Down the TBR Hole #19: Books 261-280

Well. It’s happened. I officially hit 1500 books on my Goodreads “to be read” shelf. Someone help me.

Lia from Lost in a Story’s challenge “Down the TBR Hole” has helped me whittle down my massive virtual TBR, or at least get me thinking critically about what books I’m actually going to read. I’ve realized I’ve added a lot of books in 2012 and 2013 that I’ve never read and will probably never get around to reading!! There’s also a ton of books that I added in the moment that I’ve never even thought of since then.

“Down the TBR Hole” works like this: order your Goodreads “to be read” shelf with the oldest books first and remove the ones you’re no longer interested in reading. I’ve added in two of my own personal rules: if I have multiple books in a series I’ll only keep the next (or first) one I have to read, and I’ll remove complete works or collections (unless it’s a collection I already own).

The Philosopher and the Wolf by Mark Rowlands
Date added: Oct 19, 2015
remove

The Smell of Summer Grass by Adam Nicolson
Date added: Oct 19, 2015
remove

Late Fragments by Kate Gross
Date added: Oct 19, 2015
remove

Bridget Jones’s Diary and The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding
Date added: Oct 19, 2015
remove

We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Date added: Oct 19, 2015
remove

Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler
Date added: Oct 19, 2015
keep (physical TBR)

The Year I Met You by Cecelia Ahern
Date added: Oct 19, 2015
remove

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
Date added: Oct 19, 2015
remove

Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes
Date added: Oct 19, 2015
remove

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
Date added: Oct 19, 2015
keep

Holy Cow by David Duchovny
Date added: Oct 19, 2015
remove

Wild and Free by Wendy Holden
Date added: Oct 19, 2015
remove

No One Belongs Here More than You by Miranda July
Date added: Oct 19, 2015
remove

Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off edited by Kasia Boddy, Ali Smith, Sarah Wood
Date added: Oct 19, 2015
remove

The Story: Love, Loss, and the Lives of Women edited by Victoria Hislop
Date added: Oct 19, 2015
remove

The Story: Love edited by Victoria Hislop
Date added: Oct 19, 2015
remove

The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg
Date added: Oct 19, 2015
remove

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Date added: Oct 19, 2015
keep (physical TBR)

Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
Date added: Oct 19, 2015
remove

The Next Step in the Dance by Tim Gauthreaux
Date added: Oct 19, 2015
remove

Ruling: 17/20

I can’t believe Anne Tyler has been on here for almost three years and I still haven’t read this book. It’s been on Barnes and Noble’s “Buy Two Get the Third Free” paperback table for at least a year now and every time I walk by it that’s one of the imaginary three books I would get. Clearly I just need to suck it up and read it.

I think I need to put a cap on how many books I can add to my TBR at a time. Will I ever get out of October 19th??

I realized that on October 19, 2015 I was unemployed which probably accounts to why it seems like the last 50 books were all added on the same day. I wish I was keeping track of how many were originally from that day and if it was more of the 2012 books from my very initial Down the TBR Holes.

I didn’t realize All the Bright Places came out that long ago!! I thought for sure it was newer than that… I must’ve bought the book last year, but I guess I did buy it once it came out in paperback…

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One thought on “Down the TBR Hole #19: Books 261-280

  1. simizat says:

    Ahaha I can’t believe you’ve reached 1500 on your goodreads TBR! That’s actually very impressive 😉
    I’ve only really heard of All the Bright Places and I also thought it came out more recently… Time flies I guess.
    Simi ~ simizat.wordpress.com

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