Welcome to the Down The TBR Hole meme. It’s been nearly two years since I last did this, but in the interests of enlivening this blog a bit, I thought it would be fun to return.
The aim behind this game is to whittle your TBR down a little by going through and removing books you’ve lost interest in or aren’t truly likely to pick up.
My TBR is not as out of control as some of yours, but I figure it’s probably still worth trying to get it down a bit. I’d love your comments on any of my decisions.
Here’s how it works, feel free to join in!
- Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 — or even more 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?
So, without further ado!
Arrows by Melissa Gorzelanczyk
While this sounds like an interesting take on Greek-gods-in-the-modern-world… but the ebook is expensive and my library doesn’t have a copy… I’m not really feeling strongly enough about it to go the effort of obtaining a copy.
~~ Decision: GO ~~
Dear Mr You by Mary-Louise Parker
Honestly I’m not even sure why this was on my TBR… non-fiction epistolary format? Not really my thing at all. This is an easy decision.
~~ DECISION: GO ~~
We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
This one sounds intriguing! It might get a bit too literary for me but it has aliens and big decisions and lost loves, so I think I could get into it!
~~ DECISION: KEEP ~~
My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman, translated by Henning Koch
This is by the same author who wrote A Man Called Ove and there are quite a few 5-star reviews among my GoodReads friends. That said, I’m not really sure it’s for me.
~~ DECISION: GO ~~
Betrayal: the Crisis in the Catholic Church by the Boston Globe
There is no doubt this an important book. It’s the story of the Boston Globe journalists who broke the story of the mass cover-ups of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Having said that, I’m much inclined to read non-fiction in the form of articles and blogs, rather than books. I don’t think I’m likely to read the book.
~~DECISION: GO ~~
TODAY: 1 keep, 4 go.
ALL TIME: 15 keep, 20 go.
Wow, that was rather ruthless! Do you have any opinions about my choices today? Let me know in the comments!
You can read my previous Down the TBR Hole posts here.
See you next time!