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Down the TBR Hole 12

Hey there, lovely readers! I hope you’ve all had a restful weekend! Other than relaxing with a good book, Sundays for me means another round of Down the TBR Hole, hosted by Lia @ Lost in a Story. This meme is dedicated to uncluttering your TBR pile, going through each book and choosing which one should stay or go. Week after week, I feel as if I’m running out books to feature in this post, but then I go on Goodreads and that proves me wrong! 😀 Even though I’ve made progress, I still have a long ways to go before my TBR pile can be deemed somewhat manageable! 😉 Well, here are the books for this week’s post:

1.  Ms. Marvel: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson

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I hope I get to read this one in the future! Every time I get a chance to read it, there’s always another book to read until I remember it has to be returned to the library again… But I’ll still keep it on my TBR pile just in case!

The verdict: Keep

2. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

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I actually bought this book a while ago but have never compelled to read it after that initial buy. So I’m just going to take it off my TBR pile until I’m convinced otherwise…

The verdict: Go

3. Defy by Sara B. Larson

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I don’t know why, since I hardly remember the book, but this reminds me of Graceling… Maybe it’s just the cover! 😀 Anyways, I’m probably not going to pick up this book anytime soon, due to that similarity I feel with Graceling plus the fact that I’m not in the mood for love triangles.

The verdict: Go

4. Paper or Plastic by Vivi Barnes

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While I found the premise pretty interesting, I actually tried to read this book but found I didn’t like it. To be honest, I forgot this was still on my TBR pile and if I had remembered before, I would have taken it off a long time ago. 😉

The verdict: Go

5. Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys) by Amy Spalding

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I know that this isn’t the best reason in the world, but I really want to read it because I loved Amy Spalding’s other book, The Reese Malcolm List! I know, I know; I’ve been disappointed by books that have been written by authors I love before. But I still want to read this one! 😀

The verdict: Keep

Have you read any of these books featured in this week’s Down the TBR Hole? And do you agree or disagree with my choices? Let me know in the Comments Section below! Have a nice day, everyone! 😉

–  Sumaya

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Down the TBR Hole 11

Hi, everybody! It’s been a while since my last “Down the TBR Hole” post, but I’m finally back with a new one! Hosted by Lia @ Lost in a Story, this meme is dedicated to uncluttering your TBR pile, going through each book and choosing which one should stay or go. Here the titles up for this week’s post:

1.  Sunshine by Robin McKinley

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I don’t even remember putting this book on my TBR pile, which probably says something about my interest in the book. 😉 I think I put it there because of the author… Anyways, I’m definitely taking this book off my TBR pile!

The verdict: Go

2. Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry

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I remember being so excited for the first book of this series, but then I read it and didn’t like it as much as I thought I would. That’s why I’m not going to be picking up this book anytime soon…

The verdict: Go

3. Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally

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As a whole, I really like what I’ve read from the Hundred Oaks series by Miranda Kenneally and want to read more of it! 😉

The verdict: Keep

4. Ruined by Amy Tintera

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I know it’s been a while since my cousin recommended me this book, but I still want to read it! It just sounds so good! 😉

The verdict: Keep

5. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

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Even though I did read a bit of the book before putting it down, I think I’ll come back to it in the future. There was just something about the characters that makes me want to read more…

The verdict: Keep

That’s it for now! While I did keep more books this week, I still like the progress I’m making in terms of my TBR pile. If you have any thoughts on the books featured in this week’s Down the TBR Hole, feel free to share them in the Comments Section below. Thanks for reading, everyone!

–  Sumaya

 

 

 

Down the TBR Hole 10

Hey there, everybody! I’m back with another post of Down the TBR Hole, hosted by Lia @ Lost in a Story. This meme is dedicated to uncluttering your TBR pile, going through each book and choosing which one should stay or go. I can’t believe this is the tenth time I’m going through my TBR pile! It seems so weird every time I continue posting these with a new number, like I’m actually making progress on decluttering my TBR pile! Now, let’s get to this week’s titles! 🙂

The books: 

1.  The Swan Riders by Erin Bow

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I’m definitely not going to read this book anytime soon, mainly because I didn’t like how the last book ended, and I don’t think it’s going to get any better for me in The Swan Riders

The verdict: Go

2. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

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Even though I didn’t like how the Evernight series ended , every time I read the blurb for A Thousand Pieces of You, I get really excited for it! Plus, look at that cover! Not that it’s a good reason to keep a book on your TBR pile, but look at it! 😉

The verdict: Keep

3. Prudence by Gail Carriger

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I tried to read this a while back and decided to come back to it later. I don’t think I will though, mainly because I thought that the prequel series ended pretty well and I didn’t really any reason to continue.

The verdict: Go

4. My Not So Super Sweet Life by Rachel Harris

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While I did enjoy the first book in the series a lot, it’s been so long that I wouldn’t be able to describe what exactly happened that made me like it. That being said, I don’t think I’ll pick up this book (or the book between the first and this one) anytime soon.

The verdict: Go

5. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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I’ve had plenty of opportunities to read this book and haven’t, so I think I’ll just get rid of it from my TBR pile for now. Maybe in the future, I’ll have a change of heart, but for now, I don’t have the urge to read it immediately.

The verdict: Go

Well, that’s all for this week’s posting of Down the TBR Hole. In the end, I only got to keep one book out of the five, but who knows? Maybe I’ll still read them some day! Emphasis on the maybe! 😀 If you have any thoughts or questions on this week’s post, feel free to share them in the Comments Section below! Have a nice day, everyone!

–  Sumaya

 

Down the TBR Hole 9

Hey there, fellow readers! It’s time to go through my TBR pile again, with another pst of Down the TBR Hole hosted by Lia @ Lost in a Story. This meme is dedicated to uncluttering your TBR pile, going through each book and choosing which one should stay or go. Making this post is always so much fun for me and today is no exception! So, I’ll just get right to it and introduce this week’s choices:

1.  Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

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I’m pretty sure that at this point, I’m not going to read this book. When I first heard about it, it seemed kind of interesting, but now, it seems kind of cliché to me…

The verdict: Go

2. This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman

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I think I’ll pass on this one as well, especially since I haven’t read the first novel. I know that This Shattered World is a companion novel, but I always like reading the first in a series, companion or not…

The verdict: Go

3. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

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I’m definitely reading this one sometimes soon! Just forgot that it was even on my TBR pile!

The verdict: Keep

4. Royal Wedding Disaster by Meg Cabot

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Upon further consideration, I’m going to keep this book on my TBR pile. I honestly thought for a moment that I should take it off, but then I realized there was a third one in the works and got really excited for that, so yeah, I’m probably going to read this book! 😉

The verdict: Keep

5. Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins

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At first, I was really excited for this anthology since a lot of the authors were ones I’d admired. But I actually haven’t gotten around to it because I’m not a big fan of anthologies and I don’t think I’ll get around to it anytime soon…

The verdict: Go

Well, that’s all for now! If you have any thoughts or questions about this week’s post, feel free to leave a comment in the section below. Thanks for reading, everyone!

–  Sumaya

 

Down the TBR Hole 8

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a restful Sunday! I’m back with another post of Down the TBR Hole, hostedby Lia @ Lost in a Story. This meme is dedicated to uncluttering your TBR pile, going through each book and choosing which one should stay or go. Right now, my TBR pile is under 200! I’m kind of shocked, but it doesn’t mean that it can’t go back up there soon, especially with all the new books I’ve been adding lately! 😉 Anyways, here are the books I’m considering this week:

1.  Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

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This one I definitely want to keep! I know I’ve only read Saving Francesca by this author, but I really loved it! And I think that the plot summary sounds interesting enough. Plus, people have said so many good things about this book that I’m not willing to discard it off my TBR pile yet. 😉

The verdict: Keep

2. Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

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I have to keep this book since it contains one of my weaknesses: pageantry. I love reading books about pageants, so yeah, I’m keeping it!

The verdict: Keep

3. Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius

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I just don’t know about this one… On the one hand, it seems interesting, and I know I’d probably read it if I had no other book at the time. That being said, I’m probably not going to give this book priority over other books, so I might as well take it off my TBR pile instead of leaving it there forever…

The verdict: Go

4. Riders by Veronica Rossi

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I think this one’s going off my TBR pile, too, at least for now. I loved Veronica Rossi’s previous series, but I’m not sure I’d be into the book based on the plot summary…

The verdict: Go

5. The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

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Even though I’ve taken a break from Rick Riordan’s works, I think I’ll come back to this sooner or later!

The verdict: Keep

Well, that’s all for now! If you have any thoughts about this week’s books, let me know about them in the Comments Section below. Have a nice day, everyone!

–  Sumaya

Down the TBR Hole 7

Hi, everyone! It’s time for another Down the TBR Hole, hosted by the lovely Lia @ Lost in a Story. This meme is dedicated to uncluttering your TBR pile, going through each book and choosing which one should stay or go.So, without further ado, let’s begin!

The books:

1. The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne

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I’m definitely keeping this one. In fact,  I recently read a review that got me interested in it again!

The verdict: Keep

2. Going Geek by Charlotte Huang

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I really do want to read this one, especially after Charlotte Huang’s debut novel, For the Record. I just never got around to it… I’ll still keep this on my TBR pile, though!

The verdict: Keep

3. Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie

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Honestly, I think I just put this book on my TBR pile because of the beautiful cover. I can’t even remember what this book is about off the top of my head, so I’m just going to let it go.

The verdict: Go

4. New World: Rising by Jennifer Wilson

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I put this book on my TBR pile at a time when I was interested in Dystopian, but now I’m kind of tired of the genre, so I’m going to give this one a pass.

The verdict: Go

5. Red by Alyxandra Harvey

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On the one hand, Red is by one of my favourite authors and has a compelling blurb as well. On the other hand, I did try to read a preview of the book and didn’t get into it. But I’m not sure if that was because of my discontentment or the fact that there was a lot of noise going on while I was reading. I think I’ll just keep this one for now and come back to it another time…

The verdict: Keep

So that’s it for this week’s Down the TBR Hole! Hooray! I’m so happy that I’m managing my TBR pile one book at a time! 😁 If you have any thoughts or questions about the books and the decisions I’ve made on them, feel free to leave them in the Comments Section below! Have a nice day, everyone!

– Sumaya

Down the TBR Hole 6

Hi, everybody! You might have noticed, but every Sunday, I participate in the meme  Down the TBR Hole post, hosted by Lia @ Lost in a Story. This meme is dedicated to uncluttering your TBR pile, going through each book and choosing which one should stay or go. Slowly, but steadily, my TBR pile has decreased from what it used to be and I have a feeling that if I keep on doing this meme, it might actually be manageable! 😮 Anyways, here are the books I’m considering this week:

1. Menagerie by Rachel Vincent

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To be honest, I thought I wanted to read this at first, especially because of the author. But I don’t want to base my interest in the novel sole because I liked an author’s previous books anymore. It should be because of the genre and subject matter of the book, and since I don’t really have a love of reading books with carnivals in them, this book has got to go!

The verdict: Go

2. Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas

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I actually tried to read this book once, but I couldn’t get past the few pages and put it aside to pursue other books. Now that I think about it, though, I won’t be trying to get back into it anytime soon…

The verdict: Go

3. Auralict by Maggie L. Wood

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If  I was making this decision a few years ago, then I would obviously keep this book on my TBR since I loved the first two books. But now, I can’t remember a single thing that happened in the books that made me love it.

The verdict: Go

4. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

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Definitely a go, mainly because of the love triangle. It’s just something I can’t get behind anymore…

The verdict: Go

5. Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas

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This one’s going off my TBR pile as well. While I really like the idea of prom-related novels, after rereading the premise, I don’t think I’d be interested in reading this book at the moment..

The verdict: Go

Well, today’s Down the TBR Hole has significantly cut down my TBR pile… I can’t believe I got rid of all of them! Oh well! How about you? Are there any books on your TBR pile that you’ve given up recently? I’d love to hear about it in the Comments Section below. Thanks for reading!

–  Sumaya

Down the TBR Hole 5

Hello again! It’s time for another round of Down the TBR Hole, which is hosted by Lia @ Lost in a Story! This meme is dedicated to uncluttering your TBR pile, going through each book and choosing which one should stay or go. So… let’s get this started!

The books:

1. The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

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I really want to continue this series! I remember reading the first book and just loving it! I just never got around to continuing the series… But I’m definitely keeping this book on my shelf for the future! 😉

The verdict: Keep

2. A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

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I don’t think I’m going read this book anytime soon, mainly because I got my 1001 Nights fix from The Wrath and the Dawn… 😉

The verdict: Go

3. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

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I mainly added this book to my TBR pile because it’s by Rae Carson. However, since I haven’t read The Crown of Embers yet, I’m going to hold off reading this book, at least until I finish the author’s previous series (whenever that’ll be… 😀 )

The verdict: Go

4. Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

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This one is definitely going… I’ve already read two books by the author and didn’t really like them, so I’m going to take a break from her books until I’m in the mood for them…

The verdict: Go

5. The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima

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I liked the first book a lot! It was just so long that I really wanted to read other books before going back to it. But I will eventually!

The verdict: Keep

Well, that’s it for this week’s Down the TBR Hole! Any of these books on your TBR pile or have you already read them?By the way, I’d love to hear any thoughts you have about any of the books in this week’s post! Have a nice day! 🙂

–  Sumaya

Down the TBR Hole 4

Hey there, fellow readers! It’s time for Down the TBR Pile post, hosted by Lia @ Lost in a Story. This meme is dedicated to uncluttering your TBR pile, going through each book and choosing which one should stay or go. Now, without further ado, I give you … this week’s titles:

1. Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder

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After rereading the synopsis, I still want to read this book. Maybe I should make it a priority so it won’t fall behind all the other books I want to read… Either way, I’m keeping this!

The verdict: Keep

2. Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira

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I remember when I first of this and really wanted to read it because it had to do with book nerds. But now, I’m not as interested in it as I was before…

The verdict: Go

3. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

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This one’s a keep, but a big reason behind that is because I already own the book… 😀 So I’m definitely going to read it sometime in the future…

The verdict: Keep

4. Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Before, I would have been excited about this book and want to read it in a heartbeat, especially because of the author. However, after reading a couple of books by her that fell flat, I’m just going to stay away from it for now…

The verdict: Go

5. Strange Fate by L.J. Smith

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Oh, this one is definitely going, mainly because I have given up waiting for this book to come out. I just realized that it was still on my Goodreads TBR pile. Well, not anymore! 😉

The verdict: Go

Well, that’s a wrap for this week’s Down the TBR Pile! Were there any books here that you’ve come across? If so, did you find them interesting, once upon a time, as well? If you have any thoughts about this week’s Down the TBR Hole, I’d love to hear about them in the Comments Section below. Have a wonderful day, everyone!

–  Sumaya

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