A blogger called Lia from Lost in a Story created a kind of meme thingy called Down the TBR Hole that aims to cut your TBR pile of the books you no longer want to read and remind yourself of the ones you do want to read.
- Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5-10 (or more if you’re feeling adventurous) books.
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
Culling the TBR Pile This Week:
Peresphone by Kaitlyn Bevis
No, no, no. This actually sounds terrible. I originally added it because a friend of mine (who died and whose account was going to be deleted) had it on HER TBR, and I had this plan that I was going to read all of the books she never got to before she died, but I’m sorry, KJ, I just can’t do it. This one is getting culled.
The Complete History of Why I Hate Her by Jennifer Richard Jacobsen
OK, confession time: I originally added this because it reminded me of my high school best friend with whom I had a falling out with. I wanted to see how this fictional character dealt with a competitive copycat. But I no longer want to be reminded of that, so this one is getting culled.
The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle
Amish vampire apocalypse dystopian. I don’t have the heart to cull this, and most of my friends have given it 5 stars, so I’m going to keep it.
Awake by Jessica Grey
I’m not sure why I added this. I think I was going through a fairytale retelling phase (well let’s be honest,t hat phase is never ending). This one is getting culled.
Crown of Ice by Vicki L Weavil
So post-Frozen I was probably very interested in an original take on The Snow Queen, but my friends who have read this have given it very poor ratings and I don’t want to waste my time (that cover though!). This one is getting culled.