Memes

Down The TBR Hole #12

Hello bookworms!!

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.

Keeping:

Winter

I own this book so I will be keeping it plus I’ve already read the first 3 books. I really need to read this one so I can finish the series.

my sister's keeper

I own this book so I will be keeping it as well. I have put this on so many TBRs and never actually read it. I think it’s because I’ve already seen the movie, but I do still really want to read this.

Swear on This Life

When I saw this cover, I thought oh this will be another one to get rid of but after I read the synopsis, I was very intrigued, so I am keeping this one.

Amour Amour

I was seriously considering getting rid of this one but after seeing so many people I know rating it highly I decided to keep it. Also, when I saw it was by Krista and Becca Ritchie, I decided to give it a try. I’ve read a couple other books by these authors that I just thought were ok. I want to give something else by them from a different series a try.

Bully

I’ve read a few books by this author at this point and enjoyed them so I will be keeping this one. This is another author where I would eventually like to read everything they have written.

The Girl In 6E

I was on the fence about keeping this one but in the end, I decided I was still interested in reading it. I’ve been reading more Thrillers lately so that probably played a part in why I decided to keep it as well.

Removing:

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Myths of Immortality by Raye Wagner

Until You by Penelope Douglas (these may be added back after I read the first book)

Rival by Penelope Douglas

Falling Away by Penelope Douglas

Aflame by Penelope Douglas

Twister by Michael Crichton & Anne-Marie Martin

Stats:

  • Kept – 6
  • Removed – 9
  • Starting Amount – 1,746
  • Previous Amount – 1,624
  • New Amount – 1,615

I’m still managing to remove some books from my want to read shelf which is always a success to me. I got rid of 9 this week some of which might eventually be added back depending on if I like the first book or not. 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. 

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7 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole #12

    1. You’re the second person to tell me they didn’t care for Sharp Objects. The synopsis for The Sky is Everywhere sounded good but I just know I won’t read it anytime soon. That’s exactly why I decided to finally do it myself.

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