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 718 books. I finished 3 more books on my Nook over the past week and removed several others that were complete garbage I had downloaded for free, probably without even reading the synopsis. I’m so glad I don’t do that anymore. Just because it’s free and an ebook doesn’t mean it’s worth having in my collection and bloating my TBR.
This week’s five books:
Gardens in the Dunes by Leslie Marmon Silko – KEEP. This in another book I found in the gift shop at the Indian Pueblo Culture Center.
Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko – KEEP. The Boyfriend got this for me years ago as part of a Birthday present.
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis – KEEP. This was recommended to me by the Boyfriend’s Aunt, along with the 1st book, Doomsday Book.
The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory- KEEP. Though this one is set during the reign of Elizabeth I, it’s not centered around her but a fictional character. I’m much more likely to be able to handle that, unlike The Virgin’s Lover, which I tossed out last week.
Ethan Frome and Selected Stories by Edith Wharton – KEEP. I’m keeping this one for the Classics Club since it’s fairly short and I only have a little over a year to finish my list.
My to-read shelf is holding steady 718 books, but I’m sure it will only be decreasing over the Summer as I clear out my Nook for COYER, Sci-Fi Summer, and the NEWTs reading challenge.