Down the TBR Hole #15: Books 181-200

I’ve been adding books to my goodreads TBR faster than I can clean it out. (I currently have 1580 books on there!!!) I went back and checked, and like the last 800 books are so are all added within the past year. How do I read faster??

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 Best American Travel Writing of 2007 edited by Susan Orlean
Date added: May 27, 2015
remove

The Best American Travel Writing of 2014 edited by Paul Theroux
Date added: May 27, 2015
remove

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
Date added: May 27, 2015
keep

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Seders
Date added: May 27, 2015
remove

Never Have I Ever by Katie Heaney
Date added: May 27, 2015
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September Reading Wrap Up: Insomnia, Ghosts, and Stew

Books Bought:

  • Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
  • Maximum Ride #1-9 by James Patterson
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita
  • The Lost Summer by Kathryn Williams
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • Little Bee by Christ Cleave
  • The Last Illusion by Porochista Khakpour
  • Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Y. Davis

Books Read:

September was a long, draining month. I wrestled with heavy insomnia since the middle of August, which left me dreary around 8pm. I was fortunate to rediscover the joy my library card brought to me and how easy it was to place holds on line, and it rendered buying books almost unnecessary!

Or so I thought, until I walked into two used book stores. In the same afternoon. I was doomed.

I read two really incredible works this month: Meddling Kids and The House of the Spirits. I juggled reading both at the same time only because they were so vastly different but equally enjoyable.

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