Down the TBR Hole was originally created over at Lost in a Story, and is a super fun (and simultaneously productive) tag to help you whittle away at those never-ending TBRs! (By the way, you can click on the covers to go to the Goodreads listings!)
It works like this:
- Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 or 15 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!
Current “to-read” shelf: 1,049 titles
The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft by Judika Illes – added 11.24.16
I went through a phase in which I was obsessed with nonfiction books about craft. That phase has passed.
Cursed Pirate Girl, Vol 1 by Jeremy A. Bastian – added 11.24.16
I have no recollection of adding this to the list, but it seems to be a graphic novel about pirates. It doesn’t sound super interesting, and I don’t read a lot of graphic novels anymore, so…
Scythe by Neal Shusterman – 11.24.16
This sounds so interesting to me, and I actually managed to grab it from BookOutlet last year for a few bucks, so now I really have no excuse to not read it.
Dying For Christmas by Tammy Cohen – added 11.24.16
This thriller sounds really interesting – I mean, I’ve never read a thriller that involved horrible gifts for each of the twelve days of Christmas – and some of my friends loved it, so I’m going to try to remember to get a copy of it some time closer to next Christmas!
The Memory Book by Lara Avery – added 11.24.16
Another one I don’t remember adding, but the synopsis says it’s about a teen girl who’s losing her memories very young, due to a genetic disorder. It has good ratings, but it sounds so terribly sad that I’m going to have to pass.
Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In by Bernie Sanders – added 11.24.16
When I added this, the political climate didn’t feel quite as bleak as it does now, but I don’t usually touch political non-fics anymore because they’re so damn depressing.
Killing Rage: Ending Racism by bell hooks – added 11.24.16
I honestly want to read this just to spite the top review on this book right now.
Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey – added 11.24.16
I’m such a sucker for books about haunted locations and history, but reviews say that this book is less about the ghost stories and more about the history itself of these places, which isn’t quite what I’m looking for.
Winter by Marissa Meyer – added 11.24.16
I read Cress almost a year ago, I think, so I honestly can’t believe I haven’t moved on to Winter yet. I think I’m just so worried Marissa’s going to hurt my space babies. :'(
The Big Book of Jack the Ripper by Otto Penzler – added 11.24.16
When I added this, I don’t think I looked at the synopsis… at all… I feel like I thought it was a non-fiction book, but it’s a collection of stories and theories from various authors.
Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten – added 11.06.16
A YA thriller about girls who seem to have committed suicide, but are presumed to have actually been murdered, sounded kind of interesting at the time, but now it doesn’t feel like anything special.
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden – added 11.24.16
I wasn’t sure if this book would be for me or not when I first heard about it, but so many of my friends have raved about it lately that I have to give it a try! I’m actually hoping to get around to reading it before the cold weather is gone, since I’m told it’s very winter-y.
Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry by Maya Angelou – added 11.24.16
I learned last summer, when reading a few of Maya’s works, that I adore her non-fiction, but her poetry style is not for me.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin – added 11.24.16
I know these tend to be pretty polarizing books, but I’ve had the whole trilogy for a year now and still haven’t read it, so this is actually on my “must read in 2018” list.
I Will Find You by Joanna Connors – added 11.24.16
This is a non-fiction story in which a reporter investigates the life of her rapist, in hopes of shedding light on rape culture and making a safer world for her own children. I love the nobility of the idea, but I’ve reached a point in my life where I’ve realized that non-fiction about rape is really unhealthy for my mental state. 🙁
REMOVAL PERCENTAGE THIS WEEK: 60%
(I feel like this percentage keeps getting higher every week!)