Down The The Tbr Hole #2

So I have a serious problem with adding books that I’m only mildly interested in just because I like the cover or everybody is talking about it. I really want my to be read shelf to be an accurate representation of the books I’m going to read so I want to pare down on the 3000+ titles. So I thought Down The Tbr Hole which was created by Lia over at LostinaStory, would be a perfect way to do so

The rules are simple:

  • 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?

So let’s tackle my tbr!

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1. I Am J by Cris Beam

I’ve  heard really bad things about this book and like I don’t even think it’s #ownvoices so I don’t think I’m ever going to want to read it.

Verdict: Go

2. Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot

I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve read by Cabot and while I don’t know when I’ll read it since I don’t own a copy, I’m going to keep it since it sounds like a really great lighthearted book.

Verdict: Keep

3.The Princess Bride by William Golding

I know everybody loves the Princess Bride movie but I personally find it to be super overrated. Like it”s funny but it’s not the cult classic that everyone makes it out to be. So I don’t think I’d rlly enjoy the book either.

Verdict: Go

4. Blood Red Road by Moira Young

I tried to read this a couple of years ago but I couldn’t get pass the first 50 pages. It had this weirdly weird dialogue with no quotation marks and it just really bothered me. I don’t think I’m ever going to give this book a second chance.

Verdict: Go

5.Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

I’ve been dying to read this book for so long and I’ve just never gotten my hands on it. It sounds amazing like who wouldn’t want to read about a bookstore that’s open 24 hours a day? That’s the ultimate bookworm dream.

Verdict: Keep

6. Choker by Elizabeth Woods

I remember Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay really loved this book ( I pretty much got all my book recs from them) but I just reread this synopsis and it really doesn’t seen like my thing. Like maybe if a book with a similiar concept came out now I would read it but it was published in 2011 so it’s probably super outdated.

Verdict: Go

7. Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony

This is a book that is told almost entirely through pictures which is just such a cool concept. I’m not sure where I’ll be able to find a copy but if I ever do I’ll be really excited to read it. It sounds like a beautiful book.

Verdict: Keep

8. Grafitti Moon by Cath Crowley

This doesn’t seem like something I’d really be into but someone whose opinion I trust a lot reviewed it on Goodreads and said she loved it so I think I’m going to keep it.

Verdict: Keep

9. A Wounded Name by Dot Huthinson.

I have absolutely no recollection of ever adding this book and I can’t imagine a time where a book like this would ever interest me. It’s a paranormal romance which is pretty much my least favorite genre. It’s a no for me.

Verdict: Go

10. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Seventh Grade Hannah may have loved this but I’m looking at the synopsis now and cringing so so much. It seems super predictable and not someting that I’d enjoy at all.

Verdict: Go

11. See You At Harry’s by Jo Knowles

This is another one where though I don’t know exactly when I read it, it’s still something I really want to read. It looks like heartfelt coming of age YA which is my favorite type of story.

Verdict: Keep

12. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

This seems like a cliche dystopian with not much substance. Unless the concept is super unique and well executed, I’m pretty much done with dystopians.

Verdict: Go

13. Ageless by Jeanne M. Haskin.

I have actually no idea why I added it because it looks super bad and weird. Why did 2014 Hannah add so many random books?

Verdict: Go

14. Banquet of Lies by Michelle Diener

This book is set in regency London and is about spies. Umm yes please?!!!!

Verdict: Keep

15.The Iron Fey Volume 1( The Iron King+ The Iron Daughter) by Julie Kagwa.

I’ve never read a Kagwa book before and like even though she’s a prolific author and a lot of ppl seem to like her books, I’m just not a huge fantasy person. I’d love to be able to enjoy books about fae and the like but it just doesn’t click with me.

Verdict: Go

16. How To Save a Life by Sara Zarr

This seems like a really sweet and emotional contemporary and I’d definitely like to pick it up one day.

Verdict: Keep

17. In The Chat Room With God by Todd Hafer.

This is just a whole new level of weird….whyyyyyyyyy.

Verdict: Go

18. Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk

I’m not a huge fan of horror books or short story collections so I think I’m good.

Verdict: Go

19. Possession by Elana Johnson.

This sounds like yet another boring dystopian. The number of variations on the same plot that are out there is astounding.

Verdict: Go

20. Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S King

I have a lot-hate relationship with her books but I think this is one that I’d really enjoy. I’ve been wanting to read for 5+ years but have just never gotten around to it. One day, one day.

Verdict: Keep

Final Results:

Keep: 8

Go:12

Did I Get Rid of Any Books That You Loved? Kept Any Books That You Hated? Let Me Know In The Comments Down Below!

 

 

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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!