Down the TBR Hole #11 – Books 86-100

We are back with me cleaning up my TBR!

This meme was originally created over at Lia @ Lost in a Story! It is incredibly fun while being productive and making me feel better about my TBR shelf since there are so many books, and not enough time to read them in! Honestly, life is too short to have books that you’re likely not going to read.

I’m going to be increasing the number of books I go through from 10 to 15. I might increase this to 20, but I want to have my Goodreads TBR shelf exclusively comprised of books I really want to read. Is the summer making me incredibly gungho? I have no idea.

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BOOKS 86-90

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In Search Of Us by Ava Dellaira

This has been on my TBR for a long time, and this still sounds somewhat interesting to me. Also, have you all seen that cover? Gorgeous. However, I’m probably listen to this via audio if I have the chance, rather than physically read it.

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Hello Girls by Emily Henry and Brittany Cavallaro

I put this on my anticipated releases list, so I’m most likely keeping this. Not gonna lie though, I’m not completely interested in this one right now, so whether I’m keeping this on my TBR for the long-term is dependent on how good the reviews of this one are/or I’m in the mood for it.

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Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

I know this is one of the classic YA fantasy series, but honestly, I don’t really care? I might give it a shot via audiobook, but right now that seems highly unlikely.

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Again, But Better by Christine Riccio

I know this one has been getting such mixed reviews (especially negative reviews), but I do really enjoy Christine’s channel and like her as a person. This premise also seems really intriguing and I am interested in reading it, only to see where my opinion falls.
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Everless by Sara Holland

I mean, this had a really cool premise that drew me to it, but it got such mixed reviews that I’m reluctant to try it. I may give the audiobook a shot from my library, but I’m not sure yet.

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BOOKS 91-95

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A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Bernard

I’ve heard some really great things about Sara Bernard. I also definitely want to dip my toes in YA contemporary, and I think this would be a really great place to start. I’ve seen some really glowing reviews of this one, and I especially want to read it from the selective mute and deaf representation (and hopefully learn some sign language in the process!)

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Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Bernard

Like I said for A Quiet Kind of Thunder, Sara Bernard has some good reviews, but this premise doesn’t interest me as much. This one is also considerably less loved than Quiet, and I’m just not that interested.
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Eight Will Fall by Sarah Harian

This is the exact situation that I have with Hello Girls, I guess. It’s on my anticipated releases list, but this isn’t one I’m absolutely dying to read. I’m a bit apprehensive about it, but I’m not against reading it.
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Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum

I honestly don’t have much to say about this one, except that this doesn’t have my interest any more? Frankly, this doesn’t sound groundbreaking or something I really want to read.
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On the Fence by Kasie West

I’ve heard some pretty solid things about this one, and I do really want to read all of Kasie’s contemporaries, so.
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BOOKS 96-100

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Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake

Not gonna lie, I am a little apprehensive about this one, especially after Two Dark Reigns, so I’m hoping this doesn’t let me down. Nervous and apprehensive, yes, but still interested and curious enough.

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Sam & Ilsa’s Last Hurrah by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

I kind of … forgot this was on my TBR? Too many books, too little time. Also, mixed reviews.
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The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

I’m keeping this because I want to read all of Kasie’s contemporaries, like I said earlier. And this also has the potential to be super cute? I don’t know.

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Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao

I’m solely keeping it because of Gloria Chao. Also, it’s one of my most anticipated releases of the year, so of course.

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Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire


After my reread of Every Heart A Doorway, I’m kind of not liking this series as much as I used to? I’ll still give this a shot though, but I might stop after that.

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BOOKS 101-105

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The Wicked King by Holly Black

I’ve been deliberating whether I should read this/keep this on my TBR for MONTHS. I’m one of five people that haven’t adored the Cruel Prince, and this one hasn’t been calling my name. I might give it a shot via audio though? But for the most part, I don’t really care. Come for me.
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A Tyranny of Petticoats edited by Jessica Spotswood

This sounds pretty awesome, but this one hasn’t been calling my name, and I haven’t attempted to pick this up once. And that is a problem when said book has been on your TBR for months.

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The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

I know so many people love this one, but adult romance isn’t exactly my favourite genre nor is it my forte. Maybe I’ll try this if I get more into said genre?
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The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

I mean, I did really enjoy Geekerella, and this seems pretty cute! I haven’t heard the most superb things about this one, so I’m tentatively keeping this. For now.
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Enna Burning by Shannon Hale

I mean, I did really enjoy The Goose Girl, and the audiobooks were absolutely superb. I also trust Hailey @ Hailey in Bookland’s recommendations with my life, and she said this one was her favourite installment. And my library has the full cast audiobooks, so this is staying.
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Which books should I have kept or removed from my TBR? Do you think I was too harsh with these books? What books have you added (or removed) to your TBR recently? I’d love to know.

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12 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #11 – Books 86-100

  1. I’m so happy you’re keeping In Search of Us, this book is A GEM, I personally love it so, so much and I hope you will too ❤ Also very happy you're keeping A Quiet Kind of Thunder, i loved this book so much it was such a beautiful read ❤ Happy reading!

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  2. I’m with you on The Cruel Prince, I wasn’t really impressed by it when everyone was loving it so much 😅 I don’t think I will read the sequel only if I’d see it around the library sometime! I did read The Princess and the Fangirl and ended up liking it, not as much as Geekerella, but it was a good read 🙂

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  3. I’d recommend the audiobook for The Wicked King if you don’t feel like physically reading it/if you’re on the fence about continuing with the series! I listened to The Cruel Prince to quickly reread it before TWK and it went by really fast!

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  4. /silent scream at removing The Wicked King (which I think is better than the Cruel Prince, tbh, since the first half of the Cruel Prince was standard YA). But you do you!
    Also good choice removing Everless, completely not worth it. And A Quiet Kind of Thunder is great, I think! The anxiety portrayal in it is realllly well done, to the point where I found it kind of hard to deal with when I was in a bad place. Goodbye, Perfect was actually surprisingly well done, considering I… hate the teacher/student trope SO FUCKING MUCH, so I loved that it actually addressed that it’s.. fucked up.
    This post was so cute!

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    1. HAHAHAHAHA that silent scream got me 😂 I’ll only pick TWK up if I can get hold of the audiobook, but I’ll pass if I can’t!

      I’m honestly relieved to have removed Everless, and I’m glad you think it was a good choice! I’m so happy you enjoyed A Quiet Kind kf Thunder and your comments on it only have me more excited to pick it up! Goodbye, Perfect, sounds intriguing? The teacher-student dynamic makes me uncomfortable, which is why it is now a hard pass from me.

      Thank you so much! I hope you liked it 😊


  5. LMAOO what you said about Falling Kingdoms was literally ME when I removed that book from my tbr. GOODBYE old fantasy that was probably hyped up but is also Very White and do we really need that?? NO. ALSO SO GLAD THAT YOU REMOVED EVERLESS THAT BOOK WAS TERRIBLE OH MY GOD. It was… low quality, the romance was subpar. Also, I’m in the same boat as you with Hello Girls & Eight Will Fall. The premises sound intriguing, but idk when I’ll actually put aside the time to truly read them. OH WELL they’re still on my tbr lmao.

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    1. LMAOOOOO your Falling Kingdoms point is so true, no thanks @/white fantasy. We stan diverse fantasy and diverse fantasy only (with a few exceptions). Every one is telling me how meh Everless is so I guess I did myself a service for removing it from my TBR? Idk. I’ll probs give Hello Girls a shot by maybe reading the first few chapters & seeing how I feel? We’ll see. I’m going to try & get the ARC of Eight Will Fall from Edelweiss but watch me get rejected rip. Love that for me. Also, same.

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      1. YEAH like there were so many books on my tbr that I thought I NEEDED to read bc they were super popular in the past, but like… do I really care about these bland white bread books? I thiNK NOT!! There are some quality books though lmao (like Winner’s Curse!!! wowie).
        YES CURSE EVERLESS SO MUCH and throw it far away from you wow. The cover is literally gorgeous but the insta-love is kind of crusty (I guess it’s second-chance?) and the main character is so friggen DUMB.
        Yeah I saw a LOT of hype for Hello Girls and it actually looks so interesting (I just like the cover lmao) but also… I saw a ton of mediocre reviews lmao. GET THAT ARC OF EIGHT WILL FALL!!!

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      2. Okay but this whole first part about bland white bread books is a Mood … because SAME. Also HAHAHAHAHAHA i’m dying. I tried Winner’s Curse but never continued on for some reason? But maybe I will (also, this rec. This rec.)

        I’m so glad I ditched Everless, because so many people said it was not good?? Dumb MCs and crusty insta-love? That gets a YIKES from me.

        I’m kind of … losing interest in Hello Girls? I tried some of it but I was just NOT in the mood so I put it down. I’ll probably ditch that anyway. I mighttt try for an ARC of Eight Will Fall, but Edelweiss has a history of hating me, so …. idk.


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