Down The TBR Hole (#1-10)


Hi everyone! Today I’m going to start a new recurring thing on my blog called down the TBR hole. I got this idea from my friend Chelsea @ romweasley and it was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story. The “rules” for down the TBR hole are to go to your Goodreads to-read shelf, change the order to ascending date added, pick the first ten books and then decide whether they’re going to stay on your TBR, or go.

I decided to start participating in this because 1) I love reading these posts and I thought it’d be fun to make them as well, and 2) I want to bring some order to my incredibly chaotic Goodreads account. My to-read shelf currently has 530 books and that really needs to change, because looking at it just makes me stressed. So, let’s do this!1

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness is one of my favorite authors and I’ve really liked most of his books, but for some reason I never feel incredibly motivated to pick up this one. Maybe I’ll pick it up if the audiobook is ever available on Scribd, but considering the fact that I unhauled my physical copy a few months ago, I should probably remove it from my Goodreads TBR as well. But I still have a tiny grain of hope that maybe someday I’ll read it…

Verdict: remove from TBR


Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is a person that I really admire, but I tried reading this book and I just couldn’t get into it. Non-fiction, especially in essay format, just isn’t for me. And if I’m ever going to pick up a Roxane Gay book, I’d rather read Hunger.

Verdict: remove from TBR


Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

I was incredibly excited about this book when it came out; I like Tahereh Mafi’s writing, the cover is gorgeous and I really liked the synopsis. However, I’ve tried picking it up quite a few times but I could never get past the 20% mark…

Verdict: remove from TBR, and unhaul physical book


Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

I put this on my TBR because I heard a few good things about it, but I tried reading it for school and I DNF’d it after 20 pages. I honestly don’t know why it’s still on here.

Verdict: remove from TBR


The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

I used to be a very big fan of Morgan Matson’s books, and I know I’d enjoy the book if I picked it up, but there are so many other diverse contemporaries I’d rather be reading. Plus, this book is absolutely massive for a contemporary, and I’m not here for that.

Verdict: remove from TBR


Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

This is a difficult one… Honestly, I’m personally not that interested in this book. I know that a few friends of mine adore this book and are probably yelling at me right now to keep it, but I just don’t really care. Especially after reading and not liking Shadow and Bone last year…

Verdict: remove from TBR


Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch

I started this series years ago and I really enjoyed it, and I was super excited about the last book in the series. But it’s been way too long since I read the other books, and I’ve kind of lost all interest in it.

Verdict: remove from TBR

7The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

I added this to my TBR because a lot of popular booktubers used to talk about how amazing this author/series is, which made me want to read it. Since then, I’ve completely lost interest in the book, and found out that the author is problematic, so no thank you.

Verdict: remove from TBR


In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken

I loved the Darkest Minds trilogy, and I still do. I’m also beyond excited for the movie. But when I was reading the series, I got pretty bad panic attacks while I was making my way through this book, so I put it down. It was just too intense, and I ended up reading a summary of the book instead. I think I’m going to cheat a little and move this from my to-read shelf to my read shelf, because I don’t want to delete it from my goodreads all together, but I also don’t want to read it again…

Verdict: move to read shelf


Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

I’ve been thinking about unhauling this book for so long now. It’s the book that has been collecting dust on my physical TBR shelf the longest, and I’m never super motivated to read it, but there’s just something about it that makes me want to hang on to it… You know what? I’ll give myself until the end of the year, and if I haven’t read it by then, it’s gone. So I’ll hang on to it for now.

Verdict: remains on TBR

I definitely didn’t expect to delete almost every single book off of my TBR, but here we are. It’s definitely not a bad thing, though. My TBR is currently at 520 books (I also deleted the sequel to Six of Crows, because that only makes sense), and I can’t wait to keep going!

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12 gedachtes over “Down The TBR Hole (#1-10)

  1. Alexa zegt:

    Yay!! I just started this meme this week too, and I already love it 🙂 And I also removed Furthermore O___O It’s fate.

    I actually don’t really like reading nonfiction essays either, but I write a lot of papers for uni, so I kinda have to learn. :/

    You’re apparently much better at this than I am. I’m proud of you for reducing your TBR! 😀

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    • Green Tea & Paperbacks zegt:

      I was hoping you weren’t going to see this 🙈🙈🙈 I’m just way too intimidated by this book, I hardly ever read fantasy anymore and when I do, there are other fantasy books that are more interesting to me 🙈🙈, I’ve already been spoiled for almost everything that happens in the books, plus the butchering of my language to make it a ‘fantasy language’ in Shadow and Bone, which continued in this book, bothered me a lot. Please don’t hate me…


  2. EIise @thebookishactress zegt:

    I’m only a LITTLE BIT mad about Six of Crows [which is truly and objectively better than Shadow and Bone, by the way]. but I support all these other decisions!!

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      • Ellyn zegt:

        Wow, I had no idea! God damn, he used to be one of my favourite authors and now I feel bad for not knowing.
        I’m glad you’re not alone! Haha, eveyone seems to love SOC but I just don’t care whoops.


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