Down The TBR Hole #4

My TBR list is nowhere near as big as most folk I have seen, but it is guilty of the same thing everyone else is: harboring books I have totally forgotten about. So this is more an effort for me to remind myself what I want to read and ask myself why I added certain things to begin with.

Down the TBR hole was originally created by Lost in a Story, and here’s 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?



The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin: This one has been on my TBR for a little while now and, looking back over the blurb, I still feel curious about it. Curious enough to want to give it a go some day in the future. This is made all the more easy a decision what with the fact that it is now a complete trilogy. So, when I do get around to it, no lengthy wait times for the next in the series.

Verdict: Keep



A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne: This book was one I saw some seriously impressive reviews for when it was first released. It is, however, an incredibly hefty time (over 600 pages long). I want to keep it on my TBR but I don’t want to read it until another book or two has been written. Don’t like the idea of getting so stuck into such a lengthy piece only for a couple of year wait. By that time my simple-minded self would have lost some of the shine from the plot. So I’ll play the long game with this one.

Verdict: Keep



They Mostly Come Out At Night by Benedict Patrick: Looking back at the blurb I can’t quite tell what made me put the three books in this series on my TBR. Maybe I saw a good review on a blog? Maybe I just fancied different things back when this was added. Whatever the reason, I can’t bring myself to get excited over this title. So this, and the two that follow it, are being kicked off my TBR.

Verdict: Delete



The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone: This is one of those books that just looks like it would be too much fun to get rid of. The cover reminds me of a Michael Crichton novel (looks slightly similar to Prey) and the overall plotline of it just sounds pretty awesome. Going to have to keep it.

Verdict: Keep



A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab: This is, perhaps, the one book from any of my TBR posts that I am most excited to dive into. I forgot this was one there. Heck, I forgot it existed. After I have read the next few books I owe Netgalley a review for, I think this will be the one I pounce on. What’s not to like about various different London’s that someone can magically jump between? Sounds … erm … magical!

Verdict: Keep

27 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole #4

  1. The only one I have read is The Fifth Season. I had some personal issues with it at the time, but I do want to give it another try later. I’ve since read other work by Jemisin and I don’t think I gave it a fair shake.

    I also want to check out Kevin Hearne but I think I’ll start with his Hounded series. I don’t think it’s as long as Sleeping Giants (at least I hope not!).

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  2. A Plague of Giants is great, I and others loved it but I remember a few others had issues with it also. Seems ages ago that I read it and I’ve still not heard anything about a sequel.

    The Hatching is super fun. One of those books that doesn’t need your brain, just switch it all off and enjoy the ride.

    I’ve not read the Patrick books but if I remember correctly Liz absolutely loved them.

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  3. I’m iffy on Kevin Hearne. I made it to book six in the Iron Druid series, but started losing interest during book five and never finished book six (and it’s unusual for me to quit in the middle of a book). I know a few people who’ve read the entire series, and were very disappointed with the rest of it. So I’m not sure if I want to try another of his books.

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      1. I liked the first one, really liked the next two, and then it started going downhill for me. The first three I would recommend. The audiobook narrator is Luke Daniels, and he’s brilliant, so that’s a definite plus.

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  4. I was curious about ‘The Fifth Season’ as well! But then I tried a sample and didn’t like it.. It was written in the 2nd person pov and I did not get into it at all. Not sure if it changes, but that wasn’t a good start^^

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  5. ah, man- They Mostly Come Out at Night is good.. and the following books, too 😀 haha… but I get it, sometimes you do wonder whether it would be your cup of tea… and who knows, maybe you’ll add them right back to your TBR when you see another review 😀

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