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 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
So apparently evacuating for a hurricane means that nothing gets done on time? Who’d have guessed going home and being able to hang out with my family would mean that I generally shrug off all responsibility and don’t do anything the entire time I’m home? Oh, yeah, me. That’s why I wasn’t planning on going home at all this semester… Now I have to deal with the consequences…
Beginning count: 395
1.) Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Taherah Mafi
I added this book around the time the third book came out. This is the start of a six book series? I don’t think I want to commit to that. But t’s a dystopian, and I generally like dystopians/have been wanting to read more dystopians. I also have it on my bookshelf so it would be really easy to read. If I would stop bringing other books into the house that I want to read sooner.
2.) The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
I loved the Inkheart series, like it was my life. But I’m not interested in reading this book right now. It just doesn’t speak to me right now.
3.) A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
This books sounds like it will rip your heart out. Translation: I’ve read/heard reviews for that which tell me this book will rip your heart out. I have this thing in my head where I have to be ready for a good cry to read sad books, but I never reach for those books that I set aside for the good cries. Yet I will watch movies and TV shows which make me bawl no problem… clearly that needs to change.
4.) Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse #1) by Leigh Bardugo
I know, I know! Drag me. I haven’t read this series. I feel like everyone has read this series. It’s stopping me from reading the Six of Crows series I really want to read at this point. I will read this! I have to read this!
5.) Paper Towns by John Green
I thought that this would be the John Green book that survived the great TBR purge. But I don’t think it’s going to. I’m really done with the whole manic pixie dream girl type of thing. I have no desires to try and track this book down to read it, so adios.
6.) Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die #1) by Danielle Paige
For a long time, I put off reading this book because I refused to support the publisher. I think it’s actually on my library’s ebook service. So I think I’m finally going to give in and read it.
7.) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Alexie Sherman
I feel like this is one of those books that everyone reads in school but we never did and I don’t want to read it now.
8.) The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass
I missed the bandwagon with this series, and now it’s continued to drag on into other books past the original trilogy.
9.) From Bad to Cursed (Bad Girls Don’t Die #2) by Katie Alender
When you start a book series with the intention of finishing it but then never do? Me. Constantly.
10.) The Next Big Thing (The Start-Up #2) by Sadie Hayes
I read the first book when I was graduating high school. At this point, I don’t remember anything that happened but I remember it being just okay. Not planning on continuing with this series.