Down the TBR Hole #3

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I’m slowly starting to not make a dent in my Goodreads TBR list. Legit, I have so damn many books on that list it hurts. On top of that I don’t even have all the books in a lot of the series I have on the list. I think I just like clicking that “want to read” button. Anyway, welcome back to my Down the TBR series, originally created by Lost in a Story (who is currently on an indefinite hiatus). Basically, what ya gotta do is pick any reasonable number of books on your Goodreads to-read shelf and decide whether or not you want to keep it on your list or not.

How it works:

  1. Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  2. Order on ascending date added
  3. Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time
  4. Read the synopses of the books
  5. Decide whether you’re keeping it or deleting it

I’ve decided to go with 15 books this time just to get the ball rolling with this deleting quest. I already know it’s going to take me like 50 of these to get through my list. You gotta do what you gotta do though. And I gotta do this because I am Goodreads trash.

~The Books~

my ex from hell

My Ex From Hell – Tellulah Darling

Ok. Just like I am Goodreads trash, I am mythology trash. Greek myth, Norse myth, Native American myth, I love it all. This book is a Hades-Persephone… not retelling but I’m assuming it’s loosely based off of it. I know this book isn’t going to be great but I plan on going into it with that kind of mood.


the chosen one

The Chosen One – Carol Lynch Williams

THIS. BOOK. I keep forgetting that this book is about what it’s about because of the title, but I think this is a necessary read for me. It deals with a young girl who grows up in a polygamist cult and is groomed to be the child wife of her 60-year-old uncle. I might cry. I know I will be horrified at some point. I’m hoping for a happy ending.


all our yesterdays

All Our Yesterdays – Cristin Terrill

I started reading this book a couple years ago and I couldn’t handle how boring it was. I don’t remember how far I got but it wasn’t that far, and despite it being dystopian I think time travel stories are pretty dope so I want to try it again. If I try it again and it I dnf it again I will delete it.

Keep (for now)


Brazen – Katherine Longshore

Historical fiction was my favorite genre when I was in late elementary school and I want to start reading more of it. This book involves medieval court, “forbidden” but not romance, and rebelling against the norm of the day.


out of the easy

Out of the Easy – Ruta Sepetys

I know I want to read this book, I just haven’t had the chance to buy it for myself.


challenger deep

Challenger Deep – Neal Shusterman

I think books about mental health are really important for expanding understanding and representation. I just think, at this moment in time, this particular one isn’t for me. The story doesn’t appeal to me and the summary makes it sound very confusing.



Tease – Amanda Maciel

The Goodreads summary compared it to 13 Reasons Why, so that already raises some red flags for me. I went through a phase where I felt like I needed to read a lot of contemporary mental health books and I’m kind of over it now. I would 100% read a book in a genre I’m interested in with characters that struggle with mental health.  I just know I’ll never get to this.


falling into place

Falling into Place – Amy Zhang

Another contemporary book that deals with mental health. It is about the suicide of the most popular girl in the high school and the aftermath of that. Once again, I’m not interested. It’s something I thought I should read but I have too many books I want to read to have ones I don’t on the shelf.


simon vs the homo sapiens agenda

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

This book is pretty well known at this point, even without the movie that came out this past year. I might just be giving into the hype, but I’ve heard great things about this book and I think it’ll be a nice read when I’m in the mood to feel like I’m in high school again.


blood red road

Blood Red Road – Moira Young

I added this when I was near the end of my interest in dystopian novels. Now I’m super over it. The plot to this book seems like it’ll be full of dystopian wasteland clichés and I’m not here for it anymore.



Blankets – Craig Thompson

This graphic novel seems so freaking cute and the only reason I haven’t read it is because I want to own it but it’s pretty expensive, same as most graphic novels, and at this moment in my life I don’t think it’s worth it to spend that money on a book. Once I’ve graduated and I’m making more money than I am now I will definitely buy and read this.



Snow-Walker – Catherine Fisher

While this book series seems like it could be interesting, the summary doesn’t grab my attention and there are other books I know I would rather read. I’m also a little unclear on what it’s actually about, the summary is pretty vague.



Sabriel – Garth Nix

This is a quintessential YA fantasy book and I’ve heard such good things about it that I feel like I have to read it. It was first published in the 90s so I know it’s probably going to have fantasy clichés but I’m really curious about what I’ll think about it.


my heart and other black holes

My Heart and Other Black Holes – Jasmine Warga

Another book about suicide. I don’t really know why I thought I would read these, I’ve never been interested in books about suicide and it’s better suited in the hands of someone who is.


exquisite captive

Exquisite Captive – Heather Demetrios

Normally I would delete this. By the sounds of the summary it’ll be problematic and like trashy reality-tv but in the form of a fantasy book. Tbh sometimes I need a book like that.



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