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?|
|1. The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser
How cool would it be to just jump into a book and live in the world written in it? Since I can’t do that I guess I’ll just have to read this story and imagine what it would be like. Keep it.
|2. Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg
I absolutely loved Openly Straight and Honestly Ben by the same author, and I really want to check out one of his other stories. This sounds like a good fit. Keep it.
|3. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
So I still haven’t read anything by David Levithan, and this seems like as good a starting point as any! Keep it.
|4. Struts & Frets by Jon Skovron
I bought a copy of this a while ago so I’m hesitant to take it off my TBR, but in reality, I just won’t get to it.
|5. Split by Swati Avasthi
Ugh, another book I’d love to read because my friends say it’s great, but my interest just isn’t there. Toss it.
|6. The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic
I’m tired of everyone talking about this without me! So now, five years after it’s release, I’m going to read it so I can understand even though people don’t talk about it so much anymore! Keep it.
|7. Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Maybe if I had easy access to a copy, I would keep it, but I’m compelled to toss it.
|8. Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
According to everything I’ve heard about this book, Redgate’s writing is hilarious and super relatable. Also it’s an own voices book with a main character that breaks gender stereotypes in music! Keep it.
|9. Coffee Boy by Austin Chant
How is this a question? Keep it.
|10. We Awake by Calista Lynne
Although aspec representation is fairly rare, I don’t rep that comes packaged in a boring story, which is what this is according to the reviews I’m looking at. Toss it.
|11. Lose Me. by M.C. Frank
I’d read this if I had the time, but it’s not high enough of a priority. Toss it.
|12. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Again, it’s just not a priority. I forgot I even had this on here. Toss it.
|13. Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Everyone says Laini Taylor has built an amazing world in this book, and I want to see for myself. I don’t think I’ve heard someone say they hate this book. Keep it.
|14. Hidden by Loïc Dauvillier, Marc Lizano, Alexis Siegel
Ahhh, this middle-grade graphic novel looks like such an important story for young readers to have! It’s Dounia and her grandmother telling her about how when she was a young Jewish in Paris she had to hide from the Nazis and talks about all the people who risked their lives to keep them safe. I can’t wait to check it out myself. Keep it.
|15. Slade House by David Mitchell
Ehh, on second thought, maybe I don’t want to read a horror book. Toss it.
Kept: 8 Tossed: 7
What do you all think? Any books I misjudged?