Down the TBR hole #1

I’ve seen this meme making the rounds on many book blogs and finally decided to use it because my TBR is getting far too out of control. For any of you that haven’t heard of it before it was created by Lia @ Lost In A Story and this is the concept…

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

It works like this:

  • 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?

So I am going to do 10 books each couple of weeks and hope that I can drastically cut my want to read shelf down!!

lady midnight


Lady Midnight

I am a huge fan of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices books but I also think that I have this book in my house somewhere so…STAYING






I can see why I added this, love a fantasy, but the blurb didn’t sell me and the reviews are really mixed so…GOING




its okay


It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too)

I think that I discovered this from another blogger and their review moved me to add it but I can tend to get overemotional when reading and this memoir could slay me so…GOING



miss peregrine


Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

If I see the movie adaptation of a book before I have read the book then I just can’t do it, I don’t know why but I have tried and failed numerous times so…GOING



land more kind


A Land More Kind Than Home

Well, when I first looked at the cover I had a feeling that this wouldn’t appeal to me but the blurb has resold me so…STAYING



the summer book


The Summer Book

It looks like it has lots of amazing reviews but it’s just not giving me the urge to read it so…GOING



code name verity


Code Name Verity

I’m not usually the biggest fan of historical fiction but this book seems too good to pass up so…STAYING



book of lost thing


The Book of Lost Things

I was a bit unsure when I read the blurb for this one but after reading the reviews I think it sounds like it is just up my alley so…STAYING


silence once begun


Silence Once Begun

Well this one was tricky I do like a crime/mystery but I don’t think this one has caught my attention the way it did when I first added it so…GOING


rice mother


The Rice Mother

This is another one that sounds so good and I know why I have added it but on second inspection I’m a little on the fence so I’ll be harsh and say…GOING



It’s a lot harder than I thought it would be but it’s also quite a nice feeling having a bit of a clear out.

At the end of round one

Starting figure – 402

Books staying – 4

Books going – 6

Total updated – 396


2 thoughts on “Down the TBR hole #1”

  1. A successful start! fun way of doing things isn’t it! You made the right call with Book of Lost Things! A fab story! Such a shame you saw the film before reading the book of Miss Peregrine! A great series!


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