Down the TBR Hole #6: Conquer your TBR

Welcome back to my Down the TBR hole journey. In case you aren’t aware I am participating in a ‘meme’ created by Lia’s at Lost In A Story, in which bloggers are to go through their Goodreads shelf and make some tough decisions.

As a refresher, or for those who haven’t read the first post, the purpose of this ‘meme’ is as followed:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Interested to see which books got evicted during week six? Keep on reading to find out!

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13262783Every Day (Every Day #1) by David Levithan

Publisher:Knopf Books for Young Readers (August 28, 2012)

Print Length: 322 pages

The Verdict

I’ve never read a David Levithan so in 2015 I added this to remind me of that fact. It must be a good book given that it is being adapted into a movie in 2018, and because I am one of those people who need to read the book before I see the movie, this is a KEEP.

6060196.jpgYou Couldn’t Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation by Susannah Gora

Publisher:Crown Archetype (June 23, 2009)

Print Length: 337 pages

The Verdict

John Hughes is one of my favourite directors of all time. With movies credits such as The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and Home Alone, many of the movies I grew up on were thanks to Hughes. With this background it is then not a surprise that a non-fiction book celebrating the genius of Hughes and the impact he had on his audience during his career is a KEEP.

10116927Pure by Andrew Miller

Publisher:Sceptre (January 5, 2012)

Print Length: 346 pages

The Verdict

I couldn’t tell you why I added Pure by Andrew Miller to my Goodreads TBR in 2015 but I can tell you why it’s a KEEP. Set in 1785 Paris, Pure follows Jean-Baptiste Baratte as he is tasted with demolishing its oldest cemetery. An eerie tale about a Parisian cemetery? Sign me up.


15902792Still Foolin’ Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys by Billy Crystal

Publisher:Henry Holt and Co. (September 10, 2013)

Print Length: 288 pages

The Verdict

While I love Billy Crystal as a comedian, I’m not usually one for autobiographies. Given that I also have quite a few non-fiction books on my physical TBR this is a GO for me.


18525734Hungry by H.A. Swain

Publisher:Feiwel & Friends (June 3, 2014)

Print Length: 384

The Verdict

Back in the day I couldn’t get enough of unique YA dystopian series. However, as my tastes have evolved I find myself reaching less and less for the few remaining dystopians I haven’t read on my physical TBR pile and as such this is a GO.

18296030Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publisher:Disney-Hyperion (April 15, 2014)

Print Length: 369 pages

The Verdict

While I have heard nothing but great things about Armentrout and her writing, the synopsis of Don’t Look Back didn’t grasp me the way I wanted it to all these years later and as such it is as GO.


84981Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Publisher:Farrar Straus Giroux (1975)

Print Length: 139 pages

The Verdict

I love the movie adaptation of Tuck Everlasting. It may be a bias love given that it stars a young Alexis Bledel, of Gilmore Girls fame, as Winne Foster. I was 11 when the movie came out and didn’t have the ‘read the book before seeing the movie’ mentality that I do today, but because it is one of my favourite movies the book is a KEEP, just to see if it compares.

18656036The Fever by Megan Abbott

Publisher:Little, Brown and Company (June 17, 2014)

Print Length: 320 pages

The Verdict

Again, as with Don’t Look Back, The Fever is a YA contemporary mystery with a less than memorable synopsis, at least for me. Due to this it is a GO.


16125281The Summer Queen (Eleanor of Aquitaine #1) by Elizabeth Chadwick

Publisher:Sphere (June 20, 2013)

Print Length: 478 pages

The Verdict

The Summer Queen was probably the hardest for me to chose what to do with. While I love England’s rich history, The Summer Queen is a work of fiction based on the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine and as such it will take liberties on the facts. While I was initially going to let this one go, I think it will be a KEEP, at least for a few more months.

15797715A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

Publisher:Hogarth (February 4, 2014)

Print Length: 416 pages

The Verdict

I own A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. I love the look of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. But I have tried to listen to the audiobook and found myself shutting it off after only a few hours due to boredom. While I should get rid of this book due to this very big problem, its just so pretty, and as such it is a KEEP with the condition that if I don’t read it in the next three months, it will go both literary and figuratively.

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And that is my Down the TBR hole post for week six. Want to join along? Leave a link to your post or a comment below on which books you chose to stay and go.


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