Down the TBR Hole #1!

Down The TBR Hole is a meme created by lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and decide if it’s time to go or if you want to keep it.

It works like this:

  • 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

Alright, I saw this on a couple of people’s blogs lately and I’m inspired. I didn’t even know this was a weekly thing! I don’t think I can keep that up but maybe a few times. The only thing, the oldest books on my TBR are mostly ones that I own. It’s so bad! I have been wanting to go through them and get rid of ones that I no longer think I’ll read. I mean, some of them are from over a decade ago and my reading preferences have changed.

So here we go… I’m going with 10 and whether or not I’m keeping/tossing! I’ll do green text for keep and red for tossing.

Verdict: Give up!

I’ve owned this series for SO long. I think it’s time to let them go. I’m just never going to read these. I got them at a yard sale and I think it’s just time to donate. I own books 1-4

Goodreads Synopsis:

I know your secret…

Stacey’s junior year at boarding school isn’t easy. She’s not the most popular girl at school, or the smartest, or the prettiest. She’s got a crush on her best friend’s boyfriend, and an even darker secret that threatens to ruin her friendships for good. And now she’s having nightmares again.

Not just any nightmares – these dreams are too real to ignore, like she did three years ago. The last time she ignored them, a little girl died. This time they’re about Drea, her best friend who’s become the target of one seriously psycho stalker. It started with weird e-mails and freaky phone calls.

Now someone’s leaving Drea white lilies – the same death lilies that have been showing up in Stacey’s dreams. Everybody thinks it’s just a twisted game . . . until another girl at school is brutally murdered. There are no witnesses. Worst of all, no one has a perfect alibi. With everyone as a potential suspect, Stacey turns to the one secret weapon she can trust – the folk magic taught to her by her grandmother.

Will Stacey’s magic be strong enough to expose the true killer, or will the killer make her darkest nightmares come true?

Rift (Nightshade Prequel #1; Nightshade World #1)

Verdict: Keep!

I think I’ll keep this. It’s a prequel to a series that I want to read. I’ve also had those books for so long! I need to get on that series soon.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Chronicling the rise of the Keepers, this is the stunning prequel to Andrea Cremer’s internationally bestselling Nightshade trilogy!

Sixteen-year-old Ember Morrow is promised to a group called Conatus after one of their healers saves her mother’s life. Once she arrives, Ember finds joy in wielding swords, learning magic, and fighting the encroaching darkness loose in the world. She also finds herself falling in love with her mentor, the dashing, brooding, and powerful Barrow Hess. When the knights realize Eira, one of their leaders, is dabbling in dark magic, Ember and Barrow must choose whether to follow Eira into the nether realm or to pledge their lives to destroying her and her kind.

With action, adventure, magic, and tantalizing sensuality, this book is as fast-paced and breathtaking as the Nightshade novels.

Kissed by an Angel/The Power of Love/Soulmates (Kissed by an Angel, #1-3)

Verdict: I cannot decide! Help!

I have been back and forth on this book for years. It does have good reviews but I don’t know that I will ever get to it. Sigh… I think I’ll keep it for now.

Goodreads Synopsis:

An angelic romantic suspense trilogy in one volume!

Kissed by an Angel: Ivy and Tristan have the love of a lifetime–until Tristan dies in a car accident. Now Tristan returns as an angel, but Ivy is unable to feel his presence.

The Power of Love: Tristan has learned that the person responsible for the car crash is after Ivy. Can he cross the boundaries of life and death to warn Ivy that she is in trouble?

Soulmates: Tristan must rescue Ivy, but if he does so his mission will be finished and he will have to leave his true love forever.

Then Came You

Verdict: Get rid of!

I’m getting rid of this one! Easy.. I didn’t even know I owned it.

Goodreads Synopsis: The lives of four very different women intertwine in unexpected ways in this new novel by bestselling author Jennifer Weiner (In Her Shoes; Best Friends Forever). Each woman has a problem: Princeton senior Jules Wildgren needs money to help her dad cure his addiction; Pennsylvania housewife Annie Barrow is gasping to stay financially afloat; India Bishop yearns to have a child, an urge that her stepdaughter Bettina can only regard with deeply skepticism until she finds herself in a most unexpected situation. Interlocking dramas designed to ensnare; bound to be a bestseller.


Verdict: Get rid of!

I no longer have interest.

Goodreads Synopsis: Nothing can break the bond between sisters …When Beatrice gets a frantic call in the middle of Sunday lunch to say that her younger sister, Tess, is missing, she boards the first flight home to London. But as she learns about the circumstances surrounding her sister’s disappearance, she is stunned to discover how little she actually knows of her sister’s life – and unprepared for the terrifying truths she must now face.The police, Beatrice’s fiance and even their mother accept they have lost Tess but Beatrice refuses to give up on her. So she embarks on a dangerous journey to discover the truth, no matter the cost.

Glow (Sky Chasers, #1)

Verdict: Get rid of!

I think this one will be going too. It just doesn’t appeal as much.

Goodreads Synopsis:

One of School Library Journal’s Best Fiction Books of 2011

If a violent battle destroyed the only world you’ve ever known, would you be brave enough to save who was left? Would love be strong enough to survive the fight? Either way, there’s no turning back.

The Empyrean is the only home 15-year-old Waverly has ever known. Part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space, she and her boyfriend Kieran will be pioneers of New Earth. Waverly knows she must marry young in order to have children who can carry on the mission, and Kieran, the handsome captain-to-be, has everything Waverly could want in a husband. Everyone is sure he’s the best choice. Still, there’s a part of Waverly that wants more from life than marriage, and she is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth.

Suddenly, Waverly’s dreams are interrupted by the inconceivable – a violent betrayal by the Empyrean’s sister ship, the New Horizon. The New Horizon’s leaders are desperate to populate the new planet first, and will do anything to get what they need: young girls. In one pivotal moment, Waverly and Kieran are separated, and find themselves at the helm of dangerous missions, where every move has potentially devastating consequences, and decisions of the heart may lead to disaster.

Pulse-pounding and addictive, Glow begins Amy Kathleen Ryan’s Sky Chasers–the most riveting series since The Hunger Games

The Mermaid Chair

Verdict: Get rid of!

I can’t even tell you how long it’s been sitting on my shelves. Time to go! I just don’t think I’ll ever pick it up. It’s been years.

Goodreads Synopsis: Sue Monk Kidd’s phenomenal debut, The Secret Life of Bees, became a runaway bestseller that is still on the New York Times bestseller list more than two years after its paperback publication. Now, in her luminous new novel, Kidd has woven a transcendent tale that will thrill her legion of fans. Telling the story of Jessie Sullivan — a love story between a woman and a monk, a woman and her husband, and ultimately a woman and her own soul — Kidd charts a journey of awakening and self-discovery illuminated with a brilliance that only a writer of her ability could conjure

Always Something There to Remind Me

Verdict: Get rid of!

I’m going to let this one go too. It just doesn’t quite interest me anymore.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Can you ever really know if love is true? And if it is, should you stop at anything to get it?

Two decades ago, Erin Edwards was sure she’d already found the love of her life: Nate Lawson. Her first love. The one with whom she shared everything–dreams of the future, of children, plans for forever. The one she thought she would spend the rest of her life with. Until one terrible night when Erin made a mistake Nate could not forgive and left her to mourn the relationship she could never forget or get over.

Today, Erin is contentedly involved with a phenomenal guy, maneuvering a successful and exciting career, and raising a great daughter all on her own. So why would the name “Nate Lawson” be the first thing to enter her mind when her boyfriend asks her to marry him?

In the wake of the proposal, Erin finds herself coming unraveled over the past, and the love she never forgot. The more she tries to ignore it and move on, the more it haunts her.

Always Something There to Remind Me is a story that will resonate with any woman who has ever thought of that one first love and wondered, “Where is he?” and “What if…?” Filled with Beth Harbison’s trademark nostalgia humor and heart, it will transport you, and inspire you to believe in the power of first love.


Verdict: Give up!

This just doesn’t really interest me anymore. I’ve owned it for so long. It’s time to let it go!

Goodreads Synopsis:

In the court of King Henry VIII, nothing is free–
and love comes at the highest price of all.

When Kitty Tylney’s best friend, Catherine Howard, worms her way into King Henry VIII’s heart and brings Kitty to court, she’s thrust into a world filled with fabulous gowns, sparkling jewels, and elegant parties. No longer stuck in Cat’s shadow, Kitty’s now caught between two men–the object of her affection and the object of her desire. But court is also full of secrets, lies, and sordid affairs, and as Kitty witnesses Cat’s meteoric rise and fall as queen, she must figure out how to keep being a good friend when the price of telling the truth could literally be her head.

The Lost Code (The Atlanteans, #1)

Verdict: Get rid of!

This has been on my shelf for many years.. I’m going to be letting this one go too. I think my reading preferences have really changed. I need to dig deep on my bookshelves and really just let go of books that don’t interest me as much!

Goodreads Synopsis:

In the year 2086, Camp Eden promises summer “the way things used to be,” back before the oceans rose, the sun became a daily enemy, and modern civilization sank into chaos. Located inside the EdenWest BioDome, the camp is an oasis of pine trees, cool water, and rustic charm.

But all at Camp Eden is not what it seems.

No one will know this better than 15-year-old Owen Parker. A strange underwater vision, even stranger wounds on Owen’s neck, and a cryptic warning from the enchanting lifeguard Lilly hint at a mystery that will take Owen deep beneath Lake Eden and even deeper into the past. What he discovers could give him the chance to save the tattered planet. But first, Owen will have to escape Camp Eden alive…

Wow!! I’m for sure getting rid of 8/10! This is amazing. Not only will it help my TBR on Goodreads but my bookshelves! I own all of these books. I think I need to do this like every few months! Have you read any of these and think I should keep them? How come? Lets discuss!!

8 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #1!

  1. Ooh this sounds like it did you shelf the world of good. I imagine it feels really therapeutic to be able to shift a few that you’ve had sitting around for a while. I really need to sort out my TBR list – maybe this is how. Great post!

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    • Thank you!! Yes, it feels SOOO good. You know, those piles are just a constant thing on you mind. Books I wanted to read like 8 years ago might not be in my reading tastes anymore. This was a great way to do that!!

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    • Thank you!! I’m really determined this year to attack my shelves!! We want to move and it will just lighten packing.. except for all the books I’ll end up buying this year. hahaha. vicious cycle!

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