Down the TBR Hole was started by Lia over at Lost in a Story. All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.
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?
I will be repeating this process every week until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR. I currently have 588 books on my to-read shelf. Yes, that’s right, the mountain got bigger. However, it was because I finally added some books that I own. It would have been one book larger, but I moved a book to Currently Reading, The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick.
This week’s five books:
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee – KEEP. As I mentioned in last week’s “Down the TBR Hole”, I love books about books. Though I’ve had this one on my TBR and wishlist for a long time, it’s only because I prefer to buy books about books in either paperback or hardback. I avoid buying them as ebooks if I can, but I haven’t found a physical copy of this one yet.
Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading by Maureen Corrigan – KEEP. This one is a keeper for the same reason as the one above.
Sixpence House by Paul Collins – KEEP. I already own this, and there is no way I’m not reading it.
Ruined By Reading by Lynne Sharon Schwartz – KEEP. Again, I hope to own a physical copy of this one someday.
Book By Book by Michael Dirda – KEEP. This is another one that I already own, but, unfortunately, it’s an ebook. I think I gave up on the idea of finding a physical copy. Regardless, I’m definitely going to read it.
So, my to-read shelf remains at 588 books and I’ll be starting off next week with book #31.