Down The TBR Hole #1

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I saw an amazing post created by Lost In A Story! It is supposed to be productive and help you to narrow your TBR list down. This is my first time doing it, so hopefully you can also help me decide whether I have made the right choices!

How it works:

  •  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 synopsis of the books.

  •  Decide: keep it or should it go


Books 1-10

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➥  The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

This book has been on my shelf since 2014, and I have never read it. I even have the books. I really love the synopsis, it’s a bestseller and mostly all of my friends have loved it.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑

➥  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 

I have heard so many good things about this book. I love mysteries and psychological thrillers, and I really want to get to read this one. I don’t own it yet, but hopefully that will change soon.

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Deception Point by Dan Brown

I love Dan Brown and I have read most of his books. This book was the first on my list by him, but I read all the other ones before. I will give it a pass now, and hopefully will return to it some day.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

➥ The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank

I have actually read this book when I was in middle grade school – but I never analysed it the way I would now – that is why this is on my TBR list. I will keep it for now, and hopefully will borrow it from the library next month.

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

This has been on my TBR since I was a teen – I have it at home and never managed to read it. However, these past few months I have been in a ”vampire books” mood, so I will keep it on my list for now.

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Safe Harbour by Danielle Steel

I have read many books from Danielle Steel, and I have enjoyed them all. At the moment, she has far more newer books than Safe Harbour, so I will pass it.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

I enjoyed ”The Last Letter From Your Lover” so much, and I have seen the movie for Me Before You. I might not get to it straight away, but I have to read this book.

Verdict: KEEP ☑

Marley & Me by John Grogan

Probably you have all heard or read this book by now. I haven’t. I know, I know, I am horrible. I always manage to not read the most read books in the world. I am keen or reading it, but I am not sure whether I will actually get to it.

Verdict: KEEP ☑

The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks is my favourite romance authors. I have read so many books from him, and keep reading them. The Rescue is one of the books I have always put away in the corner, you know, for later. I should definitely prioritise it!

Verdict: KEEP ☑

The Bourne Identity  by Robert Ludlum 

I have put this book on my list because it is widely popular. I have also tried watching the movie, but stopped it half-way through. I like the synopsis, but I never get to actually read it. Maybe some other time.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖


Well, I managed to clear 3 out of 10 from my TBR List this time, so I suppose that’s not too bad. Let me know if you have read any of these, and if you want me to keep or remove any of these books from my list! I look forward to see what you think!

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29 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole #1

  1. divergentmind2017 September 8, 2018 / 10:00 pm

    Great! I only read Jojo Moyes book. It is Ok. i am planning on reading Gone Girl.

    • innah96 September 8, 2018 / 10:03 pm

      That’s amazing! 😀

  2. Lit Listening September 8, 2018 / 10:09 pm

    I have a feeling so many people would find The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in their lists. That series has been on my physical TBR the longest (my dad got them for me one Christmas going on 10 years ago on a recommendation from a Barnes and Noble employee). I thought the NEWTs readathon challenge would finally force me to read them but I didn’t get around to it (again).

    • innah96 September 8, 2018 / 10:10 pm

      Yes, I completely agree! It has been on my list the longest! I hope we will both read it soon 😀

  3. jenchaos76 September 9, 2018 / 12:39 am

    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is one hell of a book followed by a series of explosive sequels. It will keep you at the edge of your seat, and you’ll want to read them all (like I did).

    • innah96 September 9, 2018 / 1:26 am

      Thank you Jenchaos! That one is definitely a keeper then 😀

  4. Yrsha September 9, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    You should definitely read Vampire Academy! I think I actually have three editions of the first book. Opsies. The first in English, second in Swedish and then the ten-year-anniversary. Maybe I should re-read it soon?
    I also want to do this on my Goodreads-shelf, nice post!

    • innah96 September 9, 2018 / 3:36 pm

      Thank you! I will definitely read it soon!

  5. Phil Cobb September 9, 2018 / 7:26 pm

    I think John Grisham would have loved to write Marley & Me, but John Grogan beat him to it.

    • innah96 September 9, 2018 / 7:27 pm

      Oh dear, I have just realised this! Thank you! I will amend it now 🙂

  6. Saturday Nite Reader September 10, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    I need to do this exercise as my TBR on Goodreads as grown out of control.

    • innah96 September 10, 2018 / 9:09 pm

      Yes – it’s an amazing exercise 😀

  7. Whispering Stories September 10, 2018 / 5:30 pm

    I haven’t read any of your choices so can’t comment on how good they are. I know my hubby loved Dan Brown and he would say to read it.

    • innah96 September 10, 2018 / 9:10 pm

      Thank you!

  8. Empress DJ September 10, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    I fear once I start this – I would lose days and probably add MORE books 😉 I think I have a problem…

    • innah96 September 10, 2018 / 9:10 pm

      hahaha, I think we all have that problem 😀

  9. bookwormscornerblogspotgmailcom September 10, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    I have over 300 books on my TBR and the pile is growing not shrinking. I keep buying the books on my TBR then I see a blog tour that I cannot resist. That often leads to a new author that I must read every one of their books. Honestly mines more of a mountain than a pile.

    • innah96 September 10, 2018 / 9:11 pm

      I know how you feel – All bookworms are the same. So many books, and so little time <3

  10. Amanda McGill September 11, 2018 / 12:39 am

    Great idea! I need to do this more often!

    • innah96 September 11, 2018 / 3:05 am

      Thank you Amanda!

  11. pingelsisters September 11, 2018 / 12:50 am

    Make sure you have some tissues when you read Marley & Me!

    • innah96 September 11, 2018 / 3:05 am

      Thank you for the tip! 🙂

  12. Love, Sawyer September 11, 2018 / 12:58 am

    I need to do this. I’m sure 75% of my TBR is due to giveaways where they ask you to add the book to your TBR.

    • innah96 September 11, 2018 / 3:06 am

      Hehehe, yes, yes, that’s so true. Or the other reason – you have added it such a long time ago, that now you don’t even remember why it’s there 🤔

    • innah96 September 11, 2018 / 3:06 am

      Thank you!

    • innah96 September 11, 2018 / 12:32 pm

      Thank you!

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