This is a blog meme created by Lia, Lost in a Story!
“Down The TBR Hole is a meme 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?”
My Goodreads TBR is still out of control. My last TBR post was at the beginning of this year! I want to try and do these monthly and see if I can’t whittle down my giant TBR! At the end of my first TBR Hole post I had 1,060 books on my TBR. I now have 1,153. Oops. Send HELP!
#1 Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
I am just going to go ahead and say I’m keeping all of Gregory Maguire books on my TBR. I want to read these so bad! They’ve been on my TBR since 2012. Whoops!
#2 Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly
Why though… I heard a long time ago that there was a hidden history about Lincoln and for some reason I added a ton of books about Lincoln. I have no interest in this whatsoever. This makes me laugh.
#3 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
I honestly have no interest in this. I love classics but this one sounds super depressing and boring. If I ever change my mind, I know it exists.
#4 Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
I honestly think this sounds so cute! I might not get to it until my three year old son is old enough but I’ll get to it!
#5 The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
I really can’t decide about this one. I’ve heard really mixed reviews! I’m really 50/50 on this!
KEEP for now
#6 Tahn by L. A. Kelly
I have had a physical copy of this book since before I was on Goodreads (before 2012) and I still have not read this. I’m going to let it go. It just isn’t holding my interest anymore.
#7 Talk of the Town by Lisa Wingate
I am super picky about Christian Fiction. This doesn’t seem like something I would like anymore.
#8 The Sanctuary by Ted Dekker
No questions here. I freaking love Dekker. This is an example of Christian Fiction I DO like. He writes like if C. S. Lewis wrote horror.
#9 Darkness Rising by Lis Wiehl
I used to love her books back when I was a teenager. But I don’t really have an interest in this one anymore.
#10 Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
I swear I still want to read this so badly! I still freaking love all of the movies.
Not too bad! I got rid of half today! I might keep going through a few pages on my Goodreads. Apparently, my tastes in books seven years ago is not the same as it is now. I’m a lot pickier now!
How many books are on your TBR?