Down the TBR Hole is a meme hosted by Lost in a Story that revolves around clearing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.
I’m still at the beginning of my TBR so these are books I added when I was around 17 and oh my lord, my reading tastes have clearly changed a lot since then.
Here’s how it works:
– 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?
Entwined by Heather Dixon Wallwork
This is one of those blurbs that don’t give away too much about the book. Normally, those intrigue me to want to read the book so I can know what the story is about, but in this case, not so much. Verdict: leaving the list
Clean by Amy Reed
A story about addicts in rehab who need to confront their demons? Yes please. Sign me and my fucked up brain up for all the dark novels. Verdict: staying on the list
Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
This sounds like the 90s teen book my soul needs. I mean it came out in 2001, but whatever. Details. If this was a movie, I can guarantee I would have loved it. Verdict: staying on the list
Bumped by Megan McCafferty
I’m sure if I would have picked this up when I first heard of this book I would have enjoyed it, but dystopian novels just really aren’t my thing anymore. Verdict: leaving the list
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Listen, I don’t even need to read the synopsis to know that I will pick up anything Maggie Stiefvater writes based on The Raven Boys alone. Verdict: staying on the list
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
See above. Verdict: staying on the list
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Yes, yes, I know. I should be ashamed I haven’t read this yet considering the 2005 version is one of my favourite movies ever and I own two copies of this book. Verdict: staying on the list
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Another classic I have sitting around my apartment, but haven’t read yet. I swear one day I will, I’m just never in the classic mood. You guys totally get that, right? Verdict: staying on the list
Along Came a Spider by James Patterson
I really wanted to read this when I was younger, but apparently he’s not that great of a writer and there’s like 20 books in the Alex Cross series. How can there be 20 books? There’s no way there’s that much to write about I’m sorry. Verdict: leaving the list
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Oh look, another classic I haven’t read. One day. Verdict: staying on the list
Staying on the list: 7
Leaving the list: 3
Are there any books you think I should have given a chance to? Any you think I should be ditching? Let me know what you think down in the comments below!
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There are more than 20 books in Patterson’s Alex Cross series, and he’s STILL writing more. Good choice to chuck that one.
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