Down The TBR Hole #22

Top Ten Tuesday(92)

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!

Check out my other editions of “Down The TBR Hole” here

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Current TBR Count: 729

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Book #280
The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron
Date Added: May 4th, 2016

While this one sounds interesting I just don’t think I’ll ever actually read it.

The Judgement: Go

Book #281
False Hearts by Laura Lam
Date Added: May 4th, 2016

Okay so this is part of the blurb ” Two formerly conjoined sisters are ensnared in a murderous plot involving psychoactive drugs, shared dreaming, organized crime, and a sinister cult.

How does that not sound awesome?

The Judgement: Keep

Book #282
The Leaving by Tara Altebrando
Date Added: May 4th, 2016

A YA thriller where some kids go missing for eleven years and then one day just turn up. I enjoy thrillers so I got a copy and am curious to see how it goes.

The Judgement: Keep

Book #283
Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves
Date Added: May 4th, 2016

This has sooooo many negative reviews and I just have zero interest in even trying to read it now.

The Judgement: Go

Book #284
Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth
Date Added: May 9th, 2016

I don’t think I really need to explain getting rid of this thing do I?

The Judgement: Go

Book #285
True Born by L.E. Sterling
Date Added: May 10th, 2016

I have to be honest: I got this for the cover. It also helps that it’s a neat sounding sci-fi/dystopian about a plague.

The Judgement: Keep

Book #286
Nemesis by Anna Banks
Date Added: May 10th, 2016

That cover…those YA tropes…I just don’t think I can do it.

The Judgement: Go

Book #287
Rebel Genius by Michael Dante DiMartino
Date Added: May 11th, 2016

He created Avatar: The Last Airbender, a.k.a. the greatest show ever! So I’d like to read this even if it is MG, just to see.

The Judgement: Keep

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Book #288
American Girls/My Favourite Manson Girl by Alison Umminger
Date Added: May 15th, 2016

I actually didn’t know these were the same books until today? And I don’t know why? But I think it sounds interesting and it has some good reviews.

The Judgement: Keep

Book #289
The Girls by Emma Cline
Date Added: May 15th, 2016

Okay so I’ve seen mixed things on this one and from samples of the writing I’m not sure if I’ll enjoy it or not. I think I’ll stick with reading “American Girls” for now and skip this one. I can always change my mind later.

The Judgement: Go

Book #290
Say Her Name by Juno Dawson
Date Added: May 16th, 2016

This is based off of the “Blood Mary” urban legend and I need all the YA horror with positive reviews that I can get. This one also seems to be really underrated since almost no one mentions it!

The Judgement: Keep

Book #291
The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff
Date Added: May 27th, 2016

A half-demon, half-angel main character has me pretty much sold on this book!

The Judgement: Keep

Book #292
The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace
Date Added: June 1st, 2016

I don’t know why I ever really added this one? Like it sounds okay but not anything impressive, I think I went on a TBR add binge or something.

The Judgement: Go

Book #293
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
Date Added: June 1st, 2016

This is a book about rape culture and I feel like it will be a good, powerful, and important story.

The Judgement: Keep

Book #294
The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey
Date Added: June 2nd, 2016

I only added this because of how popular it is and I already kind of know more than I should about it so I’m just going to let it go.

The Judgement: Go

Book #295
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Date Added: June 3rd, 2016

I’m kind of reluctantly keeping this because everyone said the series gets a lot better and I’d like to at least give it a try. But I’m skeptical.

The Judgement: Keep (for now)

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Book #296
Everland by Wendy Spinale
Date Added: June 7th, 2016

I’ve said this many times before but I’m a sucker for Peter Pan retellings, especially since this one is steampunk as well!

The Judgement: Keep

Book #297
The Lost and The Found by Cat Clarke
Date Added: June 7th, 2016

So I waaaas going to get rid of this one but I heard there’s a really good twist and I LIVE for good twists that I won’t see coming, so I’ll keep it.

The Judgement: Keep

Book #298
Untitled (Andromeda Cycle #1) by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
Date Added: June 9th, 2016

I’m trash for anything Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman write, I want this so desperately!

The Judgement: Keep

Book #299
Zenith by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings
Date Added: June 13th, 2016

Okay so I just really, really don’t think I’m going to like this at all.

The Judgement: Go

Book #300
Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar
Date Added: June 13th, 2016

This is a magical realism/mystery that I thought I’d get rid of but every time I read the synopsis I want to give it a read because it sounds unique.

The Judgement: Keep

Book #301
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Date Added: June 13th, 2016

I just think this one sounds and looks so creepy, it has some more negative reviews but I think I’ll borrow it from the library to give it a try.

The Judgement: Keep

Book #302
Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
Date Added: June 13th, 2016

Ghosts and serial murders, I am intrigued.

The Judgement: Keep

Book #303
LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff
Date Added: June 13th, 2016

Of course I’ll keep any and all of Kristoff’s works, this one is so close to releasing too! So excited!

The Judgement: Keep

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8/24 Books Removed

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!

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8 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole #22

  1. TheQuirkyBookNerd March 30, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    I desperately need to start doing this. My TBR has reached the point of insanity! Haha 😀 I have some of the books you are taking off on my list too, and I know I totally don’t want to keep them on there anymore. Though with Zenith…I know I’m going to hate it…but I kind of want to read it out of morbid curiosity! 😛
    Great post as always! 🙂 ❤

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek April 4, 2018 / 2:38 pm

      Thanks Ari!
      Also that’s exactly why I got rid of Zenith I know I’m going to dislike it but I have kept quite a few books because of that morbid curiousity you mentioned, haha. Like let’s see how much of a trainwreck this is going to be! 🙂


  2. dawnabron March 31, 2018 / 8:09 am

    I wish my TBR was long enough to do this fun tag but I usually only put books on my TBR that I plan on reading. Your judgements are good but I you could reconsider The Forgetting. It was pretty good; the ending was a bit long but otherwise I think it’s under rated. Happy reading!

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek April 4, 2018 / 2:39 pm

      I wish my TBR was a loooooot shorter like that! I will definitely reconsider The Forgetting, perhaps after I cut down on the TBR some more because I was a little reluctant to get rid of it, it did sound interesting! Thanks! 🙂

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  3. Michelle April 4, 2018 / 7:36 am

    You’re totally not missing much by letting go of The Girls – it really was such a let down! I’ve heard such great things about Everland & The Girl With All The Gifts, so I am keeping those on my TBR for now.

    Happy reading Heather xx

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  4. Atiqah @ Bookmarks and Blue Light May 1, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    I just finished Margot & Me by Juno Dawson and decides to trawl wordpress for reviews of other books by her. I was so surprised that she also wrote Say Her Name because these two are such differenr genres!

    Liked by 1 person

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