Down the TBR Hole


I’ve been a member of Goodreads since 2012, but I didn’t start actively using it and interacting with people until around 2014. However, I have books on my embarrassingly large TBR that I haven’t read yet that I added in 2012. So, I’m going to do this tag. Which I first saw on The Book Prophet‘s blog. So, thanks to her for doing this and showing it to me! For me, this is going to be a bimonthly event!

Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by Lia @ 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 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 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?

His Dark Materials (His Dark Materials, #1-3)

Wow. I listened to this series as a kid on some road trip. I’ve reread the first book a couple of times, but I never can get past it. And I own the series. Hm…

Verdict: Go!

Anna Karenina

My friend decided to read this book in high school and I decided to be *~hip~* and try it. Failed. And I own the book. BUT, I really want to read this book.

Verdict: Keep


I think I own this book… brb

Yes, I do own this book! I bought it at a Half-Price books so I could read it for something I was writing with someone but I never got to reading it and we stopped co-writing that project so there’s that. Still, it looks good.

Verdict: Keep

The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939–45

I added this book because of the movie. Which I haven’t seen, actually. I doubt I will see it, honestly. Yet, I feel like I should read it, even if it doesn’t exactly interest me. But I really don’t want to read it whenever I think about it.

Verdict: Go!

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

I’ve read this book, but it’s on my TBR because I need to read it to remind myself of it. I read it over five years ago. I also own all of the other books.

Verdict: Keep

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

I love the Disney movie and I feel like I have to read this book.

Verdict: Keep

Twelve Angry Men

This is another one that I added because of a friend saying it was good when she read it for school. But, I’m not into more contemporary plays. Yet it sounds up my alley since it’s a study on juror psychology…

Verdict: Keep


I don’t know why I added this book. Looks interesting, but I’d rather read some more Tolstoy before reading this one.

Verdict: Go!

The Stranger

I think I own this one too…? Brb again.

Yep! I do. I think I got it when I took AP Lit (or was that The Plague?) and then the original teacher retired and no one knew. By the time the class found out, I had bought all of my books and yeah.

Still, the book sounds good. And it’s tiny.

Verdict: Keep

Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye: The World's Greatest Detective Tackles the Bible's Ultimate Mysteries

Now, I love Holmes pastiches. Love ’em. I own a shit-ton and I’ve read even more than I own. But this one, despite my interest in religions, this one doesn’t sound interesting to me anymore.

Verdict: Go!

Starting TBR #: Starting TBR 2093

Books Removed: 4

Books Kept: 6

TBR Total: 2089

3 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole

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