Down The TBR Hole #2
Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by Lia @ Lost in a Story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.
It works like this:
- Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
- Read the synopsis of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
Last week, I started with 219 books and ended with 217. By now, I have again 219 books. I know, I add at the same rate I delete, which means I'll probably never get my TBR contained. But here's round two, let's go!
This is along the lines of Steal Like an Artist, which was in my last Down the TBR Hole. Along the same lines, I'm not that interested in it anymore. If we had an elaborate, well-stocked library, I'd check it out. However, we don't, and since I don't feel like buying it, it can go.
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
This is just such a well-known children's story, and I want to read it as well! It seems like it's one of the most famous ones, and I want in on it 😊 I just checked, and it's even that big our library has an English version, so I will be checking this out soon.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
I don't know guys. This seems like such a powerful book, but I usually don't like historical fiction? Sometimes I can trick myself into reading it, if I go into something blind and it turns out to be historical, but if I know beforehand, I don't pick it up. The story sounds cool, but I'm gonna let this one go or it will stay on my TBR forever. Who knows, if I'm ever in the mood for a story set around WWII I can always pick it up again.
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
I'm keeping this. I've heard a couple of "okay" things about it, but Cece @ ProblemsOfaBookNerd is always so enthusiastic I believe in this book 😊 I don't know if I'll get to this soon, but maybe if the movie rumors will actually turn out to be true I'll be more motivated to read it fast. For now, it can just stay with the idea that I'll read it someday.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The reason I've not yet read this is that I've seen the movie already, which means I'm not as curious as I could have been. I want to read it but don't feel the urge to pick it up. I also don't own it, which doesn't make it easier. Even though I've never tried in all this time, I'm not ready to let go of this book just yet. Maybe this'll be in the library too, and I can see what happens if I have the opportunity to read it.
Amount of books deleted: 2
Amount of books still on TBR: 217
Maybe I should work with larger batches next time and it might actually reduce my TBR 🙈😂