Down The TBR Hole: Week One

Down The TBR Hole is a weekly meme created by the lovely Lia which is done in an attempt to clean out our TBR pile. As a bookworm, that ever elusive Tbr pile haunts our nightmares and it can seem very daunting to cut down the books we want to read. I myself have close to 4000 books on my goodreads to-read list so I thought that doing this meme would be the perfect way to a least make my to be read shelf just a tiny bit slimmer.

So 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 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?

1. Picture Perfect By Jodi Picoult

I’m pretty this is one of the last books I haven’t read read by Picoult so I definitely am going to read it soon.

Verdict: Keep

2. Between The Lines by Jodi Picoult Samantha Van Leer

The plot isn’t super appealing to me but it’s by Jodi Picoult and I’ll read anything she writes so I definitely want to get to this eventually

Verdict: Keep

3. Leaving Home by Jodi Picoult

I lowkey had no clue what this was but apparently it’s like a collection of three short pieces and let’s be honest I’m probably never going to read it.

Verdict:Go

4. Love and Ruin by Paula McLain

Goodreads is weird because I just added this one today but it’s in my oldest to-read books?? Anyway I’m so excited to read this. It’s about Martha Gellhorn and I absolutely adored her other book about Hemmingway’s 1st wife?( or second I can’t remember. Hemingway was a hoe) so I’m going to be getting to this one soon

Verdict:Keep

5. 172 Hours On The Moon By Johan Harstad

I added this back when I had just discovered booktube. Ariel Bisett and Raeleen Lemay loved this book but I don’t think it’s something I’m ever going to seek out. Also space is terrifying so I think I’m going to pass on this one.

Verdict: Go

6.Winger By Andrew Smith

This is another book that booktube was obsessed with way back when and while it doesn’t seem like a bad book, I don’t know if it’s something that would appeal to me. I have a feeling that Andrew Smith just wouldn’t work for me.

Verdict:Go

7. The Program By Suzanne Young

This is one of those books that I know I would have loved four years ago but at this point in my life I really can’t see myself reading and enjoying it. It just seems really predictable and not that interesting.

Verdict:Go

8. Let The Sky Fall by Sharon Messenger

After reading the synopsis, I realize that I knew absolutely nothing about this book and tbh it doesn’t seem like my thing. Another one that past me would have enjoyed but not anymore.

Verdict:Go

9. The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

This is the second book in The Name of the Star series which I remember really enjoying. I don’t know exactly when I’ll get around to it since I don’t own them but it’s a series that I definitely want to continue one day.

Verdict: Keep

10. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

I know this is only 100 pages long but I’m probably never going to read it. I mean it sounds interesting and like if I had to read it for school I would probably enjoy reading it but I’m probably never going to read it willingly

Verdict:Go

11. Tiger Lily By Jodi Meadows.

While I do enjoy retellings I’m just not a big fantasy fan and while a Tiger Lily story could be interesting I would much rather read about it from an Indigenous author.

Verdict: Go

12. Fight Club by Chuck Palahnuik

I have absolutely no interest in ever reading the book or watching the book and I can’t even really remember a time where we did so I’m not sure this is here but yeah just doesn’t seem that interesting. Also am I not breaking the first rule of Fight Club right now?

Verdict: Go

13. The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S King

A.S Kings books are either really beautiful or really weird and I think that this one might be the latter. Also plus it’s about pirates and I’m not a huge fan of pirates.

Verdict: Go

14. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy

I’ve tried to read this book but it was sooooo boring that I just gave up. Maybe I’m just not big on alien invasions but this book really didn’t do it for me

Verdict: Go

15.The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I know it’s super short and lots of people love it but it doesn’t seem that appealing to me. I’m probably have to read it eventually for school but I’d rather not read it willingly.

Verdict: Go

16. Requiem by Lauren Oliver

A straight love story about a world where love is illegal? Yeah no I think I’ll pass

Verdict:Go

17. The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonnasson

I’m tempted to keep it simply because of that gloriously long title but I think I’m going to have to pass on this one. This may sound weird but I really don’t like translated books for the most part

Verdict:Go

18. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

I still haven’t read a Melina Marchetta book and I desperately want to. I’m praying that I’ll find in a used bookstore one of these days.

Verdict:Keep

19. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizinni.

I watched the movie and I really enjoyed it and I really want to read this book one day. I think it’s a particularly interesting book about depression to read if you go into it knowing that the author killed himself.

Verdict:Keep

20.Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Another one that younger Hannah would have loved but I don’t think I’d particularly enjoy.

Verdict:Go

Stats

Keep:5

Go:15

So that was a lot easier than I thought. I guess it’s because I created my Goodreads account 5 years ago and my reading tastes have changed a lot since then. I bet it’s only going to get harder.

What Did You Think of My Decisions? Are There Anyone’s That I Discarded That You Love? Anyone Ones That I Kept That You Disliked? Let Me Know In The Comments Down Below!

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