Down The TBR Hole – Round Sixteen (FINAL Round + Wrap up!!)4 min read

Down The TBR Hole

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?
37768567 1. The Sun They Called The Moon by Joseph Persia

I really cannot remember when or why I put this on y TBR and reading the synopsis didn’t jog my memory one bit so this is a hard toss.

37677999 2. The Deepest Roots by Miranda Asebedo

Another one I don’t remember adding, but this one sounds interesting, so I’ll keep it.

Seven tears at high tide.jpg 3. Seven Tears at High Tide by C.B. Lee

The main reason I’m going to toss this book is because I’ve made a personal rule not to have more than one book on my TBR by an author that I haven’t read yet. If I didn’t already own a copy of Not Your Sidekick, I’d probably keep it. Maybe I’ll come back to it one day!

38496759 4. Light Years by Kass Morgan

It took me a minute to realize that Kass Morgan is also the author of The 100, which is a series I don’t care much for. Granted, I actually only watched part of the tv series adaptation and haven’t read any of it (I know, I know, that’s somewhat of a reader sin), but rereading the synopsis didn’t strike much interest in me, so I’ll have to toss this.

damsel 5. Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

This book sounds way more traumatizing than entertaining. Since I’m pretty sure I only added it because of the hype, I don’t realy feel guilty for tossing it.

38214048 6. Rabbit & Robot by Andrew Smith

To be quite honest, I was about to toss this, but then I read Shaun David Hutchinson’s review of it on Goodreads, and so I think I’ll keep it.

12246929 7. The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Córdova

I got this ebook for free(?) on an Amazon sale and I’ve been meaning to read Labyrinth Lost forever, but I’ll probably get to this one first because I love mermaids and need to start this like yesterday. Keep it.

girls of paper and fire.jpg 8. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

This book sounds really interesting and I’ve heard that it’s queer and the other rep is amazing as well, so I think it’d be ridiculous for me not to read it. Keep it.

36979356 9. And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness

Although I’m a fan of Patrick Ness’ writing, I don’t think this particular story is my style. So I’m going to toss it in favor of some of his other works.

disasters 10. The Disasters by M.K. England

I first heard about this book from Kitty, and since then I’ve seen so much hype for this book. Plus I follow the author on Twitter and I love her. Definitely going to keep this one.

Kept: 5     Tossed: 5

What do you all think? Any books I misjudged?

Wrap Up

So because I didn’t plan this well enough, I don’t remember what the exact number of books I started out with on my TBR was. I know it was upwards of about 470-something. As of today, I have 222 books, so I think I can safely say I’ve cut it in half since I started posting Down The TBR Hole posts in July.

Honestly, while I was looking through the list, there were some books that I was just so “Why do I have this on here?” It really helped me realize how many books I clicked “Want to Read” for without having an actual desire to read them. Putting my weeding process into public blog posts also help hold me accountable for what I kept and removed. I felt the need to justify every kept book, which personally is what I needed.

Maybe if I’m still blogging a couple years down the line, I’ll do something like this again, but at least for now, this blogging challenge has helped me choose TBR books more carefully. Thank you to Lia for creating this tag, because it really helped me feel more organized and less overwhelmed by my overall reading plans.

Have you done the Down The TBR Hole Challenge? If so, how’d it go for you? If not, would you consider it?

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