Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by Lia @ Lost in a Story.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

IT WORKS LIKE THIS:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

A Duty to the Dead (Bess Crawford, #1)

I think this was back when I thought Charles Todd was a good author. Now? Nah.

Verdict: GO!


Carved in Bone (Body Farm, #1)

I’d rather read about actual body farms and the things they’re finding.

Verdict: GO!


The Magician

Doesn’t sound that interesting tbh.

Verdict: GO!


Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

I love Eric Ives. He did an amazing biography of Anne Boleyn so I know that I’ll be checking this book out at some point.

Verdict: Keep


The Children Act

This sounds like McEwan before he got really weird with his last couple of books.

Verdict: Keep


A Dangerous Method: The Story of Jung, Freud & Sabina Spielrein

I’ve tried to read this multiple times and I just don’t think that it’s going to happen.

Verdict: GO!


What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles, #1)

This still sounds absolutely amazing tbh.

Verdict: Keep


A Burnable Book (John Gower, #1)

Historical fiction written by a historian???? Sign me tf up.

Verdict: Keep


Consumption

I don’t know? It doesn’t look like I can get it anywhere but I’m still mildly interested in it.

Verdict: GO! (to my maybe shelf)


Fateful

Okay so some kind of paranormal romance set on the Titanic? Nah, man.

Verdict: GO!


Last TBR: 1580

Books kept: 4

Books removed: 6

Current TBR: 1560

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Let’s just keep it going down!


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Have you read any of these?
Should I have kept any I removed or vice versa?

June TBR

Caidyn's TBR

Here is June! I cannot believe that we’re halfway through this year. Like, damn. Where the hell did this year go? Someone give me answers.

In the meantime, here’s my ever ambitious TBR!


ARCs

I had more ARCs for this month, but I narrowed them down by doing some reading sprints. Technically, only two of these need to be read by next month.

Wilder Girls

I’ve had my eye on this story for a while so I’m really happy that Netgalley granted me this book! I’m planning on getting to it pretty soon since I’m excited to see what happens in it!

The Escape Room

I actually started this one, so I know it’s a solid read! It has such an interesting premise — four people stuck in an escape room, but the clues are about Sara Hall, a young woman who worked at the firm and is now called “now gone but not forgotten”. It’s also told in two perspectives, inside the elevator escape room and from Sara’s which seems to be in the past. Let’s just say, I’m super excited to see how it turns out!

The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War, #2)

For once in my life, Netgalley and Edelweiss approved me for this thing. Even more exciting than that, I’m reading this with the ever wonderful Sam @ Tinted Prose. Super hyped for this book and the buddy read.

Historical Women

I’m still making headway on this challenge! I’m planning on reading two books this month that fit into my challenge.

Mary Queen of Scots

Ever since I went and saw Mary Queen of Scots, I’ve wanted to read about this woman. I’m doing a buddy read with Jaynie and I’m very happy that I’m finally getting this book off of my TBR.

Princesses: The Six Daughters of George III

I don’t know a whole lot about George III, but I think that I’ll enjoy learning about his daughters as a bridge into knowing more about him. For me, he’s the king involved in the American Revolution. Which I have zero interest in learning about. But, his kids? Fascinating.

Others

And, onto all the others that I’m going to read. I’m hoping to have a few queer ones included in this since, you know, it is Pride.

George

Believe it or not, I’ve never read this. I own it but I’ve never had the courage to read it. I love the idea of trans books (since, you know, I am trans) but it’s hard to find ones that I actually like. So, I’m very interested to see how a middle-grade novel handles the topic!

The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1)

Since I’ll be reading the sequel with Sam, we’re also going to reread the first one! It was a favorite of mine from last year, so I’m really excited to catch new details and relive the story.

Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #2)

I read the first book, Red Sister, in April so I really want to read the rest of this series. I own all of them so, I mean, I need to get on this. Especially since his next series is set in this same world!

If We Were Villains

Alright, y’all. Y’all have hyped this fucker enough that I’m going to read it. That is, if my hold comes in before June is over.

Radio Silence

I’m halfway through this right now and I’m 100% sure that I’ll be on the Alice Oseman train from here on out. So, obviously, my goal is to finish this during the month!

The Big Four

This book is a reread for me, but I don’t remember it so I want to re-experience it during my Poirot reread!

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

I grew up on this movie and I read this a few years ago. I’ve been in the mood to reread it for months and it’s queer so, basically, this is the perfect book to pick up during the month!

The Night Circus

Another reread for me, tbh. I’m just in the mood for it. Probably because I preordered the exclusive Waterstone edition of her new book.

Chameleon Moon (Chameleon Moon, #1)

I read this book four years ago and I really want to read the second book. But I don’t remember much from this book besides that it’s on my all time favorites shelf. Time for a reread before I go onto the second book.

Contagion (Contagion, #1)

I’m currently reading this as well and it’s just so good! I’m excited to read the rest of it. And, if I keep liking it, the sequel since it comes out in July.

Miracle Creek

This was a Book of the Month choice a bit ago and I got a wild feeling last month to pick it up one day. I wasn’t wrong and it’s really good!

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)

Another one y’all made me pick up. (Helps that the final book is coming out later this year, too!) Fingers crossed that I like it!

Release

Chantel recommended this one to me when I asked for some queer books to read this month. I know she loves Ness but I’ve heard such mixed reviews of this one that I’m interested to see what I think of it!


Talk to me!
Have you read any of these? What did you think?
What LGBTQ+ books are you going to read for Pride?

Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by Lia @ Lost in a Story.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

IT WORKS LIKE THIS:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Because She Loves Me

I’ve been wanting to read this forever, but I’ve never gotten around to it. Reading the description still has me very interested in it!

Verdict: Keep


The Dying Game: A Curious History of Death

I’ve already read Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach and I had a practicum in hospice. So I don’t really know how much more I can learn about the history of death and the things that happen to bodies.

Verdict: GO!


Trainspotting

You know what? I’ve just not interested in this book.

Verdict: GO!


A Journal of the Plague Year

This is one of those books I want to read because it’s a first-hand account of plague. Yet, I also know that it’s going to be super boring and detailed and my eyes might start bleeding while I read.

Verdict: GO!


The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice

Eh. I dunno. It doesn’t sound that interesting to me.

Verdict: GO!


Mystic River

I’ve wanted to read this book forever, but I know that it’s very hard to read and will probably scar me emotionally. So, I’ve been saving it for the right time. That time just hasn’t come yet.

Verdict: Keep


Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood, #1)

While I really like the cover, I don’t think I’d like the book.

Verdict: GO!


Third Girl

It’s Poirot, so I’m going to read it.

Verdict: Keep


The Palace Job (Rogues of the Republic, #1)

A heist book? You know I’m going to read it. I just need to find a copy.

Verdict: Keep


Parade's End

I think I wanted to read this because of the miniseries. Years later, I’ve never watched the miniseries or read this book.

Verdict: GO!


Last TBR: 1593

Books kept: 4

Books removed: 6

Current TBR: 1580

The count continues to go down! I’m doing my best to read books off my TBR, so I think that really helps. Or when someone likes my “review” for a book and I don’t recognize the title, I go to see what the book is. Usually I remove it from my TBR!


Talk to me!
Have you read any of these?
Did I make the wrong choice with any?

Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by Lia @ Lost in a Story.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

IT WORKS LIKE THIS:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by Lia @ Lost in a Story.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

IT WORKS LIKE THIS:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Also, I’m doing another impromptu life update at the end of this post. Yes, it’s related to my sister.

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Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by Lia @ Lost in a Story.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

IT WORKS LIKE THIS:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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April TBR… aka my #Unsolvedathon TBR!

Caidyn's TBR

Alright, everyone. April. Probably my favorite month of the year because it’s my birthday. I’ll be turning 23 in two days!! Very exciting times, tbh.

I also decided — very last minute — to do a readathon and this is my TBR for it! Very exciting stuff here.

But, anyways, I’m sure you’re curious about what I’ll be reading.

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Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by Lia @ Lost in a Story.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

IT WORKS LIKE THIS:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Continue reading

Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by Lia @ Lost in a Story.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

IT WORKS LIKE THIS:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Continue reading