Down the TBR Hole #27 || Book Meme

Hello beautiful people!

And hello to spring finally arriving in Canada! Even with everything going on, the one most positive thing has been the beautiful weather we’ve been getting — it’s absolutely gorgeous! I’ve actually been SUPER brave (or maybe naive) and put my winter jacket away for the year … it’s not like I’m really going out anywhere … heh.

I truly hope you are all doing well! Here’s another fun post to chat about!

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 #201 | Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller

Date Added: June 04, 2017

Synopsis: Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil, about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides them in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter she disappears from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her beautiful but dilapidated house by the sea, her husband, and her two daughters, Flora and Nan.

Twelve years later, Gil thinks he sees Ingrid from a bookshop window, but he’s getting older and this unlikely sighting is chalked up to senility […]

Verdict: GO

The synopsis SEEMS interesting — but I’m honestly not feeling it. The ratings are also not the greatest; this usually doesn’t make me remove a book but a lot of bloggers I tend to agree with regarding books rated it fairly low … so I’m just going to base it off of that and my gut.


Book #202 | Miss You by Kate Eberlen

Date Added: June 04, 2017

Synopsis: Tess and Gus are meant to be. They just haven’t met properly yet. And perhaps they never will . . .

Today is the first day of the rest of your life is the motto on a plate in the kitchen at home, and Tess can’t get it out of her head, even though she’s in Florence for a final, idyllic holiday before university. Her life is about to change forever – but not in the way she expects.

Gus and his parents are also on holiday in Florence. Their lives have already changed suddenly and dramatically […]

Verdict: GO

… I just really have no urge to pick this up. The synopsis doesn’t really grab me whatsoever. I hope other people enjoy this but it’s just not grabbing me.


Book #203 | Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall

Date Added: June 06, 2017

Synopsis: Gideon always has a plan. His plans include running for class president, becoming head of the yearbook committee and having his choice of colleges. They do not include falling head over heels for his best friend and next-door neighbour, Kyle. It’s a distraction. It’s pointless, as Kyle is already dating the gorgeous and popular head cheerleader, Ruby. And Gideon doesn’t know what to do . . .

Kyle finally feels like he has a handle on life […]

Verdict: KEEP

This actually sounds kind of cute — and it’s pretty short, so it would be a nice “weekend or day” read. I’m going to be needing a lot of those soon, me thinks.


Book #204 | White (Book #1) by Elyse Springer

Date Added: June 06, 2017

Synopsis: Noah Landers wakes up one day with a headache and no memory of where — or who — he is. Jason, the man taking care of him, tries to fill in some of the blanks: they’re in a cabin in Colorado on vacation, and Noah slipped on ice and hit his head. But even with amnesia, Noah knows Jason is leaving out something important.

Jason O’Reilly is sexy as hell, treats Noah like he’s precious, and seems determined to make this the romantic getaway they’d apparently dreamed of together […]

Verdict: GO

I’m sure this book is great — but there’s nothing pulling me into the plot. I’m also partially biased as I’m not really a fan of the “amnesia trope” … it’s just never really intrigued me in books, movies or television shows. Soooooo … I’m opting out.


Book #205 | Letters to the Lost (Book #1) by Brigid Kemmerer

Date Added: June 07, 2017

Synopsis: Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother’s death, she leaves letters at her grave. It’s the only way Juliet can cope.

Declan Murphy isn’t the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he’s trying to escape the demons of his past.

When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can’t resist writing back. Soon, he’s opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate […]

Verdict: GO

… I honestly don’t know, friends. There’s no real reason WHY I feel the need to remove this … I just do. It’s not calling out to me at all. Have any of you read this duology? What are your thoughts?


Books Removed in this Post: 4 / 5

Total Books Removed: 116 / 205

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