Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by the very clever and ever so lovely Lia @LostInaStory , here’s Lia’s explanation so you can understand what the meme is all about –

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?

The Books:

P.S I Love You – Cecelia Ahern


Holly couldn’t live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. They were the kind of young couple who could finish each other’s sentences. When Gerry succumbs to a terminal illness and dies, 30-year-old Holly is set adrift, unable to pick up the pieces. But with the help of a series of letters her husband left her before he died and a little nudging from an eccentric assortment of family and friends, she learns to laugh, overcome her fears, and discover a world she never knew existed. – GoodReads

I’ve watched the Film like most people have starring Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lisa Kudrow and I adored it, I still do, it’s one of my favourite films and I could really dive into this story in a book.

The Judgement: KEEP

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee


Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior – to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. – GoodReads

Although this is a well known and well loved book, I’m not quite sure it’s a book I’d enjoy. I think I put it on my TBR list because everyone else loves it so much but it’s just wasting good potential space on my TBR pile.

The Judgement: GO

The Zombie Room – R.D. Ronald


An unlikely bond is forged between three men from very different backgrounds when they serve time together in prison. A series of wrong turns and disastrous life choices has led to their incarceration. Following their release, Mangle, Decker and Tazeem stick together as they return to a life of crime, embarking on a lucrative scam. But when they stumble upon a sophisticated sex-trafficking operation, they soon realise that they are in mortal danger. The disappearance of a family member and the murder of a dear friend lead the three to delve deeper into a world of violence and deception. In their quest for retribution and justice, they put their lives on the line. Their paths cross with that of Tatiana, who has left her home country for a better life in the West – or so she thinks. She soon realises she is in the hands of ruthless, violent people, who run an operation supplying girls to meet the most deviant desires of rich and powerful men. Will she survive the horrors of The Zombie Room? Are Mangle, Decker and Tazeem brave enough to follow her there, in an attempt to set her free? – GoodReads

I like the idea of this story, the criminals becoming the heroes sort of thing and it’s had lots of good reviews so I’d still like to give this one a go.

The Judgement: KEEP

The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger


Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: his genetic clock randomly resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous and unpredictable, and lend a spectacular urgency to Clare and Henry’s unconventional love story. That their attempt to live normal lives together is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control makes their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable. – GoodReads

This is another book that I haven’t read but have watched the film, I’ve put it off because I think it might be a bit of a confusing read but I do have the book on my bookshelf and I would love to get lost in this read.

The Judgement: KEEP

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

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“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.”

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. – GoodReads

This again is one I marked just because there was so much fuss over it but unlike How to Kill A Mockingbird, this one actually seems like a book I’d be in to. I know a lot about it and know bits about the film but I’m still really behind on the trends and have not watched or read The Fault in Our Stars so I guess I’ll have to catch up!

The Judgement: KEEP

Are any of these on your TBR list?

Happy Holidays, 

Sarah xoxo


15 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole

  1. I gave my mom The Time Traveller’s Wife once as a present, so I could possibly read it, but I don’t know, it doesn’t seem like my type of book. I watched the movie though, which was quite nice.

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