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 30 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.
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
I still don’t know what to do with this book. I love Sherlock Holmes stories and it does sound fun but I have heard very mixed things about it. I think I’m just going to keep this on my someday-maybe shelf.
The Sherlock Holmes Handbook by Ransom Riggs
Like I said, I love Sherlock Holmes. This is non-fiction, which is something I don’t usually pick up but it’s also written by Ransom Riggs, whose writing I really enjoy. Again, I’m going to keep this on my someday-maybe shelf.
Almost Like Being in Love by Steve Kluger
This is an m/m romance story, and though I like that it’s diverse, I’m not sure I’ll pick it up any day soon. I have read and loved My Most Excellent Year by the same author but have yet to pick up any of his other books. I’m going to delete this (with a little pain in my heart).
Last Days of Summer by Steve Kluger
Again, Steve Kluger, this one, however, has raving reviews and it sounds like a lot of fun. I’m going to keep this on my someday-maybe shelf, and if I enjoy this one a lot I might move Almost Like Being in Love back.
Dreamology by Lucy Keating
I adore this cover. However, the whole storyline seems to be about romance, and I’m not usually a big fan of romance as the major plot. I just spend a few minutes scrolling through reviews on goodreads and everybody seems to be super positive, so I’m going to keep it on my someday-maybe shelf for now.
Total number of books removed: 6
Total number of books moved to tbr: 1
This week was a little less exciting, I kept a lot of books on my someday maybe shelf, just because I don’t know what to do with them. Let me know what you thought of my choices, did I make any mistakes?