Down the TBR Hole // I Almost Break Even – 2017 TBR 3/4

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Folks I am fucking tired!

drag race peral asleep woken up

I’m tired, I’m exhausted and I’m over being sick for the entirety of every fucking winter.

I’m grateful because the money for the extra hours I’m working has been super useful, I’ve been able to save for things coming up and treat myself to a much needed wardrobe change (it’s no longer made up entirely of black leggings and graphic tees) and loads of books and it’s not hard work. Like I said, I’ve spent a lot of time reading while waiting for the phone to ring but God, working 21 out of 22 days is exhausting no matter how easy the work is.

I just want a day off.

Thankfully I have just one week of it left and then I can go and visit my aunt and relax and recharge. Also I’m dying to play the Sims and read actual novels again! It’s been too long!

I swear I’ll be back to my old blogging schedule eventually, life is just a lot right now.

So until then, back to the Down the TBR Hole Posts!

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Cloud Separation

Key - Representation

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a study in charlotteA Study in Charlotte│Charlotte Holmes #1│Brittany Cavallaro │Stay│🌹│

The two of us, we’re the best kind of disaster. Apples and oranges. Well, more like apples and machetes.

Girl Sherlock.

Also I didn’t know know that this Sherlock is also an addict and I’m always looking for that rep.

Americanah│Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie│Go│☀️│

Racism should never have happened and so you don’t get a cookie for reducing it.

Everyone seems to love it but I’ve lost interest.

Dear Ijeawele│Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie│Go│☀️🔥│

The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina.

Added because of Emily May’s review but I’ve lost interest.

the gender gamesThe Gender Games│ Juno Dawson│Stay│🌈🔥│

I sometimes wonder if people are so wary of transgender progress because we highlight how something we often consider carved in stone can be so easily manipulated.

I love conversations on gender because its so complex and interesting.

This Mortal Coil│This Mortal Coil #1│Emily Suvada│Go│

“I meant what I said, just so you know. I’ll break your fingers if you touch me.”

This has hackers but I’ve lost interest.

Ink and Bone│The Great Library #1│ Rachel Caine│Go│🌈☀️│

You have ink in your blood, boy, and no help for it. Books will never be just a business to you.

Added because of Emily May’s review but I’ve lost interest.

the forbidden wish.jpgThe Forbidden Wish│Jessica Khoury │Stay│☀️│

As the poets say, stories are truth told through lies.

Aladdin retelling!

The Murders of Molly Southbourne│Tade Thompson│Go│

I wake into a universe defined by pain.

I don’t know, it sounded cool but I don’t want to read it anymore.

Kill the Boy Band│Goldy Moldavsky│Stay│🌈☀️💐🌹🌑🔥🍃✨│

I was holding someone captive and all that was going through my mind was a Billboard Top 40 love song. I was going to hell.

Added because of Emily May’s review, kept because of the review Elise @ The Bookish Actress posted.

Hey, I read this one recently!

Goes to show how much in advance I do these posts.

Down The TBR Hole

⛈️ Down the TBR Hole // The One Where I Change My Mind – 2017 TBR 1/4

⛈️ Down the TBR Hole // The One Where I Change My Mind Again – 2017 TBR 2/4

⛈️ Down the TBR Hole // The One Where I Change My Mind Again – 2017 TBR 2/4

Rain - S


the darkest part of the forest.jpgThe Darkest Part of the Forest│Holly Black│Stay│🌈│

We love until we do not. For us, love doesn’t fade gradually. It snaps like a branch bent too far.

Hype hype hype hype

Elise’s review convinced me to keep it.

Tease│Amanda Maciel│Go│🌹│

Something about this small glimmer of happiness feels wrong, but I can’t think about that. I just hold onto the glimmer, the shred. I let myself feel a tiny bit happy. Even though it kind of hurts.

Emily May’s review had me intrigued but I’ve lost interest.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter│Erika L. Sánchez│Go│☀️│

It’s easier to be pissed, though. If I stop being angry, I’m afraid I’ll fall apart until I’m just a warm mound of flesh on the floor.

This sounded heart-wrenching but I’ve lost interest.

the apocalypse of Elena Mendoza.jpgThe Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza│Shaun David Hutchinson│Stay│🌈☀️│

The moment we forget that even the evil among us are still human is the moment we forget that even the most human among us are still evil.

Added it because of Elise’s review and I’m still pumped to read it.

Love Her Wild│Atticus Poetry│Stay│

Words will scratch more hearts than swords

I saw Atticus’s poetry on Instagram and really enjoyed it.

Long Way Down│Jason Reynolds│Stay│☀️│


They weren’t meant to be broken.
They were meant for the broken

to follow.


I did not add this because of Elise’s review but you should read it anyway.

nice try jane sinnerNice Try, Jane Sinner│Lianne Oelke│Stay│🌈☀️🌹│

I miss my anger. It was so nice to hold on to, so warm and full of energy. But it is deflating and I’m deflating; I’m a balloon leaking air.

Added because of Emily May’s review and keeping it because of Elise’s review.

Evenfall: Vol 1│In the Company of Shadows #1 Part #1│Ais, Santino Hassell│Go│🌈│

“Don’t you have anything better to fucking do other than babysit and eventually get killed by some psycho?”
“No.” Boyd said without hesitation. “I don’t.”

Cut & Run│Cut & Run #1│Madeleine Urban, Abigail Roux │Go│🌈│

“Fuck,” Zane murmured, pulling Ty closer. “You’re worse than heroin.” 

These were both recommended as similar to the Foxhole Court???

I don’t think anything can live up to that.

tyler johnson was here.jpgTyler Johnson Was Here│Jay Coles│Stay│🌈☀️│

People don’t fucking know that black folks were never included in the All. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It’s bullshit. White folks always make it about them, and I’m pissed off that they’re trying to mask their hatred with these tags.

Added because of Elise’s review and also that magnificent cover.

No seriously, it might be the prettiest cover I’ve ever seen.

Beauty Queens│Libba Bray │Stay│🌈🔥│

I’m a wild girl from a cursed line of women. I paw at the ground and run under the moon. I like the feel of my own body. I’m not a slut or a nympho or someone who’s just asking for it. And if I talk too loud it’s just that I’m trying to be heard.

Added because of Emily May’s review and I’ll die before I take it off my TBR probably.

I just bought this book from a thrift store!

In Other Lands│Sarah Rees Brennan│Go│🌈│

“Are you telling me that I have magical powers?” Elliot asked. “Because I can’t walk through walls? That doesn’t seem right.”

Added for the gay but I’ve lost interest.

the roanoke girlsThe Roanoke Girls│Amy Engel│Stay│🌹│

Sometimes it’s a revelation, even to me, how much more comfortable I am with cruelty than with kindness.

This sounded dark and creepy and I am here for it.

What Happened│Hillary Rodham Clinton│Stay│🔥│

Something I wish every man across America understood is how much fear accompanies women throughout our lives. So many of us have been threatened or harmed. So many of us have helped friends recover from a traumatic incident. It’s difficult to convey what all this violence does to us. It adds up in our hearts and our nervous systems.

Added because of Emily May’s review and I’m looking forward to listening to this on Audible eventually.

Girls and Godesses│Lari Don, Francesca Greenwood│Go│

And that is how Mahisha, who couldn’t be killed by man or god, was killed by a woman.

MG Anthology compiled of stories about girls around the world but I’ve lost interest.

Her Body and Other Parties│Carmen Maria Machado│Go│🌈☀️🔥│

I have heard all of the stories about girls like me, and I am unafraid to make more of them.

This sounded like my kind of anthology but I’ve lost interest.

Grey Reads

⛈️ Grey Reads // Everything’s On Fire and I Couldn’t Be Happier – Girls of Paper and Fire

⛈️ Grey Reads // Bloody Moors & Candy Castles – The Wayward Children 2 & 3

⛈️ Grey Reads For Mental Health Awareness // Love Doesn’t Cure All (Thank Fuck For That) – Made You Up

Storm - S

So close to 50/50.

If it wasn’t for the this post was an uneven number I would have got rid of and kept the same number.

And I know this because the last book on last weeks post was a book I got rid of and the first book in next weeks post is a book I’m getting rid of.

My total was;

Go – 12

Stay – 13

Are any of these books on your TBR?
How do you organise your shelves?


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