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Down The TBR Hole (#9)


Picking up where I left off: 60/1145 (now 1214  1272) <—- ON THE WAY BACK DOWN!

Here is a quick recap of this challenge:

  1. Log into Goodreads and open your TBR shelf ( Not going to lie… I try to avoid mine)
  2. Put the books on your TBR shelf in ascending order BY DATE. I don’t see where the rules specify release date or date added so I’m going to go with date added.
  3. Look at the first 5 or more books (I’ll be using increments of 10)
  4. Read the description of each book
  5. Decide if you want to keep it or “toss” it

Do this once a week and just pick up where you left off the last time. This challenge was created by Lost In A Story and I stumbled across it from Phinne The Ginger Bookworm. Be sure to follow them!

*** All of these will be copy and pasted from Goodreads***

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Lies You Never Told Me

Lies You Never Told Me

by Jennifer Donaldson


Gabe and Elyse have never met. But they both have something to hide.

Quiet, shy Elyse can’t believe it when she’s cast as the lead in her Portland high school’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Her best friend, Brynn, is usually the star, and Elyse isn’t sure she’s up to the task. But when someone at rehearsals starts to catch her eye–someone she knows she absolutely shouldn’t be with–she can’t help but be pulled into the spotlight.

Austin native Gabe is contemplating the unthinkable–breaking up with Sasha, his headstrong, popular girlfriend. She’s not going to let him slip through her fingers, though, and when rumors start to circulate around school, he knows she has the power to change his life forever.

Gabe and Elyse both make the mistake of falling for the wrong person, and falling hard. Told in parallel narratives, this twisty, shocking story shows how one bad choice can lead to a spiral of unforeseen consequences that not everyone will survive.

Decision: KEEP!


Between Worlds (Faery Realm #1)

Between Worlds (Faery Realm #1)

by Jennifer Ridge

Do you believe in faeries? Alexis does, but only under duress, and only because she’s left without other options. When her best friend Molly disappears, she tries searching for logical explanations, but more importantly, she tries to find a way to get Molly back. So when Alexis hits a dead end and she’s presented with this impossible, illogical idea—what choice does she have but to believe?

And believe she does, with the sort of enthusiasm that attracts attention—but is it the right kind of attention? Despite the potential danger, she makes a deal with one of the fae, and begins her search for Molly in the Faery Realm. But if Alexis isn’t careful, Molly won’t be the only one who needs saving …

Decision: TOSS!


The Secrets We Bury

The Secrets We Bury

by Stacie Ramey


In an effort to escape his family, Dylan decides to hike the Appalachian trail—but he never expected to run into love.

Dylan Taggart is on the run. His family is trying to put him in a school for psychologically challenged students, and he gets it—he has anger issues. But Believers Charter School is a complete overreaction. So he decides a six-month hike on the Appalachian Trail is the perfect place to hide out until he can legally drop out of school.

Dylan wanted independence, but being alone on the trail is more than he bargained for. Then he meets a mysterious hiker named Sophie, and the two begin to develop a bond he never expected. But will love be enough to escape what they’re both running from?

Decision: KEEP!


A Date with Darcy (Bookish Boyfriends, #1)

A Date with Darcy (Bookish Boyfriends #1)

by Tiffany Schmidt

In this contemporary YA, a teenager’s favorite literary heroes woo her in real life

The first of two books in an intended paperback original series about a girl whose classic literary crushes manifest in real life. Merrilee Campbell, 16, thinks boys are better in books, chivalry is dead, and there’d be nothing more romantic than having just one guy woo her like the heroes in classic stories. She’s about to get the chance to test these daydreams when she, her best friend, Eliza, and her younger sister, Rory, transfer into Reginald R. Hero High, where all their fantasies come true—often with surprising consequences.

Decision: KEEP! This sounds too cute to toss! Not to mention I have a few book boyfriends I wouldn’t mind wooing me. HAHA! This just sounds fun


The Lies They Tell

The Lies They Tell

by Gillian French

With shades of E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars and Gayle Forman’s I Was Here, this dark and twisted mystery will be the page-turner of the year.

Everyone in Tenney’s Harbor, Maine, knows about the Garrison tragedy. How an unexplained fire ravaged their house, killing four of the five family members. But what people don’t know is who did it. All fingers point at Pearl Haskins’s father, the town drunk, who was the caretaker of the property, but she just can’t believe it. Leave it to a town of rich people to blame “the help.”

With her disgraced father now trying to find work in between booze benders, Pearl’s future doesn’t hold much more than waiting tables at the local country club, where the wealthy come to flaunt their money and spread their gossip. This year, Tristan, the last surviving Garrison, and his group of affluent and arrogant friends have made a point of sitting in Pearl’s section. Though she’s repulsed by most of them, Tristan’s quiet sadness and somber demeanor have her rethinking her judgments. Befriending the boys could mean getting closer to the truth, clearing her father’s name, and giving Tristan the closure he seems to be searching for. But it could also trap Pearl in a sinister web of secrets, lies, and betrayals that, once untangled, will leave no life unchanged . . . if it doesn’t take hers first.

Decision: KEEP!




by Allison Stowe


Experience a dual perspective YA novel, following the aftermath of a high profile kidnapping case. It’s been five years since the event, and Cassie Waterson has become a household name. She didn’t do anything important. In fact, she literally did nothing. She just stood there, watching as a stranger stuffed her baby sister into a station wagon.

She should have been punished for not acting. Instead, she was splashed across TV screens as the sole witness to Sophie’s abduction. While everyone knows Cassie, no one really does. They know the girl from the talk show interviews – strong, confident, and certain that her sister will come home. The real Cassie is none of those things, and the one person who knows it is the one person she should avoid.

Meanwhile, Alexis Aldridge is a name you probably haven’t heard before. Her parents raised her entirely indoors, blaming the infinite number of rebels lurking the streets for her imprisonment.

Though Alexis and Cassie lead opposite lives, they’re both desperate for one thing – normalcy.

Decision: KEEP!


Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest

by Jason Merrill

Jackson Mathews sets out with a heart full of pain and a mind in search of clarity, seeking refuge in the wilds of an American cross country road trip that will change him forever. With his life savings in hand and a will for anything far from where he begins, the young man will experience life on a stage that he had only read about in books. From the urban jungles of the east to the forests of the Northwest he will begin to understand life and the love of moments great or small.
Decision: TOSS! This one just isn’t catching my eye like it did the first time it ended up on my TBR
The Murano Glass Slipper

The Murano Glass Slipper (Fairytale Masquerades #2)

by Victoria Leybourne

When Chiara’s father died, he left her a pair of glass slippers and a promise: that life would one day lead her back to love. With her world about to collapse, though, she needs something a bit more practical, like money. Or magic. That’s where Leandra comes in – although a seasoned con artist makes an unconventional fairy godmother.

Charming Domenico isn’t quite a prince. Actually, with all these secret identities to maintain, he’s not quite sure who he is. One thing he does know: he’s falling for the beautiful stranger he keeps running into at Venice’s masked balls. He’ll lose everything if he tells her the truth – but she seems to have some secrets of her own.

Dancing with Domenico is like a dream, and Chiara realises that he could be the person she’s been searching for. Now all she has to do is break his heart.

A reimagining of Cinderella set in 18th Century Venice, perfect for fans of fairy tale romance. The Murano Glass Slipper is a standalone novel that can be read on its own or alongside the other book in the series, The Rose and the Mask.

Decision: TOSS!


Undead Girl Gang

Undead Girl Gang

by Lily Anderson

Mila Flores and her best friend Riley have always been inseparable. There’s not much excitement in their small town of Cross Creek, so Mila and Riley make their own fun, devoting most of their time to Riley’s favorite activity: amateur witchcraft.

So when Riley and two Fairmont Academy mean girls die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe everyone’s explanation that her BFF was involved in a suicide pact. Instead, armed with a tube of lip gloss and an ancient grimoire, Mila does the unthinkable to uncover the truth: she brings the girls back to life.

Unfortunately, Riley, June, and Dayton have no recollection of their murders, but they do have unfinished business to attend to. Now, with only seven days until the spell wears off and the girls return to their graves, Mila must wrangle the distracted group of undead teens and work fast to discover their murderer…before the killer strikes again.

Decision: KEEP! I bought this one for someone as a #bookishwish so now I totally need a copy for myself. It sounds good! 


All of This Is True

All of This Is True

by Lygia Day Peñaflor

Miri Tan loved the book Undertow like it was a living being. So when she and her friends went to a book signing to meet the author, Fatima Ro, they concocted a plan to get close to her, even if her friends won’t admit it now. As for Jonah, well—Miri knows none of that was Fatima’s fault.

Soleil Johnston wanted to be a writer herself one day. When she and her friends started hanging out with her favorite author, Fatima Ro, she couldn’t believe their luck—especially when Jonah Nicholls started hanging out with them, too. Now, looking back, Soleil can’t believe she let Fatima manipulate her and Jonah like that. She can’t believe that she got used for a book.

Penny Panzarella was more than the materialistic party girl everyone at the Graham School thought she was. She desperately wanted Fatima Ro to see that, and she saw her chance when Fatima asked the girls to be transparent with her. If only she’d known what would happen when Fatima learned Jonah’s secret. If only she’d known that the line between fiction and truth was more complicated than any of them imagined. . . .

Decision: KEEP!



That’s It for this week’s Down The TBR Hole. I’m starting to think I’m not going to reach the end of my Goodreads “Want To Read” section unti this time next year…. Hope I can find enough bookish memes lol. Stay tuned for the next set of books! Be sure to comment if you have read/want to read any of these books. Also, JOIN THE CHALLENGE! Be sure to follow me and the two great bloggers who inspired this post.
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