Down the TBR Hole #6

Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story with a goal of trying to reduce the size of your Goodreads TBR. Each time (aka each blog post) you:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Sort it by ascended date added
  • Pick the first 5 (or 10) books
  • Read the synopses of these books
  • Decide if you want to keep the books on your TBR or if they should go

It’s up to you how often you participate in this meme. Personally, I try (emphasis on the word “try”) to take part once a week. If you need more information on Down the TBR Hole, click here to go to Lia’s blog post.

The Books:

1. The Cursed Heir by Morgan Rhodes

The Cursed Heir (Fake Cover)

This book had no official cover when I added it to my TBR back in 2015 and it still doesn’t have a cover today. So, I improvised (aka spent 2 seconds on Paint) and made a fake cover to use as a stand-in. Hopefully the real one will be revealed soon! I believe this book was supposed to come out in summer of 2017 but it has been pushed back to August of 2018. I’m definitely still interested in reading this book because it’s the third book in a trilogy and I must see how it ends!

Verdict: Staying

2. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

And the Mountains Echoed

I read and loved two of Khaled Hosseini’s other books back in 2015 and for some reason have not gotten around to reading this one. I’m definitely still interested in reading it though! The next time I’m in the mood for an adult historical fiction novel, I’ll check out And the Mountains Echoed from the library.

Verdict: Staying

3. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Grave Mercy

Another book I’m still interested in reading! I actually read the first few pages of this book a couple months ago, but decided to put it down for the moment because I wasn’t in the mood for it. I definitely hope to get to this book in the near future because it sounds really interesting!

Verdict: Staying

4. Uprooted by Naomi Novik


I’m definitely going to keep this book on my TBR as well! I’ve heard great things about Uprooted and I seriously don’t know why I haven’t read it yet. I’m still kicking myself over not buying the beautiful UK edition (pictured above) when I had the chance before it went out of print.

Verdict: Staying

5. Shade Me by Jennifer Brown

Shade Me

I almost completely forgot about this book until I saw it on my TBR. I checked the Goodreads page and saw that a lot of my Goodreads friends rated it 2-3 stars and that really sealed the deal for me. If I’m not really interested in the book anymore and it doesn’t seem like the book is that great then why should I keep it on my TBR?

Verdict: Going

I’m managing to lower my TBR – even if it’s only one book at a time! Do you participate in Down the TBR Hole? Leave a link to your post for this week in the comments if you’d like!

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