Down the TBR Hole #2
Down the TBR Hole is a blogging meme created by Lost in a Story. I took part for the first time last month, and for this second round I’m raising the stakes.
This is how it works:
- Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order by [ascending] date added.
- Take the first 5 books (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous)
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
In May I removed just one out of five selected books from my TBR, so this month I’m targeting ten books – let’s see how many will go and how many will stay.
Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
I’m not sure I even knew what this book was about when I added it to my TBR (2015) – I think it was my ignorant familiarity with the phrase “Sophie’s Choice” that made me put it on the list. Anyway, I’d still like to read it.
Agnes Grey by Anne BrontË
Definitely still want (need) to read this.
twenty thousand leagues under the sea by Jules Verne
You know, as I read and reread the summary of this book, it sounds less and less like something I want to read. Perhaps I’ll take it off, at least for now.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Definitely still want to read this.
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
I added this book when it first came out, but my initial enthusiasm has long been extinguished.
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
I mean, I have to keep this one on my TBR, right?
For One More Day by Mitch Albom
I have enjoyed both books I’ve read by Mitch Albom (Tuesday’s With Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven), so I have no reason to believe I won’t enjoy this one.
The Hobbit (or) There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien
One of my goals is to read the Lord of the Rings trilogy this year, and if I do that this book will follow shortly after (cross your fingers with me!).
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Reading East of Eden was such an indulgent experience, I’d call myself crazy if I removed this from my TBR.
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Another classic that I still want to read.
Out of the ten books here I’m removing two from my TBR. Not the high number I was hoping for, but I guess I can’t complain that my list is full of books I actually want to read. So far, anyway. Have you removed any books from your TBR lately? Share below, as well as any thoughts you have about these books.
I have such a hard time taking books OFF of my TBR, I have a copy of Casual Vacancy, and I don’t know if I will ever read it, but my Nana bought it for me because she knew I loved Harry Potter, so I can’t get rid of it, but I still don’t really WANT to read it. I need to read the whole Lord of the Rings series someday because I’m a huge fantasy buff, but I haven’t read some of the classic fantasy novels.
Kelsey @ There's Something About KM
I definitely understand that – if I was in your shoes it would remain on my bookshelf but unread, too. And I really don’t know what my holdup is with LOTR, other than I keep getting distracted by other fantasy series on my trips to the library. 😆
I think my hold up is that I don’t read a ton of backlist and I feel like I already know what’s going to happen.