Down the TBR Rabbit Hole

down the tbr rabbit hole

Alright, we all know the drill. It’s time to get rid of some of the junk on our TBR lists!

The Down the TBR meme was created by Lia (Lost in a Story) and is helping all of us to cut down on out TBR hoarding!

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 or 10 books (or even more if you’re feeling motivated enough). And of course, if you’re doing this weekly you’ll start where you left off the week before.
  • Read the synopses of the books.
  • Decide: keep it or toss it!

Coraline by Neil Gaimen

This feels almost like a classic, but to be perfectly honest, I don’t think that I will love it. I didn’t love reading Lemony Snicket as much as the movies and I feel like this is in the same vein.

Verdict: Remove


The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Every time I look at this book I get hearts in my eyes. Not only is it pretty, but knowing the date of your death? Totally up my alley.

Verdict: Keep


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon

I have read too many glowing reviews of this to remove it. It has to stay.

Verdict: Keep


The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I loved The Prisoner of Heaven and need to get this one bumped up in the timeline.

Verdict: Keep


The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

So I may be making a weird decision, but is it okay to not want to read a book about a 13 year old? I have a hard time believing that I will connect with this story. Please tell me if i’m wrong because I like the idea of it.

Verdict: Remove


Looking for Alaska by John Green

This has amazing ratings and I trust you guys.

Verdict: Keep


The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy

I love everything this man writes. It stays.

Verdict: Keep


Girl at War by Sara Novic

This book sounds so incredibly intense. Croatia and war and secrets? I’m in.

Verdict: Keep


Love You More by Lisa Gardner

It sounds really interesting, missing child and murdered husband and all, but i’m not really into detective type books lately.

Verdict: Remove


Graceling by Kristin Cashore

This series has been recommended to me countless times and has awesome reviews. I’ll keep it for the next time I need a fantasy and a romance!

Verdict: Keep

Have you read any of these? Let us know what you thought in the comments!


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10 thoughts on “Down the TBR Rabbit Hole

  1. I read The Knife of Never Letting Go in my Young Adult Literature class in the spring of 2011. You’re not wrong, by the way. I enjoyed it as part of the class, but I don’t think I would be interested in it now.

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  2. I would have been heartbroken if you’d removed The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time and The Immortalists, I’m so relieved they made the cut! 😉👍🏼

    I couldn’t resist the temptation to have a look at my own Goodreads list this way, and all 5 are definitely staying: I Am Malala, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Waiting For Godot. 🙈😅 I don’t know if that means I’m really good at keeping my TBR tight, or whether I’m just a book harlot.

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