Down the TBR Hole #2

Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by the lovely Lia @ Lost in a Story for bloggers to keep 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.

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I tend to keep my TBR below 400 books, because I think that’s a reasonable amount of books, but I also know that whenever I see a book hyped, I have a tendency to add it to my TBR without thinking of whether or not I actually want to read it. More often than not, it’s not something I’m really interested, but I feel bad because it’s hyped, or diverse, or all these people on Twitter are screaming about it. I’ve got to stop feeling bad about not wanting to read a book because it’s popular / feeling left out of a conversation. So hopefully, I can do that through Down the TBR Hole.

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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.

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The Books

31250

Pros:
Charles Dickens.

Cons:
Charles Dickens.
You know what I mean if you’ve ever read him.

Judgement:
GO

3744438

Pros:
I feel like this is an important book to read at this point in history.
It’s also a book in my Classics Club TBR.

Cons:
I’ve tried reading it before and I gave up, but I was also much younger then.

Judgement:
KEEP

28194

Pros:
It sounds interesting.

Cons:
I don’t really have the time to get into a kids series right now.

Judgement:
GO

10025007

Pros:
It’s the last book in a series and I really like the first book.

Cons:
A lot of people don’t seem to like this one, and heaps of reviews are saying it’s slow and drags out. Also, it was published back in 2012, and the content from that year wasn’t the best.

Judgement:
GO

882085

Pros:
I love Oscar Wilde. And I just found out it’s a play.

Cons:
None.

Judgement:
KEEP

1220721

Pros:
I loved the author’s other work, How I Live Now.

Cons:
I accidentally read a spoiler for this and I’m upset. Not at reading the spoiler, at what happens in the book. That’s very upsetting. It’s queer-baiting, basically.

Judgement:
GO

112077

Pros:
This is the book that inspired C.S. Pacat, who’s my favourite author. It’s also historical and sounds awesome.

Cons:
It’s from the 1960s.

Judgement:
KEEP

9526658

Pros:
I only have like 3 or 4 books left in this series. I just want to know how it ends!

Cons:
I don’t really care for vampires anymore, and I can barely remember what happens in the other books I’ve read.

Judgement:
KEEP

17552628

Pros:
I liked the first book and this one seems cute.

Cons:
I just don’t think I’m ever going to read it.

Judgement: 
GO

15752152

Pros:
I love British history and this book is about one of my most favourite periods.

Cons:
I heard the author took liberties with history in this book.

Judgment:
KEEP

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Books Removed: 5
TBR total before: 
366
TBR total now: 361

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I managed to get rid of five books, which I think is pretty good! Have you gone through a clean up of your Goodreads TBR recently? Give it a go with Lia’s Down the TBR Hole!!

21 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #2

    • thebookcorps says:

      So many people love Game of Kings – I’ve been meaning to read it for ages too, and I never find the time!

      Definitely use GR, it’s so easy. Great way to keep track of all the books you’ve read, and want you want to read!!

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  1. LittleIrishbookcat says:

    My TBR is getting close to 500 and I really need to stop adding books. I feel like I’m getting through it by finishing one book but then I add ten more😰 I started this meme and then stopped but I think I’ll start it up again!

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  2. Jackie @ Too Much of a Booknerd says:

    I used to be obsessed with the Inkheart series when I was younger! I didn’t even know the books were translated into English and people outside of Germany have heard of them 😂😂😂 but if you hadn’t removed them in this post, I’d have told you to do that right now! XD it’s definitely a series catered to kids and I don’t think we’d enjoy it as much if we read it now!

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