Down The TBR Hole is a weekly meme that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there. It was created by Lost in A Story and I found out about it from SepiaReads.
The idea is that your Goodreads Want To Read shelf is probably enormous. I definitely have a problem with just adding a bunch of books to it and never thinking about them again. So, the plan is to go through on a regular basis and choose some books. Figure out if they’re going to stay or go.
Maybe I’ll channel my Marie Kondo lessons and see if these books spark joy before keeping them or going.
Currently, my Want To Read shelf is 911 books, so pray for me, please.
It works like this:
- Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 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?
I originally put it on my list because I felt like it was an important, impactful work, but the more I think about it, the less interested I am in Holden Caulfield’s teenage angst. I’m realizing I only have so much time to read and I don’t want to waste it.
Every time I read this synopsis, I find my attention is caught again. It’s a shorter book, so I might try to squeeze it in for March.
I didn’t even need to think about this one. It’s been on my list for forever and I am going to read it. This year. This is the year, I promise.
I have started Les Miserables like three or four times now and I get about halfway through before calling it quits. I thought that it was just my problem with the classics, but I breezed through the Count of Monte Cristo. I can’t keep circling back around for now, but maybe one day.
I have been fascinated with this book for forever and I’m still determined to read it. Just like with Mice and Men, the synopsis gets me every time.