down the TBR hole

Down the TBR Hole #2

A feature that helps you finally declutter your TBR shelf.

Last week I started doing the Down the TBR Hole feature and it’s a lot of fun and kind of satisfying so I am going to continue doing it every week! This was started by Lia @ Lost in a Story whose blog you should definitely check out!

How it works:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Current count of books on my to-read shelf is… 574. Which is a lot. So let’s get rid of some of them!

1. Reality Boy by A.S. King

Reality Boy

This is a book I completely forgot it ever existed. But I just read the premise again and it seems so cool and unique? It’s apparently about an angry kid who used to be the star of a reality show. I mean, I need to read this ASAP.

Verdict: I am keeping you

2. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

I am torn about this one. On one hand, the whole love at first sight thing is really off-putting and I have no idea why I would have ever wanted to read that. On the other, I read a short story by Jennifer E. Smith and I fell in love with it. I am gonna get rid of it for now, but if anyone has read it, let me know if it’s worth my time.

Verdict: Goodbye

3. The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker by Louis Sachar

The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker

Another book I completely forgot existed, but whose synopsis I love. This is a story about a teenager who becomes a cardturner (it’s a bridge (the card game) thing) for his aging great-uncle. He starts developing a friendship with him I guess, but he is really rich and really old, so there’s all these people (including the boy’s parents) who want to get their hands on his money. I mean, it just sounds super fun and like something I would love. And I can finally learn bridge through it!

Verdict: I am keeping you

4. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Since You've Been Gone

I read Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson and I really loved it at the time. However, I haven’t been in a mood for a cute YA contemporary in so long and I just don’t see myself really picking this up. I might, but there’s a very slim chance and there’s no need for it to sit on my to-read shelf anymore.

Verdict: Goodbye

5. Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King

Everybody Sees the Ants

At one point in time I really wanted to read all of A.S. King’s books, but reading the synopsis this one just doesn’t interest me as much. So if you read it, let me know if I should reconsider, but for now, I am getting rid of it.

Verdict: Goodbye

It’s funny how much my reading tastes have changed, I wouldn’t even look into any of these books now. Anyways, here’s a tally of how many books I removed in total since I started:

Total books removed: 7

Current number of books on the to-read shelf: 571

Thanks for reading, let me know your thoughts on these books if you have read any of them!


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