Down the TBR Hole was originally created over at Lost in a Story. 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 10 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: 325
Since the last time I did this, I have adde 9 books to my “to-read” shelf, haha. After my bookish item last week, I realized I should add more, because my Goodreads recommendations are similar to what I already own or actually do want to read. Let’s see what books are on my list this week!
(Un)like a Virgin – Lucy-Anne Holmes
To be honest, I couldn’t remember ever hearing about this book. Reading the sypnosis, I am not really interested in this one anymore. A main character who has her five year plan and really wanting to stick to it. Not that I have read too many of those, but I tend to be annoyed by characters like that, haha.
Out to Lunch – Stacey Ballis
This sounds like a book that will end up irritating me. The fact that her best friend dies and she gets financial custody over her best friend’s boyfriend. I know they will probably end up in love, but that just seems like a weird way to start the story!
Back to Life – Danielle Allen
Back to Life came out in 2013 and doesn’t have that many reviews. That doesn’t really stop me from reading books, but I have to say I have read a few books since reading romance with this same ideas as this. I think I will stick with the ones I have already read.
This Song Will Save Your Life – Leila Sales
I forgot about this book, but it still sounds like a book I will love. This Song Will Save Your Life sounds like a book where the main characters discovers herself and what means the world to her through music. I love when a main character goes from insecure to confident! So I think this one can stay on my list a bit longer.
In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age – Nev Schulman
I am a big fan of Catfish. Seeing how I met my boyfriend online, I know how lucky I am that nothing turned out to be fake, haha. I love watching the process of figuring out if someone is a catfish. This book sounds like it will be an interesting read.
Dangled Carat – Hilary Grossman
I am all for romance, but with this being based on a true story I wonder if this will be something I enjoy. When reading romances I love the fantasy of it all. In romances I love things being out of proportion and funny!
Goodnight June – Sarah Jio
Another book I just don’t remember. Then again, Goodnight June was added to my list in 2014. I have read a lot of books since then. A Chick Lit based on a childhood classic seems like a weird combination. To be honest, this one doesn’t appeal to me anymore.
The Hypnotist’s Love Story – Liane Moriarty
I have wanted to read something by this author for ages, but still haven’t gotten around to it. The Hypnotist’s Love Story sounds like so much more than your typical romance. This is one of her older books, but I think I will enjoy this one.
A Walk in the Park – Jill Mansell
Jill Mansell is my favorite chicklit author. I read a lot by her a few years ago and definitely still enjoy a book from her now and then. I don’t think I will keep this on my list anymore, but there is a big chance that I will pick up more of her books in the future.
Falling For You – Jill Mansell
Just like I said by A Walk in the Park, I enjoy her books, but am taking this one off the list for now.
Removal Percentage: 70%
Current “to-read” shelf: 318
This was a good week for my TBR, haha. Even though not everything is on my “to-read” shelf on Goodreads. What do you think of my choices? Should I have kept any of these?