Down The TBR Hole #9

Top Ten Tuesday(92)

Here’s another round of Down The TBR Hole in which I am still terrible at actually getting rid of books. But on the other hand you get to have a look at books on my TBR….and also my shame.

If you missed my other posts of Down the TBR Hole here they are:

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: 776

Book #81

o.4 by Mike A. Lancaster

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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While this seems like an interesting sci-fi that is also pretty short, I just don’t even remember why I ever added it. Thus I don’t think I’ll ever read it so I’ll get rid of it.

The Judgement: Go

Book #82

Plain Kate by Erin Bow

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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This is one I may or may not end up adding back onto my TBR eventually because it’s a dark sort of fairy tale-esque story about a girl living in a village who is burning people for witchcraft, there’s also a talking cat (which is my jam). But I just forget about this book all the time so for now I’m just going to get rid of it.

The Judgement: Go

Book #83

The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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A steampunk mystery seems to be what this book is all about and I sort of forget about it all the time. It’s just gonna have to go.

The Judgement: Go

Book #84

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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I really wasn’t the biggest fan of “Crimson Beauty” I think Hodge’s writing style and I just clash a bit. However, I wanted to give her one last try before giving up and I bought a cheap copy of this one. It sounds interesting as there is Greek mythology mixed in with this Beauty and the Beast retelling.

The Judgement: Keep

Book #85

Half Bad by Sally Green

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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There seem to be quite a few mixed reviews on this book: some people loved it and others hated it. I was curious and got a copy from Book Outlet since how can a book about the son of the world’s most evil witch be that bad?

The Judgement: Keep

Book #86

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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I am reluctantly keeping this, I read “Throne of Glass” and really wasn’t that impressed so I’m really leery of reading this now. However, my dumb self bought a copy already so now I kind of have to read it. Hopefully it isn’t that bad.

The Judgement: Keep

Book #87

Avalon by Mindee Arnett

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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I already own a copy of this on my Kindle and it’s kind of meeeeh to me now but on the other hand I will pretty much want to add anything that is even slightly compared to “Firefly”.

The Judgement: Keep

Book #88

Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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I’m always a sucker for shape shifter stories especially if they’re historical fiction. Although I have to say if I didn’t already own a copy I probably wouldn’t keep this one around.

The Judgement: Keep

Book #89

Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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I don’t know why but I am seriously a sucker for Renaissance era books, it’s probably one of the time periods I don’t mind reading about in historical fiction. So OF COURSE one about the developing connection between a young girl and THE Leonardo Da Vinci is something I am game for!

P.S. I am still INCREDIBLY salty about them picking this cover over the original…

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The Judgement: Keep

Book #90

Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith

Date Added: July 22nd, 2015

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I’ve had this book not only on my TBR for ages but also on my shelves. It’s neglected. It has a seriously gorgeous cover and it’s about dream espionage kind of similar to “Inception” (which I love).

The Judgement: Keep

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Have you read any of these? What did you think?

Do you think I should have kept any of these books?

Do you agree with any of my keeps or discards?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

15 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole #9

  1. bibliofiles13 December 15, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    I have not read any of these, but I really would like to wow! These are great choices, I think I’ll have to add them to my TBR List. 🎊

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      • bibliofiles13 December 31, 2017 / 4:42 am

        Thanks, I hope so as well. I have Christmas money so I’ll see what I really want to get before getting anything just yet.


  2. Geronimo Reads December 15, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    You have a lot on your TBR that I have! Cruel Beauty was a meh read for me as was ACOTAR. Hopefully you enjoy them more than I did!

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek December 30, 2017 / 7:59 pm

      Great minds must think alike, haha!
      Yeah, I didn’t enjoy Crimson Bound all that much so I don’t really have high hopes for Cruel Beauty and the same goes for ACOTAR but thank you I hope I will enjoy them regardless! 🙂

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    • Emma's Library December 16, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      I don’t know if I’m in the minority here or not, but I prefer ACOTAR to TOG. Whether because it starts off aa

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  3. Emma's Library December 16, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    as a Beauty and the Beast retelling, I’m not sure, but I could get through it quicker.

    Also, I’m sorry for how this comment has been split – my ipod was being stupif a

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek December 30, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      No worries!

      Glad you enjoyed ACOTAR more than TOG it gives me a little more hope as I didn’t love TOG all that much. Hopefully I will have better luck! 🙂

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  4. MetalPhantasmReads December 16, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    I DNF’d Cruel Beauty; the writing was really weird and couldn’t stand the MC. I also hope to get to Dreamstrider eventually. Great list 🙂

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek December 30, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      Sorry to hear that about Cruel Beauty, I’m not sure how much I’ll enjoy it as I felt the same way you did with her other book Crimson Bound. I don’t see Dreamstrider mentioned at all really, hopefully you get your hands on a copy, the cover is gorgeous! 🙂

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