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. Release by Patrick Ness
The only book I’ve read by Patrick Ness so far is A Monster Calls, so obviously I need to read more. I think I can start with this one, right? Keep it.
|2. I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin
Between mixed reviews and a synopsis that’s hitting too close to home as it is, I think I have to toss this one.
|3. Subversion by Laura Ander
I definitely only add this book because the series name has the word “alchemist” in it. Dear Past-Ben, stop being so obvious. Toss it.
|4. Warcross by Marie Lu
I swear to gosh that one day I will get to this book!! Keep it.
|5. We Now Return to Regular Life by Martin Wilson
The first thought I had about this book was that the author has the same name as a professor at my school and I don’t know how to feel about that. But it’s not him (I checked), and this sounds like an interesting story, even if it’s probably going to be emotionally heavy. Keep it.
|6. The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
Okay so nefore anything else, I must say I LOVE THIS COVER. SO MUCH. Unfortunately, I don’t think this is the type of story I can get into at this time, so I’ll have to toss it, at least for now. Maybe I’ll pick up a different book by Emery Lord.
|7. City Of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
I couldn’t possibly toss this. Keep it.
|8. A List Of Cages by Robin Roe
After rereading the synopsis and skimming through friends’ reviews, I found myself trying to justify keeping it even though I’m not that interested, so that’s a big sign that I should toss it.
|9. Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
I think certain Book-Twitter friends would disown me if I tossed a book by Jenn Bennett, and I have been meaning to get to her work, so I’ll keep it.
|10. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
There’s a pretty big fandom for this trilogy and even though they’re not a toxic fandom, it scared me because it feels like there’s just so much to get into and catch up on. Because of that, I’ll have to toss it, if just for now.
|11. Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali
I started to read this because of a Goodreads group I used to be a part of, but I never got through it, because book slumps are relentless. I’d like to give it another shot, though. Keep it.
|12. Want by Cindy Pon
This is one that I see on a lot of my friends’ go-to rec lists, so I’m gonna have to keep it.
|13. A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars by Yaba Badoe
I don’t know. This book isn’t appealing to me as much as it once did. Toss it.
|14. Anything Could Happen by Will Walton
I’m getting tired of coming out stories, so I’m gonna have to toss it. I’m way past my Grand Coming Out™ and I’m ready for gays in space and trans fairytales and such, sorry.
|15. Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill
I’m so curious about this book. It’s also about a kidnapped child coming home, like We Now Return to Regular Life, but it’s such a different concept than that one, so I need to know what happens. Keep it.
Kept: 8 Tossed: 7
What do you all think? Any books I misjudged?