Down the TBR Hole was originally created over at Lost in a Story, and I found it over at Howling Libraries. It looked like a fun and productive way to finally make a dent in that Goodreads TBR. I went through my want-to-read shelf a little while ago but I think I was still to kind on a lot of books. Let’s see what I’ll make of it this time around. I decided to go with 15 books at a time so lets get started!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 or 15 or 20, if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

Current “to-read” shelf: 1.017

Books #1-5


Birthmarked – Caragh O’Brien

When I started with Goodreads I also just discovered bookblogs. I got a ton of recommendations for The Hunger Games lovers and this was one of them. I honestly don’t see myself reading this anytime soon.

Decision: Remove

The Golden Compass – Philip Pullman

I’ve had this one in my hands a couple of times and one of these days I won’t be putting it back but will actually buy it haha. So yes, this decision was easy.

Decision: Keep

The Sociopath Next Door – Martha Stout

I hardly ever read non-fiction books and still need to read/finish the ones I already own so while this one sounds interesting I probably won’t be getting it any time soon.

Decision: Remove

The Giver – Lois Lowry

This is pretty much a classic and at some point I will be reading this.Not super interested in it at the moment, but it’s one of those books I want to have read (not necessarily read, if you know what I mean haha).

Decision: Keep

Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater

I really love Maggie Stiefvater but this one sounds like it’s written for a younger audience. I also have a feeling I already read it, but that might just be a similar book… Don’t think I’ll be picking this up anytime soon.

Decision: Remove

Books #6-10


Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell

I absolutely love the Rainbow Rowell books I’ve read so far but I did start this one a while ago and wasn’t too impressed with the pages I did read. I heard a lot of mixed reviews and since contemporary isn’t really my genre to start with anyways I’ll remove this one.

Decision: Remove

Gone – Michael Grant

This is another book that came highly recommended by a ton of people but I don’t think I’m really interested in it to be honest. Also seems to be written for a younger YA audience, which is somehow completely different than MG books, and those I enjoy immensely.

Decision: Remove

The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling

Well what can I say? It’s JK! Can’t pass that up. I really enjoy the books she wrote as Robert Galbraith and I don’t think I need to tell you about my HP obsession so yeah at some point I will be reading this. Might actually have the Dutch version at home come to think of it!

Decision: Keep

Don’t Tell – Karen Rose

I’ve read 3 Karen Rose books and they were very thrilling and actually quite scary. I did buy another one but haven’t picked it up yet. I’ll remove this for now, if I ever end up reading the one I have I might put this one back on here haha.

Decision: Remove

The Eye of Minds – James Dashner

I’ve read and enjoyed the Maze Runner trilogy but with the recent news that came out and me not having showed any interest in this since adding it to my TBR I don’t think I’ll ever pick this up.

Decision: Remove

Books #11-15


Frostbite – Richelle Mead

This is the second book in the Vampire Academy series. I seem to be one of the few people that liked the movie haha, I read the book afterwards and wasn’t too impressed to be honest. I don’t think I’ll ever pick this one up…

Decision: Remove

The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I actually own this one and have been wanting to read it FOREVER! And at some point I will haha, just need to be in the right mood 😉

Decision: Keep

Dark Witch – Nora Roberts

My mom reads a lot of Nora Roberts and I think I only added this one because I recognized the author and liked the title. However, I haven’t thought of the book ever since so that probably says enough…

Decision: Remove

Horns – Joe Hill

I’ve heard a lot of good things about this one and at one point I WILL read it haha. Not much more to say about it. I’m interested and excited to read a Joe Hill book!

Decision: Keep

Storm – Brigid Kemmerer

I own Letters to the Lost by this author I didn’t realize she also wrote this series! It sounds like a paranormal romance series and that’s not really something I ever pick up so, yeah, not going to keep this one haha. Hope to read Letters to the Lost soon though!

Decision: Remove

Removal perentage this week: 66,66%

This was a great start of cleaning up that TBR! Removed 10 out of 15 of these, I’m already excited for the next round haha! Did you read any of these books? Should I not have removed / kept some of these? Let me know in the comments!

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