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 or 20, 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: 1,016 titles
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare – added 01.12.17
At least once a week, I consider dropping all of my current reads and just binge reading Cassie Clare books, if that tells you anything.
A List of Cages by Robin Roe – added 01.13.17
ADHD rep, and this book has an average rating of 4.32? I don’t see why not.
Thin Air by Michelle Paver – added 01.14.17
I don’t know why, but I’m so intrigued by horror movies set in snowy atmospheres.
Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver – added 01.14.17
This book by the same author, however, sounds less appealing, just because there’s a wolf-cub companion involved, and books with animal companions stress me out. (Plus, it just… doesn’t sound super interesting.)
Dark Matter by Michelle Paver – added 01.14.17
Past self: STOP ADDING A MILLION BOOKS BY THE SAME AUTHOR AT ONE TIME.
Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry – added 01.15.17
I have never read a “motorcycle romance”, and I keep hearing this is a good introduction to the subgenre.
Talon by Julie Kagawa – added 01.16.17
I don’t hear this series talked about much, but… DRAGONS.
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken – added 01.16.17
I have heard so many polarizing reviews on this book, but, you know what? I like books with ships, dammit.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – added 01.16.17
I actually bought this several years ago, but never got around to it, and then when I heard how it ended, I gave the book to a friend.
A Whole New World by Liz Braswell – added 01.16.17
1. I have that whole “one book per series” rule (with exceptions for books I own, but still), and I own another book in this series (they don’t have to be read in order)
2. I just said last week that I’m not big on Aladdin retellings, so…
Monster by Walter Dean Myers – added 01.16.17
I want to say yes to this book since it’s won so many awards, but the ending has been spoiled for me and I’m not feeling it.
Luna by Julie Anne Peters – added 01.16.17
I added this because of the trans rep, but quite a few reviews are calling it out on some harmful things, so I’ll let this one go.
Hate List by Jennifer Brown – added 01.16.17
I really don’t want to read books about school shootings. I just don’t. I know we have to read about tough topics in the world, but I just… don’t.
Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz – added 01.16.17
A lot of my friends love this book a lot, and I enjoy the author’s twitter account enough to warrant checking out at least one of her books.
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab – added 01.17.17
I’m actually low key dying to read this but I keep telling myself I’ll finish her Shades of Magic trilogy first.
The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates – added 01.18.17
Darcy Coates writes some of the most fun, casual, loosely creepy, easy-reading horror stories.
Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson – added 01.18.17
My gut keeps telling me this is gonna be another Final Girls, where it seems like everyone loves it and then I come in and hate it from start to finish.
Dust Bath Revival by Marianne Kirby – added 01.18.17
I’m mostly over the zombie book craze, but this one sounds interesting enough to hold on to for now.
Idaho by Emily Ruskovich – added 01.18.17
This has one of those really vague summaries that intrigues me, but the reviews are not tremendously promising, and we all know I’m pretty “meh” about most mystery novels.
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – added 01.18.17