Down The TBR Hole #1

Top Ten Tuesday(92)

I’ve actually seen this going around for quite a while and decided to finally give it a try since my TBR could really use some cleaning up! I recently saw Destiny @ Howling Libraries do this as well so I’m going off of her post for the rules and such! Be sure to head over and check out her post and blog too guys she’s an amazing blogger!

I’m planning on doing one of these every week until I’m through my TBR so be on the look out for more posts! Hopefully I’ll be getting rid of some more here in the other posts.

This was “created” by Lost in a Story!

The Rules:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

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Current TBR Count (794)

Book #1

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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I’ve had this book on my TBR for a while and I’m a big lover of fantasy, the only problem is it takes me a while to finish long high fantasy books which is why this one is still on my TBR. However, I am hoping to eventually get to it because I lot of people like this one!

The Judgement: Keep

Book #2

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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This one is a little more debatable since I love Neil Gaiman’s books but I’m not 100% sure I’ll love this one. Either way I’m willing to find out eventually because Neil Gaiman is magic!

The Judgement: Keep

Book #3

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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This one is probably one that I’d get rid of since it’s really slow but I do own a copy so I kind of want to read it eventually.

The Judgement: Keep (Meh)

Book #4

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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So I really, really loved Abercrombie’s other book “Half a King” and so of course I wanted to check out his other books and out of those other books this one sounds the most interesting.

The Judgement: Keep

Book #5

The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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Another book I purchased a while ago, it’s about assassins and that’s kind of all I need to know! I read a sample before I bought it and it was pretty good!

The Judgement: Keep

Book #6

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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Let’s be honest the only reason I ever added this one is because I freaking loved the HBO show True Blood and I wanted to read the books once I found out it was based on books! I probably would get rid of this one but I already bought a copy and I do hope to eventually read it.

The Judgement: Keep

Book #7

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

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So this one sounded interesting when I added it and it still kind of does but it’s nothing screaming my name and the reviews are all kind of meh. So this one can go!

The Judgement: Go

Book #8

Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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Bought a copy a while ago (see a trend here?) and while I’d normally get rid of it I do own it so I’d like to at least try reading it.

The Judgement: Keep

Book #9

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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Keeping! Definitely keeping!  Sounds amazing and there’s plenty of great reviews for it as well!

The Judgement: Keep

Book #10

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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I know what you may be thinking! I haven’t read “The Great Gatsby” yet?! Nope, we (for some dumb reason) never read it for class when I was in high school which was unfortunate since it was a classic I WANTED to read. So here I am with a copy that I hope to eventually read so I may seem more worldly.

The Judgement: Keep

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So I know what you all may be thinking! I only got rid of ONE? ONE out of the ten books I featured? I know but I PROMISE you in future installments of this I will be getting rid of more than just one! It’s just that a lot of these are books I already own and therefore would like to read so I won’t have wasted my money on them!

Feel free to go ahead and do a “Down the TBR Hole” yourself as well!

The Sassy

54 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole #1

  1. Stephanie October 13, 2017 / 11:05 am

    I would have been VERY UPSET if you’d gotten rid of either The Name of the Wind or Neverwhere. But you didn’t, so it’s okay. (Also, I just reread Gatsby in the audiobook form – read by Jake Gyllenhaal – and it was amazing. Highly recommend if you want to cross that one off your list.) Great post! I might have to start this.

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek October 23, 2017 / 12:46 pm

      I’m glad I didn’t upset you! I wouldn’t have been able to get rid of those two even if I don’t think I’ll read them soon because I truly want to read them at some point.
      Also is it strange that I really want to listen to the audiobook for Gatsby now just because it’s Jake Gyllenhaal? I feel like he’d have a nice voice to listen to. I may have to do that now…..
      Thanks Stephanie, this is a fun post to do plus it helps clean up the TBR! 🙂

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      • Stephanie October 23, 2017 / 10:38 pm

        Definitely not strange. I think that’s the main reason I listened to the audiobook in the first place. It was so nice and calming. Hope you enjoy!

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  2. wonderfilledreads October 13, 2017 / 11:23 am

    I can attest to the awesomeness of the Way of Shadows trilogy. Brent Weeks is such a great author!

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek October 23, 2017 / 12:47 pm

      Glad you loved that series! Like I mentioned in the post I read a sample and it sounded badass so I bought a copy, but now I just need to find the time to read it! Eventually though! 🙂

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      • wonderfilledreads October 25, 2017 / 6:09 am

        Yeah, it’s a pretty dense trilogy due to Week’s writing style. But it’s soooo good! I can’t wait for you to read it!

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  3. Michael October 13, 2017 / 11:56 am

    Neverwhere is good and certainly worth reading with tempered expectations. I don’t think it’s his best novel, but it’s a lot of fun.

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  4. whatcathyreadnext October 13, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    Getting rid of one is better than none…a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step and all that! I love looking at these posts and seeing how people reach their decisions. Why is it so difficult for us to get rid of books from our wishlist?

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek October 23, 2017 / 1:06 pm

      Thank you, that makes me feel a lot better about it haha! I think these posts are a lot of fun for that same reason as well! It’s hard for me to get rid of books and I don’t really know why but I think it’s harder if I own a copy because then I feel like I “wasted my money”.

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      • whatcathyreadnext October 23, 2017 / 1:11 pm

        I find it hard to remove them from my To-Read shelf when I don’t own a copy, which is mad when you think about it! I know of some people who’ve just deleted their whole shelf but that brings me out in a cold sweat just thinking about it 😱


  5. Zezee October 13, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    I read Way of Shadows earlier this year n it was awesome! So yes, definitely keep it.

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek October 23, 2017 / 1:25 pm

      It is a fun post to do and it does help! I found there are actually quite a few I’d like to delete off of my TBR and it helps me feel a little more in control of my out of control TBR, haha! 🙂

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  6. Whimsically Meghan October 13, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    I haven’t read the Great Gatsby either. I never had to read it in school & I just haven’t gotten around to reading it. If I owned it I probably would read it, but I currently don’t. (I literally just checked to make sure I didn’t 😛 )
    I also just started watching True Blood, (6 epiosdes in) & I know I’m going to love it, but it hasn’t hit me yet. I have no desire to read the books as I’m sure it’ll be in Sookie’s pov and I’m having a hard time liking her character!

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek October 23, 2017 / 1:37 pm

      Well I’m glad it isn’t just me who hasn’t read The Great Gatsby! I want to get to it eventually here so I decided to keep it… I own it and I don’t want to waste my money, haha!

      I hope you love True Blood it took my a little bit to really become obsessed with it but it’s a fantastic TV show! I think Sookie was my least favorite character so I guess you could say I probably don’t want to read the books either but I have a copy so what can I do? 🙂

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      • Whimsically Meghan October 23, 2017 / 3:36 pm

        That seems like a good idea! If I owned it I think I’d read it, since I don’t I have no idea if I ever will!
        I was obsessed from the second or third episode! Gosh this show is everything! I don’t want it to end! Haha, oh that’s too bad! Hopefully the books are better than you expected 🙂

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  7. Jess (beaucoupbooks) October 14, 2017 / 7:29 am

    I’ve heard so many good things about The Lies of Locke Lamora, but I just don’t think I would ever get round to reading it? Also Gatsby imo is a surprisingly quick and fun read 🙂

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek October 23, 2017 / 2:47 pm

      That’s how I feel about! I want to read it but what I did read from it was pretty slow so I don’t know how reading it is going to go for me!
      That’s also good to hear about Gatsby because I am slightly intimidated by it since I don’t usually read classics! 🙂

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  8. MetalPhantasmReads October 14, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    My husband loves that Night Angel trilogy (he rarely re-reads anything, he’s read it twice). I liked The Thief but the sequel is 10 times better. I think I might join this TBR thing too; I haven’t been great at cleaning out my TBR

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek October 23, 2017 / 2:51 pm

      That’s great to hear about the Night Angel trilogy, I really haven’t heard anything bad about it so that makes me excited to get to it! It just sounds so badass!
      I’ve also heard the Thief series gets a lot better so that’s why I’m hoping to get into it eventually!
      Hope you give it a try, it’s fun and also helps you clean out your TBR! 🙂

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  9. amortalreader1 October 14, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    This is such a good idea especially for goodreads TBR’s which I feel get so big so quickly. I’ve made a list of the books I own which I haven’t read yet and I’ve been trying to mark some of them off. It’s so hard when new releases which look amazing come out but your trying to force yourself to read other ones. Ah the never ending cycle!

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek October 23, 2017 / 2:55 pm

      Definitely, I have found there are quite a few books on my Goodreads TBR that I am not interested in reading at all anymore. I think the hardest part is books I already own, like you, I’m trying to get through them but honestly I’ve had some of them for so long I’m thinking of getting rid of them. Plus there’s new releases like you mentioned which makes it so much harder! It really is a never ending cycle! 🙂

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      • amortalreader1 October 26, 2017 / 5:05 pm

        I have to admit I have got rid of a few books which I own which I no longer have any interest in reading but they were linked to university last year and like classics. I know I won’t pick them up so I gave them my sister, they didn’t go far… Did I technically even get rid of them? haha!

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      • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek October 30, 2017 / 1:40 pm

        Still counts! That’s what I do with old movies is give them to my brother because then it’s like you still have them but only if you want them, haha! 🙂

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  10. Ann October 14, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    Dead Until Dark is so good! I actually read the books before I watched the show forever ago and I love them both. I will say that the first like two books are pretty close to what all happens in the first two seasons. After that, the books and the show sort of go in different directions. And you’ll probably want to rewatch the show after you read them! Hope you enjoy it when you read it! 🙂

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek October 23, 2017 / 2:57 pm

      I’m okay with the books and show going different ways, makes reading and watching both a bit more worth while since you don’t know what will happen! You’re right I probably will want to re watch the show after reading, haha! Thank you! 🙂

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  11. Anna @MyBookishDream October 16, 2017 / 11:59 am

    The Name of the Wind has been on my TBR for ages as well. It’s going to stay there for a while, because I really want to read it but I’m waiting for the third book to be released. I have no wish to get into the series and then wait ages for the final book to come out!
    I really enjoyed The Way of Shadows, actually the whole trilogy was really good! I hope you enjoy it as well, whenever you get around to reading it! 😀

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek October 23, 2017 / 2:59 pm

      That’s probably a smart idea waiting for the trilogy to get finished, but if Patrick Rothfuss is anything like George R.R. Martin we may be waiting a long time!
      Pretty much everyone on this post has said the same thing about The Way of Shadows so that’s great to hear more praise! Makes me a lot more excited that I kept it! Thanks Anna! 🙂

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  12. Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 20, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    Oh my goodness, amazing post haha! Okay, first of all, THANK YOU for also being terrible at removing books from your TBR. 😂😂 Second, I’m so glad you kept some of these, like Name of the Wind, and The Thief, because those are super high on my TBR! Third, I’ve only seen the first few seasons of True Blood and read the first book and a half of the series, but I really want to restart it. I remember loving the first book and flying through it. Be forewarned, though, the show is tooootally different!

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek October 23, 2017 / 3:02 pm

      Thank you Destiny! I am sorry for tagging you so late but for some reason I didn’t add your link when I posted this and I thought I had!

      When I read through your Down the TBR Hole #1 I saw all the books and pretty much all of them had me going “SHE BETTER NOT BE TAKING THOSE OFF!” and I saw you didn’t remove any so I was relived, haha!

      I would have a super hard time getting rid of The Name of the Wind or The Thief because I want to read them badly but yet I put them off forever! I’m also perfectly fine with the books being different than the True Blood show, just makes it the same universe with a different experience and a lot less spoilers haha! 🙂

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      • Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 28, 2017 / 1:54 pm

        Oh you’re good, no worries at all! ❤

        Bahaha I love the idea of you sitting there being like, KEEP IT DAMMIT! KEEP IT! I just did this weekend's post and I removed half of them. Are you as shocked as I am? 😂😂 Hopefully none of the ones I removed are favorites of yours, lol!

        Yes, for sure! My mom has read the whole series and she told me the show completely deviates from the series once it hits book 3 or so.

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      • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek October 30, 2017 / 1:51 pm

        I am honestly so behind on reading posts, I’m terrible but definitely going over to read your latest Down the TBR Hole now!


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