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 until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR. My TBR pile is up to 730 books. I continue to find more books to add to my wish list!
This week’s five books:
Alphabet of Thorn by Patricia A. McKillip – KEEP. An orphan found and raised by a palace librarian? Yes, please and thank you!
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh – KEEP. I have wanted to read this book ever since I saw the movie well over a decade ago. Why I haven’t read it yet, I don’t know.
Cassette From My Ex by Jason Bitner – KEEP. I love music, mix-tapes/play lists, and books about both.
The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker – KEEP. I have attempted to read this brick twice now since starting this blog. The first time, I was distracted by so many other books, and the second time, I was into it until I suddenly wasn’t. I will give it one more try at some point, so it’s staying on my shelf for now.
The Vanishing Children of Paris by Arlette Farge and Jacques Revel – GO. I picked this one up from a History book sale while I was in college. It seemed interesting at the time, but after rereading the synopsis, the only thing interesting about it is that it’s about Paris, and that’s just not enough for me anymore.
My to-read shelf is down one to 729 books. Let’s hope it doesn’t get any bigger by next week when I start with book #161.