Down the TBR Hole #19 || Book Meme

Hello beautiful people!

So far, I’ve been on a ROLE with decluttering my TBR shelf … the last two weeks were pretty good in my opinion (removing more and STILL feeling good about it is always a plus).

Let’s see if the third round of Down the TBR Hole posts for 2020 will be just as good!

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 #161 | The Thing with Feathers by McCall Hoyle

Date Added: April 25, 2017

Synopsis: Emilie Day believes in playing it safe: she’s homeschooled, her best friend is her seizure dog, and she’s probably the only girl on the Outer Banks of North Carolina who can’t swim.

Then Emilie’s mom enrolls her in public school, and Emilie goes from studying at home in her pj’s to halls full of strangers. To make matters worse, Emilie is paired with starting point guard Chatham York for a major research project on Emily Dickinson. She should be ecstatic when Chatham shows interest, but she has a problem. She hasn’t told anyone about her epilepsy […]

Verdict: GO

I don’t know … the synopsis just doesn’t give me that urge to read it … it seems alright, but I have plenty of other books that I’m EXTREMELY EAGER to get working on!


Book #162 | Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women by Elena Favilli

Date Added: April 25, 2017

Synopsis: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children’s book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world. This book inspires girls with the stories of great women, from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams.

Verdict: KEEP

ANOTHER book I completely forgot about that I want to read REALLY BADLY! I might have to create a 2020 TBR shelf on Goodreads, so I can start adding these books that I keep forgetting about and GET TO THEM!


Book #163 | Fight Like A Girl by Clementine Ford

Date Added: April 25, 2017

Synopsis: Online sensation, fearless feminist heroine and scourge of trolls and misogynists everywhere, Clementine Ford is a beacon of hope and inspiration to thousands of Australian women and girls. Her incendiary debut Fight Like A Girl is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon-to-be, and exposes just how unequal the world continues to be for women […]

Verdict: GO

Don’t get me wrong, I’m ALL about women empowerment and feminism. But then there’s radical feminism, which this seems to be from the sample I read. I don’t want to talk about equality for a group of people by degrading others. We don’t need to put men down (and that’s putting it lightly … she’s quite intense) in order to rise ourselves up and gain equal rights. If you loved this, fantastic! But that’s just not what I’m looking for with feminist literature.


Book #164 | Little Bear (Book #1) by Else Holmelund Minarik

Date Added: April 25, 2017

Synopsis: Enter the world of Little Bear. Children will be entranced by Little Bear’s trip to the moon, his birthday party, and his wishes and adventures.

This is the first of the five classic books about Little Bear, introducing the funny and strikingly childlike bear cub and his friends. The combination of Else Holmelund Minarik’s simple, yet eloquent, stories and Maurice Sendak’s warm, tender illustrations have made this beloved character an enduring favorite among beginning readers.

Verdict: KEEP

I LOVED THE LITTLE BEAR TV SHOW SO MUCH AS A KID! Man … cartoons during my childhood were the best, just sayin’ (very biased, I know). I didn’t realize under YEARS later that this was originally a book series, so I’d really like to read them.


Book #165 | The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Date Added: April 25 2017

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is […]

Verdict: KEEP

I loved Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, so I want to give this a chance. There are a FEW mixed reviews, even from those who loved Simon vs, but I’m still interested in the story.


Books Removed in this Post: 2 / 5

Total Books Removed: 95 / 165

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15 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #19 || Book Meme

  1. oooh, I LOVE the cover of The Thing with Feathers! Yet again, another white cover that I instantly fall in love with. Although the blurb doesn’t sound very “inviting”. We finally agree on something here! 😀

    I’m also interested to try the Upside of Unrequited, I have e-book of it, but Idk…

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  2. Ooh I’m glad you kept The Upside of Unrequited! I’m a huge Simon vs fan as well and my love, as well as curiosity, has me keeping this on my TBR as well despite the mixed bag of reviews! Great post Jenna

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  3. Oh thank you for the reminder about The Upside of Unrequited! I also heard a couple mixed reviews about this book, but I also know some of my friends really loved that one, so I’m curious about it. I hope we’ll both enjoy it 😀

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