Down The TBR Hole #4
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 was the first time I worked with a batch of ten and I'll try that again today! It's also kinda necessary since I put so many books on my TBR all the time (why do I do that?). I went from the 215 I ended with to 218 again, and that's with the books I read also going off my TBR. This is going to be a neverending story, isn't it?
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
I've read The Kite Runner about a year ago (I think) and it was brutal. A story about two Afghan women, which means a subset of diverse reading I don't really know or read much about. My mom owns this book in Dutch, and whilst it's not a book I'll pick up soon, I will one day.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Letting this one go. I own and love the movie, which is the reason I put this book on my TBR. However, it's probably never going to happen, and I'm fine with that. I don't have to read them all, and I can spend the time on books I'm more excited about.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany
To be completely honest, I am not really looking forward to this one. I've managed to avoid spoilers, mostly, but not the general sentiment towards this book. And I wasn't that hopeful to begin with. However. We have a copy in this house, and it's Harry Potter, so I already knew I'd read it anyway. I am curious to see what I think, and I will be glad to have read it.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I have heard good things about this series. I have also heard many bad things about Kristoff. I don't have the book laying around and would thus have to buy it and support him, so I'm not going to be reading this one.
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt
I haven't heard that much people talk about this book. I added it after reading If I Was Your Girl, but now I'd rather read books about trans people by trans authors. It also seems like the blurb is misgendering Nicole, so I don't know about that.
I'm Not Supposed to Feel Like This by Chris Williams, Paul Richards, Ingrid Whitton
Sigh. I don't know if I will pick this up again, but I do own it. In the past, I read about half, until it turned out my issues were already way too big for a self-help like book. Since I have a physical copy and did find it interesting, back when I read it, I'm hesitant to remove it even if I don't know whether I'll ever continue (or start over).
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Another book I own! I got it for my birthday, almost a year ago now. I was very excited about it then, and even though I haven't even started it, I still am. Maybe I should try the #tryachapter challenge with some of the books I own but haven't read yet. Maybe when I've finished my autumn TBR.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Everybody seems to know and love this, but I'm just not that into it? I mean, I'm sure it's great, I just have no desire to pick it up. Since realising and admitting those things is exactly the reason I'm doing these posts, I'm just going to pass on this one without really examining it further.
Genesis Girl by Jennifer Bardsley
A book where your internet digital footprint can determine your life, about a girl who's been protected from the internet since birth only to then be sold to the highest bidder. This sounds so intriguing! I'm really curious about this and I'd love to read (or maybe try a chapter) of this soon!
Amount of books deleted: 4
Amount of books still on TBR: 214
This round was a tad less successful as the last one, but I'm still counting it as a win!