Down The TBR Hole | Sorting Through Goodreads TBR Shelf

Hello everyone. How are you all?

Recently, I’ve seen a lot of people do the ‘Down The TBR Hole’ posts and I decided to give it a try as well. This meme seems really fun and a great way to reduce your TBR and since my Goodreads TBR shelf has about 1,900 books, I think this is a good decision. I’m not sure yet if I’ll do more of these posts but let’s just see how it goes.

This was created by Lost in a Story!

The Rules:`

  • 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?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

Click on the book titles to go to their Goodreads/Amazon page.

Current TBR Shelf Count: 1911

Note: I’m not going through them in any particular order

1. The Petpost Secret by Radhika R. Dhariwal 

Date Added: October 22, 2014

The Petpost SecretThe reason I added this book was because I read about it in the newspaper when it came out and it sounded very interesting. I never got around to buying it or saw anyone else I knew reading it so I forgot about it. It has good reviews, still sounds interesting and its pretty cheap.

Verdict: Keep


2. Mostly Madly Mayil by Sowmya Rajendran

Mostly Madly Mayil

Date added: October 22, 2014


This is a middle-grade book. I recently read a book by this author which was way below my age group even though I did like it and it was well written. This book sounds good and since I already know that the author’s writing is good, I’ll keep it.

Verdict: Keep

3. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House

Date Added: Nov 15, 2014

This is a classic horror book. I haven’t read anything by Shirley Jackson and this seems a popular book.

Verdict: Keep



4. Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

Okay for Now

Date Added: Dec 01, 2014

A YA book that deals with some heavy themes. It doesn’t sound very unique but it has a lot of great reviews.

Verdict: Keep



5. The Guest Who Stayed (The Destiny Series #1) by Roger Penfound

The Guest Who Stayed

Date Added: Dec 02, 2014


A book about the lives of three people in the middle of war. This book doesn’t sound bad but I know I will never get to it.

Verdict: Delete


7. Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood #1) by J.R. Ward

Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)

Date Added: Dec 16, 2014


This is a very long paranormal romance series. Though I barely read books like this anymore, I might read this someday if I’m looking for something fun or trashy to read

Verdict: Keep


8. Everything for a Dog (A Dog’s Life #2) by Ann M. Martin

Everything for a Dog

Date Added: Dec 31, 2014


This is the sequel to A Dog’s Life: The Autobiography of a Stray. I read it years ago and really liked it

Verdict: Keep


9. Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories by Various Authors

Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories

Date Added: Mar 01, 2015


Short Story collection by many popular authors. I might pick this up since i haven’t read much of steampunk

Verdict: Keep


10. The Warrior Heir (The Heir Chronicles #1) by Cinda Williams Chima

The Warrior Heir (The Heir Chronicles, #1)

Date Added: Mar 04, 2015


A YA fantasy series with magic. There’s a huge possibility I may never read this but it sounds too good to remove

Verdict: Keep


11. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Date Added: Mar 04, 2015


Ya, Sci-Fi and Fantasy. I feel like I’m one of the few people who hasn’t read this series. It sounds good and has great reviews

Verdict: Keep


12. The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1) by Mary E. Pearson 

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)

Date Added: Mar 05, 2015


This book does sound good but it seems to have a love triangle and that is something I’d rather not go near.

Verdict: Delete


13. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)by George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)


Date Added: Mar 10, 2015


I’m actually currently reading this so I’m removing this from my to-be-read shelf

Verdict: Delete

14. The Giver (The Giver #1) by Lois Lowry

The Giver (The Giver, #1)


Date Added: Mar 10, 2015


It sounds good and everyone seems to love it.

Verdict: Keep


15. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book ThiefDate Added: Mar 10, 2015


This is a no brainer. I really want to read this book but I always miss buying it.

Verdict: Keep


16. Uglies (Uglies #1) by Scott Westerfeld

Uglies (Uglies, #1)

Date Added: Mar 10, 2015


This is a YA dystopian series and it doesn’t sound at all interesting to me.

Verdict: Delete

17. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why

I watched the TV Show and I immediately wanted to read the book but now suddenly. I don’t really have much interest in reading it. I will probably read it since I already have the copy but I’m removing it from the shelf.

Verdict: Delete



18. Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver

Delirium (Delirium, #1)

I’d rather read one of her contemporary books first.

Verdict: Delete




19. Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)


Not interested in a wolf romance and this one has some terrible reviews.

Verdict: Delete


20. Beautiful Creatures (Beautiful Creatures #1) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl 

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)

This doesn’t sound interesting to me at all. I can find better fantasy books to read.

Verdict: Delete



Final verdict: Deleted 8 out of 20 books


Which books have been on your TBR for the longest? Would you like to see more of these posts from me? Let me know down below!






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  • Genre: Spiritual
  • Release Date: August 1, 2011
  • Publisher: Rupa
  • Pages: 274
  • Format: Paperback
  • My Rating: 4 stars

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