Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole is a weekly meme created by Lia @ Lost in a Story where bloggers kept track of their ever-growing TBR list. The meme is an attempt to reorganise our never-ending Goodreads TBR lists and make judgments on whether we should keep a certain book on the list, or delete it.


I think this is a fantastic way to keep track of readers’ TBR lists as sometimes they can get away from us. Only a few months ago, I cleaned up my Goodreads TBR bookshelf; I managed to decrease my list from 600-something to about 390. In just a few months, that same list has reached 667 – I have added almost 300 more books to my TBR bookshelf. I can’t see myself ever reading all of these books as that’s just impossible. I’ll be using this meme as an opportunity to do a little spring cleaning on my Goodreads account.

How the meme works:
  • Go to your Goodreads “to-read” shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?
  • Don’t forget: if you are going to continue this meme each work, keep track of where you left off.

The books:


The Road by Cormac McCarthy 

This book is considered a modern classic and I have only ever heard good things about it. The Road is set in a dystopian world where an apocolypatic event has killed off most of humanity. A father and son wander the streets of a decimated America and care for each other. Definitely ticks all the boxes in my opinion.
The judgment: KEEP





Spells by Aprilynne Pike

This novel is the second in Pike’s Wings four book series. I read the first novel in 2009, back when faeries were all the rage in YA fiction. The series follows a young woman called Laurel who gets caught up in faerie politics and their world. Considering it’s been 7 years and I have yet to finish this series, I don’t think I ever will.
The judgment: GO



thebodyfinder  The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting 

I’ve had this novel on my TBR since 2010 and, honestly, I had completely forgotten about it. Reading the synopsis has gotten me incredibly excited about the book. I just finished reading The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis and this novel reminds me so much of it.
The judgment: KEEP





Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

This is a novel I have been meaning to read for years. I even went so far as to borrow it from my local library last year, but I never got around to starting it and had to return it before I copped a fine. I am determined to finished this novel, one way or another.
The judgment: KEEP




V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd 

I watched the movie to this graphic novel many years ago and fell in love with it. When I found out that my favourite writer, Alan Moore, had written a graphic novel, I went out and purchased the book immediately. Unfortunately, I still haven’t found the time to read this novel! Alan Moore is a fantastic writer and I just know that V for Vendetta is going to be as amazing as his other works.
The judgment: KEEP 



Are there any books on your TBR that have been there for years and that you’re confused as to whether you should keep them on there or not? Consider getting involved in Down the TBR Hole and let me know in the comments!

13 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole

  1. Diana says:

    I hope that you will get to read Memoirs of a Geisha. Its one of my favourite books mainly due to the culture and the setting.I have quite a number of classics on my TBR. I feel like I need to read them but I am not exactly excited about it. Some of them include all the Jane Austen books. Great post!

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    • thebookcorps says:

      Thank you! Memoirs of a Geisha has been on my tbr for years – I definitely want to read it, I just don’t know when I’ll have the chance! Oh, if you can, read Pride and Prejudice. It’s my favourite Austen novel – I actually own 11 copies of it 😀


      • TeacherofYA says:

        Me too…it’s why I’ve been reading the same genre (fantasy and science fiction YA) for months now. I don’t know if I’ll ever tire of it. But I did read VC Andrews books for almost a year exclusively and those got quite repetitive.

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      • thebookcorps says:

        I always go back to YA fantasy, but sometimes I get in a contemporary or romance or – as of right now – a middle grade mood. Hahaha I agree! Never get tired of fantasy – it’s too much fun!!


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