Down The TBR Hole #5

Hello bookworms!!

I usually do these posts on Wednesdays, but I had a blog tour review I had to post that day so naturally I completely forgot about it until Friday when I was working on my planner. I had then planned to do it on Saturday but forgot again so that is why it is going up today.

Down The TBR Hole is a meme created by lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well, thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre 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 have decided that I am only going to include images of the books I am keeping so I don’t use up too much of my photo storage. Also, if I haven’t started a series, I am only going to be keeping the first book in the series. There’s a possibility they will be added back if I enjoyed the first book enough to want to carry on. And lastly, I can already tell you that if I own the book, I will not be taking it off my want to read shelf whether it’s the first book in a series or the last.



I own this book therefore I am keeping it. I have had this on my shelves for I don’t even know how long at this point. I did pick it up once but ended up not getting very far into it. I want so badly to read it because everybody is always raving about the books and the show. I think the thing keeping me from reading it is that I am not book on historical books, so I am so worried I’m not going to like it and it’s a good-sized book.

A Game of Thrones

This is another one that I want to read so bad because everyone raves about it or is just always bringing it up but it’s also one I’m not so sure I will enjoy hence why I still haven’t read it. I am going to keep this book on my want to read shelf for now but I will be removing the rest of the series.


Waking Gabriel by E.V. Fairfall

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon

A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon

An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon

Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon

Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon

A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin

A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin

The Winds of Winter by George R.R. Martin

A Dream of Spring by George R.R. Martin

A Song of Ice and Fire #8 by George R.R. Martin

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman (I am on the fence about this one so please comment below telling me why I should or shouldn’t keep without giving any spoilers.)

The Hogwarts Library by J.K. Rowling


  • Kept – 2
  • Removed – 18
  • Starting Amount – 1,746
  • Previous Amount – 1,691
  • New Amount – 1,673

I had another week full of series which is why I got rid of so many this week but hey I am removing books and that’s all that matters. I have to point out that the new amount total does not include the books I have added to my TBR since starting this little challenge. Once I get to the end I will let y’all know how many books I added while doing this. Did I get rid of a book that you think I should keep? Let me know in the comments why you think I should add it back because I can definitely be persuaded to change my mind. 



5 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole #5

  1. I keep meaning to read Outlander too. I think I started it a few years back but couldn’t go on. I have nothing against historical books but…. just couldn’t get into it. I dnfed A game of thrones too. Too many characters to keep up with, and themes that are just not for me.
    I haven’t read that book by Neil Shusterman. For me, his books are either hit or miss, so I can’t say if it’s good or not.
    And I thought my tbr pile was unmanageable- and it’s only 100+ deep.

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    1. If I remember correctly I was liking what I did manage to read when I first picked up Outlander but I just put it down and never picked it back up. I’ve never tried A Game of Thrones. I might try both of these on audiobook if they are on Scribd and see if that helps me. My owned TBR is probably 150+ books. These are just all the books I add to Goodreads so I don’t forget about them and then I proceed to forget about most of them anyway. It’s a mix of books I own and books I don’t.

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    1. Thank you!! When I have a series that I haven’t started I’m only keeping the first book and so far I’ve been coming across a lot of series I have added that I haven’t started yet so it’s helping me remove a lot. I know that will eventually end though so I will enjoy it while it lasts.

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