Down the TBR Hole #16

March 13, 2017 Books/Writing 4

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 615. MUST. READ. FASTER. Today we’re looking at numbers 82-86 of the original list.

: Midnight Riot (Peter Grant/Rivers of London #1), by Been Aaronovitch

Date Added: January 7, 2015

Thoughts: Um, what?

Judgment: Go!





: Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener, by Joseph Tychonievich

Date Added: January 8, 2015

Thoughts: I’m such a nerd. I love genetics, be they for plants, animals, or people. However, this book looks very basic in the descriptions and reviews I’ve read, and I really want something more detailed.

Judgment: Uhhhh…this is hard. But, go.




Title/Author: Deep-Rooted Wisdom: Skills and Stories from Generations of Gardeners, by Augustus Jenkins Farmer

Date Added: January 11, 2015

Thoughts: This sounds like a bunch of pretty little anecdotes…cute, but I don’t have time for this right now.

Judgment: Go.




Title/Author: The Tea Rose (The Tea Rose #1), by Jennifer Donnelly

Date Added: February 8, 2015

Thoughts: STILL want to read this, and since adding this one to my list I read another one of her books (Deep Blue) and really enjoyed it.

Judgment: Keep!





Title/Author: A Memory of Violets, by Hazel Gaynor

Date Added: February 16, 2015

Thoughts: This sounds like an OK book, but very slow and boring and…nah.

Judgment: Go.





Wow, that was better than I expected this week! 4/5 off the list. Which might have made up for the ones I added last week..maybe. Hehehe.