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Down The TBR Hole #36 | Down The TBR Hole Tag

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Welcome to the 36th 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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What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt

A love story, and a gift from my dear friend – this is a book I really need to get to soon. I don’t always love romances, but I think this one will be worth it.

Verdict: KEEP ☑

After (After, #1) by Anna Todd

With After being a Netflix hype now as well – I keep being told off for now reading it yet. The main reason I haven’t read it is because I don’t own it, and I have thousands of books I own already on my TBR. What to do, what to do…

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

You by Caroline Kepnes

The very popular book, especially now, with the TV Show too. I must read this one, but as I said above, I don’t own it, and it hasn’t been a priority yet…

Verdict: KEEP ☑

My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood

I love Nuala Ellwood, and I loved her book Day of The Accident. But I will pass on this one for now.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Armada by Ernest Cline

I absolutely loved Ready Player One, and I hope Armada is just as good, even though reviews say otherwise. I am so curious to know and I am keeping this one.

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2) by Ransom Riggs

Definitely a keeper, even though I had mixed feelings about Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. 

Verdict: KEEP ☑

A Time to Die (Out of Time, #1) by Nadine Brandes

I loved the last two books from Nadine Brandes: Fawkes and Romanov. A Time to Die is the first book she has written and I would love to read it. I don’t own it at the moment, so probably won’t get to it soon, but I am definitely keeping it!

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) by Cassandra Clare

YES – do I even need to explain why?

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

Model Misfit (Geek Girl, #2) by Holly Black

I loved Geek Girl, and I also loved Holly Black’s newest book, Happy Girl Lucky. My sister has borrowed me the whole Geek Girl collection, so I better get to it soon!

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

Pretties (Uglies, #2) by Scott Westerfeld

I loved Uglies and I have to read the rest of them for sure!

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 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 #35 | Down The TBR Hole Tag

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Hi Everyone! I have new set of books this weekend, and I can’t wait to decide whether I’m keeping or removing them.

Welcome to the 35th edition of my Down The TBR Hole Posts.

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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The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

This doesn’t seem like something I would enjoy right now. I am letting it go.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

I am not sure. I am like, yes, and then no. And when I doubt, there is only one choice – it has to go. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have doubted in the first place.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

The Awakening (The Vampire Diaries, #1) by L. J. Smith

I loved, loved, loved the TV Show when it aired a couple of years ago. And I remember then how bad I wanted to have and read the books. I still don’t have them, and I still haven’t read them, but I will. I definitely will do soon.

Verdict: KEEP ☑

A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) by George R. R. Martin

The glorious ”A Song Of Ice and Fire”! I own the whole collection, and need to read it ASAP! Did you guys watched the last season of the TV Show of Game of Thrones? What a disappointing ending is all I’ll say. Let me know in the comments what you thought. No Spoilers, of course 😉

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

Ash Princess (Ash Princess Trilogy #1) by Laura Sebastian

I will definitely read this one, and soon. I love everything about it, and the book cover I have also has a little gap in the middle, so you can actually see where the fire is carved. Amazing!

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Looking for Alaska by John Green

I love reading John Green. He always sets me in such a chill mood, thinking about my life. I own this one and it’s sitting on my shelves. Should I pick it up soon?

Verdict: KEEP ☑

FantasticLand by Mike Bockoven

A violent book that is a mix of The Hunger Games and Battle Royale. I want it! So bad…

Verdict: KEEP ☑

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2) by Holly Black

I loved The Cruel Prince so much, and I still don’t know how in the world I still don’t own The Wicked King. I need it!!!

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Alexander: Child of a Dream (Aléxandros, #1) by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

As a Macedonian, Alexander the Great is a proud part of my history, and I have always admired what he did while he was so young. I have read ”Spartan” by the same author and fell in love with the style of writing. When I found out this series existed, I knew I had to read it!

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Alienated: Grounded At Groom Lake by Jeff Norton

An interesting children’s book of alien high-school. I won this as a giveaway and will definitely be reading it soon!

Verdict: KEEP ☑

flower-divider-flower-dividers-clip-art-flowers-line-divider-stock-vector-illustration-of-elegantI only removed 2 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 #34 | Down The TBR Hole Tag

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Hi Everyone! Sorry I am late and posting this on a Sunday night – but hey, yesterday in the UK we had the hottest day of the year. I wasn’t sure if we are ever getting the sun again, so I had to make the most of it! 🙂

Welcome to the 34th edition of my Down The TBR Hole Posts.

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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Model Spy (The Specialists, #1) by Shannon Greenland

This reminds me of Ally Carter’s ”I’d Tell You I Love You but then I’d Have to Kill You”. I loved that book… I am not sure what to do, but I do think I will pass on this one.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Passenger (Passenger, #1) by Alexandra Bracken

Not quite sure about this one…

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

The Wife Before Me by Laura Elliot

A thriller about which I was very hyped when it came out, and then my friends were disappointed. And now, time has passed and I am not that fussed about it anymore?

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark, #1) by Veronica Roth

I am not sure about the synopsis, but it is the writer of Divergent, so I am having trouble deciding. I think I should pass. 

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Blood Symbols by Izak Botha

I won Blood Symbols as a giveaway, and if you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I always try and read all the books given to me. I will keep this one, because it somehow reminds me of Dan Brown’s type of books on the first sight, and I am eager to read more.

Verdict: KEEP ☑ 

Raven’s Gate (The Gatekeepers, #1) by Anthony Horowitz

I bought this whole series at a work event, and I still haven’t started it. I love the synopsis, but especially I love the art on the cover.

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

You have all heard about Wonder. The only reason I still haven’t watched the movie is because I own the book and should read it soon. I will definitely read it this summer!

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Daisy’s Vintage Cornish Camper Van by Ali McNamara

This was my birthday gift to myself, as I love camper vans and I am dreading for a road tour adventure. I need to read it as soon as possible!

Verdict: KEEP ☑

The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch, #1) by Rin Chupeco

This book was recommended to me by Mel from Meltotheany, when we were talking on Instagram on how to pronounce the name Tea, as that’s my sister’s name. Mel said there an awesome series with Tea being the main character, and I just have to read it! 

Verdict: KEEP ☑

The Children of Men by P. D. James

A dystopian world where children don’t exist and the last generation of people are infertile adults. I would love to see how this has been executed!

Verdict: KEEP ☑

flower-divider-flower-dividers-clip-art-flowers-line-divider-stock-vector-illustration-of-elegantI only removed 4 books this time around and currently have 365 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 #33 | Down The TBR Hole Tag

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to the 33rd edition of my Down The TBR Hole Posts.

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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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

I am not sure about Everything, Everything. I think I am past these types of books? What do you think, should I keep it?

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Hidden Pieces by Paula Stokes

I am letting Hidden Pieces go. It reminds me of a few other books I’ve read, and I am not sure I will fully enjoy it.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare

I am definitely keeping this one! I will actually read the full The Dark Artifices series in June, so brace yourselves – my reviews will be coming!

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas

I read A Court Of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas and I really loved it. I should continue that series and start this one as well!

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1) by Becky Albertalli

Yes – this is definitely a book I have on my wishlist, and also definitely a book I want to read soon!

Verdict: KEEP ☑

The V Girl by Mya Robarts

 I am intrigued by this book, and can’t remember a book that is similar to this. I would definitely love to read it! Has anyone read it? What did you think?

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Puddle Jumping (Puddle Jumping, #1) by Amber L. Johnson

Nope.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Some Lucky Woman: Jana’s Story (What’s Luck Got To Do With It #1) by Carmen DeSousa

I don’t usually read these type of books, but I already own it on my Kindle, and I might as well read it.

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Menagerie by Kristy Tate

I might read this someday. I will keep it on my list, but I am not completely fussed about.

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Plagued: The Midamerica Zombie Half-Breed Experiment (Plagued, #1) by Better Hero Army

I think I will enjoy this one for some reason…

Verdict: KEEP ☑

flower-divider-flower-dividers-clip-art-flowers-line-divider-stock-vector-illustration-of-elegantI only removed 3 books this time around and currently have 368 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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The Man In The Mirror – Georgia Le Carre

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★★★

Have you ever wanted a steamy Beauty and the Beast retelling? You might not get the Disney fantasy, but you will get the true love part. Or will you?

Charlotte is a nanny and she goes in a rich family to take care of a little boy. His mother is demanding and his father stays in his room at all times.

Mr. King survived a fire accident and half of his face is covered with a golden mask, to hide the sad memories. He almost never goes out and his son is scared of him. Also,he only visits him at night.

He always talks to his son’s nannies through the intercom, to ask about his day. But with this nanny, it feels different. He can’t wait to hear her voice.

Compared to ‘’Nanny and the Beast’’, The Man in the Mirror is not as steamy, and the love relationship feels a bit more realistic. However, the story is still under developed for my tastes.

The nannies in Georgia’s books are represented in a bit of an unrealistic way. As a nanny, I think you will always influence the child you spend time with. Bear in mind, you spend all day, every day with them. But there are rules and boundaries set by the parents, and you do not cross those. The author somehow forgot about this part, it seems.

The Man in the Mirror opens up plenty of topics for discussion and in the end, it is a quick and enjoyable read. Georgia’s books are the ones that you pick up, wanting to have a quick read moment and relax.

If this book sounds intriguing, go and grab your copy, and let me know in the comments whether you enjoyed it.

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