Normally I post my contributions to Down the TBR Hole on Thursdays, but I was away for four days this week, and far too busy last weekend to write and schedule any posts. We spent four days up in Muskoka at my father-in-law’s, and he doesn’t have WiFi. Soooo … yes, I wrote some reviews while we were up there, but otherwise stayed off the internet for anything not work-related, because we didn’t want to go over our Data within the first few days of January, hahaha. That would not be a good way to start the year! But anyway, I might alternate posting for Down the TBR Hole on Thursdays and Fridays, depending on how my schedule is! Continue reading to see which books I kept and which ones I didn’t!
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?
Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander
This book has been on my TBR list for some years now. I watched the first season of the TV series twice, really liked it, and wanted to give the books a try while waiting on season two. Well, that never happened. Now, I received this book, and the sequel for Christmas, so I hope to read both of them sometime this year! So it’ll be:
Melissa Landers’ Starflight
I almost bought this book through Book Outlet during their Boxing Day sale. But it somehow slipped out of my cart while I was sorting through what I’d added in there. I guess I prioritized other books over this one? I’m kind of sad, but what can you do? I doubt I will be getting around to reading this book anytime soon anyway, so there is definitely time for me to buy it or just borrow it from the library. It will be:
Lauren Oliver’s Rooms
I own this book. But after my initial excitement over it reminding me a little of one of my favourite books of all time (Drawing Blood by Poppy Z. Brite), I have had no urge to pick this book up. I’m sure that I will eventually, like maybe this Halloween, since I think there are ghosts in it? So, it’s definitely:
Siobhan Vivian’s The Last Boy and Girl in the World
I bought this book right before it was released (because in Canada books show up sooner sometimes). Anyway, I was super excited to see it on the shelves early, and bought it despite it costing quite a bit. But I haven’t read it yet! What’s wrong with me?! It’ll be my goal to read this at some point this year. Sigh. It’s:
Minsoo Kang’s The Story of Hong Gildong
Some of you may know that I love classics, and that I also love South Korea and their culture (including food, architecture, cinema, TV, etc. etc.). Well, I’ve never read Korean literature because it’s not really common around here. I really enjoy watching historical Korean dramas sometimes, and I think that this book will be kind of like that. Because I want to find out one way or the other, it’s 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 LIST BEFORE YOU REMOVED THEM FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!