Down the TBR Hole #15

Down the TBR Hole was originally created over 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
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

Visit my to-read shelf to see how very far I still have to go!

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t by Nate Silver

Published: September 27, 2012
On TBR Since: October 9, 2012

I’m pretty sure I started this at some point, and then had to return it to the library before getting back to it.

Stay or Go: Go

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Published: November 27, 2012
On TBR Since: October 24, 2012

Just not feeling this one anymore.

Stay or Go: Go

Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm by Thích Nhất Hạnh

Published: January 1, 2012
On TBR Since: October 24, 2012

I think I may need to read this one as soon as I’m done with the Woodward book.

Stay or Go: Stay

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? by Jared Diamond

Published: October 19, 2012
On TBR Since: October 24, 2012

The moment has passed.

Stay or Go: Go

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Philip Pullman

Published: September 27, 2012
On TBR Since: October 24, 2012

I’m considering making this part of my Classics Club adventure.

Stay or Go: Stay

Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are by Jack Kornfield

Published: December 6, 2011
On TBR Since: October 29, 2012

Oh, man. I tagged this for a task in the 2016 Read Harder Challenge and still didn’t get to it. Time to let it go.

Stay or Go: Go

Reflections: On the Magic of Writing by Diana Wynne Jones

Published: May 3, 2012
On TBR Since: November 7, 2012

I had totally forgotten about this. Now that I’ve been reminded, I still want to read it.

Stay or Go: Stay

The Myths of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky

Published: January 1, 2012
On TBR Since: November 26, 2012

There are other, similar books on my TBR that I’m more interested in.

Stay or Go: Go

The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought by Susan Jacoby

Published: December 3, 2012
On TBR Since: November 26, 2012

This one still sounds interesting, and it may dovetail with some Classics Club reading.

Stay or Go: Stay

Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration by David Roberts

Published: January  21, 2013
On TBR Since: November 30, 2012

I actually listened to the audiobook of this a while ago, though I never recorded it in GoodReads. I’d still like to give it a re-read.

Stay or Go: Stay

The Last Explorer: Hubert Wilkins, Hero of the Great Age of Polar Exploration by Simon Nasht

Published: September 6, 2006
On TBR Since: December 14, 2012

Me and my polar explorers. What can I say?

Stay or Go: Stay

Scott of the Antarctic: A Life of Courage and Tragedy by David Crane

Published: January 1, 2005
On TBR Since: December 14, 2012

Same as above, really.

Stay or Go: Stay

Half and half – 5 going and 5 staying this week.

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