Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by Lia @ Lost in a Story.

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!


  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 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?

Anno Dracula (Anno Dracula, #1)

This book looks like a lot of fun. Alternate history and all that. However, I just don’t know? Again, looks fun, but it might be my worst nightmare.

Verdict: GO! (to my maybe shelf)

Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome (Cicero, #1)

I’d rather read an actual history.

Verdict: GO!

The Monk

Obviously, I’ve never read this gothic novel. And it sounds pretty interesting. I’ve vacillated about this one for a long time, but I think that I’ll read it sometime soon.

Verdict: Keep

The Italian

Mm, I don’t know. I think I’ll say no for this one at the moment, but maybe I’ll end up reading it one day.

Verdict: GO!

Terrier (Beka Cooper, #1)

I know a lot of people love Tamora Pierce. But, I think I might be a bit past the time I would have read and enjoyed this.

Verdict: GO!

Mary Queen of Scots

I own this one and I also really do want to read it. It sounds so good and I desperately want to know more about her reign.

Verdict: Keep

The Shawshank Redemption

Fun fact. I’ve actually never seen the movie because I want to read the short story first. I’m almost 100% sure that I do own the collection that it’s in, too.

Verdict: Keep


Another fun fact. I have a love of Eva Green, so I really want to watch that damn movie. But I also want to read the book first. Maybe I’ll read it in the next few months.

Verdict: Keep

Everything I Never Told You

I know that everyone loves this author, but I have no interest in reading her stuff. I probably added this book to my TBR because I felt like I had to.

Verdict: GO!

The Pledge

I have no clue why this book is on my list? I’ve never read it and it sounds interesting, but also not my cup of tea.

Verdict: GO!

Last TBR: 1696

Books kept: 4

Books removed: 6

Current TBR: 1687

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I swear, I’m going to get this down to 1500 at some point.

Talk to me!
Have you read any of these?
Did I remove something I should have kept? Did I keep something crap?

5 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole

  1. Oh no, Terrier is my favourite Tamora Pierce novel! But I think if you aren’t interested in it by now, you probably won’t be in the future.

    And Everything I Never Told You was my favourite book of last year, but I definitely think Ng’s writing is very much a personal preference thing. I personally love it, but I know a few people who can’t stand it

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    • Thanks for your comment, Ally! I’ve never read Pierce, so I just feel like I missed my window tbh. Nothing against her, just doesn’t seem like it would be for me now. Ng is another author I feel pressured to read/like. But, good to know that!

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