Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR hole is a meme created by Lia @Lost in a Story to help readers give their TBR a bit of a clean-up. I’ve seen so many blogs take part in this! I was looking at my goodreads TBR the other day and thought I should give it a go too because I was noticing a few books that I didn’t know anything about. I’m going to start with the first six on my TBR and determine whether I should keep them or delete them.

“Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!”

How It Works

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) 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?

1. Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Date added: 19 June 2016

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Hoover is one of my favourite authors. The premise of Slammed just doesn’t interest me. It is a romance young adult novel about a struggling eighteen-year-old girl and a twenty-one-year-old guy with a love for poetry.

Keep or delete? DELETE

2. I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Date added: 19 June 2016

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I love YA contemporaries and I think I added this one because I heard a booktuber recommend it. It is romance about a poor girl graduating high school and a marine who has recently lost a leg. I do think this sounds interesting, but I don’t really feel like I would ever want  to buy it or borrow it.

Keep or delete? DELETE

3. On the Outside by Siera Maley

Date added: 23 June 2016

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Siera Maley wrote another book I really liked called Dating Sarah Cooper and I probably added it for that reason. This book follows three best friends during high school. When two of them start dating, Kayla realises she has feelings for Riley, and these feelings test their friendship. I think I’m still interested in reading this, I just don’t know when that will be.

Keep or delete? KEEP

4. Her Name in the Sky by Kelly Quindlen

Date added: 23 June 2016

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I have no memory of adding this to my TBR and don’t know how I even heard of it. Nonetheless, it sounds like something I would enjoy. It is about a girl who falls in love with her best friend.

Keep or delete? KEEP

5. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Date added: 23 June 2016

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I liked this movie but honestly I hardly remember anything about it! The reviews are mixed on goodreads and I’m usually very influenced by reviews, so I don’t think I would ever actually want to read it. This book is about a time traveller and it’s a romance between the main character and his wife.

Keep or delete? DELETE

6. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Date added: 24 July 2016

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I’ve read three Rowell books before and while I liked them, I didn’t love them. I guess I’m just not really ATTACHED to her writing style. Attachments is about a guy who monitors the emails of the employees where he works, and falls for one of the women writing emails to her friend. I don’t know why I didn’t read this Rowell book first, it sounds like something I would like. But I don’t think I’ll read it because I’ve read enough of Rowell’s work.

Keep or delete? DELETE

So, I have decided to remove four out of the six books. Even if I said I would delete the book from my TBR, I would still love to read it if I, say, won it in a giveaway or received it as a present. I was interested in these books at one point and when I re-read the blurbs for these books they did all sound like something I would read. But I look it more like if it is something I would BUY. I only ever buy books full-price if it is something I really really want.

  • Have you read any of these books and think I should reconsider my decision?


11 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole

  1. I have a copy of The Time Traveler’s Wife but haven’t read it yet.
    I’ve heard mostly good things about it though and it’s starting to feel like “one of those classics you have to read one day” so I’ll definitely pick it up.
    Maybe I’ll be able to convince you afterwards to read it after all, haha! :p

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  2. ohhhhh, it’s a shame about “attachments”. i had so much fun reading it. it was a cute story and i really enjoyed it. but i am also a big fan of rainbow rowell and so far i have loved all her books except “eleanor & park”

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