Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole is a bookish tag created by Lost in a Story It is made to help us shorten our ever growing TBR piles!

Here’s how it works:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 or 15 or 20, if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

Currently on my TBR: 1299 books

To be removed

Defy (Defy, #1)Let the Sky Fall (Sky Fall, #1)Tangled Tides (The Sea Monster Memoirs, #1)Troubled Waters (Elemental Blessings, #1)Immortal City (Immortal City, #1)Angel Evolution (The Evolution Trilogy, #1)Breathe: A Ghost Story

I’ll be very honest here and say I’m feeling a bit lethargic this morning and unmotivated, which is weird because I had a good weekend with my parents, but this morning I’m not really negative, just feel a bit lazy even though I know as the day goes on blogging will help me feel better. Because I’ve been feeling a little on the grey side, books such as Immortal City, Defy and Let the Sky Fall are books I feel I just cannot be bothered with reading any one time even though they are available on Amazon for my library to buy. Defy at this moment just sounds so typical and similar to many other YA fantasies out there already and I have read some reviews and have seen some others couldn’t stand this book for that very reason. All the others here also have unremarkable premises and are not readily available to buy where I am, or if they are only some books in the series are and if I’m being perfectly honest, I only checked for a few of them as it is sometimes obvious when I can’t get a book easily if it is by an indie author for example in some cases. There are plenty other books to read on my TBR that I still am interested in despite feeling lazy so I suppose it is time I did some clearing out!

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To be kept

The SightThe Last Stormlord (Watergivers, #1)Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1)

My library has all these books and better still they still remain available in my country! I must admit The Sight is a book I added a while ago but completely forgot about even though my library still has a few copies. The Last Stormlord is also one I intended to read a long time ago but forgot about due to limited reading time and all the dazzling new releases that keep coming out. It is a desert fantasy which should be really good as I have found I have developed a deep love for desert settings in fantasy, even better when there are cultural, mythological aspects to them but still the setting itself is something I enjoy reading about on its own. Prince of Thorns has been labelled as dark fantasy and it sure sounds like it warrants that label too from reading the description! If I’m honest though I find I prefer darker fantasies to the lighter ones because they’re just more plausible to me I guess 😛 I much look forward to reading these books someday and of course hope to get through my massive library TBR at the current moment 😉

 

2 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole

  1. Oh man, I haven’t seen the cover for The Sight in a LONG time. I know I read it as a kid, but I can’t, for the life of me, remember what it was about. And haha, Prince of Thorns definitely gets dark! The beginning tends to turns a lot of readers off, but if you can get past that point, it’s actually a pretty engrossing story.

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