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Down The TBR Hole #4

Welcome back to this weekly meme hosted by Lia over at Lost in a Story. The idea is to cut down our Goodreads to-read list to a more manageable size.

The rules are as follows:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 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?


My books:


I’m not actually sure what to do with this book. I’ve heard really good things about this and the film adaptation but it’s not something I’m reading at the moment.

Decision – Keep (but move to a different tbr shelf)


I’ve been intending to read all of Patrick Ness’ books for a while and from everything I’ve heard, this is the first one I want to read. It looks eerie but at the same time full of important messages. If I don’t purchase this soon, I’ll be annoyed with myself.

Decision – keep.


Fairies, mystical lore, a sudden twist of fate… what’s there not to love? Well I now know that I’d like it if not for the “necessary” addition of a romance. GAH!

Decision – go


One of my friends has been wondering why I’ve not read this yet. It has been sat on my kindle shelf for goodness knows how long and yet….nothing. I don’t know whether it’s because there is still a lot of hype surrounding this book and its sequel, I’ve not been in the mood, or I’d forgotten about it. I’d hazard a guess at a mixture of the three. It will be read….at some point.

Decision – keep.


I read the first book in this series, Virals, at some point last year and I did enjoy it. For an author who is more known for her work on FOX’s Bones (now on it’s last season – boo hoo) and her Temperance Brennan novels, it makes a nice change to read something that is a little more relatable and less based on major crime and forensic science. However I think that had I liked the main character more (Tori Brennan – a niece of Temperance Brennan) I would have picked it up in an instant. As that obviously isn’t the case, I’m torn as to whether I would pick it up now.

Decision – go


As this is the third book in Kathy Reichs’ Virals series, there is no question as to the verdict.

Decision – go


I have a feeling I clicked ‘want to read’ for this book because it is completely different to books I’m actually reading. This will make a nice change.  A book of challenges, history, social perceptions, and a forbidden love that is not cliché or tiresome.

Decision – keep


FAIRY TALE RETELLING! FAIRY TALE RETELLING! Quite a number of my favourite books are retellings and I love them – Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella… etc and it’s now time for Snow White to take centre stage. Flicking through the reviews there are some mixed opinions but I want to give it the benefit of the doubt. After all, every book deserves that…right?

Decision – keep


I keep coming across these books on my list and I’m never sure. I say yes because I do want to read them, yet I’ve not even picked up the first book yet. I even have a huge tome of Agatha Christie short stories – actually make that two – and I’ve not picked them up yet. Nonetheless she’s a novelist I have every intention of reading and enjoying. Maybe someday but not today.

Decision – go


Oh. Witches, demons, magic….certainly a Charmed vibe at work here but in a YA setting. I’ve read quite a few Witch books over the course of the year and being completely different from each other, they’ve surprised me in many ways, but I’m not sure if I feel drawn to this or not. The synopsis gives me mixed messages and the cover wants me to retreat due to its rather bright and garish colouring. Gah. I think on the basis that I probably won’t get round to reading it:

Decision – go

And that is it for another week.

Have you read any of these books?
What do you think?
Should I give some of them a go?




6 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole #4”

  1. I also own a copy of An Ember in The Ashes, but for some reason I haven’t read it yet. It’s just sitting on my shelves, and even though I really want to read it, I just hadn’t had the opportunity to do so..
    I’ve read one Kathy Reighs book, which was about Temperance, and I thought because I love the tv show, I would love the book as well. But the tv-bones was so different from the one in the book and I really didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. Kinda sad 😦


    1. I love the tv show as well but I knew when I went into that first book that it was going to be different. I disappointed me a bit as well as the plot was rather formulaic and almost identical to one of the first Patricia Cornwell novels I’d read. The only difference was that it had characters I actually liked and wanted to root for.

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      1. I’ve never read anything by Particia Cornwell, but I’m not that much into detective/thriller books, so the plot of the Kathy Reighs book didn’t really attract me that much. It was rather slow. Also the only character that actually was from the series was Brennan and she was so different, if the other characters from the series were in the books I would have loved it much more!


      2. I don’t know. I’ve read quite a few detective/crime series that have been adapted for tv, especially when the books have already been released for a while, and I like that they seem to go in completely different directions. For me it means I can like them as separate entities because there would always be changes to make the books more suitable for tv. I think what’s great about Bones because their Brennan was more based on Kathy Reichs herself than Brennan from the books. It gave a wider developmental process for all of the characters as well as Brennan. I do want to keep reading the books though, even if the plot of the last one wasn’t one I was particularly drawn to.

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      3. I think it’s great that they adapted it, but I thought it was kinda annoying that they had the same name and job but it felt like they had nothing else in common. Why didn’t they just change the name? Or made a new character?


      4. Fair enough. At least Kathy Reichs went along with it though and liked what the show was doing, similarly to Tess Gerritsen with Rizzoli and Isles. Although I don’t know if the latter is a good comparison since the first two books were used for that pilot episode and Rizzoli’s backstory.

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