Down the TBR Hole is a meme that began at Lost in a Story. My never-ending, ever-growing TBR list on Goodreads definitely needs some help and this meme was designed to do just that! What a fun way to downsize my to-read list while involving you guys – you can let me know if I’ve made a big mistake and try to convince me to go another way!
Here are the rules (quoted from Lost in a Story):
- 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 do 5 books at a time (and I’m going to try to do this every one to two weeks) starting from the very first books I added on Goodreads. Right now, my to-read list is sitting at 954. (Spoiler alert: this is really hard!!)
Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay
As I decided in my last Down the TBR Hole post, I will be keeping all Linwood Barclay books on my to-read list since I have enjoyed his books in the past.
Too Close to Home by Linwood Barclay
Another Linwood Barclay book, so…
Pure (Pure #1) by Julianna Baggott
This used to be my favourite kind of book – a dystopia with romance. You know the types of books I mean. They were super popular a few years ago and I added many to my to-read list. While I still plan to keep some (because I would love to revisit this genre I once loved so), I think I’ll let this one go. I might be making a mistake here, but I’m just not feeling it with this one. From reading the synopsis, I just feel like I’ve read this story before (or, you know, very similar stories to this). OMG this is so hard!
Die for Me (Revenants #1) by Amy Plum
Ummm yes, this one sounds so good. It will stay for sure!
***At this point in my to-read list, I went on a Jodi Picoult adding spree (12 books). So, for the sake of sparing you the boringness of saying Keep! for the same reasons 12 times in a row, I’m just going to skip them!***
You’re Next by Gregg Hurwitz
I’ve come to a realization lately that while I enjoy these types of books, I just really have to be in the mood for them. Also, I want to just read more happy books rather than scheming, murdering, etc. types of books that can bum me out. I want to read more books that focus on the positive, so I’m likely going to get rid of quite a few thriller/suspense (especially psychological) books. I don’t remember adding this one or have any kind of attachment to it, so this is a fairly easy one to let go of.