Down the TBR Hole #3- I am a book hoarder slowly learning to let go.

imageedit_1_3661180730

Hey guys! I am back with the 3rd installment of Down the TBR Hole!! In our last adventure down the TBR hole, we saw a plethora of books utilizing the dead parent trope… let’s hope we don’t run into that again.

If you don’t know how this TBR cleanse works, check out my first TBR post here to see the rules.

Anywayyyyy, let’s start this cleanse!

1. Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

17887631Added to my TBR on: September 1, 2014

I loved the Gone series, and I’m pretty sure I added this to my TBR right after reading it.

But, re-reading the synopsis now, this book doesn’t really catch my attention. It is something that I would probably have loved 3 or 4 years ago, but it’s not something I would pick up now.

Verdict: Going
Goodreads

2. The Host by Stephanie Meyer

1656001Added to my TBR on: December 28, 2015

Did I ever want to read it? No.

Am I ever going to read it? Not likely.

So I think you guys know where this one is heading…

Verdict: Going
Goodreads

3. The Guardian by Lee H. Haywood

29346770Added to my TBR on: March 4, 2016

This is the first book I added to my TBR after I started blogging! (That I haven’t read already… just thought that was a cool little fact… hehe)

I think I added this one to my TBR because I interviewed Lee H. Haywood (check that out here). But I don’t really think I am ever going to pick this one up to read.

Verdict: Going
Goodreads

4. Seer of the Souls by Susan Faw

29223861Added to my TBR on: March 20, 2016

Not gonna lie… I completely forgot this book ever existed…

The synopsis does sound interesting, and I do love me some good fantasy…. but at the same time, I COMPLETELY FORGOT THIS BOOK EVEN EXISTED. Like seriously, I must not have been very interested in it to start. And after reading though some of the reviews, it seems like maybe this one isn’t really for me after all.

Verdict: Going
Goodreads

5. Life in Reverse by Beth Michele

28448224Added to my TBR on: March 24, 2016

Here is another example of a book that I completely forgot existed. Oops.

Also, I’m not a big fan of contemporary romance… so yeah.

What was I thinking?

Verdict: Going
Goodreads

6. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

11300302Added to my TBR on: March 29, 2016

I actually had a physical copy of this. A hard back copy. Sitting in my room. For so long.

Then I traded it on the books for trade hashtag on twitter.

So yeah.

Verdict: Going
Goodreads

7. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

10576365Added to my TBR on: March 29, 2016

After over a year of wanting to read this book….

I FINALLY DOWNLOADED THE AUDIOBOOK!!!!

So yeah, this one is going to be read. Or listened to? Or maybe both? I do have a paperback of it as well!

Verdict: Staying
Goodreads

8. Artificial by Jadah McCoy

29611142Added to my TBR on: April 3, 2016

Okay but seriously, what is with all these books I don’t remember? I have absolutely zero recollection of this book existing. I don’t know how it ended up on my TBR….

This book does have a pretty high rating, but I don’t really think I’ll be reading any New Adult dystopia in the foreseeable future.

Verdict: Going
Goodreads

9. Mer-Charmer by Amy Bearce

28531533Added to my TBR on: April 3, 2016

This book does sound pretty interesting, but it is another one that I just don’t think I am ever going to pick up.

I love my mermaids, but I don’t think that I would enjoy this book as much as I would have a few years ago.

Verdict: Going
Goodreads

10. Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn

541341Added to my TBR on: April 3, 2016

I actually read this book back in middle school, and recently found my copy again. I guess I was thinking about this book about a year ago too, when I added it to my TBR.

I also recently re-read Wait Till Helen Comes (see my review here), and loved revisiting Hahn’s writing!

Verdict: Staying
Goodreads

And done!! Yet again I am so proud of myself! It feels so good to see that TBR number go down!

TBR stats:

Books removed today: 8
Total books removed: 19
Books left on TBR: 374

How is your TBR looking? Talk to me in the comments!!

Thanks for reading!

 

 

Advertisements

The Emoji Book Tag

IMG_1393

Big thanks to Rawls E for nominating me for this fun tag! The idea behind this tag is to pick a book for the five emoji’s you use most.

The Very Frown-y Emoji

imageedit_3_5775496173For this emoji, I’m going to pick a book that I was expecting a lot from and got, well, a big frown.

I’m going to go with my current read, Girl Online by Zoe Sugg. Not only is the cover for this book amazing, but the idea behind it is pretty great too. I don’t want to go too much into detail (I’ll save that for my review), but needless to say this book is a big let down.

The Smirk Face Emoji

imageedit_6_7093691237.pngTo me, the smirk face is little… naughty (for lack of a better word). So I’m going to choose a book with romance that just gave me all the feels.

I’m going with The Duff by Kody Keplinger. It was extremely entertaining, sexy, and smirk face worthy.

The Expressionless/ Flat Face Emoji

imageedit_9_5762348756I usually use this emoji when a friend says something stupid (which apparently happens a lot) or I’m just really bored (which also apparently happens a lot). So I’m going to choose a book that bored me with it’s stupidity.

I hate to say it, but the book I’m choosing is The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I tried to read this book on three different occasions, and quit half way through both times. I don’t know why, but it just bored me to the point where I fell asleep in the middle of a chapter (which literally never happens to me).

The Heart-Eyes Emoji

6faaa08700cb0741e8ba3c5fed121449For the heart-eyes emoji I am going to choose a book that gives me all the feels and seriously makes me want to fall in love.

I had to think hard about this one… mostly because of the huge amount of adorable book couples. I’m going to go with Lyra and Will from His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman. Something about the subtle romance in the books just hits me in the heart. I always thought they were adorable, and wished they ended up together instead of in separate worlds.

The Nerd Emoji

65bcd2590f982f6c95de78664861ed58I love the nerd emoji (cause I’m a nerd hehehe)! For this one, I’m going to choose a book that has a really smart “nerdy” main character.

I’m going to go with Gone by Michael Grant. Honestly I had a hard time choosing between Astrid and Annabeth (from Percy Jackson… duh). I decided to go with Astrid because she really is more of a nerd, and well, she goes to school.

I had a lot of fun doing this tag! If you want to do this tag, then I nominate you! Leave a link to your post in the comments so I can check it out!