Hello, I am back again with this meme! Why? Because it’s fun! And because I have SEVEN YEARS of book hoarding on my goodreads tbr, which explains the 600+ books that are there right now and I seriously need to start cleaning it and this helps me get motivated! But brace yourselves! The list of books I deal with today is LONG!
The TBR Hole is a meme hosted by Lia @ Lost In A Story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.
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 (or even more!) 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?
Angelfall by Susan Ee
Okay, this book sounds GREAT! There’s just something about the “oh, the enemy is my only ally” that I don’t want to deal with right now. I mean, I love the enemies to allies to something more trope but not on this angel-apocalypse context because I’m tired of it at the moment. Maybe in the future! Therefore this book is…BEING REMOVED! But who knows if it ever comes back!
Ashfall by Mike Mullin
I was clearly obsessed with dystopia back in 2012! Jesus! This book is just BEING REMOVED! I’m not even gonna dwell on it.
El bosque de los corazones dormidos por Esther Sanz
This book is in spanish and I’d love to say I’m still interested in it so I can have something to read in spanish but after seeing the whole angel thing my interest poofed out of existence. This book is…BEING REMOVED!
What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
Sci-Fi and Dystopia aren’t my kind of mix right now so, even though this book sounds hella interesting it’s…BEING REMOVED!
Crewel by Gennifer Albin
I said sci-fi and dystopia aren’t my kind of thing right now BUT THIS ONE IS THE EXCEPTION SO IT’S…STAYING! Let’s go in an adventure running away from our responsabi—I mean people that are going to use you, k bye.
Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
Goodreads: “Lupine syndrome” + “Bloodlust” + “Murder”
Therefore, this book is STAYING!
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Okay, thanks but no thanks. This book is…BEING REMOVED! Doesn’t sound like my kind of thing…not back then…not now…oops…
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
This is Jodi Meadows it’s obviously STAYING!
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
This sounds dramatic and not interesting, meh. This book is…BEING REMOVED!
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman
This is STAYING and that’s all you need to know askjdf. Wow, didn’t thought a book so old would still have my interest but here we are.
Damn, this was one long list BUT TOTALLY WORTH IT! Ended up getting rid of more books than I thought I would but it’s fine, I’m fine! As you can see again I was waaay into this specific kind of dystopia where either the government was crap or teenagers had to fight to survive in the apocalypse (angels or not) or whatever and that’s just a nono for me right now, oops. I guess I just got tired of it…I read a lot of similar books and the only series that I still remember and cherish is the Partials Sequence Series (“Partials“, “Fragments“, “Ruins“) by Dan Wells, thank you very much.
What do you guys think? Have you read any of these sci-fi/dystopia oldies? Did you enjoy them?
Thanks for passing by & reading! x