Down the TBR hole | 1

I’ve seen quite a lot of people doing the down the TBR hole meme/tag recently and honestly it seems like such a great way to downsize my huge to-read list on Goodreads that I decided to give it a go myself!

Credit for down the TBR hole goes to Lost In A Story.

So, how does it work? Simply go on to your Goodreads account, sort your to-read books in ascending order from the date added, take X amount of books from your list, read the synopsis and decide if you’re going to keep the book, or remove it from your TBR. I’ve decided to do mine in groups of 15 to start with, this may change to more or less depending on the time I have free to post!


Ruthless (Seraphim #2)


I added this back in 2015, around the time I got my first kindle and read anything I could get my hands on. I won’t be keeping this one on my list though, because I absolutely can not remember what the first book was about!

Verdict? Remove.

Salvaged Soul (The Ignighted Series #3)

I’m pretty sure I attempted to read this book at some point a few years ago, but I gave up before the half way mark and stuck it back in my TBR. I’ve read the synopsis and don’t remember the first two books all that well, and I have no desire to reread them either!

Verdict? Remove.

Gideon’s Promise (Son’s of Judgement #2)

I read the first book and if I remember correctly I really enjoyed it. I’m not sure if I’ll pick this one up any time soon but I know I own it on my kindle, so I’ll eventually read it at some point…

Verdict? Keep.

A Chase of Prey (A Shade of Vampire #11)

I started reading the Shade of Vampire series on holiday, as you can see I got quite far (10 books in the week) and I really enjoyed the majority of those, but then the story started to become about other people, so not the characters I just spent 10 books getting to know, and I became kinda bored with it. Anyway I have quite a lot of these books on my TBR list (up to the 16th one I think) but I don’t think I’ll ever get around to reading them.

Verdict? Remove.

Forever (Angels & Gargoyles #4)

Another series I started years ago when I was at my ‘read everything possible on my kindle’ stage, I do remember some things from the first three books, the first 1/2 I enjoyed but I think I grew a little bored after that, I won’t be reading this book.

Verdict? Remove.

Hunting Lidla (Lila #1)

Oh wow, I added so many of these books to my TBR list so long ago, I think I might keep this one though, the reviews are okay and after rereading the synopsis I’m intrigued.

Verdict? Keep.

The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1)

I know a ton of people love this series and it definitely sounds interesting, I think I’ll be keeping this one. I’m hoping for a strong, takes no shit heroine.

Verdict? Keep.

Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe #1)

I really do want to read this book, I love a good fairytale retelling, I’m just not sure why I haven’t got to it yet, but hopefully I’ll read it soon…

Verdict? Keep.

The Gathering (Darkness Rising #1)

Alright, I’ve read the synopsis, looked at a couple reviews and I think I’ll keep this one. It definitely sounds like a book/series I’d like but I won’t be reading it soon.

Verdict? Keep.

Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1)

I HAVE NO IDEA WHY I HAVEN’T READ THIS YET. I mean I’ve heard great things about this one, the synopsis sounds pretty damn good, I’ll be keeping this one on my TBR, y’know I may even order this today…

Verdict? Keep.

Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2)

Alright, time for a little unpopular opinion here. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, now don’t get me wrong I did not hate it, there were parts I liked and the writing was beautiful, but I don’t know, it just didn’t click with me, but I did read it quite a while ago and would love to give it a second chance. For now Days of Blood and Starlight will be staying.

Verdict? Keep.


I’ve never read a graphic novel before and back when I added this one to my TBR I thought it would be a great place to start! After a reread of the synopsis I have the same opinion so Nimona will be staying!

Verdict? Keep.

The Shattered Dark (Shadow Reader #2)

Yeah I’ll probably never read this. Don’t remember the first book, synopsis didn’t bring any memories of the first book.

Verdict? Remove.

The Lies if Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards #1)

Me an this book have a kind of love/hate relationship going on. I’ve attempted to read it on several occasions, and what I have read (I think I’m just about half way through from my last attempt) I absolutely loved, it’s such a good book, but I have a really hard time concentrating on it while I’m reading, I need complete silence and around 72hours undisturbed to read this book.

Verdict? Keep.

Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1)

Huge fan that I am of Vampire Academy, I think this ones going to have to stay. I really need to start this series soon!

Verdict? Keep.

Hopefully I’ll be able to do a Down the TBR Hole post every week, this was fun!


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