Down the TBR hole #8

Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.

  Order on ascending date added.

  Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.

  Read the synopses of the books

  Decide: keep it or should it go?

I cant tell you all how much I have enjoyed doing these weekly posts! I find them ridiculously cathartic, and have re found soooo many books that I had completely forgot about. I have also managed to knock a few off my ever growing TBR, making it slightly more realistic.

Nickel is a survivor. He has to be. For as long as he can remember, his life has hinged on the flip of a coin. Or, rather, the scribble of a social worker’s pen. He’s been through the system, even had a good dad for a few years, until he was gone, too. But Nickel remembers everything he taught him, and since the day he escaped from foster-care hell, he’s put that knowledge to good use. Just twelve years old, he makes a steady living by selling marijuana to high schoolers, blackmailing pedophiles he ferrets out online, and working as a private investigator. When a beautiful girl named Arrow hires him to find her little sister Shelby, Nickel figures at best the kid’s a runaway; at worst, some perv’s gotten a hold of her. He scours the internet and the streets of Arrow’s suburban neighborhood, and what he finds there is as ugly a truth as he’s ever seen. For beyond the manicured lawns, Nickel discovers children for sale, and adults with souls black as the devil. And people like that aren’t about to let some kid ruin their game.

I read a book by Davis called The Fort, and instantly went out and bought more of his novels. The Fort had me completely hooked, and I’m still determined to pick up his other works. My decision: Keep

The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, but after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything; instead, they “check out” large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele’s behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends, but when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore’s secrets extend far beyond its walls.

I’m not going to lie. I’m pretty sure I only picked this one up because it had ‘Bookstore’ in the title! That being said the premise still interests me, and seeing as I have a copy of this on my kindle already, my decision is: Keep

It’s been fifteen years since Mandy Reasoner was murdered—a crime for which her boyfriend, Duke, was convicted. But when best friends Betty and June discover that Mandy was June’s long-forgotten aunt, they decide to pursue the mystery. Galvanized by the growing community who doubts the evidence against Duke and is rallying to free him, the two girls start on a path that will bring them not only to Duke himself but smack into Nickel, a canny, tough-as-nails teenage P.I. attempting to keep his own life together. They make a good team, but Nickel is on his own mission of revenge, and the web of lies surrounding Mandy’s murder is growing ever thicker.

The closer they get to the truth, the less clear the path becomes. Will they survive the fight to bring Mandy’s killer to justice?

This is another book by Davis and the premise reminds me of The Fort, which I will warn you guys broke my heart a little. I desperately need to pick these up, so my decision is: Keep

Detective Stephen Moran hasn’t seen Holly Mackey since she was a nine-year-old witness to the events of Faithful Place. Now she’s sixteen and she’s shown up outside his squad room, with a photograph and a story.

Even in her exclusive boarding school, in the graceful golden world that Stephen has always longed for, bad things happen and people have secrets. The previous year, Christopher Harper, from the neighbouring boys’ school, was found murdered on the grounds. And today, in the Secret Place – the school noticeboard where girls can pin up their secrets anonymously – Holly found the card.

Solving this case could take Stephen onto the Murder squad. But to get it solved, he will have to work with Detective Antoinette Conway – tough, prickly, an outsider, everything Stephen doesn’t want in a partner. And he will have to find a way into the strange, charged, mysterious world that Holly and her three closest friends inhabit and disentangle the truth from their knot of secrets, even as he starts to suspect that the truth might be something he doesn’t want to hear.

God I love this series so much! I don’t know why im still stuck on book 4, but I keep picking it up and only reading a chapter or so. I will at some point (I promise) finish this awesome series. My decision: Keep

We are the Liars.
We are beautiful, privileged and live a life of carefree luxury.
We are cracked and broken.

A story of love and romance.
A tale of tragedy.

Which are lies?
Which is truth?

I have definitely tried reading this, multiple times, if I remember, and I just couldn’t get into it. I’ve recently read some reviews where people are saying the same, so for that reason my decision is: Go

Ok, so I only got rid of one book this time around… but there are some books on here that I’ve been dying to get round to reading! Have you read any of the books I’ve mentioned here? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.


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  1. I really like this idea, especially if you’re a Goodreads-aholic like I am.

    I did your challenge and actually got rid of two.

    One was a high fantasy, which I don’t tend to really get into anymore (Guardians of the Moon).

    The other was Hounded. I tried reading it ages ago, but ended up thinking the POV was a little meh. Here’s my interpretation: “I’m the main character and I’m awesome.” Every other character: “OMG, how did you do that? You are awesome!” It got really annoying, so I’m just going to sell my copy.

    Thanks for posting this lovely idea!

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  2. I hated We Were Liars!! Thought it was overly hyped and when I read it I found it seriously dull 🙈😂 Definitely agree with you kicking that to the curb lol!

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