Down the TBR Hole #17

March 20, 2017 Books/Writing 4

down the tbr hole

Time to wield the axe again – I’m mercilessly culling my TBR list on GoodReads with the amazing Down the TBR Hole meme by Lia at Lost in a Story (who has, somehow, already made it completely through his own TBR)!

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 you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well, that’s 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 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?


When I started this series of posts, I had 604 books on my TBR list. As of today, I have…uh…623. This week was HORRIBLE. I swear every single blog post I read featured a book that I just couldn’t bear to forget. As always…MUST READ FASTER. Or clone myself. That would be acceptable too. 😛 Anyway, this week I’m looking at numbers 87-91 of the original list.


Title/Author: After the War is Over (The Great War #2), by Jennifer Robson

Date Added: February 16, 2015

Thoughts: I must not have realized this was a sequel when I added it. Regardless, and despite my continued love for historical fiction, this series sounds very dull now.

Judgment: Go.




: Chateau of Secrets, by Melanie Dobson

Date Added: February 16, 2015

Thoughts: This actually still sounds really interesting. I’m a bit put off by how few reads it has, but it intrigues me.

Judgment: Keep.






Title/Author: The Kraken King, Part One (The Iron Seas #4.1), by Meljean Brook

Date Added: March 1, 2015

Thoughts: I’m so confused by this. I’ve never read anything by this author. And the book was published in installments…wtf?

Judgment: Go.






Title/Author: The Iron Duke (The Iron Seas #1), by Meljean Brook

Date Added: March 1, 2015

Thoughts: Oh. Ok. THIS book is the first in the series that the last book came from…and actually sounds cool and fun.

Judgment: Keep.






Title/Author: Warrior (The Blades of the Rose #1), by Zoe Archer

Date Added: March 1, 2015.

Thoughts: What is this Raiders of the Lost Ark looking thing…let me read this review…hahahaha ok nope.

Judgment: Bye.





3/5 gone this week. Progress! But not enough to make up for all the ones I’ve added since my last Down the TBR Hole post. Hehe. Oh well. Win some, lose some. I will never get tired of searching for and finding books. 🙂