Down the tbr hole #1. Will it stay?

I saw a bunch of these “Down the tbr hole” posts on Sara’s blog and thought it sounded like fun. This meme was created by “lost in a book”.

The idea behind this meme is to cleanse your Goodreads tbr of books you will never read. I don’t know about you guys but I have SO many book on my tbr list. If I see a pretty cover, or fun sounding title and sometimes they end up being books that I’m really not interested in.

The rules for Down the tbr hole

The rules:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • 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.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

I’m going to try and pick at least 10 books because quite frankly, there’s probably a lot listed I have no actual interest in reading.

Related post- 10 Bookish Goals for 2020

Let’s get this list started

  1. Nameless Queen by Rebecca McLaughlin. Keep! This book really does intrigue me. It’s a fantasy, involves a Queen people want dead, and just sounds like an absorbing read.
  2. The last train to London by Meg Waite Clayton. As pretty as the cover is, this book is a toss. It’s compared to “All the Light we cannot see” by Anthony Doer and that was a book I really didn’t enjoy.
  3. Born a crime by Trevor Noah. This one is definitely a keep. I hope it has many laughs in store for me.
  4. Boy Erased by Garrad Conley. This one has me conflicted. It sounds like a story of finding ones true self but it also sounds like something that would make me incredibly upset and throw me into a dark hole. So for the sake of my mental health it’s a toss.
  5. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. This one sounds like it could be good, plus the female lead is a physicist and that’s pretty awesome. It’s a keep.
  6. Every fifteen minutes by Lisa Scottoline. This one sounds like it could either be really good or be a dnf somewhere in the middle. I shall give it the benefit of the doubt and keep it.
  7. Help Me! By Marianne Power. Toss. It sounds like it could be good but it also sounds a little entitled and that’s not my cup of tea.
  8. I am not a serial killer by Dan Wells. Keep! It sounds right up my alley, haha.
  9. All the hidden truths by Claire Askew. Toss, this one sounds incredibly triggering so I will give it a pass.
  10. We should all be feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This book sounds like a read that would really intrest me. Keep!

Related post- February reading wrap up

Results for my first down the tbr hole post

I went through the first 10 books I had listed as “to read” on Goodreads. I ended up with 6 books I will keep and 4 books I will toss.

Well for a first go Down the tbr hole was actually fun. So on that note be prepared to see plenty more of posts like this.

Did I toss any books you would have kept? Let me know in the comments below if this is something you do.

Till next time,

Tanya xoxo

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