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. Girl On The Verge by Pintip Dunn
This cover is beautiful and I’m sure the story will be just as amazing. Keep it.
|2. Toxic by Lydia Kang
I don’t even remember adding this, so I doubt I’ll ever get to it. Doesn’t sound like my style. Toss it.
|3. The Alchemist’s Daughter by Katharine McMahon
Oh my gosh, there are so many bad reviews for this book and not a single review from anyone I’m friends with so I’m not taking a chance on this one. Toss it.
|4. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
The synopsis to this is too vague for me, and I’m just not interested in finding out what big ending “will rock [the main character’s] life to the core.” Sorry. Toss it.
|5. The Simplicity of Being Normal by James Stryker
Looks like a short read and sounds like the kind of story we need more of as it’s about a high school senior dealing with his gender identity among other things. But I won’t be the one to find out. Toss it.
|6. The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich
I really want to like this book, but I’ve heard mixed reviews, so I’m not sure I’m about it, especially when I have other books to get to. Keep it.
|7. Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
I (obviously) haven’t even read this yet, but I can tell this is the type of book we need more of in middle-grade. Keep it.
|8. The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah
There’s no way I’d take this book off my TBR. I’ve seen sooo many great reviews about the rep and the plot, plus it’s at my library, so I feel like I can read this one day soon. Keep it.
|9. Boys Without Names by Kashmira Sheth
This is one I came across when I still worked at the library and forget I even put on my TBR so it’s obviously not a priority. Toss it.
|10. Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
I don’t know many books with ace rep, so honestly, it’s staying just for that if nothing else. Keep it.
|11. Nevada by Imogen Binnie
I need to read more stories about trans women, so definitely gonna keep it.
|12. The Mapmaker’s Daughter by Laurel Corona
It sounds like an interesting book, but if we’re being honest, I’ll never get to it. Toss it.
|13. Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar
My dilemma here is that I would really prefer to read this book in its original Spanish, but I don’t think I’m fluent enough for that yet, especially since this is supposed to be an intentionally confusing book. At least there’s an English copy at my library. Keep it.
|14. Timekeeper by Tara Sim
I’ve seen so many people raving about this series that I feel it probably lives up to the hype. Keep it.
|15. American Panda by Gloria Chao
This sounds like a great story, I’ve heard awesome reviews, and that cover just looks so cozy so??? Keep it.
Kept: 9 Tossed: 6
What do you all think? Any books I misjudged?