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: 1092 (Not even going to comment on it anymore…)
Books #61 – #65
The Scorpio Races – Maggie Stiefvater
I love Maggie’s books so I’ll absolutely keep this <3 I’m also a horse girl so I really enjoy reading the rare YA books that incorporated horses.
Hopeless – Colleen Hoover
I have never read a Colleen Hoover book, and I’m not sure I’m that interested in them. At some point I do want to read one of her books but I don’t know which one yet.
Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
I forgot what this books was about and reading the synopsis doesn’t ring any bells. But it does sounds really intriguing and I absolutely want to read it haha.
Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore – Robin Sloan
The title alone has me interested and the synopsis sounds intriguing as well. So that’s an easy choice.
Three Times Lucky – Sheila Turnage
Reading the synopsis for Three Times Lucky doesn’t really get me excited to I guess that says enough. Let’s get rid of this one!
Books #66 – #70
Finnikin of the Rock – Melina Marchetta
I’ve heard a ton of good things about this one. Also some mixed reviews but I feel like the points they made are mostly things that wouldn’t bother me. So I guess I’ll just have to find it all out for myself 🙂
The Demon King – Cinda Williams Chima
I actually own this book! So this isn’t a very difficult one at all 😉 Can you guess what iI’ll do?
The Girl of Fire and Thorns – Rae Carson
I think this one has gotten quite some attention, since I’ve never had the urge to actually pick this one up or order it I don’t think I’ll read this one.
Stormdancer – Jay Kristoff
While I do plan on reading all of Jay’s book at some point, my priorities are with Nevernight at the moment. If I’ll like those than I’ll pick this back up.
Splinter – Sebastian Fitzek
I own this one and have actually started reading it at some point. While I put it down and I’m currently not reading that many adult thrillers, I will pick it back up at some point. I actually moved the book to France, it felt like it would be more fitting to be read there.
Books #71 – #75
Girl, Missing – Sophie McKenzie
I liked the book I read from this author so I’m willing to pick up another book by her. This might be the one, or it might be another one but I do like to have one book by her on the list.
Ugly Love – Colleen Hoover
Same as the other Colleen Hoover book, not sure which one I want to try but I don’t need all of her books on my want to read list.
Lament – Maggie Stiefvater
Same as with The Scorpio Races, it’s a Maggie Stiefvater book, I won’t remove this ever haha.
The Lies of Locke Lamora – Scott Lynch
This is another one I own and I’m actually extremely excited to read this one! It’s kinda shameful that I haven’t picked this one up yet, even though I’ve been saying I want to read it forever. Hopefully I’ll pick it up soon because I hear only good things about it.
Night School – C.J. Daugherty
Based on the cover I would say remove haha. I did look at the synopsis and while I can definitely see why I added it in the first place, after a quick look at some of the reviews I think I can safely say that this one isn’t for me.
Removal Rate: 40%