Down The TBR Hole – Twelve

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?
geekerella.jpg 1. Geekerella by Ashley Poston

I’m really hoping for a cute love story here, and it looks like Posten has a good one set up, so I’m going to keep it.

boy robots.jpg 2. Boy Robot by Simon Curtis

Holy crap, the Goodreads synopsis is absolutely everywhere, so I can only imagine how the book goes. I follow this author on Twitter and have seen this book hyped up quite a bit, but I think I have to toss it.

the sun and her flowers.jpg 3. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

I loved milk and honey, so I’m sure I’ll love this collection too. Keep it,.

invictus.jpg 4. Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Mmm, not feeling it after rereading the synopsis. Toss it.

marcelo in the real world.jpg 5. Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork

I’ve really wanted to read some of Stork’s work for a while, and this is the book that interested me the most, and I have easy access to a copy at my library. Keep it.

all that i can fix.jpg 6. All That I Can Fix by Crystal Chan

Doesn’t sound like my kind of book, sorry. Toss it.

a taxonomy of love.jpg 7. A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen

I think this is one that I hear about a lot but I don’t pay much attention to for one reason or another, but basically I’m saying that I think the only reason I added this was because so many others read it. Toss it.

nice try jane sinner 8. Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

From what I’ve heard, this whole book is just a giant trigger warning, and I will not have enough spoons for it any time in the foreseeable future, so I gotta toss it.

she myself and i.jpg 9. She, Myself, and I by Emma Young

Ehh, “a risky, experimental surgery… in search of a miracle” sounds kind of ableist to me, and I am definitely not feeling that. Besides, I don’t remember even adding this? Toss it.

everything all at once.jpg 10. Everything All At Once by Katrina Leno

“Everything All At Once” sounds like the title of my memior, jeez. But I like the idea that Leno has going for this story, and there’s a copy at my library so I’m going to keep it.

genuine fraud.jpg 11. Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

I feel like the synopsis is trying to be more of a poem than a blurb to tell people what’s going on, so how can I access if this book is something I would read or not? Toss it.

the taste of blue light.jpg 12. The Taste of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles

I got rejected for this on NetGalley and I’m totally not still salty about it, not one bit. But it’s about a character with synesthesia, and I have synesthesia, and it’s not something I see a lot of in fiction, so I want to keep it.

in other lands.jpg 13. In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

Um, I need to read this book right now!? Unfortunately, I don’t have much time at the moment, so I’ll have to keep it on my TBR for later.

the gallery of unfinished girls.jpg 14. The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz

A magical realism story about an artist girl in love with another girl? I need it. Keep it.

half a wolrd away.jpg 15. Half a World Away by Cynthia Kadohata

I don’t remember adding this, and I can’t remember why I might have added it, so bye bye. Toss it.

Kept: 7     Tossed: 8

What do you all think? Any books I misjudged?

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