Oct 16 2017

Down the TBR Hole Week 14

Down The TBR hole meme

During the #GetSocial17 hop, I found a blog (thanks Amy of bursting with books) participating in Lia’s “Down the TBR Hole” meme.
From the Lost in a Story blog:

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well, that’s going to change!

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

Going through your tbr one-by-one makes you more aware of what’s on there. (Get excited again for books you forgot about.)

I’m going to combine this chore/ activity with the books on my Amazon Wishlist as well as my Goodreads TBR. I read an average of 50 books a year. Currently, it would take me about 6 years to read all the books on my Amazon wishlist of books and 17 years to get through my Goodreads TBR. That’s just not realistic, especially since there are bound to be new books I’ll also want to read!

Wanting to read a book and wanting to buy a book aren’t necessarily the same (which is one reason we have libraries). That’s why I’m judging each of these books for both my Amazon and Goodreads lists.

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DragonSpell (Dragon Keepers Chronicles, Book 1)
by Donita K. Paul

Item added May 12, 2015

Sounds like the “Protector of the Small” series, which is why it interests me.

Judgement 1:

AWL: Kept | Goodreads TBR: Added

Making Pretty
by Corey Ann Haydu
Item added May 12, 2015

the realities of growing up in a culture that prizes beauty above nearly anything else

This seems like an interesting take on a social issue.

Judgement 2:

AWL: Kept | Goodreads TBR: Added

The Handmaid’s Tale
by Margaret Atwood
Item added May 12, 2015

women are no longer allowed to read
valued only if their ovaries are viable
dire warning

This book sounds terrifying.
The majority of my Lenni-Lenape people were enslaved. As slaves, they were not allowed to learn to read the language of their owners. They were valued only if they stopped being who they were and instead did whatever work the owners wanted. My people weren’t the only ones. It has happened before. Unless people are vigilant, it will happen again.
In this story, it looks like it happens to the female population.

Judgement 3:

AWL: Kept | Goodreads TBR: Added

None of the Above
by I.W. Gregorio
Item added May 12, 2015

what it means to be a boy, a girl, or something in between

This is a topic that interests me.

Judgement 4:

AWL: Kept | Goodreads TBR: Added

Eat My Globe: One Year to Go Everywhere and Eat Everything
by Simon Majumdar
Item added May 12, 2015

I think this guy is awesome on the food shows I’ve seen. This seems like a cool book.

Judgement 5:

AWL: Kept | Goodreads TBR: Kept

Cooper’s Condition (The Agency Book 3)
by Jacey Holbrand
Item added May 12, 2015

Book 3. I said I’m not keeping series books on the list when I haven’t read the previous ones.

Judgement 6:

AWL: Removed | Goodreads TBR: Removed

Alex As Well
by Alyssa Brugman
Item added May 17, 2015

story of exploring gender and sexuality, navigating friendships, and finding a place to belong

Judgement 7:

AWL: Kept | Goodreads TBR: Kept

Dare to Bake!: Cupcake Recipes to Awaken Your Sweet Tooth
by Ady Abreu
Item added May 18, 2015

I don’t bake. I have no idea why I added this book.

Judgement 8:

AWL: Removed | Goodreads TBR: (wasn’t there)

Once Upon a Dare (Risky Business Book 1)
by Jennifer Bonds
Item added May 12, 2015

Probably a good office romance book. But that’s not really something I’m into reading.

Judgement 9:

AWL: Removed | Goodreads TBR: (wasn’t there)

Darkfever: Fever Series Book 1
by: Karen Marie Moning
Item added May 12, 2015

It’s funny because, as I went to the Amazon page, Grammarly told me this:
darkfeaver definition

a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae

Well, I’m hooked!

Judgement 10:

AWL: Kept | Goodreads TBR: Added

Have you read any of these books?

“It has happened before. Unless people are vigilant, it will happen again.” What history do you worry will repeat in some form?

Tune in next Monday to watch as I fall even further…

Down The TBR hole

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