Down The TBR Hole #1 : Shrink That TBR


I discovered this meme thanks to Jackie @ toomuchofabooknerd and I low key liked the idea so I decided to try it out for myself. I don’t know how many of theses I will do, but for now they will show up over the next few weeks.

The meme was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story so be sure to click the link so you can follow her. You basically go through your list of TBR books and read the synopsis for each one. You can either keep it or deny it. I honestly get “Should I Stay or Should I Go” by the Clash vibes.

What To Do

  • 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?


603259Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

I still get excited when I read the synopsis for this book simply because Mary Shelley managed to write a novel that would forever shape science fiction literature. That is fully my opinion. I am a huge science fiction buff so I know I’ll end up getting around to it. I hope it’s seen because re-reading the synopsis made me excited again.


60510Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

A young woman that is about to be executed for a murder? What does she do? She decided to become a food taster to make sure none of the food is poisoned for the commander. I kind of want to know who she killed. This book definitely intrigues me so I might be keeping it around for a while.




A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

I don’t really need to read the synopsis to know that I’m not going to keep this book. I have tried reading it a thousand times and it just bores me. I think it’s because I watched the TV show so that kind of ruined the books for me. I definitely wished I had read the books before I had watched the TV show because then maybe I could get through the books.


19063The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I am still half way through this book to this day. It’s a really rough read for me which is strange because I have managed to devour other books about the topic. I re-read the synopsis and it still sounds like a book I would enjoy. I am going to keep it on my shelf for a little while longer.



7624.jpgThe Lord of the Flies by William Goulding

I am not sure if it’s obvious or not, but I have a huge love for classics. This book has been on my list forever. I just re-read the synopsis for the book and remembered why I wanted to read it. I want to know what ends up happening to the boys who get stranded on a remote island. Will they survive? Who knows!


Well it looks like only one book will be living the nest this time around. Have you read any of these books? Did you like them? Did you hate them?



7 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole #1 : Shrink That TBR

  1. Yayyy thanksies for mentioning me! I’m glad you decided to do this 😀 And you’re so right, this totally gives off The Clash vibes! I have to agree with the Game of Thrones books! I don’t think I’ll ever attempt to read them because I’ve seen the show and I feel like the books would be too draggy now that I have the show in my head! 😀


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