Down the TBR Hole (17/11/19)

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: 1285 books

To be removed

The Dark World (Dark World, #1)As I WakeGhost House (The Ghost House Saga #1)

I seem to be quite clingy this week in the books I want to keep, and on saying that on this list it is only Dark World I want to get rid of because that book seems to be another bottom of the barrel book that would be hard to obtain. There’s also the usual facts that I have simply lost interest in the plot too though even now I have to admit it does sound like an interesting take on demons 😛 It is not available to buy easily, I have just checked. Ghost House and As I wake are actually two books I wish I could keep as both sound really appealing and the type of books I would read now, though my library doesn’t have Ghost House and As I Wake is not at all easy to buy online. From other reviews of both these books, it would seem that both are quite unique and original in their ideas, particularly As I Wake because I’ve read reviews saying it is a different type of dystopia featuring alternate realities etc. A lot of reviews have called it confusing however, and one even said you had to be a certain type of reader to really enjoy it, one that doesn’t mind characters before world building and not knowing what on earth is going on for a vast majority of the book. I am still curious though despite all this though I’m afraid this book and I will have to part ways today as I don’t see an easy way of getting a copy and I’m not sure I even want to pay for one, so…

jeff bridges GIF


To be kept

The Eye of Minds (The Mortality Doctrine, #1)Altered (Altered, #1)Burn Mark (Burn Mark, #1)Enders (Starters, #2)The Woken GodsLoki's Wolves (The Blackwell Pages, #1)A Face Like Glass

For all these books I feel a certain amount of excitement meaning I’m not just keeping them because they’re available but I really do want to get to them someday soon. All the dystopian ones such as Enders, Eye of Minds and Altered are books I intended to read, well, when they first came out because Altered is available from my library as are the others but James Dashner is an author I’ve been saying to myself to read more from for years now, I mean come on, I haven’t even read all his books in the Maze Runner series 😮 Comes to show how slow I am with books don’t it? The Woken God’s is easily attainable from my libraries though Loki’s Wolves is one I have looked forward to ever since I saw it in my library’s catalogue and I know, it’s the same old excuse from me but the authors who are behind this series are authors I have greatly enjoyed reading from in the past and I have always been intending to try more of their books. Burn Mark is one I think I have somewhere on kindle which needless to say I have neglected to read since I got it years ago, but honestly it does look like a book that could be very enjoyable to read and it does seem to have factors that set it apart from other fantasies such as the alternate history setting… Soon, soon. I have the Lie Tree and Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge borrowed from my college library at home and other reviewers have said Hardinge writes in a fairy tale type of way though the ideas in her books are really original even if a little strange. Oh I so promise I will get into these books in the coming months, promise! 😉

Best Friends Pinky Swear GIF by bea miller

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