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?

Tommy's Tale

Doesn’t look like my thing anymore.

Verdict: GO!

Madame de Pompadour: A Life

I want to read another biography about Madame de Pompadour. The other one I read wasn’t what I wanted it to be and this one has a slightly better rating.

Verdict: Keep

Henry: Virtuous Prince

Believe it or not, I’ve never read a book by Starkey. I’m kinda hesitant because of his iffy reputation. Still, I’d like to give him a go.

Verdict: Keep

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)

I have no idea why I added this book to my TBR.

Verdict: GO!


This looks okay. I read Obscura as an ARC (same author) and I enjoyed it. But I don’t feel a pull to read it.

Verdict: GO!

The Vines

Again, I don’t know why I added this. I’ve never really been interested in Christopher Rice as an author. His stuff doesn’t sound like my thing.

Verdict: GO!

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

I know that Hilary Mantel is a good author. But I just want her to get off her butt and finish the Thomas Cromwell trilogy, you know?

Verdict: GO!

Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control

I’ve burnt myself on poli-sci nonfiction. So, will I read this one day? Maybe. Right now? Nope. In the near future? Probably not.

Verdict: GO!

Look Behind You

Eh? Looks like I’d get annoyed by it within minutes.

Verdict: GO!

Henry VIII: Man and Monarch

This one sounds super interesting. I like the idea of different authors writing different pieces about Henry’s life.

Verdict: Keep

Last TBR: 1552

Books kept: 3

Books removed: 7

Current TBR: 1541

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Next couple of months, I’m going to get this thing down to 1499!

Talk to me!
Read any of these?
Should I have kept any that I purged?

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