Down the TBR Hole #2

Just having a quick glance over my TBR the last time I did this made me realise how many titles I had totally forgot about. So hopefully this will re-jog my memory of some of them.

Down the TBR hole was originally created by Lost in a Story, and here’s how it works (Admittedly, I am kind of cheating with my order of when added):

– 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?



Dark Matter by Blake Crouch – This one has been on my TBR for a good long while now. Ever since I read (and loved) Abandon by Blake Crouch, several bloggers points suggested I give Dark Matter a go. I then saw lots of reviewers loving it, decided I had to go for it and … got side-tracked. A year or so later I have finally decided to give it a go. I am currently listening to the audio book version of this and will hopefully have a review within the next week or two.

Verdict: Keep



The Dark Tower by Stephen King – I am a huge King fan and got excited about this a good long time ago. I tried the audio book, struggled to get into it as it felt as though I had walked into a book that I was already supposed to have some sort of knowledge about and just gave up there and then. I decided to put it on my TBR until such a time I fancied giving it a go as an actual book. After so long I still can’t generate the slightest bit of interest in ever reading this. So the time has come to get rid.

Verdict: Delete


Dark Blood

Dark Blood by A. J. Smith – This is the sequel to ‘Black Guard’, a book which I thoroughly enjoyed. I do, at some point, have every intention of getting around to finishing the series as I can tell that it is destined to be one of the greats as far as finished fantasy series goes.

Verdict: Keep



Lost Boy by Christina Henry – This is one of those that I really like the sound of but kind of feel as though, whilst reading through, it could become very predictable. I think the same author has a whole range of alternate stories as far as much loved characters such as this goes and I am tempted by them all. I am just not sure it fits into the style of things I am currently enjoying right now. So I think it may have to go.

Verdict: Delete



Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – I remember being quit excited at the thought of this. But, since putting this on my TBR, I have lost interest in too many stories that feature a small child as their protagonist. Whether it be a coming of age or (as this one seems by the blurb) a child learning to be an assassin at some sort of death church, I think I’ll pass. I’m enjoying Mark Lawrence’s Grey Sister series and don’t feel the need to add something else that sounds very similar to it.

Verdict: Delete




24 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #2

  1. The movie was pathetic, but I still believe I will read the Dark Tower one day 🙂
    I can’t make myself be so brutal, my TBR is just ever expanding, and already has more books than I’m likely to read in my life, unless I go full-time within the next decade or two 😀

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  2. A cool concept, and quite a useful one! Almost a pity I don’t keep a TBR, I’d sweep through it in no time 😂 Heard lots of good stuff about Dark Matter – will be waiting to read your thoughts on it!

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  3. Noooo, don’t delete Nevernight! 😀 it’s proper good! 😀 hahaha… And the A.J. Smith series- damn, I seriously need to continue on with it as well.. I think I’ve read the first two books and they were so good… so why, oh why, can’t I just finish the darned series? 😀

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    1. I’ll probably go back to Nevernight but it will most likely be on Audible🙈 ha! We are in the same boat. I’m a serial series starter but not a closer! Was so pleased with myself for finishing the Rise of Sigurd … but that was so good I couldn’t leave myself hanging.

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