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:
A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchison
I’m not really feeling this Hamlet retelling starring Ophelia, so unfortunately, this one is getting culled.
Siren’s Song by Heather McCollum
Despite the dodgy – and truly horrendous – cover, I’m actually still really intrigued by the idea of this teen girl who can seemingly affect people with her singing voice, so I still really want to read it. This one stays.
The Stepsister’s Tale by Tracy Barrett
Although this is a Cinderella retelling I have wanted to read it quite badly for years. It’s about time I tracked down a copy, I think. This one stays.
I, Iago by Nicole Galland
Confession time! I think Iago is one of literature’s greatest villains – if only because he’s so damn charming but also he wins, in the end, so yeah. Sorry, spoilers. So I’d still love to red this book from his point of view, giving a deeper backstory and motivations. So, this one stays.
The Break Up Artist by Philip Siegel
Great concept! But from what I can tell form my friend’s reviews, totally offensive. So, no thanks. This one is getting culled.
Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke
Look, I’m sure there’s nothing wrong with this book, and it has a pretty cover, but I’m just not into finding more multiverse books than I already own, so… sorry. This one is getting culled.
Don’t Touch by Rachel M Wilson
Although this was one of my Waiting on Wednesdays a long time ago, I’m just not feeling I want to read this YA issues contemporary. This one is getting culled.
Free to Fall by Lauren Miller
I do really want to read Miller’s Parallel, but I’m no longer interested in reading about a girl breaking free of cyberworld pressures, so this one is getting culled, too.
The Coldest Heart by Helen Rena
I’m no longer interested in reading a book about a girl who can only see out of her boyfriend’s eyes. This one is getting culled.
Say Her Name by James Dawson
I’m no longer interested in reading this book about Bloody Mary’s revenge or whatever, and quite honestly I don’t ever remember adding it to my list because I don’t like scary, bloody books? OK, this one is getting culled.