Down the TBR Hole #2

Hello, readers! Today I am here with another Down the TBR Hole. This was created by Lia @ Lost in A Story. I had so much fun doing this last week that I thought that I would do it again this week.

The Rules:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

I don’t know if this is part of the rules, but I will be skipping any books I own because those are definite keeps. Like the first one I did, I am probably going to be keeping quite a few of them because they are either literal classics or classic YA staples.

If you would like to see which books I kept and removed last time, you can click here.

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

This is a classic that I feel like is pretty important to read because it is autobiographical. I did read a play version of it in eighth grade, but I don’t feel like that counts as me reading it.

Verdict: Keep

Room by Emma Donoghue

I think I added this one because the movie came out and that got a lot of hype. I haven’t seen either and really have no motivation to read them. I’m sure they are both fantastic. I know they are well liked, but I just don’t see myself as getting around to it.

Verdict: Remove

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

I hate to admit it, but I really enjoyed John Green’s stuff when I was a teenager and even now that I’m an adult. I don’t think his books are the best and that they’re oddly pretentious, but I really love Turtles All the Way Down, and I think that’s the only book by him I’d still give five stars to. But this sounds more like his older work so I probably won’t enjoy it.

Verdict: Remove

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

I have wondered if I would like the author’s adult books since I have very mixed reactions to her YA writing. I tend to like her shorter works best, but her longer works and I tend to not get along even though I do admittedly enjoy Fangirl. I also don’t support her ethically so I am not going to read this.

Verdict: Remove

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by AS King

I am so torn about this one because I do really want to get into AS King. I loved Ask the Passengers, but I haven’t been that thrilled by the other two books I read by her recently. I might eventually change this when I read more of her and my opinion evolves, but I am not super intrigued by the synopsis, and this isn’t the top of the books I’d want to read by her.

Verdict: Remove

Everybody Sees the Ants by AS King

This is one that I have heard amazing things of, and this is one of her most popular books so I think I will keep this one. Based on the synopsis, this does sound like a book I will like so it is definitely going to stay on here.

Verdict: Keep

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Same thing as before, I’m trying not to support the author but I am not the biggest fan of the other books I’ve read.

Verdict: Remove

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

I am torn about this one because on one hand, it sounds like something I would like, but I’ve never been super tempted to read. Please let me know if you read this and liked it because I would love to get help in my decision.

Verdict: Keep (for now)

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

This is also one I am torn about because the synopsis does sound really interesting to me, but I haven’t had any inspiration to read it, and it’s been out so long. I also was not the biggest fan of The Darkest Minds, which I know this is nothing like, but the writing could be the same. Actually, after looking at the reviews, I have made up my mind.

Verdict: Remove

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

I am definitely going to keep this one because it is a YA sapphic classic. It is a lot of people’s first sapphic book ever so I am curious to see the ways that queer fiction has changed since then.

Verdict: Keep

I feel like I did better than last time so I am pretty happy with that. I did also first write this post months ago and have since read a book that would’ve been on this list so I am going to call this Down the Rabbit Hole a win, but let’s look at my stats for this post:

Total Keep: 4
Total Remove: 6

That is all I have for you today. Please let me know if you’ve read any books and what you thought about them. I would love to chat with you down in the comments!

Published by alyssathebookvagabond

A 21-year-old college student with a restless heart and equally restless brain

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