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 Girl of All My Memes by C.S. Johnson
Honestly, I think I only added it because the title is punny and I gotta give C.S. points for that. It just doesn’t sounds like something I care about reading anymore. Toss it.
|2. You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner
I’m super hype for this book. I love it already, and I know can’t technically say that because I haven’t read it, but oh my gosh I already love Julia. Keep it.
|3. #Prettboy Must Die by Kimberly Reid
This books sounds interesting enough that I’m trying to convince myself to keep it, but I don’t have easy access to a copy, so unless I can get one, I think I’ll probably skip it. Toss it.
|4. The Summer of Jordi Perez
I’m pretty sure my library has a copy of this and so many of my friends love this book, and I think I will too. Keep it.
|5. We Regret to Inform You by Ariel Kaplan
It sounds cool the first time I read the synopsis, but I’m really not feeling it anymore. Toss it.
|6. My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma
Here’s another one I’m not really feeling. The synopsis just isn’t clicking with me, and I don’t remember adding it. Toss it.
|7. Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare
This sounds like a super interesting story, but I’m seeing a lot of 1, 2, 3-star ratings and DNF’s from my friends on Goodreads. Since I don’t have easy access to a copy, I think I’m going to toss this one, too.
|8. Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
I wouldn’t dare toss this book, especially after reading Kitty’s interview with the author. I’m so ready for this book. Keep it.
|9. Checking Out Love by R. Cooper
Not to judge a book by it’s cover, but the cover. Plus I read the sample on Amazon and it didn’t really grab me. Toss it.
|10. Down And Across by Arvin Ahmadi
Just reading the synopsis for this book is a wild ride so I can only imagine how the book is. Keep it
|11. Ship It by Britta Lundin
This plot sounds a little to fanfic-y too me. Like it’s realistic fiction, but it’s also too out there for me. Not my cup of tea. Toss it.
|12. White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig
This book sounds intense, and all of my friends’ reviews back that up. Because of that and because my friends’ reviews are awfully mixed about whether the story is good or not, I think I’ll have to toss it. I don’t really have the time or energy for a book like this.
|13. Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
I need more diverse stories with characters in college. Well, really just more books with characters in college. Please, I’m begging you, publishing. I’ll start with this one though. Keep it.
|14. Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
I couldn’t possibly take this book off. One of these days I need to find a copy of it, though. Keep it.
|15. Mariam Sharma Hits the Road by Sheba Karim
Sounds like a good story. I mean, a road trip and college buddies? Hella. Keep it.
Kept: 7 Tossed: 8
What do you all think? Any books I misjudged?