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. It would have been 2 books larger, but I’ve started reading The Mad Tinker’s Daughter by J.S. Morin and The King’s Dragon by Una McCormack; both for #COYER Summer and #SciFiSummer.
This week’s five books:
How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran – KEEP. There’s no way I’m getting rid of this one. Not only do I already own it in paperback, but I LOVE Caitlin Moran!
Jackaby by William Ritter – KEEP. Another book I would never take off the list. I also already own it, and I don’t know why I still haven’t gotten around to reading it.
The Archived by Victoria Schwab – KEEP. I’ve considered tossing this one off my wishlist several times because A Darker Shade of Magic, while good, was not a book I loved. Something about Schwab’s writing style that I wasn’t sure I wanted more of; however, the synopsis hooks me every time.
Sabriel by Garth Nix – KEEP. While the synopsis doesn’t grab me the way the one for The Archived does, I’ve heard nothing but great things about this first book in the Abhorsen series, and I already own a paperback copy of it.
The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis – KEEP. A magical map and a pirate ship?! YES, PLEASE AND THANK YOU!
So, my to-read shelf remains at 588 books and I’ll be starting off next week with book #36. I’m starting to wonder when my TBR pile is going to get any smaller.