Down the TBR Hole #44: Books 761-780

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).

She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
Date added: Mar 1, 2017
remove

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Date added: Mar 1, 2017
keep

American Housewife by Helen Ellis
Date added: Mar 1, 2017
remove

White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Date added: Mar 1, 2017
keep (physical TBR)

Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
Date added: Mar 1, 2017
keep (physical TBR) Continue reading “Down the TBR Hole #44: Books 761-780”

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Down the TBR Hole #43: Books 741-760

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).

It Won’t Be Easy by Tom Rademacher
Date added: Mar 1, 2017
keep

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Date added: Mar 1, 2017
keep (physical TBR)

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Date added: Mar 1, 2017
remove

The Pearl That Broke It’s Shell by Nadia Hashimi
Date added: Mar 1, 2017
remove

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
Date added: Mar 1, 2017
keep (physical TBR) Continue reading “Down the TBR Hole #43: Books 741-760”

Down the TBR Hole #42: Books 721-740

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).

Dewey Defeats Truman by Thomas Mallon
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
remove

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
Date added: Jan 29, 2017
remove

Tetris by Box Brown
Date added: Jan 29, 2017
remove

Buffering by Hannah Hart
Date added: Jan 29, 2017
remove

The Hatred of Poetry by Ben Lerner
Date added: Jan 29, 2017
remove Continue reading “Down the TBR Hole #42: Books 721-740”

Down the TBR Hole #40: Books 681-700

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 Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
keep

Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
remove

The Floor Girls by Richard Fifield
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
remove

Some Girls Some Hats and Hitler by Trudi Kanter
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
remove

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
keep (physical TBR) Continue reading “Down the TBR Hole #40: Books 681-700”

Down the TBR Hole #39: Books 661-680

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).

 

You Deserve a Drink by Mamrie Hart
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
remove

The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kieran
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
keep

City of Glass by Paul Karasick and David Mazzucchelli
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
keep

We So Seldom Look on Love by Barbara Gowdy
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
keep

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
keep Continue reading “Down the TBR Hole #39: Books 661-680”

Down the TBR Hole #38: Books 641-660

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).

Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín
Date added: Jan 27, 2014
remove

The Whites by Richard Price
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
remove

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Days by Salman Rushdie
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
remove

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
keep (physical TBR)

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
keep

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
remove

& Sons by David Gilbert
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
remove

How to Be Single by Liz Tuccillo
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
remove

The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
remove

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
keep (physical TBR)

Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
remove

The Hours by Michael Cunningham
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
keep (physical TBR)

The Sellout by Paul Beatty
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
remove

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
keep

Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
remove

The End of Men by Hanna Rosin
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
keep

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
keep

History of Wolves by Emily Fredlund
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
remove

Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? by Kathleen Collins
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
keep

Smashed by Koren Zailckas
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
remove

Ruling: 12/20 removed

These books were added almost exactly two years ago! Compared to my earlier Down the TBR Holes that feature books I’ve added in 2012, two years seems so recent, but some of these books I don’t even recognize!

Also, fun fact: Interpret of Maladies is the only Jhumpa Lahiri book I own and it’s also the only one of her books that I haven’t read 😑

Which books would you have kept or removed? Are there any I should read right away?

 

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Down the TBR Hole #37: Books 621-640

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 Black Notebooks by Toi Derricotte
Date added: Jan 14, 2017
remove

Native Tongue by Suzette Haden Elgin
Date added: Jan 14, 2017
remove

Citizen by Claudia Rankine
Date added: Jan 14, 2017
remove

We are the Change We Seek edited by E.J. Dionne Jr and Joy-Anne Reid
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
keep (physical TBR)

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Date added: Jan 27, 2017
keep (physical TBR) Continue reading “Down the TBR Hole #37: Books 621-640”

Down the TBR Hole #36: Books 601-620

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).

Fun Camp by Gabe Durham
Date added: Jan 2, 2017
remove

The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi
Date added: Jan 2, 2017
remove

Art Girls are Easy by Julie Klausner
Date added: Jan 2, 2017
remove

Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell
Date added: Jan 2, 2017
remove

Can You Say Catastrophe? by Laurie Friedman
Date added: Jan 2, 2017
remove Continue reading “Down the TBR Hole #36: Books 601-620”

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 Continue reading “Down the TBR Hole #35: Books 581-600”

Down the TBR Hole #33: Books 541-560

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).

I Know What I’m Doing by Jen Kirkman
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
remove

Real Artists Have Day Jobs by Sara Benincasa
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
remove

Girls & Sex by Peggy Orenstein
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
keep (physical TBR)

The Lonely City by Olivia Laing
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
remove

But What If We’re Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
remove

Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
keep

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
keep (physical TBR)

Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
remove

Hungry Heart by Jennifer Weiner
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
keep (physical TBR)

Party of One by Dave Holmes
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
keep

Lust and Wonder by Augusten Burroughs
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
remove

Sex Object by Jessica Valenti
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
remove

First Women by Kate Andersen Brower
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
remove

Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
remove

All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
keep 

White Trash by Nancy Isenbery
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
remove

Blood Brothers by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
keep

Five Presidents by Clint Hill
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
remove

Cravings by Chrissy Teigen
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
remove

Layered by Tessa Huff
Date added: Dec 13, 2016
remove

Ruling: 13/20 removed

This was incredibly heavy with some non-fiction titles! Let me know if I made good decisions! 😅