Down the TBR Hole is a blogging meme created by Lost in a Story. You can see my previous post here, and continue reading for my latest attempt at decreasing the number of books on my too-long TBR list.
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 July I kept all ten books. Let’s see how I fare this month…
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
You know, the debate I’m having with myself about whether to remove this book or not might indicate that I should remove it. But like usual, the small part that wants to keep it wins out.
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
I don’t have much to say about why this is on my TBR, other than I [obviously] want to read it.
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
I’m told that this American classic cannot be passed by, so on my TBR it stays.
A River Runs Through It and Other Stories by Norman Maclean
I likely added this particular edition because I figured if I enjoyed A River Runs Through It I might enjoy reading other things written by Norman Maclean. I have yet to discover the truth of this speculation, but I would still like to.
Persuasion by Jane Austen
This is one of the last two (I think) Jane Austen novels I haven’t read. So…
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
.I’ve been wary of starting this book because I love Kristin Hannah’s previous novels and I’m worried about being disappointed. This fear is likely silly, but it has manifested nonetheless. And no, I haven’t read The Great Alone yet either.
Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
The premise of this book still has my attention.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Atonement by Ian McEwan
I briefly described my reason for keeping Ian McEwan on my TBR in this post.
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
I wish I could remember what led me to add this book, because it’s not something I’m interested in reading now.
And my TBR shrinks by one book – a very minor success but a success nonetheless! 😆
Sound off about my decisions in a comment below.