Down the TBR Hole – 06

We’re back with another episode of Down the TBR Hole! My TBR is currently sits at a whopping 1,013 books. I’ll be reviewing 10 books again today and I’m hoping that maybe this week I’ll be cutting out more than one book!

Down the TBR Hole is a weekly book meme created by the wonderful Lia @ Lost in a Story that attempts to organize our ridiculously long Goodreads TBR list by choosing either to keep or eliminate the books we’ve saved on there. Here’s how it works:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go

Verdict: Keep

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie. I’m a bit torn about whether I want to read this or not but it seems that a lot of my book loving friends love it, so I think it’s a keeper?

The Outlander Series (Outlander 1-7) by Diana Gabaldon. Okay, it’s ambitious to ‘keep’ all seven books on my list, but I do want to give this series a go because it’s so popular and seems like one I’ll enjoy? They’re all just slightly huge…!

The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I honestly don’t even know why I haven’t read this one yet because it sounds 1000% like my kind of book.

Go Set a Watchman (To Kill a Mockingbird #2) by Harper Lee. I basically bought this the minute it came out and haven’t touched it since 😳 I’ve heard so many sad reviews about this and honestly, if I didn’t spend good money on it I’d probably say bye-bye-bye to it! But I’ll give it a chance.

The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin. I’ve heard amazing things about this and I have a feeling I’ll really enjoy it!

Verdict: Bye-bye-bye!

Marley and Me: life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog by John Grogan. This movie had me feeling a hot mess but… I really don’t think I’m going to ever read the book! I shouldn’t be keeping this on my TBR just because of the pupperoni on the cover, right?!

A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri. Argh, this one was so difficult to decide on. It sounds pretty interesting but… I also don’t know when, if ever, I will pick it up. So bye for now!

One Day by David Nicholls. This was a tough decision because I loved the movie and it had me bawling like the biggest baby ever, but I tried reading the book once, twice, three times and my strayed every single time. I have no idea why. Maybe the movie is too much in my head so when it doesn’t match up I get a little miffed? I’m sorry to say bye-bye-bye!

The Royal We (Royal We #1) by Heather Cocks. I don’t think I’m really a fan of the ‘royal’ trope? Reading this synopsis didn’t appeal to me so much anymore so away it goes!

Marrow by Tarryn Fisher. Although there’s something about this cover I adore, I have one Tarryn Fisher book on my Kindle shelf and I want to read it first before deciding whether to read more. This one seems interesting but let’s see!

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WOO! I said bye-bye-bye to 5/10 books this week bringing my TBR tally to 1,008 books. Still a lot but we’re making progress with at least removing a few, right?! 😃 Some of these were a little tough to decide on since they do still sound interesting but I just don’t know when I’ll ever pick them up, which pretty much means never? LOL I gotta be real with myself; I already got an insanely overflowing actual TBR on my Kindle and physical shelves. I think I’m happy with my decisions!

Have you read any of these books? Would these make your keep list or would you say bye-bye-bye to them? Let’s chat!

16 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole – 06

  1. The only one of these I’ve read is Outlander. I only read the first book. I’m probably half way through the second book and only pick it up from time to time. I’m struggling with it. But, I LOVED the first book. Loved is probably the wrong word, though, considering some of the scenes are downright horrifying. I just found the second book dull in comparison. I’m hoping it gets better since so many love the whole series.

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    • Oh no, the second book really sounds like a struggle! But I’m determined to at least give this series a go… Let’s see how I make out with it. Everyone seems to really love it so I’m hoping that it also gets better for you! There has to be a reason why the book has continued for so long, right?! LOL

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  2. Wow, I thought my TBR was big, but it’s nowhere near yours. I was a little sad when I saw you say goodbye to One Day, but if you’ve tried so many times, then it’s just really not for you. Honestly, I think I liked the trailer more than the book sometimes, but somehow I still have fond memories of it. Great post! And good on you for sorting through that TBR mountain!!

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    • LOLOL I KNOW my TBR is embarrassingly huge? But I find myself going through periods of clicking ‘want-to-read’ for every book I come across and then I stop completely until the next time I go on a spree. Not that I have all of those books on my ACTUAL TBR though. If I did… I’d be a little scared for myself 🤣 Maybe I’ll try One Day again one day (hehehe I’m so lame) but… Yeah, I was a little disappointed by how difficult it was to get into…

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      • No, no, no! Don’t try again! You’ve given it more than a fair shot and it’s totally fair to let that one go. (Also, I’m a fan of puns. Keep them coming!)
        Also, low-key relieved it’s just a Goodreads TBR and not a physical TBR. I would have imagined it toppling over and burying you eventually.

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    • Wow, making it to book five is already a feat in itself! All those books are HUGE and slightly intimidating… But I’m determined to give it a try since I love romance and historical fiction. Plus everyone seems to love it?! Haha

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    • HAHAHA we really never do, do we!? I mean, who knows, maybe if I come across either of these books I’ll be swayed to buy them and then I’ll DEFINITELY be adding them back to my list but for now… I’m sorry to say bye-bye-bye. I loved One Day the film, I freaking cried so hard, but … I was really disappointed by how difficult it was for me to get into the book. Maybe I didn’t try reading it at the right time (I remember it was a pretty rough period for me lol). Maybe ONE DAY!!! 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 Bahaha

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  3. I thought about reading Outlander but honestly, there are too many and they are so long, lol. Plus, I don’t like historical fiction.

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