Well, my first Down the TBR Hole post didn’t really help me clean up my TBR list, but it did help me remember why some of the books that are on the list, are on the list. So, that was good. I have a feeling that some actual purging will take place in this post though! Read on to see what will be staying on the list, and what didn’t make the cut, and will be going!
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?
John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Let the Right One In
A friend of mine who lived in Sweden for a while recommended the film version of this. I have never watched it, and I’m not sure if I will. And I don’t know which is better, the film or the book. I’m really torn on this one. But because of who recommended the story in general to me, it’ll be:
Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
I love the classics, and I really want to be able to read all of them. This one is therefore quite tough for me…because it’s a classic, and do I want to read it eventually…BUT I have no idea when that eventually will be. So until I’m in the right frame of mind for this book, it’ll be:
Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhicker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Aghhh another tough one. I love British humour. And I’ve seen the film version and thought it was brilliant. But because I’ve seen the movie and already know how the story goes, I’m not very likely to actually sit down with this book and read it (especially considering my usually busy reading schedule). So, it’ll be:
Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon
I did read one of Harris’ books for school, for a Women and Crime class, which was really interesting (the class, and the book, haha). I remember having a lot of other reading to do, but finding myself being pulled in, because the way that it’s written is just…addictive. I have no idea when I’d be picking this book up though, so for now, it’s:
Susanna Clarke’S The Ladies of Grace Adieu
and Other Stories
I still haven’t read Clarke’s other book, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, but what I did read of it, I remember really liking. I added this companion to that book to my TBR right away, because I really like Clarke’s writing style, and I really wanted more of that, and of the world. that she created. So this one is most definitely:
THANK YOU FOR READING THIS DOWN THE TBR HOLE POST! ARE ANY OF THESE BOOKS ON YOUR TBR LIST? WHY? WHY NOT? OR WERE THEY ON YOUR LIS BEFORE YOU REMOVED THEM FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!