Down the TBR Hole #4: Cassie Edition


I found out about this meme because Kris Marie from Boston Book Reader does it regularly on her blog! It, however, originated with Lost in a Story that deserves all the recognition for starting this great meme for the book blogging community!

The purpose of this meme is to go through your TBR (I am using GoodReads at first and then plan on going through my home books after!) and decide if you are going to keep the book or if you are getting rid of it on your TBR!  For a more formal understanding here is the original wording from the first “Down the TBR Hole” by Lost in a Story:

Anyway, it works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Currently, I have 327 (I recently added some books that I want to read, so it got a BIT bigger OH NO!) books on my GR TBR, so I have decided to go through five of the books on the list at a time. I am hoping to get it lowered to at least only 200 by the time this is over. Wish me luck, I am going to need it! I will also be keeping track of the number of books that I remove from my GR TBR during this process, so that a final statistical number of removed titles is available because well I can and I want to see how many I removed after all is said and done. ?


SYNOPSIS: Eisner Award-nominated writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel) and Valentine De Landro (X-Factor) team up to bring you the premiere volume of Bitch Planet, a deliciously vicious riff on women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation.

In a future just a few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman’s failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords will result in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. When the newest crop of fresh femmes arrive, can they work together to stay alive or will hidden agendas, crooked guards, and the deadliest sport on (or off!) Earth take them to their maker?

DECISION: Ugh, bye!
REASON: OK, the point is to get rid of things and honestly I don’t know that I am going to get around to this graphic novel, so bye… SORRY!



SYNOPSIS: Princeless is the story of Princess Adrienne, one princess who’s tired of waiting to be rescued. Join Adrienne, her guardian dragon, Sparky, and their plucky friend Bedelia as they

REASON: I don’t even remember why I added this? Okay, I do. I liked the title, but I don’t see why I am keeping this on my list. It is being removed, so I can focus on things I would prefer reading.

begin their own quest in this one of a kind, action packed, all-ages adventure!



SYNOPSIS: “Rick and Morty is fun and hilarious and all those things that you really want from a comic…” Newsarama.

The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [adult swim] animated show Rick & Morty is now available in its first collection! Join the excitement as depraved genius Rick Sanchez embarks on insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty across the universe and across time. Caught in the crossfire are his teenage granddaughter Summer, his veterinary surgeon daughter Beth, and his hapless son-in-law Jerry.

This collection features the first five issues of the comic book series, including “The Wubba Lubba Dub Dub of Wall Street,” “Mort-Balls!” and more, along with hilarious mini-comics showcasing the whole family.

DECISION: This is easy, GOODBYE!
REASON:  This was added because my partner likes the series. I realize that watching the series with him is good enough. I don’t need side adventures of a show that I am not into.



SYNOPSIS: Ten years after they landed. All over the world. And they did nothing, standing on the surface of the Earth like trees, exerting their silent pressure on the world, as if there were no-one here and nothing under foot. Ten years since we learned that there is intelligent life in the universe, but that they did not recognize us as intelligent or alive.

Trees looks at a near-future world where life goes on in the shadows of the Trees: in China, where a young painter arrives in the “special cultural zone” of a city under a Tree; in Italy, where a young woman under the menacing protection of a fascist gang meets an old man who wants to teach her terrible skills; and in Svalbard, where a research team is discovering, by accident, that the Trees may not be dormant after all, and the awful threat they truly represent.

DECISION: Staying, I had been trying to remember this title!
REASON: This stays on my list. I had confused this with “The Woods” or something like that, which is another graphic novel collection. This, however, is the one that I have been looking for and will be trying to find a copy of this soon.


SYNOPSIS: It was only a high school play – Until death walked on stage.

Melanie was the new girl in town, a little lonely, a little bored. Then she auditioned for the school play and won the starring role. Suddenly she had a whole gang of exciting friends. But these friends shared something that Melanie did not know, something from the past. Something so terrible that none of them would ever talk about it. Until after the play’s opening night. When the police came for the body, and for Melanie…

REASON: I used to think I needed to read all of Christopher Pike’s books, but I realize I just like certain ones because of nostalgia. Thus, if his books are on my TBR they may very well be the most easily removed thing on my list. I don’t feel like I need to read them now. I just need to cherish the ones that I loved growing up!


REMOVAL: 4 out of 5
KEPT: 1 out of 5

TOTAL REMOVED TO DATE: 11 (number is still moving up!)
MY GOODREADS TBR TAB: 323/327 (I added some books to my TBR, so it went up. I am still, however, removing stuff each week. I feel good about this, so don’t judge me!)

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