Down the TBR Hole #1

Down the TBR Hole

Hi everyone! When working on scheduling posts, I realized I had an open spot on Mondays. Since I would like to have a recurring type of post every Monday, I decided to start participating in a new (to me) meme! Down the TBR Hole was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story and here’s how it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Sort it by ascended date added
  • Pick the first 5 (or 10) books
  • Read the synopses of these books
  • Decide if you want to keep the books on your TBR or if they should go

This meme will not only provide a different kind of content on my blog, but it will also hopefully help me reduce the size of my TBR! Each book cover links to Goodreads. Let’s get started!


The Books:

1. Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

Burn for Burn

This book is the very first book I added to my Goodreads TBR (that’s still there anyway) way back on June 9, 2014! I only recently obtained this book sometime earlier this year but I still haven’t read it. The book does sound intriguing and since I do own it, I don’t think I’m ready to cross it off my TBR just yet.

Verdict: Staying

2. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Under the Never Sky

I added this book to my TBR so long ago that I’ve completely lost interest in it now. I believe this book is a dystopian book and I don’t really read those books anymore.

Verdict: Going

3. The Archived by Victoria Schwab

The Archived

I believe this was the first Victoria Schwab novel I added to my TBR! I have since read 4 Schwab novels but I still haven’t read this one! I definitely want to read this book (and its sequel) but I want to wait until the third book is published. I don’t like starting unfinished series if it can be avoided!

Verdict: Staying

4. Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

Trial by Fire

Hmm, I’m not quite sure what to do about this book. I’m more hesitant to remove books that I own from my TBR. I think I’m going to keep it on there for now, but I may remove it in the future.

Verdict: Staying… for now

5. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sàenz

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

I’ve owned this book for SO long! I can’t believe I still haven’t read it! I’ve heard so many great things about this book. I seriously need to read it soon!

Verdict: Staying

6. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All The Light We Cannot See

I added this book to my TBR at a time when I was hearing so many good things about it. Since the buzz has died down, I’ve almost completely forgotten about this book! I still would like to read it sometime in the future though.

Verdict: Staying

7. The Trials by Stacey Kade

The Trials

I really enjoyed the first two books in this series and I was dying to read this book when I added it to my TBR way back in 2014. However, when it was published in 2015 I had already lost interest in the series. Now it’s 2017 and I haven’t regained any interest in the series.

Verdict: Going

8. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Steelheart 2

This book has been on my TBR for awhile now and I’m still interested in reading it! I own the book so I really don’t know why I haven’t read it yet.

Verdict: Staying

9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief

I’m definitely keeping this book on my TBR! I can’t believe I haven’t read this book yet! I’ve heard so many good things about it and I really, really want to get around to it soon.

Verdict: Staying

10. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season

I’ve owned this book for quite some time now and I still haven’t read it. I mean, I attempted to read it a few times but never got past the first few pages because it really confused me. I think it’s time I give up on this book for now.

Verdict: Going


I’m pretty proud of myself for  removing 3 books from my TBR! It’s not much but it’s a start! Do you participate in Down the TBR Hole? Let me know in the comments below and leave a link to your post for this week if you’d like!

3 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #1

  1. Lia says:

    Yes you should definitely read Ari & Dante and All The Light We Cannot See and The Book Thief! All of those are so good! And yes you can throw The Bone Seaon away because I honestly hated the book. I read about 100 pages and I just couldn’t continue anymore.
    Thanks for joining and good luck on lowering your tbr!

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