Hey guys! I can’t believe we are coming to an end of 2017. There are only two more Down The TBR Holes left. I have been having such a fun time clearing my TBR list. It’s so nice to see the numbers go down. Plus I’ve been reading a lot more thanks to audiobooks so that’s helping as well. Now let’s dive in!
- 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?
The fact that I will be repeating this process every week means that I have to keep track of where I ended and where I’m going to continue. E.g. in week one I do book 1 – 5, in week two book 6 – 10, and so on, until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR.
A Child Called It By Dave Pelzer
This is a book I’ve been hearing about for years. I think I’m going to pass on this. I know it’s about an upsetting subject matter and it’s only going to upset.
We Need to Talk About Kevin By Lionel Shriver
This is a book I actually own. I’ve been wanting to read this for a while so I can watch the movie. I feel I haven’t read it because I’m worried I won’t like it. I’m going to give this book a chance. Hopefully I can get to it sometime next year.
Requiem for a Dream By Hubert Selby Jr.
I think the main reason I added this to list because it takes place in Brooklyn. I just reread the description of the book and I don’t think this is a book for me. The description seems interesting but there are so many other books I want to read.
Rant By Chuck Palahniuk
I want to keep this because I enjoy Chuck’s books. This one seems super interesting. Next year I plan on reading the ones I currently own by him.
Still Alice By Lisa Genova
I’ve been wanting to read this book for such a long time. I wanna read it to see the movie. I am keeping this on my list because it has amazing reviews from all my friends. So I trust that I’ll enjoy this one.
Crank By Ellen Hopkins
I have been wanting to read an Ellen Hopkins book for so long! I probably won’t get to this one this year. Thankfully Riveted has one of her books for free next week so I will be checking that out.
A Spool of Blue Thread By Anne Tyler
I think the main reason I added this book is because I kept seeing it online. I don’t have any interest in this book.
The Princess Bride By William Goldman
I recently watched the full movie not to long ago. I loved it so much. I have been wanting to pick up the book for a while now. I hope to get to it sometime next year. I kinda wish I asked for it for Christmas.
Cartwheel By Jennifer duBois
So I went into this saying I was going to remove this from my list but I reread the summary. It sounds super interesting. It does have a bit of mixed reviews. If I end up picking it up and don’t like it, I’ll just DNF it.
I’d Know You Anywhere By Laura Lippman
The summary sounds super interesting. I am willing to give this book a shot.
I am happy to see my list get smaller and smaller. This week I only got rid of three books but three is better than none. I am excited to see what next week entails.
Do you guys think I made the right decision getting rid of the books I did? Do you guys see any books that you enjoy? I would love to hear your thoughts.