Down the TBR Hole (2)

5 December, 2018 / 2 Comments

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 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?

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.



Share your story: Have you read any of these books? Do you agree with my decisions?  Did I let go of any I shouldn’t have?  Did I keep any I should have let go?  Let me know!

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