Down the TBR Hole #12

February 13, 2017 Books/Writing 3

down the tbr hole

Time to wield the axe again – I’m mercilessly culling my TBR list on GoodReads with the amazing Down the TBR Hole meme by Lia at Lost in a Story!

Most of you probably know this feeling. Your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well, that’s going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books.
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?


When I started this series of posts, I had 604 books on my TBR list. As of today, I have 611. Which means I’m still hanging on from last week! To be honest though, I’m pretty sure the static number reflects my lack of time in the past week to browse other book blogs and GoodReads. Haha. Anyway! Up this week are numbers 62-66 of my original list.

Title/Author: Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know, by Alexandra Horowitz

Date Added: May 10, 2014

Thoughts: I think I was really missing my dog when I added all these dog books. BUT, I still want to read them! I’m fascinated by the relationship we have the ability to share with dogs, and the intelligence of them.

Judgment: Keep!



Title/Author: Following Atticus, by Tom Ryan

Date Added: May 10, 2014

Thoughts: Climbing 48 mountains with your little dog in tow? Yes please!

Judgment: Keep!



: Southbound (The Barefoot Sisters #1), by Lucy and Susan Letcher

Date Added: May 10, 2014

Thoughts: I am fascinated by the Appalachian Trail and I would love to thru-hike it at some point. God knows when, as I don’t see myself ever having a job that would allow 6 months of leave…but you never know.

Judgment: Keep.


: Walking Home (The Barefoot Sisters #2)

Date Added: May 10, 2014

Thoughts: Not sure why I added the second one before I read the first one, since I hadn’t and haven’t read anything by them before…

Judgment: Go, at least until I’ve read the first one.



: The Road to Avalon (The Dark Ages of Britain #1), by Joan Wolf

Date Added: August 12, 2014

Thoughts: While I love Arthurian legend, my interest at the moment lies more in delving into the actual history behind the legends, not so much stories inspired by the legends.

Judgment: Go.


Well, 2/5 again this week! But my pile is steadily shrinking each week, which at the rate I add, should mean that in the long run I end up with a smaller number…right? How are you guys doing? Is your TBR about to swallow you?