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

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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.

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  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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