Down the TBR Hole (2/12/19)

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: 1284 books

To be removed

The ReckoningThe Aftermath (Aftermath #1)Perfected (Perfected, #1)Avalon (Avalon, #1)Realms UnreelHandler

Quite a lot of the books here are ones that sound still interesting now and the type of books I’d probably still go for. I’m deciding to remove them not because of availability but because I have had small doubts about them and have looked in various reviews for more information which has swayed my opinion. The one here that sounds like the best one I’d go for now is Handler because of the hints of a different type of dystopia with matrix elements and plenty of twists and turns. One review I read however said that not a lot of things were explained at the end and there were many unanswered questions so despite this being available to buy I think I’ll pass. The Aftermath and the Reckoning sound really entertaining and twisty too but I couldn’t find available copies of the Reckoning online and it looks like the Aftermath is another one of those series the author has given up on meaning there is no point reading this book which is such a shame as the premise really sounds original. Avalon and Perfected do have good and interesting descriptions but I’m afraid what the negative reviews have said outweighs the positive reviews meaning I don’t think these are the type of books I’d want to read now despite availability. Realms Unreel was a book I remember really being excited about when I first discovered it though now I don’t exactly remember WHAT it was that that really pulled me in as now the book sounds similar to plenty other novels I have read of this type. Not like I’m ever going to run out of books to read tho!

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To be kept

Runner (Sam Dryden, #1)The Bone ClocksDeep Oblivion (Mortal Chaos, #2)Speed Freaks (Mortal Chaos, #3)

Oooh I remember the very first time I saw Runner and the Bone Clocks in the new releases section of the book aisle in my local supermarket! Both of them completely drew me in and on doing further research I was even more pleased to see they both had supernatural elements in them too 😀 I have come close a few times to reading the Bone Clocks as just the description fills me with anticipation and wonder and I know the author is one I need to read more from and should have done years ago. I keep seeing Speed Freaks and Deep Oblivion in one of my libraries and it has been years since I read the first book, Mortal Chaos and been completely blown away by it. I have said to myself again and again that I will read the other two books in the trilogy but knowing me I’m very easy to distract, but next year I will certainly be trying harder to get more series finished.

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