Down the TBR Hole #9

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Here is what you do:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?


Blog Titles (16)

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

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This book does sound interesting and it is also diverse as one of the main characters Natasha is being deported. I don’t remember what her nationality she is and it’s not in the synopsis but from memory I’m pretty sure she is from a nationality I haven’t read from the POV of before. The only thing that is putting me off this book is that it is so obviously going to be an insta love story which is something I CANNOT stand! So for that reason I will probably never read it.

Verdict: DELETE

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

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Well this book sounds really interesting! I read The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson last year as I received it in The YA Chronicles subscription box and really enjoyed it. I know this book is a romance and I really hope that it won’t involve insta love!

Verdict: KEEP

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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I have heard fairly mixed reviews about this book. There was one review I saw on Goodreads that said they don’t support the trope ‘love conquers all – including a life threatening illness’ and if that is the case of this book then I kinda don’t want to read it, I will though as I own the book and it’s only 300 pages.

Verdict: KEEP

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

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So I only have this on my TBR as I have it on my iBooks app. It popped up one day as either 99c or free on iBooks so I grabbed it. This book does sound interesting, the synopsis is intriguing and I love the idea that one of the main characters is a writer. But this is also honestly sounding like those romance movies I strongly dislike, for example: The Notebook.. I don’t think I will ever read a Colleen Hoover book as I’m just not into contemporary romances.

Verdict: DELETE

Everything Leads To You by Nina LaCour

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I have read You Know Me Well which was co-authored by Nina LaCour & David Levithan and I really enjoyed it! This book sounds like it will be just as good and it will be interesting to read a book only by Nina LaCour to see if I enjoy the writing of it as much as I did You Know Me Well. Also I am also all for diverse books and this also sounds interesting by the way the main character will be introduced to a new lifestyle of sorts.

Verdict: KEEP

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

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This book sounds very interesting. It is very obviously a Romeo and Juliet retelling, even using the same names by the sound of it. But the fantasy world around it is whats intriguing me most of all! I have read Romeo and Juliet, as I had to for school and I neither loved nor hated it, it was just kinda eh. So I’m hoping this will be a better version for me. But also there are a love of negative reviews for this book and that average rating on Goodreads is 3.3 so it sounds like a fair few people disliked it. I’m still interested though and want to try it for myself. Also the last part of the Goodreads synopsis is what really pulled me in:

“Both pairs will find friendship where they least expect it. Both will find that Viyara holds more secrets and dangers than anyone ever expected. And outside the walls, death is waiting. . .”

Verdict: KEEP

The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst

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For some reason this cover just reminds me of LOTR. Anyway, first there is absolutely no mention of romance in the synopsis which I am loving! This book sounds like an action packed high fantasy adventure and I am so far all of that!

Verdict: KEEP

Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige

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This sounds like an awesome take on a retelling of The Winter’s Tale! I haven’t read The Winter’s Tale I have just seen other people say that it is a retelling of it. I haven’t read Danielle Paige’s other series Dorothy Must Die, but it is on my TBR and I want to get to it soon! Basically everything in the synopsis sounds really interesting and like something I would enjoy! Lets hope I do.

Verdict: KEEP

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

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This just sounds like the typical ‘cute contemporary’ and I don’t really care for it. I don’t think I need to explain further than that.

Verdict: DELETE

Legend by Marie Lu

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This sounds interesting. The world sounds very different and cool and that is what is drawing me in. Also a lot of people seem to love this series and it is one that I have wanted to read for ages! Marie Lu is just a very highly praised author and I want to jump on that bandwagon.

Verdict: KEEP



I also had another book on my TBR that I skipped over and that was The Kill Order which is the prequel to The Maze Runner. I read that series a couple years ago some time and I’m just not interested in reading a prequel to it so long after reading the series.

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10 comments

  1. I think you made the right decisions, to be honest. How good is this feature? I love it! 😀 I’m sure I’ll be able to start culling my TBR slowly because of it. I really enjoyed Everything, Everything, though I do understand why it’s gotten so much criticism. It’s pretty far-fetched, but as far as escapism goes it’s pretty engrossing to read! It sucked me in and wouldn’t let me go until I had finished reading it! Also, Legend is so worth the read. Glad you’ve decided to keep it! I love Nina LaCour’s writing, and I’ve heard that that book is beautiful. ❤

    Cass @ Words on Paper

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    • duskangelreads · June 21, 2017

      Thanks for all the tips! Hopefully I enjoying them as much as you do! 😊

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  2. TeacherofYA · June 22, 2017

    Oh, I didn’t like Stealing Snow, but I can’t wait for your take on it. You did a great job yet again! Love this feature!

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  3. Lia · June 22, 2017

    I loved Since You’ve Been Gone a lot, probably because the main character reminded me a lot of myself (socially awkward and shy teen, yep that’s me). I also really like Nicola Yoon’s books, but I can see why you removed The Sun Is Also A Star, it is quite insta-love-y :/

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    • duskangelreads · June 22, 2017

      It’s always great when you can relate to a character haha.
      And yeah that’s just not a trope I can get into! 😶

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  4. MommyMonster90 · June 22, 2017

    Love this idea! might try this out. Love your choices by the way.

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  5. abyssallibrarian · June 24, 2017

    I really loved Everything, Everything. It was one of my favourite books that I read last year. I can see where people might find it problematic, but it honestly didn’t bother me.

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    • duskangelreads · June 24, 2017

      Well I’ll be reading it in the next couple days as I have chose to read it during the Duodecathon. So I will find out soon if bothers me or not. 😊

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