Down the TBR Hole #6

I got this from Lost in a Story, and is a super fun (and simultaneously productive) tag to help you whittle away at those never-ending TBRs!

It works like this:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

So, because it’s turned into a monster…I’m gonna do 15 books this week. I stopped doing these, but may as well get back to it since my TBR list is…924 deep. *gulp*

  1. Storm Front (Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher. Added October 31 2011
    1. I think I had a few friends who were super into this series in college, and I remember thinking it seemed cool. But upon reading the synopsis and seeing that there are 17 books total in the main series…I think I’ll remove.
  2. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly. Added October 31, 2011
    1. I don’t really know what my thought process was when adding this. I like historical fiction and murder mysteries, but the synopsis sounds like it’s not my thing. Remove.
  3. Blue is for Nightmares by Laurie Faria Stolarz. Added October 31, 2011
    1. I can see why I added this: witchy lead, ominous tone, murder, etc. But reading the reviews…nah, I’m good, don’t really need more backstabbing friends. Remove.
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Added October 31, 2011
    1. So by being in AP classes in high school, I missed a lot of required readings, this being one of them. Obviously, it’s going on the keep list.
  5. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Added October 31, 2011
    1. Hi, hello, one of those women who had a hardcore Plath stage without actually reading Plath. *raises hand* Again, missed a lot of reading everyone else did. Keep.
  6. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh. Added October 31, 2011
    1. I really, really need to read this. At some point. Eventually. But till then…remove.
  7. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser. Added October 31, 2011
    1. Clearly, I was all about tryin to read some classics. But this sounds boring as hell upon reading the synopsis. College-me, why were you adding books at 2 am? Why? Remove.
  8. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner. Added October 31, 2011
    1. Again with the classics. I might remove this one, but I have more Faulkner coming to keep.
  9. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Added October 31, 2011
    1. Another classic. I think I’ll remove this one as well, because it doesn’t sound interesting to me, but I’m positive I have more Woolf somewhere.
  10. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. Added October 31, 2011
    1. Ah yes, back when I was but a wee baby screenwriter. I’ll remove this one, too. I loved the movie, though!
  11. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote. Added October 31, 2011
    1. I need to read this. Keep.
  12. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Added October 31, 2011.
    1. Oh look more depressing classics! I think I have a trove of Russian lit somewhere in the middle of this list. So Dostoyevsky, you can wait till waaaaay later. Remove.
  13. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. Added October 31, 2011
    1. So one of my best friends adores Vonnegut. Like, deeply. And I will eventually get around to reading more of his work. I at least own a copy of Slaughterhouse Five! Remove for now.
  14. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. Added October 31, 2011
    1. I was really going for super-well-read status in college. I’ll get around to this whenever I feel like it’s the right time. Remove for now though.
  15. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov. Added October 31, 2011
    1. Again, going for well-versed in sci-fi. I will read this eventually. So, keep, because I think I can get to it sooner than later.

Hokay, so this week I have a…73% removal rate.

Are there any you would’ve kept or removed?

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