Down the TBR Hole | Books 96 – 105

How ARE you, bookworms? I feel like it’s been a while. Has it been a while? I think it has. Well, I posted some ARC reviews about a week ago, but I haven’t posted posted in a while. Also, I have yet to post the last part of my Life as an Intern series. Annnd apparently I haven’t published a Down the TBR Hole post since August? Just sadness all around.

But it’s time to change! I made some resolutions last month that I straight up FAILED to carry through, and now that I have some free time (I used to work 7 days a week, 8-9 hours per day, but now I work only 6 days a week!) I can finally manage to achieve some of them and manage my blog just a bit better than I have been. Hopefully my posts will be a tiny bit more frequent.

So, let’s get this going. My TBR has only gotten bigger in the meantime, and so it’s time to start making some cuts.

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Down the TBR Hole is a weekly book meme created by the wonderful Lia @ Lost in a Story that attempts to organize our ridiculously long Goodreads TBR list by choosing either to keep or eliminate the books we’ve saved on there.

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The Books:

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Crystal Storm (Falling Kingdoms, #5) | Morgan Rhodes

Stop it, Azia. Just stop it. You haven’t even read the first book in the series.

Go


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Paper Princess | Erin Watt

I’ve heard some really good things about this book/series and some really bad things. The synopsis sounds like a whole lot of drama and toxic relationships, and I’ve already told myself time and time again that Gossip Girl type of books just aren’t my thing. But I’m still curious. I’ll always be curious about these melodramas, and I guess it doesn’t really hurt to try these books out once in a while. So…

Keep


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Unearthly | Cynthia Hand

Okay, I really don’t know what I should do with this one. Should I or shouldn’t I keep it on my TBR? I want to read Cynthia Hand’s books because she was a co-author of one of my favorite books, My Lady Jane, but I feel like I’ve outgrown these types of stories. But I also feel like this book is somewhat nostalgic, a book harkening back to the times when angels, demons, vampires, and werewolves dominated the YA category. I’m really torn on this one. It has more than a few highly rated reviews but will I love it too? WHAT DO I DO???

I Don’t Know?


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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter, #8) | J.K. Rowling

Normally I’d kick this one off my TBR because it’s the 8th book in a series, but because it’s written in a different format and was written several years apart from the main series, I might forget to read this one if I don’t have it around on my TBR to remind me. And I definitely plan on reading the entire HP series, which now includes this one. Meaning this one’s a keeper.

Keep


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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children | Ransom Riggs

I never managed to hop on the Peculiar Children train and I really wish I had. I feel like I would have enjoyed this series immensely a few years ago. Now, I’m not so sure. I watched the movie, and I can’t say that it inspired me to read the book anytime soon. But books are usually better than movies, so I’m still willing to give this one a chance, just not anytime soon. I’ll get around to it eventually.

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I’ll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson

Oh yes, I have EVERY intention of reading this book. It might not be this month, but most likely next month. My friend keeps reminding me that I must read this book and so I will. It’s also encouraging to see so many positive reviews on this one, so I know I won’t be disappointed when I finally get around to reading it!

Keep


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A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2) | Beth Revis

I read Across the Universe so long ago that I can’t remember a damn thing. I reread the synopsis and I didn’t even remember the characters’s names. THAT’S when you know too much time has passed since you read a book. So, I think I’m gonna get rid of this one and add Across the Universe back on my TBR. I remember enjoying it, but we’ll see if my opinion will change after my reread.

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Me Before You | Jojo Moyes

Watched the movie (because Emilia Clarke is freaking adorable, and I just wanna pinch her cheeks, and Sam Claflin is too hard to resist). I really liked it. Now I’ve just gotta read the book to compare.

Keep


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The Boy Most Likely To | Huntley Fitzpatrick

I actually own a book by this author on my Nook but I have yet to read it. I was scared off by one of her other books that I ended up disliking with every core of my being. So, I’m a little wary. I’ll read the one I have, My Life Next Door, and determine if I want to read another book by this author. Until then, this one can…

Go


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Labyrinth Lost | Zoraida Córdova

There was a time when this book was hyped up so much last year. I was so excited to read it because of its unique plot and diverse characters, but early reviews began rolling in and they were kinda “meh.” Then the book came out and…silence. I heard nothing after that. Which was disappointing because I was really interested but since its release, I’ve lost any motivation to read it. And the reviews are so middle-of-the-road that I don’t feel inspired enough to crack it open one day.

Go

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Totals:

Keep – 5

Go – 4

Unsure – 1

What’d you think of my choices? Do you know any of the books I listed? Am I wrong about letting some of these books go, especially Labyrinth Lost? Should I read Unearthly? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for stopping by! See ya soon ❤

Azia Sig

11 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole | Books 96 – 105

  1. I’m still not sure whether I should read Labyrinth Lost or not. I mean the premise is still interesting but why is nobody talking about it??
    And Cursed Child was really bad in my opinion. I knooow loads of people loved it but I wish I wouldn’t have read it.

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    1. I know, right? A little suspicious that NO ONE has anything so say about Labyrinth Lost. The hype was very premature but once it was released, I heard absolutely nothing. A couple bloggers I followed reviewed it but not many. And the reviews were really lackluster so I’m thinking that maybe it’s not worth it? I found it at my library but I’m still thinking about it.
      I’ve heard similar sentiments: that Cursed Child simply didn’t live up to the previous books. Which is a real shame. I really hope that’s not the case for me when I finally manage to read it. But I guess we’ll see!

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  2. I thought I was the only one ! I heard so much about Labyrinth Lost before it got released ! People planning to read it and excited for its release and putting it in lists and halloween recommendations and day of the Dead and yadda yadda, but then it died off my radar ??? And now I have no idea if I even still wanna read it ??? 😂 I don’t even wanna look at my Tbr anymore, SO MUCH UNCERTAINTY like, WHAT if that one book I kicked out was super amazing and I would never even know ? D: *sobs quietly*

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    1. Labyrinth Lost is one of those books that is most popular before it’s release but then disappears from the stratosphere once it actually comes out. I feel like that implies it wasn’t that good? I dunnno, but I’m not entirely sure it’s worth a read. I love the cover and the concept is different but I think that’s all it might have going for it 😕
      Oh I know right, that’s always the danger of cutting books off your TBR!

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  3. Labyrinth Lost was one of those books I picked up because of the hype, but I read it and I really enjoyed it. Still I get what you mean about it completely dropping off the map because since it’s release I’ve literally heard nothing more about it. Strange there are some books like that, but I hope you decide what to do about Unearthly as well. I read it ages ago but can’t remember anything about it and I have no desire to carry on with the series (like you I feel I’ve kind of outgrown it now). 🙂
    Oh I’ll Give You the Sun is incredible Azia, Jandy Nelson is one of my all-time favourite authors and I’m sure you’ll love her book. 😀
    Great post. 🙂 ❤

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    1. Oh really?! Well, that’s encouraging to hear! Might need to give it a chance then, one day…And I’m thinking I might give Unearthly a try. I’ll never know if I’ve outgrown that type of story unless I try to read it, you know?
      And I’m really looking forward to I’ll Give You the Sun! Just gotta get in that contemporary mood now 😀
      Thanks, Beth ❤

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      1. Well if you decide to pick it up I hope you love it Azia, and either way I’d be interested to see what you think. 🙂 Also you’ll have to let me know if you feel you have outgrown Unearthly (if the answer is no I may be convinced to pick the series back up again!)
        That’s all right! 🙂 ❤️

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