Down the TBR Hole #16 || Book Meme

Hello beautiful people!

Getting back on track with these book memes! Dropping to 5 books rather than 10 seems to also be helping … I always feel bad when I do the 10 books and get rid of 7+ novels ha-ha! And I feel like I have more time to REALLY contemplate if I want to remove a book or not.

Well … here’s to another Down the TBR Hole post!

The Creator and the Rules

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

  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 #146 | Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross

Date Added: April 09, 2017

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Annie Lucas’s life is completely upended the moment her dad returns to the major leagues as the new pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals. Now she’s living in Missouri (too cold), attending an all-girls school (no boys), and navigating the strange world of professional sports. But Annie has dreams of her own—most of which involve placing first at every track meet…and one starring the Royals’ super-hot rookie pitcher.

But nineteen-year-old Jason Brody is completely, utterly, and totally off-limits. Besides, her dad would kill them both several times over […]

Verdict: GO

This has pretty good reviews and seems to be well received … but I’m just not feeling the synopsis.


Book #147 | We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Date Added: April 12, 2017

Synopsis: Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.

Verdict: KEEP

I really need to get around to this book … but I know it’s going to make me cry so I’ve been putting it off ha-ha! But I’m actually looking forward to diving into this novel, especially since a number of you mentioned it’s a cross between young adult and new adult … and I need more new adult in my life!


Book #148 | Wing Jones by Katherine Webber

Date Added: April 12, 2017

Synopsis: Jandy Nelson meets Friday Night Lights: a sweeping story about love and family from an exceptional new voice in YA. With a grandmother from China and another from Ghana, fifteen-year-old Wing Jones is often caught between worlds. But when tragedy strikes, Wing discovers a talent for running she never knew she had. Wing’s speed could bring her family everything it needs. It could also stop Wing getting the one thing she wants.

Verdict: KEEP

Oh my gosh! I completely forgot about this book! I saw someone review it and thought it sounded fantastic! See … this is why we do Down the TBR posts … you start to recall all these amazing books you meant to get to but didn’t. Have any of you read this? Thoughts??


Book #149 | The Color Project by Sierra Abrams

Date Added: April 12, 2017

Synopsis: Bernice Aurora Wescott has one thing she doesn’t want anyone to know: her name. That is, until Bee meets Levi, the local golden boy who runs a charity organization called The Color Project.

Levi is not at all shy about attempting to guess Bee’s real name; his persistence is one of the many reasons why Bee falls for him. But while Levi is everything she never knew she needed, giving up her name would feel like a stamp on forever. And that terrifies her.

When unexpected news of an illness in the family drains Bee’s summer of everything bright, she is pushed to the breaking point […]

Verdict: GO

I had high hopes for this … but after reading some reviews, I don’t think I want to give it a chance.


Book #150 | Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

Date Added: April 12, 2017

Synopsis: A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world.
 
Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic…. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.

Verdict: KEEP

There’s just SOMETHING about this synopsis that makes me VERY intrigued … and it’s another New Adult, which I’m always on the hunt for! So many of you have mentioned falling in love with this story and the characters, so I’m going to give it a go (and that cover is so pretty … I need it).


Books Removed in this Post: 2 / 5

Total Books Removed: 87 / 150

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

  1. I now don’t take reviews as seriously as I used to. I think it would be a shame to dismiss a book purely of someone else’s interpretation. I love writing and reading and reviews myself, but I keep in mind that it is only the reader’s interpretation, and the best way we can really experience a world is… by really delving into it ourselves!

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    1. This is a really good point! I take reviews wit a grain of salt. Luckily, reviews have really helped me these past few years! I look for key words, like “lack of character growth” or “insta-love” or “love triangles” … since these are things I tend to avoid. I’ve also experimented by trying a book even when the reviews show I won’t enjoy it … and for the most part, I don’t ha-ha!

      But I definitely agree … you really need to be careful with how much faith you put into a review.

      Great comment! I like comments that make me question a bit ha-ha!

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  2. Ahhh you’re keeping great ones! I haven’t had a chance to read We Are Okay just yet… okay, I’ve been avoiding it as well because I’m going to cry ahha but it sounds so good! I also really want to read Wing Jones 🙂 and happy you’re keeping Everything Leads To You, it’s such a good read 🙂

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