Down the TBR Hole #2

Down the TBR Hole is a weekly meme hosted by Lia @Lost in a Story. Rules are:

  • 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?

My To Read Shelf: 1519 books (I went on a ‘adding books to TBR binge’)

All books in today’s post were added to my TBR in December 2012.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
by Ken Kesey


It’s one of the classics that I want to read one day.

 – KEEP –







by Joseph Heller,


Another classic. Long time ago I tried to read it, but didn’t succeed in it. I think I’ll never pick it up.

 – REMOVE – 








A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens


One of the books I’d like to say I read, but I don’t know if I’ll ever actually read it. Maybe when I’m older… I’ll keep it for now.

– KEEP – 








A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini


Another book by Hosseini was on my ‘Down the TBR Hole’ list last week, and I remove it. I’m torn, because both books have so many raving reviews from my bookish friends, and I’m getting second thoughts now about removing The Kite Runner from my TBR.

But let’s face the truth – I won’t read it, among all the other books I won’t choose this one to read next.






by Vladimir Nabokov


Ah, I don’t know what to do about this one… It’s classics, but it also has a deeply disturbing content… I’ll give it a try one day.

– KEEP –








A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
by Betty Smith


I think I’m going tolove this one, it definitely stays.

– KEEP –









Moby-Dick or, The Whale
by Herman Melville


I’m not interested in reading this one at all. I probably added it to my TBR because it was mentioned in some American high-school movie.









Man’s Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl


It will be heartbreaking to read, but I want to fo though this and read Frankl’s story.

– KEEP –








A Prayer for Owen Meany
by John Irving


Yeah, I’m not seeing myself reading this. Seems like it’s just too strange, and too long to enjoy this strangeness.









The Glass Castle
by Jeannette Walls


I have a paper copy of this book, and I really want to read this sad story of dysfunctional family.

– KEEP –









I have a lot of classics at the bottom of my TBR. It’s really hard for me to make decision on them, should I keep them or remove? Will I ever actually read them? I wish I already read them.  Do you think I should reconsider bringing back some of the books to my TBR?



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