My Goodreads want-to-read shelf is exploding and I desperately need to do some Spring cleaning… Down The TBR Hole was created by Lost in a Story and this meme will hopefully help me declutter my Goodreads shelf and control the damage by cleaning out a bit. I really want to get it below 1.000 titles!

This is 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 synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Here we go, shall we?


1. Written In Red by Anne Bishop

VERDICT: REMOVE I think you all know by now I’m pretty allergic to vampires and I just don’t think this story would be for me. One less unread series to worry about I guess! xD

2. An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

VERDICT: KEEP The fact that I’ve been posponing this series for years doesn’t mean I don’t want to read it… This meme has actually reminded me I should try to find time for it some time soon.

3. Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas

VERDICT: REMOVE I think it’s a pretty safe bet this one would be for me, so I’m going to just remove it for now.

4. Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio

VERDICT: REMOVE I’m not sure if this one would be for me and I don’t see myself getting a copy any time soon, so I’m going to remove it for now.

5. Entry Island by Peter May

VERDICT: KEEP I’ve been meaning to try his books for years and I actually recently bought a physical copy of this one, so I’m definitely keeping it on my TBR.

6. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

VERDICT: KEEP I actually wasn’t sure, but I’m intrigued enough to let it stay on my TBR for now.

7. The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

VERDICT: REMOVE I don’t think I’m going to get a copy any time soon so I’m removing it from my TBR.

8. White Cat by Holly Black

VERDICT: REMOVE I’ve been having mixed experiences with her work and I just don’t think this story would be for me… I know a lot of people love it, but I’m just going to pass for now.

9. The Girl In The Photograph by Kate Riordan

VERDICT: REMOVE The blurb does sound interesting, but I don’t think I will get a copy any time soon so it will have to go for now.

10. The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

VERDICT: REMOVE There have been a lot of mixed reviews about this one and even though the cover is gorgeous, I think I’m just going to pass for now.


Total of books removed this time: 7
Books left on my TBR: 930

It shows my Goodreads shelf is still waaaay out of control, but I’ve made some serious progress this time around… I basically removed over 350 additional titles apart from the ones mentioned above. And I’m now officially below the 1.000 mark!!


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