Bookish Memes/Weekly Posts · Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole // #5

Hi friends!

Not so fun fact, I started doing these in June and since I’m so great and consistent with them, I’m only on my 5th. In 6 some months, I’ve only done 5…wow. Even at once a month, I’m behind.

Someone remind me to do these at least twice a week. I really need to stop slacking.

And rambling. I need to stop that too.

Let’s get into the post.


For those of you not familiar, this meme was created by Lost in a Story (also the creator of the stunning graphic!) and it was designed to help you go through and clean out your Goodreads “to read” shelf. I know I add books on there and completely forget about them or only add books because of the hype, but had no desire to actually read them.

How it works:

  • 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!

Current “To Read” shelf stats: 827 books (yup, that went up since last time, but that’s not a shock)

This week’s books: 22-30

*The numbering is now a bit weird because I actually removed books last time 😅

Books 22-24:

A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell

As Old as Time by Liz Braswell

Okay, I’m lumping these three together because they’re all part of the same series. This is the Twisted Tale series that are Disney retellings. I really don’t know much about these, but I do want to check out at least one of the books before making a decision if axe them or not.


Book 25:

Windwitch by Susan Denard

So, I have read the first book in this series and it was okay. I liked the magic system but that was really it. That being said, I read this one at a weird time so I’m not sure if it’s just that the series isn’t for me or what. I want to give Truthwitch one more chance and decide afterwards if I want to continue on or not.


Book 26:

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

So you’re about to see a theme that for some reason all these sequels ended up on the list. I haven’t read any Throne of Glass so I don’t know how I like it. I WILL be reading this series comes 2019 (mostly because I feel like I’m missing out and this fomo is the worst). Like the other books on here that are part of series, I’m going to be keeping this one until I read the first book in the series.

VERDICT: KEEP (for now)

Book 27:

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Is *see above* a good answer? Seriously though, I’ve never read a single Cassandra Clare book and while I would love to know what all the hype with Queen of Air and Darkness is, I should probably start at the beginning, huh? I will be reading this series in 2019 (if not starting it later this month), but for now I’m keeping this one.


Book 28:

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Okay, of all the series on this list, this is one I think I’m the most excited for. I’ve seen so much love for this series and it’s another one I really want to get to. I think I do want to read the Grisha trilogy first though, just so I’m familiar with the characters and the world (I know you don’t need to, but I want to).


Book 29:

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

Okay, so this is the only one I may eventually end up removing from my TBR list. I saw a few people talk about this series when I first discovered BookTube like 2 years ago and it sounded pretty interesting. But the longer time goes on, the more this one just doesn’t grab my attention. If you’ve read this one, do you think it’s worth adding to my TBR?


Book 30:

The Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard

So, this is a prequel to Red Queen, which I do actually want to read. I know a lot of people don’t like this series for its over reliance on overused tropes, but I’ve seen some praise from other readers I trust. I think because I don’t read that many dystopian books I may like this one, but we’ll see.



And those are the next 9 books on my “To Read” shelf.

Have you read any of these books?

Should I prioritize any of these?

Should I keep (or get rid of) any of these?

Let me know below!

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