Down the TBR Hole was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story with a goal of trying to reduce the size of your Goodreads TBR. Each time (aka each blog post) you:
- 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
It’s up to you how often you participate in this meme. Personally, I try (emphasis on the word “try”) to take part once a week. If you need more information on Down the TBR Hole, click here to go to Lia’s blog post.
1. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
At first I wasn’t sure what to do about this book. It’s been on my TBR for a long time now and while my library has a copy of it, I’ve never really felt the inclination to check it out. However, I was looking at the book’s Goodreads page and a lot of my Goodreads friends rated it 5 stars. So, for now it’s going to stay on my never-ending TBR. I hope I’m eventually able to get around to reading it one day!
2. Nocte by Courtney Cole
I saw this book on my list and I’ll be honest, I barely even remember adding it to my TBR. However, according to Goodreads I did add it on May 15, 2015. So since I obviously don’t really remember why I even added the book to my TBR in the first place and since my library doesn’t have a copy of the book (I’d have to buy it if I wanted to read it), I’m going to be removing Nocte from my TBR. Let me know if this is a mistake down in the comments!
3. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
I have 3 books by Ruta Sepetys both on my Goodreads TBR and my physical TBR, but I still have yet to read a book by her. I’ve heard such great things about Ruta’s books so I have no idea why I haven’t picked one up yet. I definitely should soon!
4. Riders by Veronica Rossi
I haven’t heard too many people talking about this book but, for some reason, I’m not ready to take it off my TBR just yet. It sounds really interesting!
5. This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee
Earlier this year, I read Mackenzi Lee’s second novel, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, and I really enjoyed it! I really want to read this book as well and since I’ve owned it for quite some time now, I really have no excuse as to why I haven’t read it yet
(except for the billions of other books I want to read .)
6. Blood, Ink & Fire by Ashley Mansour
This is another book I barely remember adding to my TBR. That coupled with the fact that this book is a dystopian novel (which I don’t really care to read anymore) and that the library doesn’t have a copy makes me come to the decision to remove Blood, Ink & Fire from my TBR.
7. Scion of the Sun by Nicola Marsh
Same thing as before. Barely remember adding it + library doesn’t have a copy = me losing interest.
8. Touch by Claire North
Again, with this book I don’t really remember adding it! And again, my library doesn’t have a copy. So I’m just going to do what I did with the previous books and remove Touch from my TBR.
9. The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan
I will pretty much read anything Rick Riordan writes so I know I’m going to read this companion story eventually!
10. Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan
Same as above! I read and enjoyed Rick’s other companion book, Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, so I’m sure I will enjoy this book too!!
I did pretty good this week! I ended up removing 4 books from my TBR. Nice! 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!