Down The TBR Hole #7

Hello bookworms!!

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 sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well, thats going to change!

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 youre 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

I have decided that I am only going to include images of the books I am keeping so I don’t use up too much of my photo storage. Also, if I haven’t started a series, I am only going to be keeping the first book in the series. There’s a possibility they will be added back if I enjoyed the first book enough to want to carry on. And lastly, I can already tell you that if I own the book, I will not be taking it off my want to read shelf whether it’s the first book in a series or the last.


Since You've Been Gone

I don’t even need to read the synopsis again to know that I still want to read this book. I’ve read a couple books by this author and enjoyed them, and I want to read more so I will be keeping this one.

Fool Me Once

I’m pretty sure I haven’t read anything by this author before. After reading the synopsis and some reviews I think I want to give this one a try. It might also have something to do with the fact that I’ve been reading more thrillers lately.

Before We Were Strangers

Looking at this cover doesn’t give me romance vibes but that’s apparently what this book is. It’s a second chance romance and I am here for that so I will be keeping this one.


I am breaking my rules here. I own books 2 & 3 in this trilogy, and I talked about them in a previous Down the TBR Hole post. I kept them because I own them and because I do want to read them. I don’t own this book, but I do want to read it and since I kept the other books I decided to just go ahead and keep this one too despite not owning it and not reading the previous books yet.

The Things I Didn't Say

We are starting to get into books that I don’t remember adding. I don’t think I have ever read a book with selective mutism, and this sounds like it could be a cute romance, so I am going to keep this one.


Paperweight by Meg Haston

Unbroken: A World War 2 Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Hurricane Kiss by Deborah Blumenthal

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Aesop’s Fables by Aesop


  • Kept – 5
  • Removed – 5
  • Starting Amount – 1,746
  • Previous Amount – 1,660
  • New Amount –1,655

This week I decided to just go through 10 books because these posts can be time consuming. I think from here on out I will just go through 10 books at a time. I got rid of 5 books this week and kept 5. At first, I thought I was going to be keeping all of them, but I finally started removing some. I have to point out that the new amount total does not include the books I have added to my TBR since starting this little challenge. Once I get to the end I will let y’all know how many books I added while doing this. Did I get rid of a book that you think I should keep? Let me know in the comments why you think I should add it back because I can definitely be persuaded to change my mind. 



7 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole #7

  1. the only book i’ve read from your list is since you’ve been gone AND IT WAS HONESTLY PRETTY AMAZING!! I hope you end up loving it when you get to it!! What are your favorite books from Morgan Matson, btw?? ALSO DIVERGENT! I NEED TO READ THAT SERIES SO BAD 😭😭 but… dystopia isn’t really my favorite AND MAYBE I AM A LITTLE TERRIFIED OF THE HYPE??

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    1. I’ve only read 2 books by Matson so far. They were The Unexpected Everything and Second Chance Summer. I enjoyed both of these but I enjoyed Second Chance Summer just a little bit more. I read a little bit of everything and it doesn’t hurt that there’s a romance in it as well. Yeah hype can hurt a book sometimes. I actually read it years after the hype died down and I really enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy it when you read it.


  2. I would definitely recommend keeping Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. I read it last year and to this day it is one of the best books I have read. Although it is a bit hard to get into because its a biography, but it is such an incredibly powerful story and I am so glad I read it 🙂

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    1. Yeah I’m not big on historical anything in general and the fact that it’s a biography makes it even less appealing to me. It definitely sounds like a story that should be read but I feel like I’m not the right audience for it.

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