Down the TBR Hole #18

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 (I’ll keep doing 15, since it seems to work well for me!)
  • 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’m at 834 right now. I was a bit naughty and added more books…

  1. The Witches of New York by Ami McKay. Added March 1, 2017.
    1. I have this on my Kindle, I will read it! Keep.
  2. The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic by Jessica Hopper. Added March 1, 2017.
    1. Clearly, I’m not quite done with living out my dreams of being a music critic. Keep.
  3. Tinder by Sally Gardner. Added March 22, 2017.
    1. This sounds so cool and it’s so short???? Why haven’t I read this???? Keep.
  4. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves. Added March 25, 2017.
    1. Wow, the reviews are not great! Remove.
  5. Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel. Added March 26, 2017.
    1. Will I read everything teased as, “twisted family secrets”? YUP. Keep.
  6. Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly. Added March 27, 2017.
    1. Is it even really a question? Keep.
  7. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu. Added March 30, 2017.
    1. Gay vampires from before Dracula? Keep.
  8. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Added April 5, 2017.
    1. I actually bought the super pretty special one on my last trip to Parnassus, and haven’t opened it yet. Soooo Keep.
  9. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. Added April 5, 2017.
    1. Why was I adding every single massive book before my 26th birthday?! I own a copy, it laughs at me before I go to bed every night. Keep.
  10. The Romance Reader’s Guide to Life by Sharon Pywell. Added April 5, 2017.
    1. Why did I even add this???? Remove.
  11. Legend by Marie Lu. Added April 5, 2017.
    1. I need to read one of her books! And this should probably be the one. Keep.
  12. Salt by Nayyirah Waheed. Added April 8, 2017.
    1. I keep meaning to read more poetry. And some of the excerpts from this are beautiful…keep.
  13. Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler. Added April 8, 2017.
    1. Taming of the Shrew is my favorite of Shakespeare’s plays, so I think I’ll love this one. Keep.
  14. Revenger by Alastair Reynolds. Added April 9, 2017.
    1. I like the sound of it, buuuuut it’s got not great reviews? Remove.
  15. Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately by Alicia Cook. Added April 9, 2017.
    1. So this sounds cool, but I don’t know if I’d actually read it? Remove.

Removal Rate: 27%. YIKES.

Were there any books you’d keep or remove?

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