Down The TBR Hole #1

I discovered this challenge or whatever you want to call it by my friend who I met through Bookstagram, Brittney on her blog. Right now I have 492 books on my TBR on my Goodreads and that doesn’t even count some books I own but didn’t add to the website. After I saw the Down The TBR Hole, I thought it would be a great idea to trim down some books that I’m probably never going to read. When I first joined Goodreads back in November 2016 I didn’t know what I liked and disliked, I just added any book that was given any praise.

Screen Shot 2018-12-09 at 10.18.07 AM.png

Down the TBR Hole was originally created by Lost In A Story (along with the pretty graphic!) The idea is to help slim down your Goodreads TBR, because we all know how large and endless that list becomes!

How it works:

→ Go to your Goodreads to be 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?


My 10 books:

  1. I’ll Give You The Sun By Jandy Nelson

This just seems like a very cliche YA Contemporary. I added I’ll Give You The Sun and pretty much every book on this list because one person said they wanted to read it or liked it. I did read The Sky Is Everywhere by the same author and it was okay. I can’t remember much now.. I have no interest in picking this up anymore. If you think I’m making a huge mistake, maybe I’ll reconsider.

Judgement: GO

2. Fangirl By Rainbow Rowell

Well Fangirl is a great example of me needing to do this purge. A while back I decided that I’m not going to read any Rainbow Rowell’s books. The synopsis of every book no longer sounds appealing, sometimes borderline creepy. Recently, I also learned that some of her books have jokes that I wouldn’t like, for example, jokes about eating disorders..

Judgement: GO

3. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriartty

I can’t remember why I took an interest into this book, I’ll guess that someone said they liked it, which in turn meant I had to read it. After reading The Nest last year I think family drama’s aren’t for me. Too often they are focused on the miscommunication trope and I just find it very frustrating.

Judgement: GO

4. Room by Emma Donoghue

I don’t know about this one. For the most part the synopsis still sounds interesting, but I don’t know how I feel about being told by Jack who’s only 5. I think I’m going to hold onto it a little longer, maybe check it out of the library oppose to paying for it in case I don’t like it.

Judgement: KEEP

5. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

The storyline sounds like The Casual Vacancy would not be the story for me. I only added it because it was by J. K. Rowling and one person said it was good. But now time has passed more mixed reviews has come up so I feel less convinced that I have to pick this up.

Judgement: GO

6. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Now, I can’t really remember why I added The Truth About Forever to my TBR, but I can bet you part of it was because Dessen has the same first name. The synopsis actually doesn’t sound half bad, but there’s a part about grief of a family member that will be a little too close to home right now. I may still pick it up but it’s probably not going to be in the next year.

Judgement: KEEP

7. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

I have previously started The Help on my e-reader, but haven’t continued just because I forgot about it. It’s been over a year so I’ll definitely have to restart it.

Judgement: KEEP

8. Every Day by David Levithan

So I have completely forgotten what this book is about.  Like pretty much every book on this list, haha. Now I have reviewed the summary again, I’m not into picking this up anymore. The aspect of waking up everyday as someone new kind of sounds cool, but just no thanks.

Judgement: GO

9. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Another Sarah Dessen novel, maybe I was drinking the Dessen Kool-Aid that day, haha. I am 90% sure I never knew what this book was about. I think I’m actually going to keep this one and that’s because the mom has multiple sclerosis, I’m curious the see how Dessen portrays a family dynamic with a mother that is sick.

Judgement: KEEP

10: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Many years ago I saw the movie adaption and ever since I’ve been interested in the book. I’m still curious to see the differences from book to movie and which one I prefer.

Judgement: KEEP

As always, thanks for reading!


Where to find me:




2 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole #1

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s