Down the TBR Hole I

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Most of you probably know this feeling, you’re Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems there is no light at the end of the tunnel.

You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when your 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

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Down the TBR hole is a book meme which was created by Lost in a Story and is the perfect opportunity to cull some of the books in my TBR pile. For this meme, I will be focusing on both my physical and electronic TBR pile in an attempt to cut back on the number of books that I currently own. Any physical books that I plan to get rid of will either go to a local charity shop or local street libraries for other people to enjoy. But For this post, I will be focusing on my Goodreads to-read pile.

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How it works / Rules:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf or have a look at your bookshelf
  • On Goodreads, order your to-read (TBR) shelf in ascending order to date added
  • Take the first five books (or however many you like)
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide on whether to keep it or get rid of it

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The Books:

If I Stay by Evan Reeves

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Breakups suck. Gemma Davies, at twenty-two, has just learned this. It was also not what she had expected from her long-time and only boyfriend – ever. So when her best friend and roommate drags her out in hopes to help Gemma come alive again, the last thing she expects is to meet someone who manages to do just that.

In a passionate night (on so many levels) that leaves her rattled long after she sneaks out of his hotel room. But because nothing in Gemma’s whirl-wind life can ever go seamlessly, she soon runs into the man that she’d left naked and in bed just the evening before…in the most unexpected of places. The classroom. As her Professor.

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Jesus Christ. I added this to my TBR pile four years ago around the time I was obsessed with Wattpad stories. It’s a no from me.

It's Going

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

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A murder mystery, family saga, love story, and a tale of financial intrigue wrapped into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel. Harriet Vanger, the scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families, disappeared over forty years ago.

All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander.

Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.”

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has always intrigued me and has been on my TBR pile for a very long time. Which is why it will I will keep it so that I can read it sometime in the future.

Keep It

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The Host by Stephanie Meyer

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“Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact.

Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, didn’t expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

As Melanie fills Wanderer’s thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who still lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she’s never met.

Reluctant allies, Wanderer and Melanie set off to search for the man they both love.”

 

The Host is a book that I remember wanting to read in primary school but not being able to. However, I don’t see myself reading this book and I think I might watch the movie instead.

It's Going

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The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 

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A funny, often poignant tale of boy meets a girl with a twist: what if one of them couldn’t stop slipping in and out of time? Highly original and imaginative, this debut novel raises questions about life, love, and the effects of time on relationships.

The Time Traveler’s Wife depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare’s marriage and their passionate love for each other as the story unfolds from both points of view. Clare and Henry attempt to live normal lives, pursuing familiar goals—steady jobs, good friends, children of their own. All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control, making their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.”

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I added this book years ago because it was very popular and I wanted to see what everyone was talking about. I think that if it wasn’t for the hype I wouldn’t really be interested which is why I’m going to take it off my TBR pile.

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Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham 

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“Franny Banks is a struggling actress in New York City, with just six months left of the three-year deadline she gave herself to succeed. But so far, all she has to show for her efforts is a single line in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters and a degrading waitressing job. She lives in Brooklyn with two roommates – Jane, her best friend from college, and Dan, a sci-fi writer, who is very definitely not boyfriend material – and is struggling with her feelings for a suspiciously charming guy in her acting class, all while trying to find a hair-product cocktail that actually works.

Someday, Someday, Maybe is a funny and charming debut about finding yourself, finding love, and, most difficult of all, finding an acting job.”

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To be completely honest I don’t know what this book is doing on my TBR pile. I think its a part of a series that I read years ago. I don’t think I will be keeping this.

It's Going

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Lets Talk

This book meme has been a success! I’m very happy to finally go through my to-read pile and get rid of the books which I’m not interested in anymore. It’s almost overwhelming to see all those books and makes it harder to find something that I really want to read.

Stats:

  • Goodreads to-read bookshelf: 158
  • Total of Books removed: 4

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What did you think of my choices? Let me know below!

 

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