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. Imagine Us Happy by Jennifer Yu
I really think this would be a good story, but it just sounds way too heavy for me to handle, so I think I’ll have to toss it.
|2. 500 Word or Less by Juleah del Rosario
The further I get into my college career and the more I think about the idea of a New Adult age group, the more I want books about the college experience, and while this is only about applying, it still sounds hella relatable. Keep it.
|3. I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan
There is so much going on in this book and I am so here for it. I’ve heard so many good reviews and so I’m going to keep it.
|4. For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig
Not super interested and don’t have easy access to a copy, so this one is going. Toss it.
|5. Someday, Somewhere by Lindsay Champion
I fell in love with the synopsis and really want to read a story like this, but I’ve seen from multiple reviews that it’s an awfully problematic story, so I’m not going to support it. Toss it.
|6. The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary by NoNieqa Ramos
This sounds like a super intense book, but being written in the style of dictionary entries is intriguing, so I’m going to try to get my hands on a copy ASAP. Keep it.
|7. The Art of Escaping by Erin Callahan
I’m seeing a lot of 3-star reviews from my friends on Goodreads and now that I’m thinking more about it, escapology stresses me out too much. I don’t think this book is for me. Toss it.
|8. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
The HYPE for this book, oh my gosh! If I had easy access to a copy, I’d be starting it right now, but until then, I’ll keep it on my TBR.
|9. Ignite The Stars by Maura Milan
With all the buzz and the positive reviews this book has gotten, I can’t possibly take it off my TBR. Keep it.
|10. Anyone’s Game by Slyv Chiang
I need to read more graphic novels, especially diverse ones, but I don’t think this one is it. Toss it.
|11. A Very Large Expanse Of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
I’m still, and probably always will be, mad that this book such a bland cover that looks like it belongs in the adult fiction section and has a title that has little to do with the main plot of the story. But I’m still gonna read it. Keep it.
|12. Lovely, Dark, and Deep by Justina Chen
I have to toss this one because of the questionable disability representation. I’m scared of it being another Everything, Everything, and that’s really the last thing I need.
|13. Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya
I like the idea of escaping to a new place to regroup for a bit and with the added plotline of tracing back your roots, I feel like this is going to be a good story. Keep it.
|14. Blackout by Kit Mallory
I think the main reason I put this on my TBR is because of Kitty‘s recommendation, and I just reread the synopsis and damn, I can understand why she recommends this book. Keep it.
|15. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
I won a copy of this at BookCon in June, and will probably give a chance just because of that. But since I have a copy of it staring at me from my bookshelf, I think I’ll take it off my digital TBR until I start reading it. Toss it. (kind of)
Kept: 8 Tossed: 7
What do you all think? Any books I misjudged?