Down The TBR Hole || #22 ||☕️

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💫 Hi guys, I hope you’re having a beautiful day! Today I bring you another part of our series, the book meme “Down the TBR Hole”, which I’m doing hoping that it will help me to reduce the number of books that are in my current TBR

My plan is to upload this meme every week!. I’ll show you 10 books of which I’ll choose which one I’ll keep or get rid of. I want to make this weekly meme as interactive as possible, so I’ll be consulting a lot with you, to decide what to do. There will be those books which I’ll be interested in (Keep), those which I’ll not be interested in anymore (GO) and those which I’ll not be sure about, and with those, I’ll need your help. So please, let me know all your thoughts in the comments and I’ll be able to make my decision and let you know in the next post. 💫

I’m very happy because I’ve seen that you have participated a lot in the previous post, leaving me your comments, so I’m super excited to continue with this weekly meme.
If you’re doing the same meme right now, let me know so I can check your post out and leave my thoughts there 💖



Previous Posts

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Rules

💫 Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.

💫 Order on ascending date added.

 💫 Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre 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?



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☕️ #1 – The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis

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This is a YA Contemporary/Romance book (Featuring LGBT + Characters 🌈). Seventeen-year-old Evan Panos doesn’t know where he fits in. His strict Greek mother refuses to see him as anything but a disappointment. His quiet, workaholic father is a staunch believer in avoiding any kind of conflict. And his best friend Henry has somehow become distractingly attractive over the summer. Tired, isolated, scared — Evan’s only escape is drawing in an abandoned church that feels as lonely as he is. But as things with Henry heat up, and his mother’s abuse escalates, Evan has to decide how to find his voice in a world where he has survived so long by avoiding attention at all costs.
I haven’t heard so many people talking about this book but, no doubt, I think it sounds like something I would like to read, I know it will be hard so I’ll have to read it when I feel like going through a story like this. I feel that it will explore a lot of family dynamics, internal growth, and self-discoveries, things that I adore in my contemporaries, so I’m keeping it to try it at some point. I think more people should be reading it, it sounds strong and important. I hope I’m not disappointed by it and find a good character development 😊

 💫 KEEP 💫


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☕️ #2 – The Queen’s Rising (The Queen’s Rising #1) by Rebecca Ross

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This is a YA Fantasy book. When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron. Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions — art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge — Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true — the solstice does not go according to plan and she is left without a patron. Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, and with no other choices, she accepts. But there is much more to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain. With war brewing between the two lands, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to — passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. The ultimate decision Brienna must determine is: Who will be that queen?.
You know that I’m passionate about fantasy, it’s my favorite genre, but right now I have an unread stack that sounds quite similar to this one and considering that I’m not as interested in it as I was when I added it, I decided to let it go. And although I’ll always have that little internal doubt about all the books I let go, I think it’s the healthiest thing to do, otherwise, it will continue in my TBR forever and that makes no sense 👋🏻 

 💫 GO 💫


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☕️ #3 – Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

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This is a YA Contemporary (Realistic-Fiction). When Marvin Johnson’s twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid. The next day, Tyler has gone missing, and it’s up to Marvin to find him. But when Tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.
This book seems to handle a similar concept to The Hate U Give, a book that I really enjoyed, so I’m 100% on board with this one. I also confess that I can’t with that cover, it’s SO BEAUTIFUL!! Another book with which I’ll have to go for with a certain mentality because I know it will hurt my little heart, but on the other hand, I’m sure it will be worth it, it’s also very short so maybe I’ll read it soon  👍🏻 

 💫 KEEP 💫


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☕️ #4 – Losing Leah by Tiffany King

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This is a YA Mystery/Thriller book. Some bonds can’t be broken. Ten years after the tragic disappearance of her twin sister Leah, sixteen-year-old Mia Klein still struggles to exist within a family that has never fully recovered. Deep in the dark recesses of her mind lies an overwhelming shadow, taunting Mia with mind-splitting headaches that she tries to hide in an effort to appear okay. Leah Klein’s life as she knew it ended the day she was taken, thrust into a world of abuse and fear by a disturbed captor— “Mother,” as she insists on being called. Ten years later, any recollections of her former life are nothing more than fleeting memories, except for those about her twin sister, Mia. As Leah tries to gain the courage to escape, Mia’s headaches grow worse. Soon, both sisters will discover that their fates are linked in ways they never realized.
I usually enjoy books about bonds between sisters, so I think that’s one of the reasons why I decided to add this to my TBR in the first place, then I remember that I was making a list with the most interesting books of 2018 and adding some, so I think that was the second reason. I’m honestly not interested in this one as I used to be anymore, I haven’t heard bad things, but I have no reference or something that makes me feel excited neither, and since I’ve been adding more mystery books lately to my TBR, I prefer to focus on them. 👋🏻 

 💫 GO 💫


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☕️ #5 – The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

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This is a YA Magical-Realism/Contemporary book. Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secret crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life.
I usually hear very good things from a book as well as very bad things, but in this case, I don’t remember hearing not a single negative thing about this book and it also sounds like something I’ll love. This book sounds so sad, but at the same time, I feel it will be extremely significant, magical and beautiful. I’m super close to my mother, so it will surely arouse a lot of feelings in me, even so, super excited to read it soon and be able to share my opinion with you. I read that it’s about finding yourself through your family and it sounds so meaningful that I want to cry and I haven’t even read it lol. 💕 

 💫 KEEP 💫


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☕️ #6 – The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

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This is an Adult Fantasy book. A kingdom at risk, a crown divided, a family drenched in blood.
The erratic decisions of a prophecy-obsessed king have drained Innis Lear of its wild magic, leaving behind a trail of barren crops and despondent subjects. Enemy nations circle the once-bountiful isle, sensing its growing vulnerability, hungry to control the ideal port for all trade routes. The king’s three daughters — battle-hungry Gaela, master manipulator Reagan, and restrained, starblessed Elia — know the realm’s only chance of resurrection is to crown a new sovereign, proving a strong hand can resurrect magic and defend itself. But their father will not choose an heir until the longest night of the year, when prophecies align and a poison ritual can be enacted. Refusing to leave their future in the hands of blind faith, the daughters of Innis Lear prepare for war — but regardless of who wins the crown, the shores of Innis will weep the blood of a house divided.
I have such a good feeling about this book, to me, it sounds like something I’ll enjoy. I’ve been wanting to read more Adult Fantasy for a while now, and this one seems perfect for it. I can already imagine everything in my mind just by reading the blurb and I love when that happens to me because in general, it means that it will be a fun journey. It’s also a stand-alone, or so I think, and that for me it makes it even more interesting, no doubt, this one stays  👏🏻

 💫 KEEP 💫


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☕️ #7 –  Ash Princess (Ash Princess Trilogy #1) by Laura Sebastian

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This is a YA Fantasy book. Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia’s family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess – a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner. Then, one night, the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword. And power isn’t always won on the battlefield. For ten years, the Ash Princess has seen her land pillaged and her people enslaved. That all ends here.
I love that this sounds like a revenge story, that catches me a lot and also the blurb is very interesting, it’s kind of vague as well, so I’m not sure if there are any powers involved in this story, but I’m interested in finding out maybe. Even so, it would help me a lot to know what you think if you read this one before making a decision, is it worth it? 🤔

 💫 MAYBE 💫


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☕️ #8 – Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood #2) by Becky Albertalli

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This is a YA Contemporary/Romance book (Featuring LGBT + Characters 🌈). When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat — but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends — not even her openly gay BFF, Simon. So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting — especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.
Well, maybe you want to kill me for this, but I’m not interested in reading this book anymore. I adored Simon vs, in fact, I’ve been thinking about re-reading it, but I was never a big fan of Leah really and after reading some quite average reviews, I have finished convincing myself that I’ll not read it just by obligation, I feel that I’ll not enjoy it.  👋🏻 

 💫 GO 💫


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☕️ #9 – Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

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This is a YA Contemporary book (Featuring LGBT + Characters 🌈). Mara and Owen are as close as twins can get, so when Mara’s friend Hannah accuses Owen of rape, Mara doesn’t know what to think. Can her brother really be guilty of such a violent act? Torn between her family and her sense of right and wrong, Mara feels lost, and it doesn’t help that things are strained with her ex-girlfriend, Charlie. As Mara, Hannah, and Charlie come together in the aftermath of this terrible crime, Mara must face a trauma from her own past and decide where Charlie fits into her future. With sensitivity and openness, this timely novel confronts the difficult questions surrounding consent, victim blaming, and sexual assault. (less)
OMG, this book sounds so hard and heartbreaking, I’m super interested in reading it, though, I’ve been listening incredible things about this book for a while. I know it will be difficult and hard to go through it, but at the same time, I feel it’s a journey I cannot miss. I feel that there is a pattern happening on the list today, right? it’s full of books with powerful and difficult themes, but hey, I love this kind of books, I know that it will make me feel many things. 😊 

 💫 KEEP 💫


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☕️ #10 – Dive Smack by Demetra Brodsky

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This is a YA Mystery/Thriller book. Theo Mackey only remembers one thing for certain about the fire that destroyed his home: he lit the match. Sure, it was an accident. But the blaze killed his mom and set his dad on a path to self-destruction. Everything else about that fateful night is full of gaping holes in Theo’s mind, for good reason. Maybe it’s better that way. As captain of the Ellis Hollow Diving Team, with straight A’s and solid friends, he’s only one semester away from securing a scholarship, and leaving his past behind. But when a family history project gets assigned at school, new memories come rushing to the surface, memories that make him question what he really knows about his family, the night of the fire, and if he can trust anyone — including himself.
It may be cliche, but I LOVE when the main character cannot remember a certain situation that will later be key to the plot or a plot twist thing, I’m trash for that trope. This book sounds really good, not many people have read it but has VERY good reviews so that really encourages me to pick it up, I also love the cover, so I think I’ll give it a chance, and I’ll put it in my mystery stack. 💕 

 💫 KEEP 💫



Books Removed in this Post: 3
Books Removed in Total: 53



I hope you enjoyed it! and you know, I want to know everything you think about all these books, so let me know in the comments!! 💕 

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15 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole || #22 ||☕️

    1. I’m so glad to know you’ve enjoyed both books!! It really makes me think about giving Ash Princess a chance, reading the first chapter maybe and seeing how I feel about it. Oh, I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy The Queen of Innis Lear so much! I hope you’re enjoying your current reading 😊
      Thank you SO much, I hope you have a wonderful month 💞

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  1. Leah on the offbeat was a miss for me. It was a bit too snarky and nowhere near the joy that Simon vs. Homosapiens was to read. I haven’t heard of Dive Smack before but I also adore the amnesia trope in books ❤ It sounds interesting! It's now on my TBR so thanks for sharing 😀

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    1. OMG, I’m so relieved to know that it’s not as good as Simon vs., because, although I’m sorry you haven’t enjoyed it, I was afraid of missing out on something, even though I think I made the right decision with that one. 😊
      Oh, it makes me SO happy you’ve added Dive Smack to your TBR!!, I hope we both enjoy it & YAY, amnesia trope, it’s the best. 😅 💕

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      1. Yeah I know what you mean exactly! Missing out on something great was the reason I read it. You’re definitely not missing out by giving it a skip 🙂 I hope it good too! I haven’t read a good amnesia trope story in a long while ❤ I'll let you know how I find it 😀

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