Down the TBR Hole #3

I’ve gotten lazy and decided to reassign my Down the TBR Hole posts with numbers rather than book ranges. It was getting too much to follow LOL.

My TBR is slimming down quite nicely. I’m being a bit more cutthroat this time around since I have a better understanding of the the type of books I like to read nowadays.

As a reminder, 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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STOLEN SONGBIRD | Danielle L. Jensen

I remember wanting to read this one a while ago, but if I haven’t made an effort to begin reading it, then I probably won’t be making an effort in the future. Also, the book has several mixed reviews, and many reviewers have mentioned that the characters and their actions are now considered quite cliché: tropes like angsty teens that need to be apart for reasons, and the YA guy always smelling good and looking good, etc. etc. I might have liked this a while back, but I think the time has passed.

The Judgement: GO


INKHEART | Cornelia Funke

I wanted to read this one when I was in middle school, but I never got around to it. And I remember when it was even adapted into a film. I think it starred Brendan Fraser, but I never watched the movie either. Which I think is a sign that I may not have wanted to read this is badly as I thought I did. By this time, I think I’m okay to let this one slide.

The Judgement: GO


THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER | Michelle Hodkin

Even though it’s been years since it was first released, this one still sounds really interesting. I love a good mystery and I’ve heard some really positive things about this book and series. And there’s even a spinoff series, too, I think: The Unbecoming of Noah Shaw. I don’t know who Noah is, but I want to.

The Judgement: KEEP


DIE FOR ME | Amy Plum

Even though I really like the cover, this is another book whose time has passed for me. There was a point when I wanted to read this, I think when Warm Bodies and zombies were all the rage. But the rage has died way down and so has my interest. Also, the blurb places way too much focus on the romantic aspect of the plot, and that’s not really my thing any longer.

The Judgement: GO


PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER | Stephen Chbosky

No argument. I still want to read this one. I love the film and I want to read the source material someday.

The Judgement: KEEP

TOTALS

KEEP – 2

GO – 3

I think I kept some good ones! And it’s only good to let go of things you’ll only hold on to for years and years…

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time ❤

11 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #3

  1. I read Stolen Songbird ages ago. I remember enjoying it but it wasn’t an amazing book that stuck in my mind, I mean I never picked up the sequels so that should tell you something. I’m glad you decided to keep The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer though, that one I really enjoyed so I hope you do too. I haven’t got around to the sequel series but I’ve heard good things about it, I’ll have to start it one day but when one day comes is anyone’s guess.
    Great post, I hope you manage to get around to the books you decided to keep soon, and I hope you really enjoy them as well. 🙂 ❤️

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    1. It seems a good number of people had read Stolen Songbird a couple years ago, but then never continued on with the series, which I agree, is very telling haha. I feel alright moving it off my TBR. And I’m actually really excited to begin the Mara Dryer series sometime this year 🙂 Maybe during the summer. I’ve heard so many good things.
      Thanks so much, Beth! ❤

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  2. I’m really happy to see that you decided to keep The Perks of Being a Wallflower, as it is one of my favourite books. 😀 Great post!

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