Hello bookworms and welcome to my Thursday instalment of Down the TBR hole!
Down the TBR Hole is a weekly book meme created by the wonderful Lia @ Lost in a Story that attempts to organize our ridiculously long Goodreads TBR list by choosing either to keep or eliminate the books we’ve saved on there. Here’s how it works:
- 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
Since this is my first time taking part in this meme and I am actually terrified about the prospect of tackling my out of control TBR ill just be going with the first 5 books from my list today.
Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
On my TBR since September 2014.
Fitz is a royal bastard, cast out into the world with only his magical link with animals for solace and companionship.
But when Fitz is adopted into the royal household, he must give up his old ways and learn a new life: weaponry, scribing, courtly manners; and how to kill a man secretly. Meanwhile, raiders ravage the coasts, leaving the people Forged and soulless. As Fitz grows towards manhood, he will have to face his first terrifying mission, a task that poses as much a risk to himself as it does to his target: Fitz is a threat to the throne… but he may also be the key to the future of the kingdom.
I have all three books from this series sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read. I have heard wonderful things about the series and the author and I absolutely still want to read it. It is prioritised for January and I am hopeful that I’ll still get to it!
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
On my TBR since June 2016
Elena Michaels is the world’s only female werewolf. And she’s tired of it. Tired of a life spent hiding and protecting, a life where her most important job is hunting down rogue werewolves. Tired of a world that not only accepts the worst in her–her temper, her violence–but requires it. Worst of all, she realizes she’s growing content with that life, with being that person.
So she left the Pack and returned to Toronto where she’s trying to live as a human. When the Pack leader calls asking for her help fighting a sudden uprising, she only agrees because she owes him. Once this is over, she’ll be squared with the Pack and free to live life as a human. Which is what she wants. Really.
Kelley Armstrong wrote another series of books called The Darkest Powers. I read them years ago and I absolutely loved them and so when I looked into the other books she had written and came across this series, I was pretty excited! It has everything I want in a paranormal YA series. To be honest the only reason that I have not read this yet is because there are so many books and it seems like a huge reading commitment!
End of Days (Penryn and the End of Days #3) by Susan Ee
On my TBR since May 2015
End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy. After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.
When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?
I can’t believe that I still need to read this. I read and enjoyed the first two books in this series back to back but at the time this final book had not been released. Time seems to have gotten away from me and now I think I will need to reread the first two before picking this one up otherwise I’ll never remember what is going on!
Lord of the Rings #1 by J.R.R Tolkien
On my TBR since I was old enough to read.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit.
In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
It is absolutely shameful that I have not read this trilogy yet. It is one of my dads favourite books and he always told me from being young that I should read them and that I would enjoy them. I haven’t even seen the films yet because I always said I wanted to read the books first. I bought the full set this year and so now they are sat on my bookshelf I am confident they will finally get read!
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
On my TBR since May 2015
Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters.
Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend—a place that might have a cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what and who is worth dying for again.
Enter Julie Kagawa’s dark and twisted world as an unforgettable journey begins.
I couldn’t possibly remove this from the list! Who doesn’t love a good vampire story? I had actually forgotten all about it but now that I have been reminded I am definitely going to make an effort to read this as soon as I can.
So, it seems that after all that the oldest 5 books on my TBR are safe and sound but with them fresh in my mind hopefully they won’t be gathering dust for too much longer ♥
Have you read any of these books? What books have been on your TBR for the longest? Leave a comment below and let’s discuss!