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 you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well, that’s 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 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
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 don’t read a whole lot of Sci-Fi but this sounded like something I would enjoy when I first added it and it still sounds intriguing to me, so I am keeping this one. Hopefully I will actually get around to reading it some point in the near future.
Golden Son by Pierce Brown
Morning Star by Pierce Brown
Leaving Amarillo by Caisey Quinn
Loving Dallas by Caisey Quinn
Missing Dixie by Caisey Quinn
The One That Got Away by Leigh Himes
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
The Choices We Make by Karma Brown
All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
- Kept – 1
- Removed – 9
- Starting Amount – 1,746
- Previous Amount – 1,615
- New Amount – 1,606
I only kept 1 this week. Some of them might be added back later after I’ve had the chance to read the first book. I got rid of the J.K. Rowling book even though I actually own that book. Luckily, I didn’t spend my own money on it, so I don’t feel bad for getting rid of it without reading it. It’s currently in storage somewhere but I will eventually unhaul that book and I’ sure we all know why at this point. 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.