Down the TBR Hole #9

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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 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?


Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
I have always wanted to read this book and I don’t know why I haven’t yet (cue the GoT shame chants) but this is one of those classics that I am determined to read. Verdict: staying on the list




Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
This is the Sarah Dessen book that has always appealed to me the most and I tried to read it when I was around 18 or 19(?) but I was in such a reading slump because I was working and going to school full time so I put it down and never got back to it. It does still really appeal to me. Verdict: staying on the list



Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein
My Shakespeare loving ass is still so down to read this. Plus I own it, so I really have no excuse. Verdict: staying on the list




The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Thinking that this one has got to go. I went through a phase where I wanted to read/see it so badly but to be honest, I don’t really care anymore. Verdict: leaving the list




Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Read the synopsis and wow I need this in my life right now. Side note to the publisher: how do y’all have this listed at $17 FOR THE DAMN EBOOK? The paperback is $11. Verdict: staying on the list




Delirium by Lauren Oliver
It sounds alright and I really do like the new covers but it’s just not enough to make me want to commit to this series. Verdict: leaving the list




Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
I really want to read this Lauren Oliver book. I usually enjoy contemporary standalones and this one sounds pretty good. Verdict: staying on the list




Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
Nope not my thing. Never really cared for the whole witches thing. Verdict: leaving the list




The Visibles by Sara Shepard
Also a strong nope. Didn’t even finish the synopsis before I knew this was not for me. Verdict: leaving the list




Everything We Ever Wanted by Sara Shepard
This synopsis is literally two sentences and does zero to spark any kind of interest. Verdict: leaving the list



Staying on the list: 5
Leaving the list: 5

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!

6 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #9

  1. Lilyfae says:

    I think Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a good choice to ditch unless you are really into dark and distressing crime novels.
    Otherwise it’s a bit zeitgeist, I read the trilogy and they are immersive but dark and harrowing, however I was really into crime at the time, now I think I would give them a miss.

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  2. S.E. White says:

    TBH I had a lot of trouble getting into Jane Eyre until I watched the BBC minseries. Having faces to put to the names, and visuals already in my mind of the major plot points, somehow made it a lot easier and I was much more invested in Jane’s thoughts. Just an idea to help you get started, maybe? The miniseries is available on YouTube in parts, or was a few years ago 🙂

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  3. Brianna says:

    I read Before I Fall a few years back and was surprised that I liked it as much as I did! It was such a powerful and emotional read. I hope you end up enjoying it, and the others you decided to keep on your TBR! Great post😊

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