The Ultimate Down the TBR Hole: Let’s go through literally every book on my to-read shelf

If you were ever to find yourself in a situation in which you were obliged to describe me in one word, your answer should come with ease:

Extra.

I have 135 books on my to-read shelf, and I own 92 of them. This means, in other words, that I am “f*cking awesome” and “extremely organized” and “definitely very much in control of my life.”

This should also mean that I don’t really need to purge my shelves that much. I could feasibly read those 134 books in this year alone. BUT SOME OF THEM HAVE BEEN ON MY SHELVES FOR A BAJILLION YEARS AND I’M SICK OF IT OKAY.

Also I love reading other people’s Down the TBR Holes and I must take everything I appreciate and/or enjoy for myself. Duh.

So let’s do this. The Down the TBR Hole to RULE THEM ALL.

From oldest book still on my shelves to newest. With, like, author and date added and whether I own it and stuff.

IT’LL BE FUN OKAY. JUST HAVE FUN. PLEASE. God.


1. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

Date added: March 19, 2015 / Owned

Okay. Dismal start, I’ll admit. But I have a sweet ass vintage edition of this and I’m sure as sh*t not unhauling that little number.

KEEP


2. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Date added: March 20, 2015 / Owned

Well this is just a book I have to read at some point. No use in lying to myself

KEEP


3. Emma by Jane Austen

Date added: March 20, 2015 / Owned

WHAT WAS I UP TO IN MID-TO-LATE MARCH OF 2015? Jesus. Anyway I’m saving this to be my last Austen book. So when I finish Mansfield Park and read Love and Freindship [sic]…I’m on it boi.

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BNrniCDD3Ex/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


4. The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Date added: July 1, 2015 / Owned

I’m actually currently reading this one! Look at me! Finally something to say that isn’t an empty promise!

KEEP


5. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Date added: July 1, 2015 / Owned

Okay. This is a beautiful Penguin Clothbound edition. Seriously. Google Image that sh*t. I cannot not own this book.

KEEP


6. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Date added: July 1, 2015 / Owned

AGAIN. WHAT’S WITH JULY 1. I’m like halfway through this book and have been for six months.

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BVIn7ibgVRA/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


7. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Date added: December 22, 2015 / Owned

See #1.

KEEP


8-9. Silver Shadows and The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, 5-6) by Richelle Mead

Date added: February 22, 2016 / Owned

I do not remember the first three books of this series, the 4th isn’t even on my Goodreads shelves, and I would have to do a series reread in order to read this books. In a word: NOPE.

REMOVE


10. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

Date added: May 2, 2016 / Owned

I am actually so mad about the cover redesign of this series that I don’t know if I should even try??? I remember loving An Ember in the Ashes…when I read it three years ago. Kinda not worth it. Yell at me in the comments if violently opposed, but…

REMOVE


11. Jane Austen: Her Life, Her Times, Her Novels by Janet Todd

Date added: July 12, 2016 / Owned

SAVING FOR JANE AUSTEN CANON COMPLETION.

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdYHJv5lLmn/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


12. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Date added: August 4, 2016 / Owned

I read the first fifty pages of this and HATED it. Again, yell at me in the comments if you disagree, buuuuuut:

REMOVE


13. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Date added: August 17, 2016 / Owned

I feel like I would like this? I just never pick it up.

KEEP


14. The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green

Date added: September 20, 2016 / Owned

Beautiful edition + a classic + shortish.

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BaH7LkRlP0j/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


15. Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Date added: October 27, 2016 / Owned

I went through a mini Kinsella phase a while back. But that’s over now. SORRY.

REMOVE


16. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Date added: November 3, 2016 / Not owned

I wanted to read this because I liked the show for a bit (I know! Watching the adaptation before reading the book??? Someone just assassinate me for bringing shame on the name of Bookworm), but the Goodreads rating is low. And I don’t even like the show anymore.

REMOVE


17. The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

Date added: November 8, 2016 / Owned

Jojo and I have…a rocky relationship. (Not actually, I met her and she’s the sweetest coolest best person alive, probably. But Me Before You reallyyyy should have been a standalone.) But I’m not really into amnesia things OR half historical fiction/half modern day stuff, so.

REMOVE


18. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Date added: November 8, 2016 / Owned

I will read this eventually. I WILL.

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZoQcS5l_Pt/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


19-21. Tortilla Flat, The Moon is Down, & Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

Date added: November 8, 2016 / Owned

I love John Steinbeck. This sh*t will happen eventually.

KEEP


22-29. Collected works of Oscar Wilde

Date added: November 8, 2016 / Owned

Somebody went to a used book sale on November 8, 2016. Good lord.

I’ve never read Oscar Wilde! Some of these sound coolio, but not all. Not all at all.

KEEP 4 / REMOVE 4


30. Where the Water Rages by Jacquelyn Sill

Date added: December 17, 2016 / Owned

I won this in a Goodreads giveaway!! I will never let it escape me without being read.

KEEP


31. The Wide Awake Princess by E.D. Baker

Date added: December 19, 2016 / Owned

I tried reading this. I really did.

REMOVE


32. Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

Date added: December 21, 2016 / Owned

I will get to this eventually. I PROMISE I will. But I’ve convinced myself doing a reread of every book Sarah Dessen has ever written before I do is a reasonable thing.

KEEP

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33. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Date added: December 21, 2016 / Owned

I now present: my thought process as it comes to Always and Forever Lara Jean.

Ooh how exciting!!! Another To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before book!!!!! (instant preorder)

[months later]

Oh god. It’s here. I forgot. Sh*t. It’s fine I’ll just start my series reread now!!!!

Oh, f*ck. Oh god. That was really bad. Oh, wow, the first book of this series is really, really bad.

[attempts to pick up the second book]

[fails]

[gives up]

[but will try again someday, hopefully, probably]

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BU2YfIHAC6U/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


34. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

Date added: December 27, 2016 / Not owned

I would never ever ever, in a million years, remove this book from my shelves.

KEEP


35. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Screenplay) by JK Rowling

Date added: January 1, 2017 / Owned

I HATE GOODREADS. WHY IS IT SO GLITCHY. I READ THIS BOOK. REVIEWED IT, EVEN. SCREAMED AT JK ROWLING. I’VE DONE EVERYTHING.

REMOVE

because I READ IT


36. Starflight by Melissa Landers

Date added: January 2, 2017 / Owned

I started this and it seems boring, but it’s one of the few books I have in my apartment (as opposed to my home). Beggars can’t be choosers? Is that something?

KEEP


37. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Date added: January 6, 2017 / Owned

Another started-this-and-wasn’t-grabbed-but-one-of-the-few-books-I-have-with-me type situation.

KEEP


38. There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Date added: January 14, 2017 / Not owned

This has a seriously, critically low GR rating and Stephanie Perkins has disappointed me many times…but I’m still going to read it.

Why am I even surprised when I dislike books.

KEEP

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39. The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart

Date added: January 14, 2017 / Owned

I WILL READ ANY MIDDLE GRADE ADVENTURE STORY WRITTEN BY THIS MAN.

KEEP


40. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli

Date added: January 15, 2017 / Owned (kinda)

I mean. Of course I’m going to read this.

KEEP


41-42. The Creature Vault & The Character Vault (Harry Potter) by Jody Revenson

Date added: January 20, 2017 / Owned

Do I care enough about Harry Potter to read these? Doubtful. But we’ll see??

KEEP


43. The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Date added: February 25, 2017 / Owned

Another Goodreads giveaway, boi.

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/4UjtLjBnOE/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


44. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Date added: February 25, 2017 / Owned

Again, like. I have to read this at some point in my life. No point removing it just to add t back later my friend.

KEEP


45. Harry Potter: The Prequel by J.K. Rowling

Date added: February 25, 2017 / Not owned

I truly, fundamentally do not care about this.

REMOVE


46. A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab

Date added: March 2, 2017 / Owned

I am going to read this, and I am going to hate it.

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BY_3mKMFT9T/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


47. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Date added: March 5, 2017 / Owned

I think this will be good???

KEEP


48. Fall Boys & Dizzy in Paradise by Jandy Nelson

Date added: March 23, 2017 / Not owned (or released)

There is zero information on this book but IWANTITMORETHANANYTHINGPLEASEGIVEMEIT.

KEEP


49. Paris for One & Other Stories by Jojo Moyes

Date added: March 24, 2017 / Owned

See #17, and also that DISMAL Goodreads rating. Sorry Jojo!!!

REMOVE


50. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Date added: March 25, 2017 / Owned

I think I’m, like. A third of the way through this? Technically speaking. REMAINING TWO THIRDS, YOU AND I WILL MEET SOMEDAY.

KEEP


51. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Date added: April 12, 2017 / Not owned

Good ol’ Neil hasn’t disappointed me yet! Unless you count American Gods. And like. Why wouldn’t you.

KEEP


52. Love & Freindship by Jane Austen

Date added: April 12, 2017 / Owned

This is, truly, a duh.

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BN9zyzPjw9K/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


53. The Disenchantments by Nina Lacour

Date added: May 7, 2017 / Owned

Why did I ever think this would be something I could enjoy.

REMOVE


54. Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer

Date added: May 7, 2017 / Owned

This is by my almost favorite author, and as low as the rating is and as many pages as it has and as boring as it sounds, I have faith I will read it someday.

KEEP


55. The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith and Idiocy by Rainn Wilson

Date added: May 7, 2017 / Owned

This book is pretty long, pretty low rated, and only interesting to me because of potential The Office inside info. I will probably read The Office bits and then fully, 100% stop caring.

REMOVE


56. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Date added: May 10, 2017 / Owned

This will probably be boring, but my relationship with true crime is that I LOVE IT AND WILL READ IT HOWEVER POSSIBLE.

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTM03AgAb2S/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


57. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Date added: May 30, 2017 / Not owned

This is a contemporary about famous people and nerds and it’s diverse as all get out, so it’s really more of a question of why I haven’t read this yet.

KEEP


58. Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

Date added: May 20, 2017 / Not owned

HAVE YOU SEEN EMMA MILLS’ COVERS. HAVE YOU READ HER BOOKS. God I am hype to read this one.

KEEP


59-60. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street & The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley

Date added: June 6, 2017 / Owned

Bloomsbury (best publisher in the world) sent me these and the covers are f*cking BEAUTIFUL DUDE. In my header image and everything.

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BVXvWhjlC9b/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


61. Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney C. Stevens

Date added: June 15, 2017 / Not owned

Synopsis is v love-triangle-y and not like other girls-y and dramatic, so…the sexual fluidity rep would’ve been cool but some trusted reviewers gave this a smooth “non, merci.”

REMOVE


62. Roar by Cora Carmack

Date added: June 15, 2017 / Owned

I just bought this!!! Good reviews!!! Yay!!!

KEEP


63. The Trial by Franz Kafka

Date added: June 21, 2017 / Owned

I was reading this and things were fine and dandy and peachy keen and then I was in a slump and it all came crashing down. Someday we will be reunited.

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdiVCMzlQY2/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


64. On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Date added: June 25, 2017 / Not owned

May, don’t say I’ve never done anything for you.

KEEP


65. A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland

Date added: June 26, 2017 / Not owned

I’m 25% of the way through a library ebook of this and I do not like it but I may as well push through at this point no???

KEEP


66. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Date added: June 28, 2017 / Not owned

I think someone recommended this to me, but I just…I’m not that interested.

REMOVE


67. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Date added: July 5, 2017 / Owned

Yet another one I’ve started and stopped. What is wrong with me. I WILL FINISH ALL THESE BOOKS SOMEDAY.

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZcWarBllWI/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


68. Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun

Date added: July 5, 2017 / Not owned

This seems p good…but not let’s-pay-money-for-this good.

REMOVE


69. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Date added: July 10, 2017 / Not owned

Rankin’ pretty low on the interest scale. Another no-thanks-will-not-exchange-money-for-this rating.

REMOVE


70. 18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

Date added: July 11, 2017 / Owned

This is only so recently added because I removed it and added it back. Thinking “removing” was the right answer.

REMOVE


71. Love May Fail by Matthew Quick

Date added: July 11, 2017 / Owned

Another added-then removed-then re-added book. I have a signed (personalized!) copy of this, but unfortunately that doesn’t change the low rating or uninteresting synopsis.

REMOVE


72. Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Date added: July 13, 2017 / Not owned

It’s Marissa Meyer, you guys. I have to.

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWlGpDylJAB/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


73. Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Date added: July 15, 2017 / Not owned (or released)

If I had to guess, I’d say I’ll excitedly buy this the week of release and then not read it for four months.

Exciting!

KEEP


74. 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

Date added: July 19, 2017 / Not owned (or released)

Sally Thorne, author of American classic The Hating Game, just changed the title, removed the synopsis, and pushed back the release date of this book.

But she could punch me in the face and I’d still buy it.

KEEP


75. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Date added: July 24, 2017 / Owned

Yet another book I started but didn’t finish. However, this one is because I didn’t LIIIIIIKE IT.

REMOVE


76. The Best of Roald Dahl by Roald Dahl (duh)

Date added: July 24, 2017 / Owned

I love this man.

KEEP


77-78. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami and In the Woods by Tana French

Date added: July 24, 2017 / Owned

Two books I thought I should read, but guess what? I DON’T WANNA.

REMOVE

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79. True Colors by Kristin Hannah

Date added: July 24, 2017 / Owned

My GRANDMOTHER GAVE ME THIS and Kristin Hannah was the sh*t in middle school. (Yes, I read chick lit about widows and mourning mothers in middle school. Why, what were you reading?)

KEEP


80. Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by a lot of people

Date added: August 4, 2017 / Owned

A lovely person on Goodreads recommended this to me because there’s an Alice story in it. I started it and was thoroughly spooked, which is EXACTLY WHAT I WANT FROM A HORROR ANTHOLOGY.

KEEP


81. We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Date added: August 4, 2017 / Owned

I own this, and it’s diverse YA sci-fi magical-realism-y, so seems like a safe bet I’ll read it eventually.

KEEP


82. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Date added: August 10, 2017 / Not owned

I WILL FORCE MYSELF TO READ THIS. I WILL. Only to tear it apart.

Shoutout to this review of a book I’ve never even touched being my third most liked on Goodreads.

KEEP


83. The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night

Date added: August 13. 2017 / Owned

The author sent me the nicest f*cking book box for this book!!! I’m hype as hell to read it because look how pretty!!!!

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BViI0hkl2SD/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


84. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Date added: August 18, 2017 / Owned

I think I’m obligated by law to read this book.

KEEP


85. The Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket

Date added: August 31, 2017 / Owned

OF COURSE I AM GOING TO READ THIS BOOK. EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK SCREAMS “read me, emma.” (I guess not “scream,” since I typed that in all lowercase.)

KEEP


86. A Thousand Paper Birds by Tor Udall

Date added: August 31, 2017 / Owned

Bloomsbury sent me this and it’s so f*ckin pretty but also I read a third of it and I do not like it one bit.

But…a third.

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BX-_PPnFcWq/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


87. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Date added: September 26, 2017 / Not owned (or released)

I literally hate the Grisha books but I am excited as hell for this.

KEEP


88. The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

Date added: October 12, 2017 / Owned

I GOT THIS FOR CHRISTMAS. IT IS BEAUTIFUL. I WILL READ IT I WILLLLL.

KEEP


89. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Date added: October 12, 2017 / Owned

Look at all this Leigh Bardugo in here!!!! Keeping ALL OF IT.

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BVPxdAtAd6h/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


90. A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews

Date added: October 22, 2017 / Not owned (or released)

Cait @ Paper Fury is publishing a book and I am going to read the HELL out of it.

KEEP


91. Artemis by Andy Weir

Date added: November 10, 2017 / Not owned

I was super excited to read this for a bit because, y’know, The Martian…but honestly the synopsis just doesn’t sound that interesting.

REMOVE


92. Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley

Date added: November 17, 2017 / Owned

See #11, baby.

KEEP


93-96. Bound to You, Suitors & Sabotage, The Beloved Wild, & In Search of Us

Date added: November 23, 2017 / Owned

Thank you Fierce and Swoon Reads!!!

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BcffI5alvN0/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


97-98. You Don’t Know My Name & You Won’t Know I’m Gone by Kristen Orlando

Date added: November 23, 2017 / Owned

Won the first in a giveaway and received the second from Fierce Reads. WILL EVENTUALLY READ BOTH.

KEEP


99-102. Leave Me Alone with the Recipes, Piecing Me Together, A World without “Whom”, & Here is Real Magic

Date added: November 23, 2017 / Owned

Thank you Bloomsbury!!!

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BcZ_CxDFB4_/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


103. Walt’s People, Volume 7 by Didier Ghez

Date added: November 23, 2017 / Owned

Got this to read a single interview from it and that is all.

REMOVE


104. Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West

Date added: November 28, 2017 / Not owned

I like contemporaries. I like bucket lists. This…is me.

KEEP


105. Lumberjanes, Volume 1 by Noelle Stevenson

Date added: November 30, 2017 / Not owned

I love Nimona.

KEEP


106. Stalking Jack the Ripper

Date added: November 30, 2017 / Not owned

Everybody and their mother loves this book???

KEEP


107. All of This is True by Lygia Day Peñaflor

Date added: November 30, 2017 / Not owned (or released)

I don’t remember why I added this.

REMOVE

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdOHd57l3l1/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


108. Lewis Carroll: A Biography by Morton Cohen

Date added: December 4, 2017 / Not owned

I love and am interested in the life of Lewis Carroll, but this baby clocks in at a dry 612 pages and that just…does not seem feasible.

REMOVE


109. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Date added: December 6, 2017 / Not owned

I WILL read this. I will I will I will. (This post is like 99% empty promises that I’m making reallyyyy energetically.)

KEEP


110. The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer

Date added: December 7, 2017 / Not owned

I really do not remember adding this.

REMOVE


111. Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Date added: December 22, 2017 / Not owned

Currently reading a library ebook of this rn baby!!!

KEEP


112. Brokenly Live On by Lauren Sobka

Date added: December 22, 2017 / Owned

Giveaway win baby!!! Also GORGEOUS cover.

KEEP


113. 13 Little Blue Envelopes (lol two 13s) by Maureen Johnson

Date added: December 22, 2017 / Owned

I know this has a low-ass average rating but I LOVE TRAVEL BOOKS. I’M DUMB I’M SORRY.

KEEP


114. The Beatrice Letters by Lemony Snicket

Date added: December 22, 2017 / Owned

HOW HAVE I NOT READ THIS ALREADY. I will fix that problem as soon as I finish my current Series of Unfortunate Events reread.

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPNg_RSDmKw/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


115. Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart

Date added: December 22, 2017 / Owned

THREE CHEERS FOR DIVERSE CONTEMPORARIES.

KEEP


116. The Radius of Us by Marie Marquadt

Date added: December 22, 2017 / Owned

Started this. Wasn’t a fan.

REMOVE


117. Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Date added: December 22, 2017 / Owned

I’m like a third of the way through it and I don’t like it AT ALL but…obviously I’m going to power through because I hate myself.

KEEP


118. The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid by Colin Meloy

Date added: December 12, 2017 / Owned

Thanks Harper Collins Children’s!!! (THIS IS ABOUT A PICKPOCKETING CHILD GANG.)

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BciLAZnl_H-/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


119. One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

Date added: December 30, 2017 / Not owned

I am one of 8 people in the mapped universe who liked Three Dark Crowns. So. This will go down for sure.

KEEP


120. Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon

Date added: December 30, 2017 / Not owned

I added this on a whim and it’s just…it’s just probably not going to happen. I hate spending money!!!!!

REMOVE


121. Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell

Date added: December 30, 2017 / Not owned

I just realized this is only a collection of two stories I’ve read before? lol nahh.

REMOVE


122. Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

Date added: December 30, 2017

Love & Gelato was fine! Yay travel. Yay Ireland. Whatever.

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdS0LGClA7o/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


123. Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable Path Adventure by Ryan North

Date added: January 3, 2018 / Owned

This book seems fun as hell!!!

KEEP


124. Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro & Emily Henry

Date added: January 4, 2018 / Not owned (or released)

I will read anything that Emily Henry writes e v e r.

KEEP


125. A World without Princes by Soman Chainani

Date added: January 5, 2018 / Not owned

A School for Good and Evil…was…a book. And I guess I’m going to read the sequel?

KEEP


126. The Rending and the Nest by Kaethe Schwehn

Date added: January 6, 2018 / Owned

Thanks Bloomsbury!!!

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdntGNKFC8Y/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


127. Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Date added: January 8, 2018 / Not owned (or released)

I will read literally anything Queen Morgan deigns to publish.

KEEP


128. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks

Date added: January 9, 2018 / Not owned

THIS BOOK SOUNDS SO GOOD. Also I am in such a thriller mood right now??

KEEP


129. Gone Rogue (Wires and Nerve, Vol. 2) by Marissa Meyer

Date added: January 9, 2018 / Not owned (or released)

Wires and Nerve was bad and also the quickest read of all time?? Uh…

KEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BBQ8IUhhnDQ/?taken-by=emmareadstoomuch


130. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Date added: January 9, 2018 / Not owned (or released)

Some real negative reviews from some real trusted sources…BUT IT’S ABOUT ALICE.

KEEP


131. The Stranger by Albert Camus

Date added: January 11, 2018 / Owned

Another read-in-a-lifetime-may-as-well type book.

KEEP


132. Providence by Caroline Kepnes

Date added: January 14, 2018 / Not owned (or released)

YOU IS THE BEST EVER GIVE ME EVERYTHING BY CAROLINE KEPNES EVEN THOUGH HIDDEN BODIES WAS MEDIOCRE TO BAD.

KEEP


133. How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Date added: January 15, 2018 / Not owned

I think this auto-added because I entered a giveaway for it…?

REMOVE


134. As I Am by Patricia Neal

Date added: January 17, 2018 / Not owned

Impulse-added this after reading a sh*t ton of articles on Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl and their children and grandchildren. Fascinating stuff, but…

REMOVE

 



I removed, like. 33 of these or something!

Rad.

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Yell at me for any of the following:

– removing books

– not removing books

– being the most extra person on Earth

74 thoughts on “The Ultimate Down the TBR Hole: Let’s go through literally every book on my to-read shelf

  1. aravenclawlibrary says:

    Sounds like you got rid of a hefty amount. The Wife Between Us is soooo good. I got it from a GR giveaway.
    I had a bunch of books I was going to comment on but then I forgot as I scrolled down. lol. But this was hella fun to read.
    What will you do with the books that you got rid of on your tbr that you own?

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  2. malanielovesfiction says:

    oh my gosh there ar so many classics!!!!!!!! I ADORE classics ❤ ❤ so I had a moment. 🙂 also, Daughter of Smoke and Bone was the worst book ever for me and I was sad because i wanted to like it. Some things are just not meant to be.

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      i love classics but i almost never read them (bc i have no clue of my own interests), so that’s why there’s so many!!

      ugh sorry to hear about daughter of smoke and bone 😦 i hate when that happens.

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  3. Scrill says:

    Apparently for Sally Thorne’s 99 Percent Mine it is actually a completely different book. The Comfort Zone has indefinitely been scraped. But I’m right with you, I’ll take anything I can get!

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  4. May @ Forever and Everly says:

    you’re so extra oh my god

    let me know if you ever wanna BR something like Queens of Geek or Jellicoe (stupid May)!!! and also read Renegades with the intention to roast it!!

    also I’m excited to see what you thought about DoSaB bc I had some problems with that series,,

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      DAMN IT why is every book problematic

      i would LOVE to buddy read any of the above oh my god. i can read Queens of Geek or Jellicoe anytime (ebooks baby) but i don’t have a copy of renegades yet

      i would love to br maybe i will finally read these books then

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  5. my1stchapter says:

    IF I DIDNT LOVE YOU WITH EVERY INCH OF MY BEING BEFORE, I TOTALLY DO NOW
    but if you roast jellicoe im going to be really really really sad so be careful

    how did you even have the energy to make such a big post wow my queen

    also im 10/10 sure that you’re going to hate roar, im only 5 chapters in but its quite….let’s just say there are lots of alpha males

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      YOU’RE READING ROAR RIGHT NOW? AND IT’S REALLY BAD? oh god just kill me with fire

      also i will read jellicoe and i will try not to hate it but i have learned that a) i need a physical copy and b) i need to read it in one sitting or close to it b/c i was Confused

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      • my1stchapter says:

        it’s not like im-going-to-pull-my-eyeballs-out-with-my-fingers kind of bad but its more like so-much-lost-ponential-on-alpha-males type of bad

        YES, MAKE SURE ALL THE ELEMENTS ARE IN YOUR FAVOUR and yes it’ll be confusing but like 55% AND IT’LL ALL CLICK AND MAKE SENSE AND BE WOWOWOWOOW

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      • emmareadstoomuch says:

        damn damn damn

        OKAY THAT’S THE BEST THING YOU COULD HAVE EVER SAID. at some point perhaps in march and if not then then in the summer (these are times when i have access to a library) i will pick up a physical copy and it will be Amazing

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  6. Emma says:

    ooooh so many thoughts!

    1) I tried to read Emma last year (out of a somewhat narcissistic desire to read about a name twin) and I just couldn’t get into it :///
    2) I read station eleven two years ago and remember it being v strange but v good
    3) a thousand splendid suns is fantastic
    4) please don’t hate a conjuring of light or nevernight, my heart can’t take it
    5) one of my most unpopular opinions is that daughter of smoke and bone is a boring, instalovey piece of shit

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      i am definitely going to hate a conjuring of light but i will try not to hate nevernight?? jane austen is my fave ever so if i don’t like emma i’ll die

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      • Emma says:

        hmmm emma was decent-ish? I really liked emma herself but all the other characters were boring and annoying

        nevernight is definitely a love it or hate it kinda thing, and I think it mainly comes down to the writing style? it’s super unique so if you aren’t into it it’s prob best to dnf

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  7. Cait @ Paper Fury says:

    HEYYYY ME!! I SPY ME. OMG. I’M HONOURED AND WILL FLAP AROUND A BIT NOW. (I’m totally a professional author here yes I fit in just fine with the sensible crowd.) But omg I laughed a lot reading this, you’re hilarious.😂 And like obviously A Thousand Perfect Notes is going to be the most perfect (lmao yes hit me I couldn’t resist) read of the year bUT ALSO I’m excited for ones like The Hazel Wood!! I also didn’t really like Ember in the Ashes so don’t blame you for kicking that one. Also there are so many classics here, well done.😂

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      I’M SO EXCITED FOR YOUR BOOK???? the least you could do is develop the ability to control time so the wait is a little shorter plz and thanks. also only reason there are so many classics is because i haven’t read them yet 😳

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