Down the TBR Hole 2

Down the TBR Hole seemed to work pretty well last week. I am hoping the result stays the same or gets even better! Still, my TBR is a walking disaster of books. Last week I was able to remove 6 books from my never-ending list. 15 books were looked at, so 6 isn’t too bad! Wish me luck for this week!

If I am correct, 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?

Let’s get started!

The books (1-5):

 Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott.

This novel just doesn’t tickle my fancy. I’m not sure why I added it to begin with. So, this is the first removal right off the bat! Is that a sign of good things to come? ūüėČ

The Verdict: REMOVE




 Click by Lisa Becker.

Again, this format is one of my favorites! It’s written in emails! Omg. I love it so much. The blurb sounds good, so we’ll see. For now, this is one that will stay; solely based on the format, that is. Did you think it would be for any other reason? HAHA.

The Verdict: KEEP



¬†I Don’t Want to be Crazy by Samantha Schutz.

The cover is so simple, but I adore it. It’s different, but it emphasizes the possibility¬†of a mental illness. In Goodreads, it’s listed under poetry, ya, and mental health. With the diversity we need as a book community, this is one book I will keep on my list and will read soon. *I actually just bought this on Amazon too. I read the blurb and it just spoke to me.

The Verdict: KEEP



 The Truth About Melody Browne by Lisa Jewell.

This one does not capture my attention. While it does sound semi-decent, I don’t have time for semi-decent books. It either has to sound really good or great. Just recently, I told Tiffany that we don’t have time to read only meh books. (Unless you’ve signed up to review them hahaha).

The Verdict: REMOVE



 Clean by Amy Reed.

I can’t remember who recommended this book to me. It might have even been on Buzzfeed or something like that. Because I enjoy reading Ellen Hopkins, someone thought I might like this book. It’s been shelved on Goodreads under mental illness, so this book will be one I’ll come back to. Diversity for the win!

The Verdict: KEEP




The books (6-10):

 56 Days by Nicole Hildreth.

A relationship that ends in divorce is something I know all too well. I also know about picking up yourself when it’s all said and done. The pieces¬†are a mess. It isn’t easy. The next relationship will teeter in the middle between good and bad. This book may show how it happens. Also, part of it takes place in a bakery. How can I resist that?

The Verdict: KEEP


 186 Miles by Nicole Hildreth.

This is actually the first book in the series. Thankfully, the stories are not intertwined. But it still sounds good! A forbidden type of love. The reviews weren’t that good though, mostly due to slut shaming within the book. Not quite sure if that’s a spoiler or not. Either way, from the sounds it of a widow sleeps with a guy soon after her husband’s death and is called a slut. Boooo!

The Verdict: REMOVE



 Driven to Date by Susan Hatler.

This book is part of a series, a long series. I have read five of the books, I think; I remember enjoying the books. But I’m not too sure if it’s something I would read again. They are sweet romances, which I do still adore. With more books in the series, I just can’t dedicate time and space on my TBR for them.

The Verdict: REMOVE



 3 am by Nick Pirog.

So Tiffany read this one and told me about it. I did ask for spoilers, but by the time I would have gotten to this book, I would have forgotten them anyway. From the sounds of it, the plot is super unbelievable. Even the blurb shows it’s somewhat unbelievable. Apparently, the President of the US is caught leaving the scene of a woman being murdered (it’s all in the blurb). How ridiculous is that? He has people for that sort of thing. Or where were the Secret Service guys? At the very least, there is no way he’d be alone. Nah, I’m not going there.

The Verdict: REMOVE


 Anonymous by Holly Hood.

I love the colors on the cover! It’s so beautiful! The setting of this book takes place in a rehab facility. It seems interesting enough. But I just have a meh feeling about this one. And I own it too! What a bummer!

The Verdict: REMOVE




The books (11-15):

 Against the Odds by Mara Jacobs.

I’ve read one other book by Jacobs; I truly enjoyed it. This won’t be a book for me though. Centering around gambling, which can be ok depending on how it’s used, it also takes place in Vegas. I live here. I don’t need to read about the gambling fever that I could travel 15 miles to the Strip to see it in action. No thanks!

The Verdict: REMOVE



 Every Little Piece by Kate Ashton.

Second chance love is one of my favorite tropes! I like this cover and the love leaks off of it. A secret tore them apart and one is desperate to bring them back together. Yes!

The Verdict: KEEP


 The Fab Life by Mercy Amare.

Oooh, this sounds so good! A secret daughter? Yesss. This reminds me of What A Girl Wants, the movie with Amanda Bynes. It was a movie I would watch over and over again. I did grow out of it, but it definitely made me think of it. Ah, London. LOL. This books is something I think I’d like. It’s a series.

The Verdict: KEEP



 Breaking Rules by Tracie Puckett.

A small town romance is in the books for this couple. If y’all don’t know already, I am a huge sucker for small towns and the romance that accompanies them. I am all for starting over to avoid mistakes your parents made. It sounds like a ya/na contemporary book; I can’t complain about that!

The Verdict: KEEP


 Patriotic Duty by CJ Pinard.

Military man? Yes. It’s always the uniform!

A bunch of people on Goodreads listed it as a DNF. I wonder why. It seems so good! It’s definitely a toss up.

The Verdict: KEEP






Is this week better than last? 7 books were removed this week! Yay!

Total removed: 13
Total kept: 17

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

If you could pick one book for me to read, which one would it be? Share with us!


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