I’ve noticed this meme being used here and there on WordPress and saw mentions of it on Twitter as well, and the name intrigued me initially. But I didn’t actually click on any of the posts at first (I’m not sure why). When I did click though, I’m so glad that I did, because I think that the idea behind this meme is an amazing one. A lot of us bookworms have issues with controlling our TBR piles/lists, and this meme really I think has helped a lot of people really consider what is on the list, and what they want to keep, or not keep. Let’s see how I do with the first 5 books on my Goodreads TBR list, shall we?
For those of you hearing about this meme for the first time, here’s some more info from the blog of the creator, Lia @ Lost in a Story:
Down The TBR Hole is a meme that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.
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!
It works like this:
- Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) 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?
Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus
I have only heard good things about this one, and I saw that many people were talking about it around the time when Caraval by Stephanie Garber came out (which I really enjoyed). So, this book will definitely be
Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass
I own the box set for this trilogy, and I’ve seen the movie a number of times and loved it. So, if the books are anything like the film adaptation, I will likely love it. I will get to it at some point, I’m sure. So, this book is definitely
Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes
This one’s been on my TBR since last year, and I promise that I will get to it at some point! I read a sneak peek back before it came out, and really liked the writing and atmosphere, so I have a feeling that I will enjoy this book and the series as a whole. It’s definintely
Brent Weeks’ The Way of Shadows
I forget who told me about this book, and the series in general, but I think that I trust whoever it was haha. Plus I’m still intrigued by the synopsis, and tend to like assassin stories. So it’ll be
Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility
I love Jane Austen, and the Regency Period and the Victorian Era, so I have no doubt that I will enjoy this book of Austen’s. So A. it’s an Austen novel, and B. it’s a story about sisters! Being a sister myself, I tend to usually enjoy, and really click plots involving sisters. Absolutely 100%
THANK YOU FOR READING MY FIRST DOWN THE TBR HOLE POST! I’D BEEN WANTING TO TRY THIS MEME OUT FOR SOME TIME, BUT JUST NEVER GOT AROUND TO IT UNTIL NOW. AND I’M GLAD THAT I FINALLY JOINED IN. I DIDN’T REMOVE ANY BOOKS FROM MY TBR DURING THIS ROUND, BUT MAKING THIS POST HAS MADE ME UNDERSTAND WHY THOSE BOOKS MADE IT ONTO MY TBR LIST IN THE FIRST PLACE. ARE ANY OF THESE BOOKS ON YOUR TBR LIST? WHY? WHY NOT? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!