Down the TBR Hole 6

Down the TBR Hole 6 is a great way to cull your TBR. Have you guys thought about joining me? I am now down 36 books. I’m super close to overpassing the number of books I’ve kept. I wonder how this week will fair out, and if I can pass the books I’ve kept. Hmm.

Down the TBR Hole originated here. Basically, the gist is to start at the beginning of your TBR and go through a few books and decide if you’re going to keep them. My goal is to go through a minimum of 10 books each week. At 10 books a week, this would take me years to get through! I may do a little bit more, depending on how it goes. What do y’all think? I started at 1594, I believe. A shit ton of books lemme tell you! Each week, it is going down just a little bit.

Let’s get started!

The books (1-5):


 Now or Never by AJ Bennett.

So the whole point of doing these lists are to take books off my list, right? So why do I feel bad reading reviews?! Again, I hardly EVER read reviews of books I plan on reading. I’ll read the shit out of reviews after I finish the book. But seldom before. It partly ruins the experience for me. The reviews for this book are horrible!

The Verdict: REMOVE.




 Nice Girl to Love (Collection) by Violet Duke.

Another full-novel collection. What is wrong with me? Kendra, why do you do this to yourself?! Yeah, as if I really have any idea. All three books sound good, but there’s no way I would read them all together or maybe even ever pick up this collection. If it were short stories/novellas, sure! Bring it on. But until then…

The Verdict: REMOVE.



 Across the Creek by Jeremy Asher.

Another prime example of Kendra needing to have all the books in a series before starting to read them. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the first book in yet another series I have yet to read.

The Verdict: REMOVE.




 Three Questions by Meagan Adele Lopez.

Road trip anyone?! Yessss! Part of it is written in email format! However, the reviews don’t look too good. I have zero time for mediocre books.

The Verdict: REMOVE.




 The Year She Fell by Alicia Rasley.

The cover is totally Mona Lisa-esk. Ha, I hope I’m using that word correctly! It looks weird. Moving on…

Meh, just meh.

The Verdict: REMOVE.





The books (6-10):


 When the Heart Lies by Christina North.

I definitely do not like this cover! Blech. The blurb? Blech! This sounds like a case of where the MC isn’t going to learn from her past mistakes and make the same one over and over again while putting her son in danger. Besides, if a random man you meet online asks you to help him find his brother? That should have raised major red flags. I mean, come on.

That alone reminds me of stranger danger. It’s difficult to talk about because we always talk to strangers. But one thing I have told my son, and other adults and kids should know, is that an adult should never ask a child for help, in situations where it could be dangerous. It’s a slippery-slope but this can be applied to adults too. This man should not have asked this woman to help him find his lost brother. Go to the police and ask them. Just UGH. Sorry for the rant!!!

The Verdict: REMOVE.

 Over You by Christine Kersey.

I love the blue on the cover! It definitely compliments the black.

A case of the bad reviews! Apparently, this book cannot get its crap together and has terrible characters. I don’t like completely relying on others when it comes to books. But the blurb doesn’t seem that interesting either.

The Verdict: REMOVE.




 A Date with Fate by Tracey Ellen.

I really dislike bashing on covers, but this looks so unprofessional! It does look clean, but the font is atrocious! It’s hardly readable. Although, I did look on Amazon and the covers were changed, but then I found out it’s part of a series.

We all know how I feel about series.

The Verdict: REMOVE.



 The First and Last Kiss by Julius St Clair.

Ugh. What is with this week’s books? More horrible reviews and another meh blurb. I guess the male MC is cursed to be enslaved to the one he kisses. The female MC is ok with that and wants to wait, but then is scared that others will find out his secret. Like seriously? At 46 pages, this will be a pass.

The Verdict: REMOVE.




 One Way or Another by Lucy Barker.

What a long ass blurb. Smh. With this one, I can’t even.

The Verdict: REMOVE.





The books (11-15):


 A Husband’s Love by TK Ware.

Covers like this are awesome; the colorless cover with only a tinge of one specific color. It makes it pop! Those are some of my favorite photographs, so the thinking definitley applies to book covers.

I am so not a religious person. This book screams it, espeically in the blurb. The cover love is not enough to keep this one.

The Verdict: REMOVE.



 Kept by Elle Field.

Nothing about this book peaks my interest. Ugh. I wanted to give it a fair shot, at least.

The Verdict: REMOVE.





Getting Over Mr. Right by Chrissie Manby.

Oooh, a physical book I actually own!!! Haha.

This seems interesting enough, but does it really need to be on my TBR? I’m thinking no because the book is literally sitting on my bookshelf right now. That’s reminder enough!

The Verdict: REMOVE.




 Sprinkle with Murder by Jesse McKinlay.

Hmm, a cozy murder mystery that takes place in a bakery? I’m definitely a sucker for bakeries, but not for cozy mysteries. The cover is cute though!

The Verdict: REMOVE.





 Out From Under You by Sophie Swift.

Finally, a beach cover! That’s the only thing I miss about living in California, is being super close to the beach. I am more of a mountains type girl, but I do love the beach.

A semi-forbidden love? Oh yes. A woman who’s in love with a man, who’s engaged to her sister. Then, the man has feelings for the woman. Oh, what could go so wrong?

The Verdict: KEEP




In full disclosure, I did remove one more book off my TBR. It was the first book in a series I removed from my TBR last week.

All in all, this was a great week! I only kept ONE book this week. Omg. How amazing is that?!

Total removed: 51
Total kept: 40

Thanks for joining in on the sixth edition of:
Down the TBR Hole!

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  1. Omg, you did so well! That’s fantastic. Excellent choices!

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