Down The TBR Hole

I read Imaginaryplacesonpaper’s Down the TBR Hole blog post. I thought it was such a good idea that I wanted to do it myself. I think she is the maker of this TAG/book meme and HERE is her post.

I’m not sure how often I will be doing this, maybe once a month. Currently I have 256 books on my To-Read shelf on Goodreads. Some of the books I own a copy of, but majority of the books I don’t own. There is a lot of random books on this list, I bet there is some that I don’t want to read anymore.

“Most of you probably know this feeling, you’re Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!” –Lost In A Story

The Rules:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

1232The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

I don’t need to read the synopsis to know that I still want to read this book.


162132 The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston

Before I read the synopsis I was like, what is this, why did I want to read this book. But now I kind of want to read it. I’m not sure.

Keep (for now)

325853 Hunger by Knut Hamsun 

Norwegian title: Sult

This is a Norwegian classic. I still want to read it. 


3983234 Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

Norwegian title: Ut og stjæle hester

Another book from a Norwegian author. I might read this some day, and I will always remember the title, but for now it has to go. 


718655 Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden

I don’t remember this book. After reading the synopsis I’m interested in it. This is a book that would be great to read on my kindle I think. This is also written by an Australian author. 




❤ -Rakel

17 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole

  1. What a good idea! My New Year’s Resolution is to go through my TBR and weed it out of books I no longer have an interest to read and make sure there are no doubles (i.e. Hardcover, paperback, and ebook listed on there…it happens on Goodreads AND Amazon!)


      1. I know! Me too! Sometimes I go to buy one and it says I already own it, lol! That’s pretty bad! I need to make a catalogue of my books bc Amazon archives them sometimes!


      2. Exactly! Once I checked out a book from Overdrive, but I owned it, so I couldn’t return it until the time was up because it was MY copy. They don’t send you another one. I felt so bad about the ppl who could have been waiting for it. Now I search beforehand. There’s just so many sales that I don’t know what I have!


  2. This is such a great idea. I really want to reduce my physical TBR. I got rid of a lot of books at the beginning of the year, but there are still a few I’m not sure I want to read.

    The Goodreads To-Read shelf sometimes gets out of control. 😀


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