Down The TBR Hole #2 – The Way We Change

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.

Basically, you’re just going through your TBR and deciding whether to discard or keep. If you want a more detailed explanation of Down the TBR Hole, you can find it here.

Currently, my Want To Read shelf is 901 books and I’m cutting it down week by week. I know it jumped a bit since my last TBR, but that’s because I’m also getting rid of doubles on my list as I go.

The books at this point on the list were added to my TBR in 2009 which is ten years ago so… wow. We’re doing this. Let’s go.



Verdict: Discard.

I don’t know what it is, but I’m just not as interested in this work any more. There are other horror novels I want to read and even other novels by Stephen King that I want to read more. Maybe it’s because I’ve heard about this and I know what happens in it. Maybe one day, but not for now.

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Verdict: Discard.

I’ve tried a few times since everyone was recommending it to me. I don’t think it’s the novel for me. Maybe I’ll try the movie and see how I like that before giving it another go or not.

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Verdict: Discard.

Beyond me being absolutely fatigued by the thought of American politics, I don’t know if this even could be close to relevant in a post-President Trump world. I don’t want to look at political things on my off time right now, I’ve lost the ability to find the humour in them.

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Verdict: Keep.

I really want to read all of Jane Austen’s books, even the ones that may not be as beloved. I think I owe it to her for pre-judging Pride and Prejudice and then having to swallow my words. I too have been converted to the cult of Darcy.

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Verdict: Keep.

I can’t take this one off. I’ve read a chapter or so of it and it stuck in my mind, I just can’t get in the right mindset to start it again. But I also don’t want to take it off my list. So it can stay for now.

What do you guys think? Are there some here that you’d keep? Or maybe get rid of? I feel like a lot of the changes being made to my list aren’t because the books aren’t good, but because I’ve changed as a person since I’ve added them.

8 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole #2 – The Way We Change

    • trulybooked says:

      I’d definitely recommend going through it! Even just to get rid of ones you don’t remember putting on there any more.

      I’d love to see your verdicts on the books you choose.

  1. Haley says:

    The Time Traveller’s Wife is one of those books that I know people love and keep suggesting but I’m just…I’m not interested haha. Maybe one day I’ll read it, who knows! And Stephen King has so much to choose from that it won’t matter if you kick one off your list! 🙂

    • trulybooked says:

      I’ve read a bit in, but I don’t know, I’m not as impressed as I should be. Maybe it’s been over-hyped so my expectations were far, far too high. There’s also some things that are just weird. Like them meeting their future spouses while said spouses were children and taking care of each other. It’s not sexualized until the wife is an older teenager, but it’s still a bit… weird to say the least.

      I loved the Green Mile by Stephen King! I think I’m going to stick to things that are a little bit more like that.

  2. Sharon says:

    You have made some good decisions with your let go’s….happy reading. I will be back to see more of your thoughts great theme and I think you will rescue me from some mistakes 😉 also followed your Twitter!

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