Down the TBR Hole 5

Here we are folks. Another day another look down the rabbit hole that is my TBR to see what I want to keep and want to get rid of. I still have a long way to go but we’re getting there. Slowly. Super slowly. But we’re getting there anyway.

If you don’t know how this works, Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by Lost in a Story, who is on indefinite hiatus, where you go through your TBR list on Goodreads and critically (or not critically – no judgement here) decide which books you want to keep and which you are going to delete. You can choose 5, 10, 20, however many books in a “session” you want to go through. It’s really up to you. The whole point is to clean out your TBR list on Goodreads so you know which books you’re actually interested in. If you want to know more I’m including a link to her Down the TBR Hole posts.


How it works:

  1. Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  2. Order on ascending date added
  3. Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time
  4. Read the synopses of the books
  5. Decide whether you’re keeping it or deleting it

~ The Books ~

After the End – Amy Plum

This sounds like a book I read when I was in elementary school that I always forget the name of and have spent hours before trying to figure out what it was called. Anyway, that book was great and the premise of this sounds fascinating.

Keep

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour – Morgan Matson

Meh.

Delete

Money Can’t Buy Me Love – Julie Reilly

Seems like a stereotypical chick lit, though the plot sounds like a knockoff Sophie Kinsella book that I’ve read before. I’d rather read the Sophie Kinsella book.

Delete

Cold Granite – Stuart MacBride

Murder mystery/crime/thriller books are fine. Just not when they’re about children being murdered. I think this story just isn’t for me.

Delete

The Darkest Minds – Alexandra Bracken

I’m pretty much over dystopian settings. If I’m going to read one something about the plot, setting, or characters really has to spark interest. That’s not happening here.

Delete

Maud’s Line – Margaret Verble

Family based historical fiction following a Cherokee girl living on the Oklahoma reservation in the late 1920s and 1930s. It also has romance! I love seeing Native American/indigenous peoples/First Nations rep and I fricking love reading about this part of history.

Keep

Shadowshaper – Daniel Jose Older

Anthropologist villain! What an interesting concept.

Keep – read January 2019 (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Talk – Linda Rosenkrantz

Just not interested.

Delete

Nimona – Noelle Stevenson

This is part of my quest to read more comics/graphic novels. Also, the main character is a villain?!?!?! I love books that follow villains rather than heroes.

Keep

My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante

I know this book is regarded very highly in Italian literature. I’m sure it’s great. I’m just not interested enough to keep it on my TBR. Also, the summary doesn’t make it sound very appealing.

Delete

Red: A History of the Redhead – Jacky Colliss Harvey

Idk I like history and I have red-ish hair.

Keep

The Book of Aron – Jim Shepard

Set in Nazi occupied Poland this book follows a boy trying to get by. It actually sounds interesting, but I know I won’t get to it soon, if ever.

Delete

The Drafter – Kim Harrison

Meh

Delete

Solutions and Other Problems – Allie Brosh

Her first book made me almost pee myself from laughing. And I was on a bus while reading it.

KEEP

The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America – George Packer

Seems a little too real right now and idk if I could deal with reading a book about how shitty American is…

Delete

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