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Down The TBR Hole #40 | Down The TBR Hole Tag

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Welcome to the 40th edition of my Down The TBR Hole Posts.

This weekend I have interesting selection to go through with you…

How Down the TBR Hole works: 

❤ 1. Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
❤ 2. Order on ascending date added.
❤ 3. Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books.
❤ 4. Read the synopsis of the books.
❤ 5. Time to Decide: keep it or should it go

Here’s the next patch:

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Lost Library (Lost Library, #1) by Kate Baray

I am not sure about this series to be honest. It’s the first time I am aware of it now, I don’t remember when or why I have put this book on my TBR.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Crush (Crush, #1) by Lacey Weatherford

I am not sure I will keep this. Seems like a great YA Romance, but I don’t own it, so no point in me keeping it if I am not planning to buy it anytime soon.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Just the Essentials by Shari L. Tapscott

Again, a YA Romance, and to be honest, this one reminds me of The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. Have you read it?

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

The Faerie Guardian (Creepy Hollow, #1) by Rachel Morgan

I am pretty sure I own this on my Kindle – but not sure I will read it in the near future. I will remove it…

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

A Demon’s Promise (Soul Savers, #1) by Kristie Cook

Not sure how or why I have it on my TBR list – but it’s been there long enough. It’s time for this book to go away, because I don’t think I will ever read it.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Forbidden (Arotas Trilogy, #1) by Amy Miles

Okay, it seems I have added all of these books in one day, while I was in a YA Romance mood.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

See Me (Zombie Love, #1) by Susan Halter

A YA Zombie Romance – talking a bit of diversity here. Not sure about this one…

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Chased by Fire (The Cloud Warrior Saga, #1) by S.K. Holmberg

Not this time…

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Love Undercover by Ellie Spark

The only reason I am keeping this one is because I already own it on my Kindle. It also happens to be a short read as well.

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Parlez-Vous Murder?(Stranded in Provence #1) by Susan Kiernan – Lewis

I am not usually the type for chick-lit, but I will keep this one, probably only because of its title 🙂

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

flower-divider-flower-dividers-clip-art-flowers-line-divider-stock-vector-illustration-of-elegantI removed 8 books this time. It seems that I am getting better at recycling. This is how my TBR list looks like now.

Which books would you keep or remove? Let me know in the comments.

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Down The TBR Hole #39 | Down The TBR Hole Tag

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Welcome to the 39th edition of my Down The TBR Hole Posts.

This weekend I have interesting selection to go through with you…

How Down the TBR Hole works: 

❤ 1. Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
❤ 2. Order on ascending date added.
❤ 3. Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books.
❤ 4. Read the synopsis of the books.
❤ 5. Time to Decide: keep it or should it go

Here’s the next patch:

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Art of Kissing From Head to Toe – How to Kiss by Nikki Leigh

I have added this on my TBR back in 2013, so I think that explains everything…

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

How He Lied to Her Husband by George Bernard Shaw

There is not even a synopsis on Goodreads, but let’s be honest – do you even need one?

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

The Bare Necessities by John David Harding

I am not sure about this one, but I know I have it on my Kindle. Do I keep it – probably not…

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Intermediate Spanish Short Stories: 10 Captivating Short Stories to Learn Spanish & Grow Your Vocabulary the Fun Way! (Intermediate Spanish Stories Book 1) by Lingo Mastery

If you want to read a bit of Spanish – pick this one up. I added it at the time I was learning Spanish, but never got to it – I think the stories will be plain, so I will remove it.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Hearts Under Fire by Antonie Scotto di Carlo

Again – I don’t think I will even enjoy this one…

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

The Death Series: Volume One (Death, #1-3) by Tamara Rose Blodgett

This might be an interesting read – so I will keep it for now.

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Magno Girl and the Beast of Brooklyn by Joe Canzano

I got this book because I read Suzy Spitfire Kills Everybody by Joe Canzano, and I did enjoy that one. Magno Girl was free at the time on Kindle, and I thought – why not.

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

Graveyard Shift (Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc., #1) by Angela Roquet

I love the synopsis and I think it seems promising.

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Branding Her – Bundle 1 (E01 to E06) by Alex B. Porter

A lesbian romance that doesn’t seem to deliver anything else but steamy erotica? I might pass.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Blank Space: A story in concrete poetry for striving readers by Beth Bacon

I believe that this book is deep – I think I might enjoy it – maybe. I will keep it.

Verdict: KEEP ☑

flower-divider-flower-dividers-clip-art-flowers-line-divider-stock-vector-illustration-of-elegantI removed 6 books this time. It seems that I am getting better at recycling. I currently have 370 books on my TBR list. This is how my TBR list looks now.

Which books would you keep or remove? Let me know in the comments.

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Down The TBR Hole #38 | Down The TBR Hole Tag

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Welcome to the 38th edition of my Down The TBR Hole Posts.

This weekend I have interesting selection to go through with you…

How Down the TBR Hole works: 

❤ 1. Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
❤ 2. Order on ascending date added.
❤ 3. Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books.
❤ 4. Read the synopsis of the books.
❤ 5. Time to Decide: keep it or should it go

Here’s the next patch:

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – The Original Screenplay by J. K. Rowling

I have read the first part, and I definitely need to get to the second one as well. 

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Gallowstree Lane (Collins & Griffiths #3) by Kate London

I received this book through ReadingFirst and I am eager to read it. It’s a third book in a series, but the stories are not quite connected. It works in a similar way like Dan Brown’s books, where it’s one character that develops, but the plots are different. 

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Dane (The MacKenzie Family, #1) by Liliana Hart

Oh, steamy… Not sure why I have it on my list, when I don’t own it. Usually, if it’s a short erotica type of book, it must be a Kindle Freebie haha. I will let this one go.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Frozen Delight by Saffron Sands

A free amazon read, I actually remember the cover. Not planning to really read it soon, but it’s only 14 pages, so let me know if you want to know what I think 🙂

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Tranquility (Otherkin, #2) by Anya Bast

I have no clue why I have this book, when I haven’t read the first book in the first place.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Stolen (The Madame X School of Sex, #0.5) by Jinx Jamison

Okay, I must’ve been in some horny book, because I kept adding eroticas in a row for a bit 🙂 I don’t own this one, so it can easily go bye-bye.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Warrior: Level 1 by Aer-ki Jyr

What is this? Where did it came from?

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Lovesessed by Pamela Diane King

A short read of middle-grade romance. Not something I would usually go after, but I will keep this one, as I already have an ebook.

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Disobey by Johnny B. Truant

I am not usually a fan of these freebies that preach, but I feel like it deserves an honest review, so people can know whether this might be something they will benefit from.

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

Fall In Love With Yourself In 60 Minutes Or Less. (The Forbidden Secrets Of Becoming Young, Beautiful And Happy Using The Law Of Attraction. Volume 1) by Shana Jahsinta Walters

Same as the previous book, I think I have to do this for all my viewers and all readers searching for confidence out there.

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

flower-divider-flower-dividers-clip-art-flowers-line-divider-stock-vector-illustration-of-elegantI removed 4 books this time. When it comes to genres I love, I have a weakness. I currently have 370 books on my TBR list. This is how my TBR list looks now.

Which books would you keep or remove? Let me know in the comments.

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Down The TBR Hole #37 | Down The TBR Hole Tag

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Welcome to the 37th edition of my Down The TBR Hole Posts.

This weekend I have the hardest decision to make ever…

How Down the TBR Hole works: 

❤ 1. Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
❤ 2. Order on ascending date added.
❤ 3. Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books.
❤ 4. Read the synopsis of the books.
❤ 5. Time to Decide: keep it or should it go

Here’s the next patch:

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Wildcard (Warcross, #2) by Marie Lu

I read Warcross and I loved it. Fun note, my boyfriend also read it, and he hated it. I can see a lot of mixed feelings around this one. But I did love it, and I will continue reading it.

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1) by Christopher Paolini

An evergreen, a tale I am surprised I haven’t read yet. I have to do this soon, don’t I?

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

The Princess and the Fangirl(Once Upon a Con, #2) by Ashley Poston

Have you guys read Geekerella? I loved it. And this is the second part. I am definitely keeping it, and if you enjoy princess diaries type of books, with a bit of geekiness into it, go for it!

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

The Defense (Eddie Flynn #1) by Steve Cavanagh

I am not sure about this one. On one side, I want to read it, because I love books about murders, and I love books about trials, where people find clues, and share a story, and then twist a plot. But I don’t own it, and I can’t see myself buying it… Not sure on this one. What do you think – should I keep it?

Verdict: MAYBE ☑ ✖

Fire and Blood: A History of the Targaryen Kings from Aegon the Conqueror to Aegon III (A Targaryen History, #1) by George R. R. Martin

With the hype of Game of Thrones, we all want to read more. And George, we all want to read the last Game of Thrones book – so please finish it? Pretty please? I am keeping this one, of course. I am lucky enough to also own it in a hardback version as well!

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard

I don’t know what the hype is about, but there’s one way to find out… I have to read it…

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

Binti (Binti, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor

Yes, a hundred times yes. Everything about this book intrigues me.

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey, #1) by Dorothy L. Sayers

I think I will pass on this one – not sure why, I just lost interest, I believe…

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Again, a book that has been getting a lot of hype. One way to find out, again…

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1) by Neal Shusterman

I own Scythe, and I am so excited to read it, I just haven’t had the time. I need to add ”TBR Hole books” prompt to my monthly TBR, don’t you think?

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

flower-divider-flower-dividers-clip-art-flowers-line-divider-stock-vector-illustration-of-elegantI only removed only 1 book this time. When it comes to genres I love, I have a weakness. I currently have 374 books on my TBR list. This is how my TBR list looks now.

Which books would you keep or remove? Let me know in the comments.

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Eternal Soul by Karimah Colden

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★★★

Eternal Soul by Karimah Colden was a mysterious and adventurous read for me. The author contacted me and the book seemed to have an interesting plot, so I said – yes, I would love to read it.

Reign is a very private person and keeps everything close to her heart. She is a descendant of powerful hoodoo magick and her family has some dark secrets.

One day, her father appears in her life, which happens very rarely. She can feel trouble and danger, and before she knows it, her world is full of magick and discovering herself again. The one thing that she always denied – her powers – will now be something she will have to embrace and live with.

I really liked Reign and how she was portrayed. There was great character development, which was something I really admired. I loved how she slowly was finding herself throughout the book and did what felt was the best decision for her at each time. I am not sure about the romance and the relationships she formed with both men. It all happened too fast, too unrealistic and too predictable. The book also had a lot of repetitiveness as well, especially in the many scenes when it came to fashion choices and Reign was standing in from of her closet. It felt like deja-vu every time I read about it.

But I still enjoyed Eternal Soul a lot.

Despite the deja-vu’s, despite the grammar errors. It is a cute short-ish read and I loved finding out what happens next. I also have the second book of the series as well, and will definitely be reading it soon.

If you like something young-adult, with a bit of magic and self-discovery, and something new and different, go for it, and you might be surprised! Definitely worth giving it a chance!

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