Down the TBR Hole #11

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!

I got it down to 873 (I deleted some I just really didn’t care about at all).

  1. I Am Legend and Other Stories by Richard Matheson. Added October 31, 2011.
    1. I think I based this on the movie version, but…yeah, pass. Remove.
  2. The Passage by Justin Cronin. Added October 31, 2011.
    1. This actually seems really cool but super hardcore, too? Keep for now.
  3. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill. Added October 31, 2011.
    1. Why have I not read this yet?! Keep.
  4. Mr. X by Peter Straub. Added October 31, 2011.
    1. So none of my friends have read this. There aren’t many great reviews. I’m gonna remove.
  5. Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lundqvist. Added October 31, 2011.
    1. I really really wanna read this one. I checked it out awhile back and never actually got around to reading it. So, keep.
  6. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Added October 31, 2011.
    1. Everything Jackson wrote scares the shit out of me. I really should have read this by now! Keep.
  7. Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King. Added October 31, 2011.
    1. Another King compilation I so need to read. I think 1922 was recently adapted for Netflix, too? But yes, here for it. Keep.
  8. The Strain by Guillermo del Toro. Added October 31, 2011.
    1. I actually own this! It’s in one of my five boxes of books from book sales over the last few years. I know it was adapted for television, and I tried to watch the pilot but there was a scene with weird shit and eyeballs and I can’t handle that. But I can hopefully handle this! Keep.
  9. Rose Madder by Stephen King. Added October 31, 2011.
    1. I think there was a Sci-Fi channel adaptation of this? But it apparently has a bunch of abuse. So I don’t know if I can handle that. I can’t believe I’m doing this, but I’m gonna remove this particular King book.
  10. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. Added October 31, 2011.
    1. I think I missed the train with this one. I’m not on board with zombies, walled cities, or weird Sisterhoods anymore. Remove.
  11. Red Dragon by Thomas Harris. Added October 31, 2011.
    1. I think I own this one, too. And I actually think I read this one? Remove but not for anything wrong with the book! Just because my memory fails me.
  12. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris. Added October 31, 2011.
    1. I do want to read Sedaris’ work at some point. But I don’t know if this one is the one to start with. Remove.
  13. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding. Added October 31, 2011.
    1. Again…added based on how much I adore the adaptation. So I might just bail on this one. Remove.
  14. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. Added October 31, 2011.
    1. I was really on an adaptation kick! But since I know how the series end (both the book and the show), I’m just gonna remove.
  15. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks. Added October 31, 2011.
    1. So fun fact: I was almost a music major in undergrad. I got wait listed, which sucked, but hey, I only had three major breakdowns as opposed to the twelve I know I would have had. I got a copy of this when I was in high school, just before my audition. I thought it might help me figure out my real end goal. But instead I just…never read it? Keep so I can relive my baby musician days.

Removal rate: 53%. Not that bad!

One thought on “Down the TBR Hole #11

  1. This is a really great idea! There are so many books on my shelves that I need to get rid of…. hopefully sooner rather than later 🙂

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