Down The TBR Hole – Round Three3 min read

Down The TBR Hole

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. Here’s how it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or more) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?


Book Keep Or Toss?
alchemist.jpg 1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

I have the audiobook version of this one and I’ve wanted to read something from Coelho for a long time, so this might even be one of my reads in the near future. Keep it.

winged histories.jpg 2. The Winged Histories by Sofia Samatar

I just spent the last five mintues trying to convince myself to keep this book because it truly seems like something I’d enjoy and it got good reviews. However, I don’t have easy access to a copy, and it’s just not priority enough that I’d spend money on a copy. Toss it.

infomocracy.jpg 3. Infomocracy by Malka Ann Older

Okay, to be honest, I totally forgot about this book. BUT I’m really excited to read it and there’s a copy available at my library, so I’m gonna keep it.

passage to shabhala.jpg 4. A Passage to Shambhala by Jon Baird

This is an alternative history story, so I’m keeping it. I have nothing else to say.

borderline.jpg 5. Borderline by Allan Stratton

If this were own voices Muslim representation, I’d keep it, but as far as I can tell, the author is a white man, so I don’t trust it. Toss it.


interestings.jpg 6. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

This definitely isn’t high up on my TBR in regards to priority, but I am intrigued by the synopsis and there’s a copy at my library so I’ll keep it.

backlash.jpg 7. Backlash by Sarah Littman

I feel like there aren’t that many books that’s storyline revolves around social media and technology, so I’m interested to see how the author writes this. Definitely want to keep it.

i am malala.jpg 8. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

When I get back in the biography mood I’ll definitely read this. Plus I don’t have the heart to toss a biography like this. Keep it.

middle c.jpg 9. Middle C by William H. Gass

I didn’t realize how many books set in the World War II era I have on my TBR! I’m going to have to knock some off the list, honestly. Toss it.

plastic wings 10. Plastic Wings by C.T. Callahan

I know I’ve already said for a few that I’m going to get to them soon, but this one I’m actually going to read next! I promise! Keep it.

made you up.jpg 11. Made You Up by Zappia Francesca

I have a copy for this! I paid for it, I’m still interested in the book, so I’m keeping it!

born a crime.jpg 12. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

I actually started this but never finished because I’d loaned it from my library and was too slow reading it. It’s definitely one I’d like to return to. Keep it.

world without you.jpg 13. A World With You by Beth Revis

No longer a fan of a story concept in which the characters think they have superpowers but they’re actually just insane. It has good reviews but I just can’t get myself to keep it. Toss it.

liar liar.jpg 14. Liar, Liar by L.A. Cotton

After rereading the synopsis, I decided I just don’t care about the mysteries of this main character or the secrets she’s keeping or the lies she’s telling. Sorry. Toss it.

dragonfly.jpg 15. Dragonfly by Resa Nelson

I see a lot of “meh” reviews and people saying they didn’t get through it, so I’m gonna toss it. Plus the synopsis just sounds messy.

Kept: 9     Tossed: 6

Close to fifty-fifty again. At least I’m staying consistent! What do you all think? Any books I misjudged?

3 Replies to “Down The TBR Hole – Round Three

  1. MADE YOU UP was absolutely amazing and it was the one contemporary book that I actually loved and still recommend to everyone. I loved how Zappia handled the MC mental illness. INFOMOCRACY seems interesting, I’ll have to check that out sometime!

    1. I’m glad you liked it! I’ve heard such great things about MADE YOU UP, though I don’t know when I’ll get to it lol. One of these days. I think INFOMOCRACY is actually an Adult book, not YA, but it sounds like the kind of story I read a lot!

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