12.01.2018

DOWN THE TBR HOLE #20


Down the TBR Hole was originally created by Lost in a Story! The point of it is to help cull your reading lists down, or maybe push higher anticipated releases up on your TBR! And maybe you all can help me along the way, and tell me if you’ve loved or hated any of these!

How it works:
➽ Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
➽ Order on ascending date added.
➽ Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books - I do about 15-20 because my list is HUGE
➽ Read the synopses of the books
➽ Decide: keep it or should it go?

The Darkest Hour (KGI #1) by Maya Banks
Avg rating: 4.16/Release: September 7, 2010

A while back I read one of the books of this series and I enjoyed it so much that I promised myself that I would start from the beginning. So here it is. And when I find the time to read it, I'll let you know if I enjoyed it as much.
Verdict: Keep
Dirty Angels (Dirty Angels #1) by Karina Halle
Avg rating: 3.93/Release: June 15, 2014

Because I've enjoyed so much of what I've read from this author, I've taken to adding her books to my TBR as I come across them. This one is of particular interest to me because it has a trigger warning. It's like telling me not to look at something. I'm only more curious. And... I just one-clicked!
Verdict: Keep
Charmed: A Prescott Novel (Prescott Series #3) by Joanne Schwehm
Avg rating: 4.09/Release: November 8, 2016

I remember helping to promote this book with my limited social media presence. I wasn't doing bookstagram yet and I was very rarely on Twitter. I didn't have a blog, much less an FB page. My attempts were miniscule at best, but they were there. I'm actually not interested in reading this book, but thought I should add it to interest others.
Verdict: Delete
Nights With Parker by Alice Tribue
Avg rating: 3.84/Release: September 22, 2016

I've read from this author before and enjoyed it, but this one looks like it may turn into a favorite. It's about an alpha-hole, which everyone knows are my kryptonite. Nothing makes me hotter!
Verdict: Keep
Junkie (Broken Doll #1) by Heather C. Leigh
Avg rating: 3.91/Release: September 13, 2016

New-to-me author! I remember being very excited to read this. Although it follows a common organized crime theme, it seemed to be a little bit different. How often is the heroine a junkie? Seriously. That alone makes me want to know more. I only wish this series was in KU so I wouldn't be scared spending my money on it.
Verdict: Keep


Poughkeepsie (The Poughkeepsie Brotherhood #1) by Debra Anastasia
Avg rating: 3.92/Release: November 22, 2011

This author's work is usually hit-or-miss for me. I've loved some and I've... not so loved some. But this one was recommended as one I'd thoroughly enjoy. I hope I won't have to beat someone upside the head if it turns out I don't like it.
Verdict: Keep
To Hate Adam Connor by Ella Maise
Avg rating: 4.23/Release: June 9, 2016

I've really liked everything I've read from this author. Her stories follow a predictable theme, however, her voice makes them unique. Enjoyable stories with relatable characters.
Verdict: Keep
The Silent Waters (Elements #3) by Brittainy C. Cherry
Avg rating: 4.38/Release: September 22, 2016

New-to-me author! Although I've never read anything from this author, I've heard nothing but great things. I actually received a signed copy of Behind The Bars, which I haven't read yet (on my side TBR - and yes I have many TBR lists) so I do have an opportunity to try her work. I guess we'll see.
Verdict: Delete
Covet (Splendor #1) by Janet Nissenson
Avg rating: 4.47/Release: June 21, 2016

I actually read the third book of this series and although I usually love whatever I read from this author, I didn't love this. I see no reason to continue.
Verdict: Delete

Hot For Teacher Anthology
Avg rating: 4.35/Release: October 18, 2016

Dang it, I really wanted to read this when it was released. But as many of you know, wanting and reality aren't always aligned. I'm unable to find this anthology on Amazon so I guess I missed my chance. 😭😭😭
Verdict: Delete

The Lion's Lady (Crown's Spies #1) by Julie Garwood
Avg rating: 4.17/Release: March 1, 1991

I'm embarrassed to say that's it's been a while since I've read a book from this author. Embarrassed because I used to be quite addicted to her writing. If you could see my huge library of her books, you'd understand. So to say I'm excited to jump back into one of her worlds would be an understatement.
Verdict: Keep
Maneuver (Men of Inked: Southside #1) by Chelle Bliss
Avg rating: 4.23/Release: July 31, 2018

I happened to get the first series, Men of Inked, a boxset for FREE on Amazon. I haven't had the chance to read it yet, but I'd like to before I dive into this one. From what I remember of this author, her books don't have descriptive sex scenes, which annoyed me, but I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised. Those covers need sex!
Verdict: Keep
Disclaim (Deliver #3) by Pam Godwin
Avg rating: 4.32/Release: August 31, 2016

I won a signed copy of Deliver from a Goodreads giveaway but haven't had the chance to read it yet. Since it's recommended that I read that and Vanquish before reading this one, I guess this book has to wait.
Verdict: Keep
Can't Own This (Can't Touch This #2) by Tess Hunter
Avg rating: 4.17/Release: ?

There's no release date yet for this book. I enjoyed the first one of the series and I'm still looking forward to this one. Honestly, I don't think there's a Pepper Winters book out there that I wouldn't purchase.
Verdict: Keep
Spied by J.M. Miller
Avg rating: 4.08/Release: October 20, 2016

New-to-me author! I'm not sure what prompted me to add this one. It wasn't recommended and I've never even heard of it before. After reading the blurb, I'm not feeling the pull.
Verdict: Delete

The Heart of a Killer (The Killer #1) by Jaci Burton
Avg rating: 3.90/Release: October 25, 2011

I don't think I've read a book from this author since 2015. And I think what I did read was sports romance. This story seems completely different from what I've experienced from her and I'm excited to see what's to come of it.
Verdict: Keep
Meeting The Unpredictable by Riann C. Miller
Avg rating: 4.20/Release: September 29, 2016

I can't remember the last time I've read anything from this author. Definitely not one of my go-tos, however, I do know a lot of people who love her work. I'm not the biggest fan of new adult stories, but I've been told that this one is an exception and is full of feels, so I guess we'll see if it is.
Verdict: Keep
The Player by Claire Contreras
Avg rating: 4.04/Release: October  10, 2016

Even if I wasn't already a fan of this survivor of an author, even if I wasn't already excited to read this book, have the seen the freaking cover?! Yeah, I'm definitely not passing this one up!
Verdict: Keep
The Studying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag #1) by Sara Ney
Avg rating: 3.86/Release: September 13, 2016

I actually have this book already sitting on my kindle. Funny thing is, I've read all of the other books in this series and feel like I know the characters from this one already. Hopefully I'll get to this one sometime soon.
Verdict: Keep
Roping The Virgin (Cowboys & Virgins #2) by Alexa Riley
Avg rating: 3.82/Release: September 25, 2016

There isn't a time in my life that I'll turn down reading a book from Alexa Riley. Smut-tastic and smut-terrific pleasures is what they are. These stories are great fro reading in between meatier stories. Don't expect a whole lot of substance, but do expect a good time.
Verdict: Keep



Have you read any of these books before? Am I on the right track by keeping/deleting them?

That's it for this edition of keeping it real with my TBR. I hope your TBR remains long and fruitful!! Happy reading!! xoxo

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