Down the TBR Hole #17

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!

Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children's Literature Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children’s Literature by Leonard S. Marcus
Published: May 1, 2008
On TBR Since: January 4, 2013

Professional Reading that I have been meaning to read forever.

Stay or Go: Stay

The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of FantasyThe Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy by Leonard S. Marcus
Published: February 14, 2006
On TBR Since: January 4, 2013

This is part of my TBR Pile Challenge list, so I should probably get cracking on it.

Stay or Go: Stay

Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom edited by Leonard S. Marcus
Published: March 31, 2000
On TBR Since: January 4, 2013

I was clearly on a Leonard Marcus kick of some sort.

Stay or Go: Stay

The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal
Published: December 29, 2011
On TBR Since: January 4, 2013

I’m pretty sure I’ve read books that cite this book, and that’s why it ended up on my TBR.

Stay or Go: Go

Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment by Katrina Kenison
Published: January 8, 2013
On TBR Since: January 9, 2013

Not feeling this one anymore.

Stay or Go: Go

Jews and WordsJews and Words by Amos Oz
Published: November 20, 2012
On TBR Since: January 9, 2013

This one does still sound interesting.

Stay or Go: Stay

Mindfulness in Plain English Mindfulness in Plain English by Henepola Gunaratana
Published: January 25, 1992
On TBR Since: January 9, 2013

Kind of a classic on meditation.

Stay or Go: Stay

The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling by Stephen Cope
Published: September 25, 2012
On TBR Since: January 11, 2013

This is another one I suspect might make its way back onto the TBR at some point, but it’s going for now.

Stay or Go: Go

The Parent App: Understanding Families in the Digital Age The Parent App: Understanding Families in the Digital Age by Lynn Schofield Clark
Published: October 9, 2012
On TBR Since: January 31, 2013

This hits topics on both the personal and the professional side.

Stay or Go: Stay

Prairie Silence: A Memoir Prairie Silence: A Memoir by Melanie Hoffert
Published: January 8, 2013
On TBR Since: January 31, 2013

I never got around to this memoir when it was new, and I don’t think I’m going to.

Stay or Go: Go

Four going, and six staying. Chip, chip, chip.

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