Down The TBR Hole is a meme created by Lia, formerly @ 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
*The title is the link to Goodreads so you can read the synopsis if you want to
The first post wasn’t as successful in terms of reducing as I had hoped. So let’s try again and hopefully I can get rid of more than one book from my Goodreads list!
(I also added a few books since the last time so we’re now at 1092 books … that’s just … I mean. Yeah.)
Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs
I loved the TV show Bones that was loosely based on these books. But I’ve read that they are actually very different. If I’m really honest, I don’t see my self reading this series any time soon.
I’m not saying I will never read them, but I don’t own the books yet and have no interest in buying them right now. I already have quite a few thriller/crime books on my shelves so I should probably focus on those first.
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The movie was for quite some time my all-time favourite movie. I cried every time and still, I always thought it was a happy movie (my family disagreed. They said it’s a sad and scary movie …)
And because I’m a good bookworm I vowed that I would read the corresponding book …
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
I read Cinder, the first book in The Lunar Chronicles, a few years ago. I liked it, in fact, I think I gave it 4 stars, a rating that would definitely be lower if I were to rerate in now.
But still, I enjoyed myself reading it and I’ve heard that the books get better and better. So, I think I’ll give Scarlet a chance (probably through the audiobook if it’s on Scribd) and if I don’t like that book I’ll dnf the series. How does that sound?
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
I bought this and the first book in the series, Delirium, a few years ago because they were 5€ per hardcover and I couldn’t resist that. I liked another book by Lauren Oliver.
I’m not overly interested in reading this series, I’m a little over Dystopia, but since I actually own the first two books in the trilogy I will at least give them a chance. Who knows, maybe I’ll fall in love with that genre again.
Is it cheating though if I delete this off my shelf and just keep the first book??
Go! (For now)
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Ahhh, this is another hard one. Not because I’m dying to read it but rather because I’m soo bad at not finishing series. I read the first 3 books in The Mortal Instruments and I hated them more and more with each book. Clary is so annoying, I really can’t stand her. the only good character, in my opinion, is Magnus Bane and he’s not in it nearly enough.
Buuut as I said, I’m bad at leaving series unfinished. And I own all six books (impulse buy before I read any of them)
I’ll think I’ll push it off this list for now and see if I ever read book 4 and depending on that I can decide if I’m actually curious enough to see this to the end.