Down the TBR Hole #35: Books 581-600

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).

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
remove

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
keep

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
keep

Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
remove

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Mass
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
remove

Empire of Storms by Sarah J Mass
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
remove

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
remove

The Crown by Kiera Cass
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
remove

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Date added: Dec 21, 2016
keep

Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Date added: Dec 21, 2016
keep

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Date added: Dec 21, 2016
keep

The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan
Date added: Dec 21, 2016
remove

This is the Story of You by Beth Kephart
Date added: Dec 21, 2016
remove

Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff
Date added: Dec 21, 2016
remove

The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by Laura Shovan
Date added: Dec 26, 2016
remove

The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis
Date added: Dec 26, 2016
remove

Hot Dog Taste Test by Lisa Hanawalt
Date added: Dec 26, 2016
remove

The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
Date added: Dec 26, 2016
remove

The Lost Summer by Kathryn Williams
Date added: Jan 2, 2017
keep (physical TBR)

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Date added: Jan 2, 2017
remove

Ruling: 14/20 removed

Since I’ve reached another hundred, here are some of my stats!

Down the TBR Hole Books 501-600:

  • Books kept: 38
  • Books removed: 62
  • Books read: 0
  • Books bought: 1 (Homegoing)

Total Down the TBR Hole stats:

  • Books kept: 198
  • Books removed: 402
  • Books read: 12 (added: FeedIncredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl, and George)
  • Books bought: 8 (added: The Nightingale, Catch-22, and The Shadow of the Wind)
  • Removal rate: 67% (1% decrease)
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