Down The TBR Hole #5
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?
I did it! Last week I ended with 214 books on my TBR, and this time there are only 212 left! I can't believe it, this is the first time I not only get to keep the progress I made, but also make more apart from the tbr hole meme. Let's go check out the next ten, maybe I can keep this up!
Animal Farm by George Orwell
In line with most classics, I think I'll delete this one from my TBR. I do actually want to read it, one day. I got it from the library two times already and never opened it. One day might not be soon, it seems, and I'm not likely to forget the existence of this book, so it can go.
The Giver by Lois Lowry
This has been on my TBR forever! (Obviously.) I saw the movie a while ago and figured I had to read the book as well. Typing this, I realise I don't really know if I want to or not. And since this is down the TBR hole, if I'm not enthusiastic enough, it should go. My brother owns it in Dutch, so if I ever feel inclined to pick this up I always can.
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
Pretty excited about this one, actually! I have owned this for so long and didn't really want to pick it up, but recently I've heard a lot of people talk about how underrated this is. I'm curious to see what I think and to read more about this world.
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
This is a book about a genderfluid teen, which is something we hardly get books about. The subject made me interested but also wary, since cis authors dealing with books that revolve around this have a lot of chance to handle things wrong. I checked Xanwest's review list and it indeed seems like it could've gone a lot better. I'll pass this one.
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
I always thought this was the book that had been on my TBR the longest, but the data appears to disagree 😊 It has such an interesting format and I always thought it was cool. However, if I haven't picked it up yet, nor really tried to, maybe I can let it go. Who knows, the movie, one day.
I loved The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared and enjoyed The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden. Jonasson's third book, this one, is not as funny as the previous two, or so I've heard, which is the reason I haven't picked it up yet. I do own a physical copy, so there's still time, I guess.
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Classics by Jane Austen are classics to keep! I love those editions and plan to collect them, so when I have this one I'll read it. Once.
Persuasion by Jane Austen
I actually already own this one! It's on my physical TBR, which I'm trying hard to diminish and I'd love to read this one soon.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Classics not by Jane Austen are not that likely to stay, previous episodes of this meme have already shown. It appears this one, too, will go. It's not that I don't think Shakespeare is worth reading (but you don't need me to tell you that). It's just not going to be for me soon (or ever, who knows), and that's okay.
Amount of books deleted: 5
Amount of books still on TBR: 207
This round was a lot more successful than I feared it would be, glancing at the books the first time. I'm glad I was able to be this ruthless.
(This is my 100th published blog post! Time for a party!)