follow suit. I have 327 books on my GoodReads TBR shelf. 😱 That’s wayyy too many and, let’s face it. that’s just not going to happen in this lifetime. So, let’s get to it!

Down The TBR Hole is a meme created by Lisa at lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

The Rules:

  • 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?

Station Eleven

by Emily St. John Mandel


I actually just bought this, a couple of weeks ago. Definitely not going off the TBR.

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Verdict: Keep


One Hundred Years of Solitude

by Gabriel García Márquez, Gregory Rabassa (Translator)

I think I’m going to ditch this classic. I’m not really a classics reader. I just don’t think this one is for me.

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Verdict: Go


The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

by William L. Shirer

Will you just look at the size of this thing!!! 😳 What was I thinking when I added this brick?! 😂 Sorry my friends but 1614 pages about WWII is just not going to happen for me.

Verdict: Goooooo

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Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism

by Susan Jacoby

I’m torn on this one. On one hand, I feel like it would be an interesting read but on the other hand, I’m not really interested in history books. I think I’ll take this off my TBR for now and if I’m ever in the mood for it (which will probably never happen), I’ll pick it up.

Verdict: Go

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Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature’s Mysteries from Perilous Places

by Donna M. Jackson

Looking at this, I think I may have added it for my kids. I’m not sure but it looks interesting and I will kewp this one.

Verdict: Keep


Salt: A World History

by Mark Kurlansky

I think I added this when the movie, of the same name, was coming out. I guess, I thought that the movie was based off of a book. This, on the other hand, is not that and is actually just the history of salt. No thank you.

Verdict: Go

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Final verdict: 4/6 removed.

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That feels sooo good! Kind of like when I watch like 20 book unhauls! 😂 I feel like all right with the world. Then, I realize that I still have 323 book on my GR TBR shelf.