Down the TBR Hole #1

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Like most bookworms, our TBR piles and list on Goodreads are out of control. The Down the TBR Hole process started by Lia @ Lost in a Story is going to help us conquer our TBR & make sure we actually want to read the things on our list!

The Rules

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous or are a duo like us) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Teagan TBR

The Partials (Partials Sequence) – Dan Wells. I added this during my post Hunger Games dystopian reading phrase. After reading the description and some reviews this might be a little too juvenile for me at 26 years old.

Verdict: It goes

The Bitter Kingdom (Fire and Thorns # 3)  – Rae Carson. I enjoyed the first two books in this series but it started to get a little too dramatic for my tastes. I also hate finishing books as endings never go the way I want them too.

Verdict: It goes. I’m going to leave well enough alone and stay away from this book.

Prodigy (Legend # 2)  – Marie Lu. This was another book added in my dystopia phase and I loved June, Day and the first Legend book so much!

Verdict: This one stays and I’ll pick it up when I’m in a dystopian mood again!

Bitterblue (Graceling Realm # 3)  – Kristin Cashore. My love for Graceling and Fire knows no bounds. Kristin Cashore is a goddess of words and worlds. I tried to pick this up a few times in undergrad but was too stressed to enjoy!

Verdict: This deserves another shot

World After (Penryn & The End of Days # 2) Susan Ee. Honestly, I can’t even remember what happened in the first book in this series, so….

Verdict: It goes

Jess TBR

So when I started on goodreads it was during my read all the classics phase. Back when I was reading War and Peace for fun… It’s probably time to purge some of these…

Corelli’s Mandolin Louis de Bernieres.  While I would love to get to this one, I am going to be honest with myself and admit that I don’t want to read about Nazi Germany right now.

Verdict: It goes.

A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess.  I haven’t even seen the movie, but this is a must-read for me.

Verdict: It stays.

Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut. Based on my books friends reviews of this one it stays.

Verdict: It stays.

Ivanhoe – Walter Scott.  Again, I’m not sure that I feel like reading about the crusades right now and can probably go with the movie on this one.

Verdict: It goes.

The Mists of Avalon – Marion Zimmer Bradley. My mom read this to me as a child, so while I may not NEED to read it, I would like to do a reread at some point.

Verdict: It stays.

Overall Verdict

5 books eliminated!

What do you think about our decisions? Let us know in the comments!

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8 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #1

  1. I haven’t read any of those. I did see The Clockwork Orange when I was in my teens and it was a really unsettling watch. I don’t know if the book is different.


  2. Man, you guys are ruthless!! You eliminated HALF!! I can’t bear to part with a single TBR – in fact, you might say that the entire world is one big TBR list for me. It’s like Pokemon: I gotta read ’em all! 😉 hahahaha. I’m super keen to hear hear what @Jess thinks of A Clockwork Orange – I read it for the first time just recently and, hoo boy, it was confronting. ❤️

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