So after my last Down the TBR hole I have 1085 books left. I got to reduce that list, especially because of these amazing blogs I follow that keep posting things so I just háve to add books to my tbr. So time for another Down the TBR post!
Lia @ Lost in a Story is the creator of Down the TBR Hole (and the header graphic above). Here’s the process:
- Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order by ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books.
- Read the synopses of the books.
- Decide: should it stay or go?
Depending on whether I remove a book or a whole series this list will probably be 5 or 10 books. I’ll see 😉 Here goes!
Evermore (the series) by Alyson Noël
After a horrible accident claims the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people’s auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone’s entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact to suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school — but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste.
Damen is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He’s the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head – wielding a magic so intense, it’s as though he can peer straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she’s left with more questions than answers. And she has no idea just who he really is – or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she’s falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.
Umm.. so. This is one of these books that I think I liked back in the day but I’m not reallly up for it anymore.. I think I’m just a bit too old for this. So easy decision: it goes.
Angelfall by Susan Ee
It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.
Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.
Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.
Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.
So.. I’m not sure if I’m still here for angels, but it’s supposed to be a really good read?? I don’t knoooow. I might have to look at this book later, but for now: it stays.
Glass Houses (Morganville series) by Rachel Caine
College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don’t show many signs of life, but they’ll have Claire’s back when the town’s deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood. Will she be able to face the town’s terror or will she drown like everyone else?
Okay so. This is definitely about vampires. I see a trend in the early books I added to Goodreads.. I know this is a huge series and I’m honestly not sure if I’m up for that so: it goes.
The Iron King (series) by Julie Kagawa
Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change.
But she could never have guessed the truth – that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil, no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.
I have the newest book by Julie Kawaga at home. I should read that before I make a decision (plus, I do like Fae): it stays
Wake (series) by Lisa McMann
For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people’s dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie’s seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime.
She can’t tell anybody about what she does they’d never believe her, or worse, they’d think she’s a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn’t want and can’t control.
Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else’s twisted psyche. She is a participant.
Kind of intrigued?? I need your help guys. Has any of you read this book? What did you think? Waiting for your judgement before I remove it, for now: it stays
Some of these books were not hard to get rid of. I just have a totally different taste right now and I’m glad I found this meme to do just that. It gives me the push I need to actually remove books, because I’m sure if I didn’t have this, I’d just say I remove books but never actually get to it. So what did I do today? 2 go, 3 stay, but only because I need other people’s opinion! What do you guys think of my decisions? Do you agree with it, of are you secretly mad at me for keeping/removing certain books or series?
Until next time,