Monday, May 13, 2019

Down The TBR Hole #13

Down The TBH Hole @ Ruby's Books

Hello dear book lovers and welcome to another post in the Down The TBR Hole feature hosted by the awesome Lia.

The last time I did Down The TBR Hole I ended things with only 2833 on my TBR, and even though that post was back in February, I'm happy to say that I managed to keep my wits about me and only added 2 books on my TBR. That is a huge accomplishment and I want reward cookies for it. Diet reward cookies. You know by now how this post works, but just in case you don't, I'm going to look through my TBR list from Goodreads starting with the books I first added there, pick around 10-15 books, read the blurb and decide if I still want to read them or not. I allow myself only 4 to add on my maybe shelf if I'm genuinely on the fence about reading them, but I try not to turn my Maybe shelf into a second TBR shelf. Let's get started!

  • Destined to Fail by Samantha March - This is one of the books for some reason I forgot to read. I remember Samantha from before she was an author, when she was just a blogger, and I even did a few blog tours with her back in the day. I don't know why I haven't yet read this book, and I'm not saying that because I know Samantha. I really want to read this book and I may bump it a bit on my TBR. Verdict: It stays
  • Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong - This one is obviously on my 2019 TBR. I was so heartbroken when the author announced that this was the last book in the series. I remember I was just starting to read the series a little while before Thirteen came out and I remember that there were talks to keep on with the series, so I was hopeful. We all know that I have a really hard time reading series endings, mostly because I'm scared of being disappointed, but I will read this entire series this year. Verdict: It stays
  • Ordinary Angels by India Drummond - I have no memory of adding this book on my TBR, but since I have it on my kindle, I assume I was in a paranormal mood. Either that or I was in my cartoonish cover phase, which is also highly possible. Verdict: It stays
  • How to Lose a Demon in 10 Days by Saranna DeWylde - This is another case of a kindle freebie that I just didn't get to read for some reason. I know I wanted to read this book because it has Demon in the title, and that pretty much makes me want to read any book. Hopefully I'll get to read it in the first half of 2019. Verdict: It stays
  • The Demon Girl by Penelope Fletcher - I have no memory of this book. I kind of feel like Gandalf trying to remember which road to pick to get out of the Mines of Moria, but I honestly don't remember it. The blurb also doesn't ring any bell for me. That being said, reading it does tell me why I added it to my TBR and why I wanted to read it. However I am currently very picky with my YA reads, and this doesn't sound like the YA book for me anymore. Verdict: It goes

  • Dying Bites by D.D. Barant - I'm torn about this book. On the one hand there's a few of the reviews that mention confusing worldbuilding and not a lot of attention to the portrayal of mental illness, on the other hand there's a quote from Kelley Armstrong on the cover, who not only is one of my favorite authors, is also a fellow psychology graduate. I say graduate because I don't know if she ever practiced, sorry. So I can't imagine her being okay with something that isn't accurate. I need to sit on this one. Verdict: Moved to the Maybe shelf
  • Taste Me by Tamara Hogan - Again, this is a book I'm on the fence about, but the mention of a siren - incubus pairing is enticing enough to want to read this book. Verdict: It stays
  • Black City by Elizabeth Richards - I wanted to read this book back in the day, but now I'm not so sure. It sounds a bit too much like a lot of the dystopian YA I've read so far, which is not a lot but enough to put me off. Verdict: It goes
  • Nobody's Perfect by Kallypso Masters - This is another case of a book that fell through the cracks of my giant TBR mountain. One day I'll get to read it. One day. Verdict: It stays
  • Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster - I was ready to remove this book from my TBR, just because my track record with steampunk novels is bad, but then I realized it's a Paul Marron cover and I can't do it. I just can't resist it. So I'm definitely keeping this one. Verdict: It stays
    I usually do longer posts, but I'm still not 100% done with my flu and I can feel my headache coming back, so I'm stopping now before letting my headache influence my decisions. Here is the final count:

    Kept: 7/10

    Moved to the maybe shelf: 1/10
    Removed: 2/10

    I'm only down to 2832 books, but still...progress. I'm going to try to make a few of these posts back to back, so I can make actual progress. Until next time though, I hope I won't find any books to add to my TBR *fingers crossed*
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