So if you’ve missed it in some way or another, this winter I started this meme I called Down The TBR Hole. Now, months later the blogging community has seemed to have picked it up and I’m still baffled by the large number of book bloggers now taking part in it (even though I haven’t posted about it ever since I got through my tbr).
Down The TBR Hole is a meme that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.
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 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!
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 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?
I’m going to give this another swing, but this time going through my someday-maybe shelf. I have several shelves on my Goodreads, one of which my to-read shelf, on which I put all the books I really want to read (it’s about 25 books right now) and for all those books I’m not 100% sure I put them on my someday-maybe shelf. It has gathered dust for a while now and I think it’s time to go through it and sort it all out! I’m going to give myself three options: move to to-read shelf, delete, or keep on someday-maybe shelf.
Emma by Jane Austen
I have attempted to read this last year but I had read a lot of Jane Austen novels then and I was in a bit of a classics slump, so I dnf’ed. I am still going to try to finish it one day. But that will probably not be one day soon, so it’s going to stay on my someday-maybe shelf.
We Go Forward by Alison Evans
I added this book because it apparently has asexual-aromantic representation which is something I am really interested in. It is also a travel story about two girls meeting in Berlin and becoming friends and maybe traveling together? I’m not sure about the last part, but it sounds awesome! If I can find a copy of it though… This one is going to move up to my to-read shelf!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany & Jack Thorne
Yeah… this one. My brother owns this book, and he has owned it for over half a year now and I still haven’t picked it up even though I have had every opportunity to do so. Honestly, I’m a bit appalled by it. I’ve heard the worst things and I have absolutely no interest in picking it up any day soon. I guess it’s safe to say it’s just not going to happen. This one will go!
King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
Another one of those books that I really do not want to read. I read the first book (Red Queen) and LOVED it. I read the second book (Glass Sword) and HATED it. It annoyed me so much and I the only reason I can see myself picking up this book, like ever, would be because of the ending of Glass Sword. And honestly, by now I don’t even care what happens to Mare. Sorry, Victoria, but this one is going to go.
Angelfall by Susan Ee
I have heard so many good things about this book and the series, but the premise just doesn’t really sound that interesting to me. I’m not a big fan of the angel thing, but maybe I’m just going to have to overlook that and trust the thousands of raving reviews and keep this on my someday-maybe shelf.
Total number of books deleted: 2
Total number of books moved to tbr: 1
That was it for this renewed first installment of Down The TBR Hole. Let me know what you thought of my choices, did I make any mistakes? Which books would you have gotten rid off?