Down the TBR Hole #5

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This meme is hosted by Lia @ Lost in a Story.

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?

I’m bumping it up to 10 books per post instead of 5 this week, I may continue this but it will just depend on how I feel that day.


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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

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My mum used to watch the TV show for Wind in the Willows when I was younger and it was always so interesting and funny. I really want to read this book and its short and should be an easy read!

Verdict: KEEP

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

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This is a kids book and is only about 40 pages! It’s also a classic of sorts and I have never read it and really want to.

Verdict: KEEP

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

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This is another classic that I really want to get to. I have watched the movie a fair few times and really needs to get to the book!

Verdict: KEEP

In the After by Elisa Dane

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Abandoned by Elisa Dane

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I’m putting both of these together as they are both by the same author and same genre These are contemporary romances and I don’t even why I put these books on my TBR when I don’t read these books really.

Verdict: DELETE

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor 

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So I have read Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor and absolutely loved it! This series was on my radar before, but since reading Strange the Dreamer it is a lot higher on my TBR list!

Verdict: KEEP!

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This is a Historical Fiction book set in 1914 in England. This follows a girl called Poppy who is thrown into the front lines as a Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurse in the middle of World War 1. This book sounds so interesting and I am a huge fan of Historical Fiction and real want to read more of them!

Verdict: KEEP

World War Z by Max Brooks

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I own a copy of this book and it has been on my radar for a while, I just haven’t got around to it yet. This is such and interesting way to right a apocalyptic/post apocalyptic book and I really want to read it! I have considered listening to this book through Audiobook as I have seen it recommended a heap!

Verdict: KEEP

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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I think the reason I haven’t started this book is, one its such a big series, two all the books in the series aren’t out yet and I do prefer to read all the books together if I can and three I have read ACOTAR and it didn’t blow me away as much as everyone says it will and I don’t want to get disappointed if this one is similar. Also a fair few people have issues with the romances in this series and also the lack of diversity. I do want to give this book a go for myself and I do own the first book. It’s just not really high on my priority list.

Verdict: KEEP

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

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I have read Anna and the French Kiss and enjoyed it as an easy read between Fantasy series! So I do want to eventually get to this book. The first book was an easy and quick read and I will pick up this one when I need a book like that!

Verdict: KEEP


Well that is all for today! I only deleted 2 out of the 10, but this early in my TBR list is where I was starting to add all the popular books everyone was talking about and most of them are ones that I do want to pick up, just haven’t got to yet.

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Book Travelling Thursday – Book With Original Blue Cover

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Book Travelling Thursday is a weekly meme created by Danielle and Cátia. All you have to do is a pick a book that is related to the theme, the themes are announced on the Goodreads page. Once you have chosen a book you need to find the original cover, the covers from your country, your favourite cover and your least favourite cover.

This week’s prompt is: Choose a book that has originally a blue cover.


Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Original Cover:

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Favourite Cover:

Left: English Hodder & Stoughton Edition

Right: Chinese Edition (Don’t know the publisher as it’s not in the English alphabet)

Left: Indonesian Gramedia Pustaka Utama Edition

Right: Italian Fazi Edition

Least Favourite Cover:

Top Left: Portuguese Porto Editora Edition

Top Middle Left: Slovenian Mladinska knjiga Edition

Top Middle Right: Korean Edition

Top Right: Italian Fazi Edition

Middle Left: French Gallimard Jeunesse Edition

Middle Right: German Fischer FJB Edition

Bottom Left: Slovak Ikar Edition

Bottom Right: English Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Edition


Well that is all for today! Let me know your favourite in the comments?!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Unique Sounding Books on my TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a monthly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and you can find all the info and upcoming prompts Here.

This week’s prompts is: Top Ten Of The Most Unique Books I’ve Read (topic originally done 4/14) Some variations: top ten unique sounding books on my TBR, top ten most unique books I’ve read in X genre, etc

Obviously these books are on my TBR, so I don’t actually know that they are unique or not. And these are also books that are unique compared to what I have read. So they may not be unique to you, but are to me.


1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone Series by Laini Taylor

2. Study Series by Maria V. Snyder

3. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan

5. Anna Series by Kendare Blake

6. Witch in the Woods Series by Taylor Ann Bunker

7. Sky Ghosts: All For One by Alexandra Engellmann

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8. The Light Key Trilogy by Tracy Clark

9. Eon Series by Alison Goodman

10. The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa

I have read the first book in this series.


Well that is all for this week!

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