DOWN THE TBR HOLE #2 | Conquer Your TBR

Down the TBR Hole is a weekly meme hosted by Lost In A Story.

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 realise 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. 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?

Here goes the second instalment of Down the TBR Hole! I tend to add things to my TBR in batches, especially when I’m about to go on holiday so that’s one of the reasons it’s a ridiculously long list, but also why a lot of the add dates are the same.

The Handmaid’s Tale – paperback (3/16/1998) by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood | 10th August 2014
While I’ve put off reading this for years and years, I’m still determined to one day get around to it. Plus, I really want to watch the new TV adaptation but I refuse to do so until I’ve read it.
Verdict: KEEP.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath | 10th August 2014
I honestly debated removing this, but I really feel like I need to read it.
Verdict: The Backburner.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | 11th August 2014
I know this is widely loved and I did enjoy the only other Rainbow Rowell book I’ve read but, in all honesty, I just can’t be bothered. Let me know in the comments if you think I’m making a mistake!
Verdict: Bye, bye.

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen | 11th August 2014
I seem to have gone on a Sarah Dessen TBR binge before I went on holiday this summer… I have a feeling I actually read Just Listen when I was a lot younger, but when I added it to my TBR I couldn’t remember so I wanted to reread. Now I can’t really be bothered…
Verdict: Bye, bye.

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen11th August 2014
The same kind of applies to this. YA Contemporary really isn’t doing it for me these days and I doubt I’ll get back into it enough to really all of Sarah Dessen’s works.
Verdict: Bye, bye.

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen11th August 2014
As above.
Verdict: Bye, bye.

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen | 11th August 2014
I feel like this is getting predictable…
Verdict: Bye. bye.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire & Thorns #1) by Rae Carson | 13th August 2014
This book still sounds sick and I will definitely get to this someday. I really love the premise and it has some really positive reviews.
Verdict: KEEP.

Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty | 13th August 2014
My mum read this actually and she recommended it, I also tried to watch the TV adaptation when it was on earlier this year but sadly uni got in the way. I own a copy of this so I will get around to it someday.
Verdict: KEEP.

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare | 13th August 2014
I’ve read all the other Shadowhunters books, the TV show is my guilty pleasure (and I’m catching up as I write this post) and I own a copy so I will read it. Soon.
Verdict: KEEP.

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales | 13th August 2014
It sounds like a good book but I’m probably never going to read it.
Verdict: Bye, bye.

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater | 13th August 2014
Maggie Stiefvater is great and I have read most of her books, loving The Raven Cycle series to pieces. This sounds really great and I do want to read it but I can’t see it happening anytime soon.
Verdict: The Backburner.

Keep: 4 | The Backburner: 2 | Bye, bye: 6

What books have been on your TBR forever? Are there any of these that I should reconsider or just move up my list? Let me know in the comments!

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