Down The TBR Hole #1

Hello everyone! So today I decided that I would try out a new meme here on this blog. This meme is called “Down the TBR Hole” and it was created by one of my book blogger friends Lia from Lost in a Story (go give her blog a little read, it’s awesome), and this meme is all about tackling the large TBR piles we all have. Mine isover 300 books, so I decided that it was finally time for me to get rid of some of them. I will be doing this meme every Saturday so that I will have something posted on the weekend for y’all from now on.

Most of you probably know this feeling, you’re 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!

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?

So, these are the first ten books I have on my to-read shelf starting all the way back in 2015… this will be a journey, guys:


Legend by Marie Lu.

This was the very first book I ever added to my Goodreads to-read shelf back in November 2015, yet I still haven’t read it. I did get it signed and personalized by Marie Lu, though, and this series is one of my friend’s favorite series.

Final Verdict: KEEP




The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien.

I’ve actually started this book (like over a year ago) and I still haven’t finished it. I don’t want to DNF it because I do like it, it’s just so boring. I’ll finish it some time this year, that’s my goal.

Final Verdict: KEEP





Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.

I’m still interested in this book and it’s sequel because I’ve heard literally nothing but amazing things about them both so I’ll have to read it eventually. I just want to read the Grisha trilogy first, even though I know you don’t have to do, but I just want to.

Final Verdict: KEEP



Bird by Crystal Chan.

I saw a BookTuber recommending this book on her channel a while ago (I believe it was LittleBookOwl) and I immediately purchased it because it sounds like a really good book, I just haven’t gotten the chance or urge to read it yet.

Final Verdict: KEEP



I know I’ve been keeping these all so far, I’m weak.


Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.

I don’t know what it is about this series, but I just haven’t felt the desire to pick it up. I own the first one and it does sound interesting, and everyone seems to love/hate it. I want in on the action but I just… I don’t know… maybe if I purchase the rest of the series and then binge the series.

Final Verdict: KEEP



Mosquitoland by David Arnold.

My sister actually just read this book and said that she liked it, plus I own it and it’ll just be one of those contemporary reads in between crazy fantasy books for me. I’ll pick it up eventually.

Final Verdict: KEEP




Wolf By Wolf by Ryan Graudin.

I also got this book (and it’s sequel) signed and personalized by the author and I really want to read them both so it’s definitely staying!

Final Verdict: KEEP




The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

I seriously can’t get rid of any of these books! This book especially! I’m just waiting for the right moment to read it.

Final Verdict: KEEP




The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black.

This book has faeries in it! How do I not keep this book?

Final Verdict: KEEP





Inkheart by Cornelia Funke.

This one I’m not so sure about. I own the book which makes me want to say keep, but I’ve done that to all of the rest… have any of you guys read this? If so, please give me your input because I don’t know what to do with this one!

Final Verdict: I need help!


So that was it for this post! I will hopefully have easier books next time because I truly am still interested in all ten of these books. Just please let me know what you think I should do with Inkheart because I haven’t a clue.


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14 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole #1

  1. I haven’t read Inkheart, but I saw the movie (yeah I know judging a book by its movie is bad) but I don’t think it’s for me. You could try watching the movie and if you like it, keep the book?
    I once started LoTR but it was soooo boring and not worth my time, so I gave up on it. I thought the movies were equally boring so it’s probably not going to get better if I would continue. Good luck on finishing it!

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    1. I may do that, do you know if it’s on Netflix? I find Lotr boring but I’m going to push through it because I know I’ll love it if I do.

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  2. LOTR is a tough one. I am a huge Middle Earth buff and I STILL struggle with the trilogy. Have you seen the movie?

    If you already own Inkheart, keep it on your list! I looked up the synopsis – maybe you can pick it up after a particularly heavy or emotional book.

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  3. I think the Inkheart sounds pretty good so maybe you could keep it a while on your list and if you lose your interest towards it, you can just drop it off of your Tbr list. That’s what I would do if I were you (;

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