Down The TBR Hole #1: Conquer your TBR

Most of you probably know this feeling, you’re Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change! I have thought of a new “meme” thing, I don’t know. It’s something I’m going to do weekly, but if you like to join in, you’re more than welcome!

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Anyway, it works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

The fact that I (you?) will be repeating this process every week means that I have to keep track of where I ended and where I’m going to continue. E.g. in week one I do book 1 – 5, in week two book 6 – 10, and so on, until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR. If it isn’t clear, read on and I’ll show you!

The books:

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The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien

I’ve had the Lord of the Rings omnibus on my shelves for a long time, and I’ve tried reading it. I was just so bored, that I just had to give up after 300 pages. I even watched the movie and I can say I’ve been, if possible, even more uninterested. I was just waiting for it to end.

The Judgement: GO

 

 

 

 

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The Sherlock Holmes Handbook – Ransom Riggs

This is going to be short. Sherlock Holmes + Ransom Riggs?? It doesn’t get much better than this.

The Judgement: KEEP

 

 

 

 

 

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Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

I tried okay, I just don’t understand the book. They started talking in old English and I didn’t understand a word of what they said. I will keep my copy and maybe some day I’ll try again. But for now..

The Judgement: GO

 

 

 

 

 

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A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is one of those people that is just awesome, he’s funny, extremely smart and interesting. This is a informational book, and I am ashamed to say that it’s been on my nightstand for like a year. It’s not even my own copy (tbh my brother doesn’t miss it). I just never got past chapter one. I will one day conquer this book! (hopefully before my brother notices that I’ve kept his book hostage for a year)

The Judgement: KEEP

 

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Fuse – Julianna Baggott

I read the first book in this series and enjoyed it a lot, I just never got around to reading this one. This is a dystopian book about a world where something happened that they call the Detonation, and it resulted in the people being fused with pretty much anything that was close to them. There are people who have toys merged in their bodies and other things like that.

The Judgement: KEEP

 

 

 

I hope you liked this, and let me know if you want to join in? Also let me know what you think of the name, I am still in doubt whether I like it or not…

327 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole #1: Conquer your TBR

  1. I’m considering a year-long project for 2018 doing this type of thing, but with books I actually own (I have at LEAST 100 books on my shelves that I’ve never read). I could take a handful off my shelf each week, look them up on Goodreads, do a blog post about them, and then donate the ones I don’t care as much about. It would help my clean up my actual shelves a bit and also help me decide which books to read for my 2018 reading challenge, since I’m planning to do a Shelf Love thing again where I read mostly books I already own. And it would be a fun thing for my blog! 😀 Thanks for the idea!!! — Is it ok if I snag your logo for it? It’s so pretty! 😀

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    1. Oooh that is fun! I love that idea 🙂
      I don’t have that many unread books on my shelves but I think it’s great to get your priorities straight! Of course you can steal my logo (I do have a newer one now, you can use that too if you prefer). Good luck with your project!!

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  2. This is an amazing idea. I’m starting this week. And I love gorjessina17’s idea to do this with my actual book shelf – I, too, seem to have nearly 100 books on physical shelves that I’ve not read (and don’t even get me started on my kindle library). Love this post – off to read the rest of them!

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