Down the TBR Hole #2

Hi, all! I’m keeping up my claim to posting this “tag” weekly! I mean, I’m only on week 2 which isn’t all that impressive like at all but whatever.

Here are 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?

Let’s see what we’ve got this week (6-10 on my TBR on GoodReads):

TricksTricks– Ellen Hopkins 

Those of you who were around for last Sunday’s TBR hole know that I had an Ellen Hopkins on that list as well. For those of you who weren’t, I’ll reiterate: I love Ellen Hopkins. I love that she takes taboo, morbid, and uncomfortable topics and literally turns them into poetry. I might already own this book (because I own a lot of Ellen Hopkins), though I haven’t read it yet. But I will.

Verdict: Keep 

The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia PlathThe Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath– Sylvia Plath 

Confession: I’ve started this book before. I ordered it off of Amazon in 2016 and went right into it because I love Sylvia Plath. However, I don’t think I got very far in and it’s 732 pages long so I’ve never made my way back to it. I know I should, and I will one day. That day is just not today. However, I already paid for it, so…

Verdict: Keep

Bastard Out of CarolinaBastard Out of Carolina– Dorothy Allison 

I had to read Dorothy Allison for a class my sophomore year of college and I loved her. I promised myself that I’d buy another one of her books, unassigned, and see what else her work has to offer. I don’t own this one, but I’m still not going to give it up. She’s just too great of a writer to throw this out; I’m sorry.

Verdict: Keep

The Lovely BonesThe Lovely Bones– Alice Sebold 

This movie was never my favorite, but I still really want to give the book a chance. This is another one that I own that I haven’t gotten to yet. I’m suddenly realizing how many unopened books I actually have in my home. Maybe I have a book-buying problem.

Verdict: Keep

Eleanor & ParkEleanor & Park– Rainbow Rowell 

I added this to my list because of all the hype around it. And I’m going to say something that will probably make someone hate me, but I’m actually not that into Rainbow Rowell. I didn’t go crazy for Fangirl and I think that maybe Rowell’s stories just aren’t really for me. I just reread the synopsis and some reviews, and I think I’m gonna let this one go guys. I know someone is probably thinking, “Out of those 5 books, that’s the one she’s letting go?” and the answer is yes.

Verdict: Remove 

Well, once again we only got 1 book taken off my list! But that’s totally OK. I mean, I did add all of these books to my list because I wanted to read them. Sometimes that changes, but not too often. We’ll see how next week goes.

Do you have any of these books on your TBR list? Have you read any of them? Talk to me (:

10 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #2

    1. These 5 (except for Eleanor & Park) aren’t super hyped up so they are as well known! But I think they’ll all be great. I’m definitely happy to be removing the Rainbow Rowell book, though!

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  1. Wow Brittany. It’s very brave of you to do this. I’ve got this “fear” of touching my TBR list… Don’t want to remove any of them. But since it’s growing out of control, I might need to… Maybe in the future I’ll create a similar post on my blog if you’re okay with that. 😀

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    1. It’s a tedious task! But it does help you revisit books and see if you’re still interested in checking them out. And I’d love to see you try it out! I actually got this idea from another blogger who is tagged on my Down the TBR Hole #1 post (:


    1. This actually makes me want to read it ASAP now! I think the movie threw me off a bit and even though I’ve had the book sitting around for a while, I just have been wary because of the film. Now you’ve got me excited to read it! Maybe I can get to it in the beginning of the new year(:

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