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 down to 723 books. I finished Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield, a book that I’ve owned since 2011! I also decided to remove books from my TBR that are purely cookbooks or instructional craft books since I don’t read them in the same way as most other books.
This week’s five books:
The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon – KEEP. “Books, libraries, and newspapers have at last become things of the past.” WHOA! I need to read this!
Around the World with Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis – KEEP. Auntie Mame kind of annoys me and I cringe when a certain someone I know says she aspires to be like this iconic character. However, I find myself wanting to find out what antics she gets up to in this sequel. It’s also a fairly short book and I already own it, so why not?
The Virgin’s Lover by Philippa Gregory – GO. The English History course I took in college ruined this for me. I know too much about Queen Elizabeth I to not roll my eyes at every non-factual bit in this book.
Poisoned Pens ed. by Gary Dexter – KEEP. The idea of a book full of authors insulting each other sounds too fun to pass up. The only fear I have is that I will come across an insult about a favorite author by another favorite author.
What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund – KEEP. The subject of this book fascinates me, so there’s no way I’m getting rid of it.
My to-read shelf is down one to 722 books. COYER started today and Sci-Fi Summer starts in less than 2 weeks, so I’m hoping that number will continue to decrease.