Down The TBR Hole #13

This is week thirteen of Down The TBR Hole, which a meme hosted by yours truly here on Lost In A Story.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your 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 youre scrolling through your list, you realise that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well, thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 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?

The Books

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor cruel beauty rosamund hodgeCruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Except for the Beauty and the Beast aspect, this book doesn’t really attract my attention.

The Judgement: GO

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor a monster calls bookA Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

So many people have flailed about this book, I just need to read it.

The Judgement: KEEP

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor the sun is also a starThe Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

It’s Nicola Yoon! The genius of Everything, Everything so I need to read it!

The Judgement: KEEP

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor emma jane austenEmma by Jane Austen

I DNF’ed this in November, but I really want to read it one day. A lot of people seem to love this book (some even more than Pride & Prejudice) so I just need to finish it.

The Judgement: KEEP

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Almost like being in love steve klugerAlmost Like Being in Love by Steve Kluger

I loved My Most Excellent Year but had no idea Steve Kluger had written more books, so I should check them out!

The Judgement: KEEP

I’m already at the books I added in November, so only two months of books to go and my current tbr count is 58 books. So I don’t know how many more weeks I’ll do.

Did you agree with my choices?

38 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole #13

  1. Of the books that you’ve listed, I’ve read A Monster Calls and The Sun Is Also a Star and I have to agree with keeping them. A Monster Calls is so beautiful, and The Sun Is Also a Star is enjoyable.

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  2. When I tried to read Emma a few years ago, I DNFed it. I couldn’t get into the character of Emma Woodhouse and I found her really insufferable. As it has been a while, I think I might attempt to re-read it soon but for me it will never beat Pride and Prejudice or Northanger Abbey.

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    1. I just don’t know what happened really. I enjoyed all of Austen’s other books, but this one was so long and I was so tired of it. I don’t even remember what the story was about, which is probably not a good sign.

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      1. Same here. I actually saw something that Jane Austen wrote a couple of days ago and she said that only she would like Emma Woodhouse – obviously speaks volumes! I would still like to give it another try though, even if I end up DNFing it again.

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    1. I really liked his Chaos Walking series, which I read a long time ago, and I recently read The Rest Of Us Just Live Here and I really enjoyed that as well, so I hope I’ll love A Monster Calls too!

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  3. I just stumbled across this meme, and I really love the idea. I have a habit of adding a million books to my Goodreads tbr- it could do with a sorting out. I’ve only read More Than This by Patrick Ness and it really made me want to read more of his books. And I’m a massive Austen fan (I feel like I bring this up too much) so I’d say power through with Emma! It was the first of her books I read!

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    1. Thank you 🙂 Doesn’t everybody want to add everything to their TBR? 😛 I love Jane Austen’s other books so I’m sure I would love Emma too, I just couldn’t get through it at the point..

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