Down the TBR Hole – 11

It’s 2020 and I’m back with my first Down the TBR Hole post of the year! As of right now, my Goodreads TBR is a whopping 1,034 books and I thought I’d make it clear that just because it’s on my Goodreads TBR, that doesn’t actually mean it’s on my physical or Kindle shelves (I wish I could afford to own that many books)! With that out of the way, I’m hoping to start the year off strong and dismiss a few more books on my list. Let’s see how I do today!

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

All Is Not Forgotten
I don’t remember adding this one but I can’t get rid of it after reading that synopsis!

Why Not Me
Never watched anything with Kaling in it but I’ve seen a few of her interviews and she sounds cool.

Modern Romance
This is a pretty popular book and a lot of my GR friends have rated it highly. It sounds really good too!

Survival in Auschwitz
I love historical fiction especially from this period. This sounds gut wrenching but like an important read.

The Subtle Knife
I don’t know why I didn’t continue on reading this series after finishing Northern Lights. I will!

The Boy on the Bridge
I couldn’t wait for this to be released after reading and loving The Girl With All the Gifts. I’m still keen to check it out!

Fellside
I actually bought this one when I couldn’t find Boy on the Bridge but haven’t read it yet. It honestly sounds like the creepy AF kind of horror that I’m not good with (i.e. ghosties) but I do like to torment myself it seems 😅

Verdict: BYE-BYE-BYE!

A Streetcar Named Desire and Other Plays
I’m just not interested anymore? Maybe one day… But for now, bye-bye!

Gateway to Fourline
Sounds kinda interesting but also not really feeling it either?

Whisper of Souls
Same as above…

bluepanda

Okay, well, that wasn’t as strong of a start as I hoped it would be. I genuinely want to read all of these books though, so I’m hoping they’ll be taken off the TBR list at some point in the not-too-distant future. As I only managed to remove 3/10 books this week, my GR TBR is now down to: 1,031 books. Let’s hope that next week’ll be better!

15 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole – 11

    1. Thanks! I don’t know why I didn’t continue on with the series after finishing Northern Lights. Might’ve been coz I was traveling. BUT I’m looking forward to reading it. Want to finish the series before starting the latest series adaptation 🤣

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          1. I have seen the first two episodes, but I haven’t gotten around to the rest yet 🙃 I have enjoyed it so far! It seems to be much better than the movie (though I realise they had less time to play with). Overall it is a good adaptation, very true to the book (from what I have seen) and I only had minor criticisms – but that was just there doesn’t appear to be loads of daemons around like there should be. I am hoping the rest of it is just as good and the acting is phenomenal so far, definitely a great cast list! 💜😊

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          2. Oh, that’s great to hear! I’m pretty excited about the casting but maybe that’s because I’m a bit of a Lin-Manuel fan girl 🤣 Ooh interesting that they didn’t include more daemons seeing as that’s such a big part of the story! Okay, now I’m getting even more excited to check it out 😍

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          3. Ahhh!! Yes! I love Lin-Manuel too!! I haven’t gotten to his part yet 😭 but he was partly why I wanted to give the show a chance! I agree, the lack of extra daemons was an odd decision (Though I can imagine it is an expensive addition). 😍😍 I hope you enjoy it, I will be trying to catch up with it asap!!

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