Down the TBR Hole is a blogging meme created by Lost in a Story. You can see my previous posts 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 November I kept five books and removed five; let’s see how I fare this month…
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
As much as I know about this book by now, including criticism, I’m still drawn to it.
Salt: A World History by mark Kurlansky
This is one of the books at the bottom of my TBR that has me staring in awe at whatever self it was who added it. Sorry former self, I’m no longer interested.
Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr. Spencer Johnson
I admit that the reviews of this on Goodreads cemented my decision to remove this from my TBR. The allegory referenced in the synopsis is a turn off, too.
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
Again, I’m not interested in the subject matter described in the synopsis.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
I know why 2015 Kelsey sought out these types of books – but I’m just not interested in reading them anymore.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
A book on the list of Classics I still want to read.
A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks
I’ve only read three or four Nicholas Sparks novels, and currently I’m just not interested in reading any more.
Distant Shores by Kristin Hannah
Kristin Hannah’s novels, however, still entice me completely.
The Things We Do For Love by Kristin Hannah
The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking
My curiosity about this book has not waned since I added it to my TBR, so…
Another 50/50 split – have you read any of the above books? Or are any of them on your own TBR?
Sound off about my decisions in a comment below.