Down the TBR Hole #16

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 Violin: A Social History of the World's Most Versatile Instrument The Violin: A Social History of the World’s Most Versatile Instrument by David Schoenbaum
Published: December 10, 2012
On TBR Since: December 26, 2012

Fun fact: I played violin from fourth grade through my first year of college. Every now and again, I still take it out of the closet and give it a go.

Stay or Go: Stay

Generosity: An Enhancement Generosity: An Enhancement by Richard Powers
Published: September 29, 2009
On TBR Since: January 3, 2013

Powers is an automatic add to my TBR. And it seems I went on an adding spree at the beginning of 2013.

Stay or Go: Stay

The Echo Maker The Echo Maker by Richard Powers
Published: November 1, 2006
On TBR Since: January 3, 2013

Same as above.

Stay or Go: Stay

The Time of Our Singing The Time of Our Singing by Richard Powers
Published: Jan 22, 2003
On TBR Since: January 03, 2013

This is part of my TBR Pile Challenge list.

Stay or Go: Stay

Genie Genie by Richard Powers
Published: November 8, 2012
On TBR Since: January 3, 2013

Stay or Go: Stay

The Annotated Sandman, Vol. 2 The Annotated Sandman, Vol. 2 by Neil Gaiman
Published: October 1, 2012
On TBR Since: January 3, 2013

Neil Gaiman is a favorite author, and Sandman is where it all started for me.

Stay or Go: Stay

The Annotated Sandman, Vol. 1 The Annotated Sandman, Vol. 1 by Neil Gaiman
Published: January 27, 2011
On TBR Since: January 3, 2013

Stay or Go: Stay

The Battle Of The Sun The Battle Of The Sun Jeanette Winterson
Published: November 2, 2009
On TBR Since: January 3, 2013

Another favorite author.

Stay or Go: Stay

Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles by Jeanette Winterson
Published: October 5, 2005
On TBR Since: January 3, 2013

This one is also on my TBR Pile Challenge list.

Stay or Go: Stay

The Theory of EverythingThe Theory of Everything by J. J. Johnson
Published: October 1, 2012
On TBR Since: January 3, 2013

I’ve enjoyed the other books of Johnson’s I’ve read, but I’m not drawn to this one.

Stay or Go: Go

Only one book going this week. Some weeks are like that, I guess.

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