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 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 let’s tackle my tbr!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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if a book with a similiar concept came out now I would read it but it was published in 2011 so it’s probably super outdated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
14. Banquet of Lies by Michelle Diener
This book is set in regency London and is about spies. Umm yes please?!!!!
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.
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.
17. In The Chat Room With God by Todd Hafer.
This is just a whole new level of weird….whyyyyyyyyy.
18. Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk
I’m not a huge fan of horror books or short story collections so I think I’m good.
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.
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.
Did I Get Rid of Any Books That You Loved? Kept Any Books That You Hated? Let Me Know In The Comments Down Below!