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DOWN THE TBR HOLE #24


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?

Wicked Little Words by Stevie J. Cole & BT Urruela
Avg rating: 4.19/Release: October 31, 2016
FREE in KU Amazon

This story sounds dark, twisted and sick. That's really all I need to know!
Verdict: keep
Dirty: A Prequel (The Horus Group 0.5) by Ainsley Booth
Avg rating: 4.19/Release: ???

So I can't find a link to this to save my life. I was really looking forward to be back in the realm of the Hate F*@k series. Ah well.
Verdict: delete
Bad Neighbor (Bad Boy Romance #1) by M. O'Keefe
Avg rating: 3.73/Release: November 21, 2016
Amazon

I don't know if I've ever read anything by this author but it doesn't really matter because I definitely want to read this. There's just something I like about neighbor stories. I've never had a relationship with a neighbor before, but I've certainly imagined having one ;)
Verdict: keep
On Thin Ice by Carrie Aarons
Avg rating: 3.83/Release: December 7, 2016
FREE in KU Amazon

So I've re-read the blurb and I've decided that I'm more than likely going to be annoyed by the heroine if I read this. She's a spoiled princess type with a huge chip on her shoulder and the hero is a good guy. I ain't trying to lose my hair to frustration.
Verdict: delete
Hail Mary by Nicola Rendell
Avg rating: 4.01/Release: November 28, 2016
FREE in KU Amazon

It's Nicola Rendell. I think everything I've read from her earned 4 and 5 stars from me. So I'm pretty sure I'll love this one too!!
Verdict: keep
The Pawn (Endgame #1) by Skye Warren
Avg rating: 4.13/Release: December 6, 2016
Currently FREE Amazon

This really sounds interesting. Just dark enough and romantic enough to make me happy. However, I'm a little hesitant about it because I haven't loved what I've read from this author so far. Fingers crossed.
Verdict: keep
Keep Us (Grayson Sibling #2.5) by Faith Andrews
Avg rating: 4.05/Release: December 2016
Amazon

I think this was put as a placeholder or something. I've never read anything from this series and no one I know has read/reviewed it. It does sound cute though, so maybe I'll give these books a try.
Verdict: keep
In Mistletoe by Tammy L. Bailey
Avg rating: 4.27/Release: December 2, 2016
Amazon

I don't know how or why this book is on my list. No offense, but this isn't something I'd spend my time reading. I know these stories appeal to many romance readers, but I'm just not one of them.
Verdict: delete
Home Tears by Tijan
Avg rating: 3.88/Release: December 1, 2016
Amazon

Okay, so it's Tijan, right? Do I really need to say more? I haven't loved every single thing I've read, but I haven't hated any either.
Verdict: keep
Marked Box Set by Elena M. Reyes
Avg rating: 4.49/Release: November 25, 2016

The link I had for this box set is no longer available. I think it has to do with Elena putting the individual books on sale and how it changes things. I already have the first book of the series on my kindle so there's no need to keep this. I'll definitely be reading the set.
Verdict: delete
American Prince (New Camelot Trilogy #2) by Sierra Simone
Avg rating: 4.34/Release: March 7, 2017
Amazon

Love the author. Love the idea of this plot. Unfortunately, I don't like menage or love triangle books. So while everyone I know who has read this series fell immediately in love with it, I won't be joining the masses.
Verdict: delete
Road to Nowhere (Road to Nowhere #1) by M. Robinson
Avg rating: 4.39/Release: December 6, 2016
Amazon

Here's the thing... I know a lot of people who love books by this author. However, for every book of hers that I've read a review for, this one included, I've found myself cringing. There's always something I find distasteful to the story. Rather than read it and give it a bad review, I'll just skip them all.
Verdict: delete
Fighting for Phoebe (Fallen Heroes #1) by Jennifer Ann
Avg rating: 4.08/Release: November 28, 2016
Amazon

I think I added this as part of a giveaway entry. Otherwise I have no idea how it ended up here. The plot sounds predictable and after reading a review from a friend, I'm pretty sure I'll hate the heroine.
Verdict: delete
Hunted by Meagan Spooner
Avg rating: 3.92/Release: March 14, 2017
Amazon

This one came recommended when I requested some retelling plots. From the cover I thought it was Little Red, but it seems to be Beauty and the Beast. I've actually got this one in hardcover (thanks Book Outlet) and I'm excited to finally get to it.
Verdict: keep
All I Want For Christmas by Hazel Gower
Avg rating: 3.96/Release: December 8, 2016
Amazon

A short and sweet holiday recommendation. I think I'll be reading this now as it is the holidays.
Verdict: keep





WOW!! I think this is the most books I've chopped from my list since I started this challenge. It's the end of the year and I think I did pretty well with culling the lot. Have any of these books made it to your lists? Have you added any of them? I can't wait to see what 2019 means for my never-ending TBR!!

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