Memes

Down The TBR Hole #14

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:

The Memory Box

The synopsis still intrigues me and after reading a review from someone I trust I have decided to keep this one because it sounds like it could be a really good edge of your seat type of book.

This Is Where It Ends
I own this book so I will be keeping it, but I did read the synopsis and I am still interested in reading it.

Again, I own both of these so I will be keeping them. I’m still really interested in reading them and I don’t really know why I haven’t read them yet.

Removing:

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

The House of Bradbury by Nicole Meir

Snow like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore

The Revenge of Seven by Pittacus Lore

The Fate of Ten by Pittacus Lore

United as One by Pittacus Lore

Secrets by Christina Benjamin

Lies Christina Benjamin

The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza

Stats:

  • Kept – 4
  • Removed – 16
  • Starting Amount – 1,746
  • Previous Amount – 1,606
  • New Amount – 1,590

I got rid of 16 this week and kept 4. It really helps when I can remove entire series that I am no longer interested in. 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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6 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole #14

  1. I enjoyed both The Wrath And The Dawn books, and I’m a fan of the DCI Erika Foster series. I did like the first Snow Like Ashes book, but the sequel was such a disappointment that I abandoned the series,,,. I also probably should cross Hollow City off my TBR because it’s been years since I read book one and I don’t see myself reading it any time soon. xD

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    1. I knew after read the first book of Ransom Riggs series that I wasn’t going to continue on with it. I completely forgot I had added other books from that series to my TBR. I can’t wait to read The Wrath and the Dawn duology.

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