Down the TBR Hole

Hiya guys. So, I know this might be a universal thing, but…my TBR list is really getting overwhelming. Therefore, I decided to participate in this weekly book meme to try and clear it out!

Down the TBR Hole is a meme hosted by Lia from Lost in a Story, but for some reason the link to her blog won’t work. Schwoopsie.

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The Rules for Down the TBR Hole

  • 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?

Skellig

Skellig by David Almond

Unhappy about his baby sister’s illness and the chaos of moving into a dilapidated old house, Michael retreats to the garage and finds a mysterious stranger who is something like a bird and something like an angel…

I honestly do not remember why I was interested in this book. Removed.

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg

It’s first the story of two women in the 1980s, of gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode telling her life story to Evelyn, who is in the sad slump of middle age. The tale she tells is also of two women—of the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth, who back in the thirties ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama, a Southern kind of Cafe Wobegon offering good barbecue and good coffee and all kinds of love and laughter, even an occasional murder.
I watched the movie with my mother when I was a teenager and it had us laughing, crying, and hugging. Now as an adult, I want to see it through mature eyes. Keep.
Glass Sword
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.

I read Red Queen and liked it a lot, so I think I’m going to read further into the series. Keep.
Shadowglass
The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco
Tea is a bone witch with the dark magic needed to raise the dead. She has used this magic to breathe life into those she has loved and lost…and those who would join her army against the deceitful royals. But Tea’s quest to conjure a shadowglass—to achieve immortality for the one person she loves most in the world—threatens to consume her heart.

Tea’s black heartsglass only grows darker with each new betrayal. And when she is left with new blood on her hands, Tea must answer to a power greater than the elder asha or even her conscience…

I did not enjoy The Heart Forger, which is the previous book in the series…but at the same time, this is the last book of the series so should I just finish it for the sake of finishing it? Hmm. Nah, I put that philosophy behind me once I graduated college. Removed.
Where Nina Lies
Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten
Nina was beautiful, wild & adored by her younger sister, Ellie. But, one day, Nina disappeared. 2 years later, everyone has given up hope that Nina will return, but Ellie knows her sister is out there. If only Ellie had a clue where to look.Then she gets one, in the form of a mysterious drawing. Determined to find Nina, Ellie takes off on a crazy, sexy, cross-country road trip with the only person who believes she’s got a chance – her hot, adventurous new crush. Along the way, Ellie finds a few things she wasn’t planning on. Like love. Lies. And the most shocking thing of all: the truth.
Honestly, don’t know what attracted me to this book. It looks kind of dumb. Removed.
So that’s it for my first Down the TBR Hole! What did you think about my picks and choices to keep or remove? Have you read any of these books? Leave a comment if you’d like!

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