Long TBR’s are the best and worst thing out there. There are a half million books I want to read, yet, strangely enough, only 323 on my Goodreads TBR. I don’t really like adding books to my TBR unless I know I will read them, as opposed to the other half million that I am merely interested in but probably won’t read. Also, I usually don’t add to my TBR at all, just add to my ‘currently reading’, and the ‘read’ piles when I pick up the book.
Anyway, I have a lot of book there that I had forgotten about through the years and never got to read. Books that at this point, I never will get to read anyway. So I have decided to do this meme.
Down the TBR Hole is a weekly meme hosted by Lia @Lost in a Story. This meme is meant to uncluttered your TBR pile, going through each book and choosing which one should go.
Here is how it works:
- Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
Since it says to choose either 5 or 10, I am going to pick 7. Just cause I can.
So, here we go!
Animal Farm by George Orwell
This is one that I am going to keep. I have been wanting to read this for a long time and will definitely be getting to it eventually. I loved Orwell’s 1984, so I am bound to love this one too.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
This one I think I am going to let go. I own two copies of this book and have never actually had the desire to read it. I got it because I loved the movie back when it came out but I never actually wanted to have to read the book. So, goodbye! For now at least. I might surprise myself and pick it up one day. It just won’t be on my TBR.
Enclave by Anne Aguirre
Um…I don’t know. I don’t really see myself reading this book, if I am honest. But, I own a copy of this book, and it’s sequel Outpost, so I feel bad removing it. So, I guess I’ll leave it there and see what happens.
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
I tried reading this book once. I didn’t get very far. This book is very unique, written entirely, narration, dialogue and all, in a very difficult dialect. I hear nothing but awesome things about this book, sadly, I just couldn’t read it. Literally. I couldn’t understand the words on the page. I am going to leave this one here, just because I might end up listening to an audio book, because I hear the story is pretty great.
The Kill Order by James Dashner
This one is going to go! I do not see myself reading this. Like ever.
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
I am letting this go! Although I do own a pretty copy of this. I don’t think I’ll read this any time soon. Sorry, not sorry.
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
This too is going! I really wanted to read this at one point, but I no longer see myself picking it up. It’s a shame. I might have liked it once upon a time.
That’s all for now! Let’s see how many books I cut off next time!
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