Down the TBR Hole #10 || Book Meme

Hello beautiful people!

Welcome back to another week of Down the TBR Hole, where I painstakingly go through and remove books from my TBR list … since I say I’m going to read them all when in reality … I’m not.

This was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story — she has a new blog though called Sunflowers and Wonder!

The Rules

  1. Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  2. Order on ascending date added.
  3. Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books.
  4. Read the synopses of the books.
  5. Decide: keep it or should it go?
  6. Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

Book #91 | Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery (#2) by Jenny Colgan



Date Added: January 7, 2017

Synopsis: Summer has arrived in the Cornish town of Mount Polbearne and Polly Waterford couldn’t be happier. Because Polly is in love: she’s in love with the beautiful seaside town she calls home, she’s in love with running the bakery on Beach Street, and she’s in love with her boyfriend, Huckle.

And yet there’s something unsettling about the gentle summer breeze that’s floating through town. Selina, recently widowed, hopes that moving to Mount Polbearne will ease her grief, but Polly has a secret that could destroy her friend’s fragile recovery. Responsibilities that Huckle thought he’d left behind are back and Polly finds it hard to cope with his increasingly long periods of absence […]

Verdict: KEEP

Book #92 | Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery (#3) by Jenny Colgan



Date Added: January 7, 2017

Synopsis: It’s Christmas in the Cornish coastal village of Mount Polbearne – a time for family, friends and feasting.

Polly Waterford loves running the Little Beach Street Bakery. She’s at her happiest when she’s creating delicious treats and the festive season always inspires her to bake and knead something extra special for the village residents. In fact, the only thing she loves more than her bakery is curling up with her gorgeous boyfriend, Huckle. She’s determined that this Christmas is going to be their best one yet, but life doesn’t always work out as planned […]

Verdict: KEEP

Book #93 | My Life in France by Julia Child



Date Added: January 7, 2017

Synopsis: The bestselling story of Julia’s years in France–and the basis for Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams–in her own words.

Although she would later single handedly create a new approach to American cuisine with her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French Chef, Julia Child was not always a master chef. Indeed, when she first arrived in France in 1948 with her husband, Paul, who was to work for the USIS, she spoke no French and knew nothing about the country itself […]

Verdict: GO

Book #94 | Uprooted by Naomi Novik



Date Added: January 8, 2017

Synopsis: “Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.”

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Verdict: KEEP

Book #95 | Epitaph (#2) by Mary Doria Russell



Date Added: January 8, 2017

Synopsis: Mary Doria Russell, the bestselling, award-winning author of The Sparrow, makes her Ecco debut with Epitaph—an American Iliad, this richly detailed and meticulously researched historical novel continues the story she began in Doc, following Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday to Tombstone, Arizona, and to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral

A deeply divided nation. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president loathed by half the populace. Smuggling and gang warfare along the Mexican border. Armed citizens willing to stand their ground and take law into their own hands […]

Verdict: GO

Book #96 | The Invisible Library (#1) by Genevieve Cogman



Date Added: January 8, 2017

Synopsis: Irene must be at the top of her game or she’ll be off the case – permanently…

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she’s posted to an alternative London. Their mission – to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it’s already been stolen. London’s underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book […]

Verdict: KEEP

Book #97 | The House at Pooh Corner (#2) by A.A. Milne



Date Added: January 9, 2017

Synopsis: Winnie-the-Pooh, the Best Bear in All the World, has long been adored by readers young and old. In this beautiful full-color gift edition of “The House at Pooh Corner, ” Ernest H. Shepard’s classic illustrations have been painstakingly hand-colored. An exquisite volume and the perfect gift for any occasion, this book is as vivid and charming as the beloved characters from the Hundred Acre Wood. 

Verdict: KEEP

Book #98 | When We Were Very Young (#3) by A.A. Milne



Date Added: January 9, 2017

Synopsis: When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six complete the four-volume set of deluxe editions of the Milne and Shepard classic works. Like their companions, the Winnie-the-Pooh 80th Anniversary Edition and The House At Pooh Corner, these beautiful books feature full-color artwork on cream-colored stock. The imaginative charm that has made Pooh the world’s most famous bear pervades the pages of Milne’s poetry, and Ernest H. Shepard’s witty and loving illustrations enhance these truly delightful gift editions. 

Verdict: GO

Book #99 | Now We Are Six (#4) by A.A. Milne



Date Added: January 9, 2017

Synopsis: When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six complete the four-volume set of deluxe editions of the Milne and Shepard classic works. Like their companions, the Winnie-the-Pooh 80th Anniversary Edition and The House At Pooh Corner, these beautiful books feature full-color artwork on cream-colored stock. The imaginative charm that has made Pooh the world’s most famous bear pervades the pages of Milne’s poetry, and Ernest H. Shepard’s witty and loving illustrations enhance these truly delightful gift editions. 

Verdict: GO

Book #100 | City of Fallen Angels (#4) Cassandra Clare



Date Added: January 9, 2017

Synopsis: The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Verdict: GO

Books Removed in this Post: 5 / 10

Total Books Removed: 57 / 100

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16 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #10 || Book Meme

  1. No matter how many of these we do, the list just seems soo fucking endless, doesn’t it?? xD xD Summer at Beach Street one sounds really good…and the cover is soo pretty! Glad you decided to keep it! Now I am gonna wait for your review! 🙂 ❤

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    1. LMAO!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh!! That comment killed me!! Yes … it’s so true. It’s this infinite black hole …

      I think that whole series sounds super adorable. There’s a beach one and a cupcake bakery one. I REALLY want to get them and read the bakery ones this winter, and then the others early 2020. I need some simple yet happy books lol!

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      1. Yep! It is!!🤣🤣🤣
        I didn’t know about this series before now but I am definitely going to add them to my tbr! ON GOOD READS! THEN I will go a DOWN THE HOLE TAG…to remove some others.. BECAUSE THATS JUST IT BE SOMETIMES! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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      1. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I think I’m afraid that it will get out of control. And very often i just forget to add books to my TBR shelf, lol.
        then when I’m bowsing through website for books to purchase I sometimes don’t have “enough” books on my GoodReads TBR. it’s a real problem 😀

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  2. Omg, I’ve had Uprooted on my TBR for forever & a day – I need to stop being intimidated by all the hype & JUST READ IT ALREADY!!! I’m going to try & pretend that my heart didn’t break from you booting City of Fallen Angels off you TBR 😢

    💛 Ngoc

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      1. No that’s totally fair!!! I honestly don’t know if I would start the series now – it’s grown into a mammoth world 😂 I’m glad I started it when it was just The Infernal Devices & The Mortal Instruments!

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    1. Thank you, darlin’! I’ve heard SUPER good things about Uprooted, which is why I refuse to remove it just yet ha-ha! AND YES! Can we?! I was thinking maybe early 2020 (January??) if you don’t mind waiting a couple of months! If you’re serious, shoot me an email 😉

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