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?
I’m keeping two books from this trio – All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. I invested money in buying them, first as a physical copy and second as an audiobook, so I’m determined to read/listen to them at one point. After all, I buy all my books with the best intention of reading them. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk I am removing from my TBR, I’ve seen the movie and I feel like it’s enough for me. Also, I tried reading Palahniuk book before, and his style isn’t for me.
Heartburn by Nora Ephron is the only book I’m keeping in this trio. I feel like it’s a must-read, one of the most popular books by Nora Ephron and somewhat of a classic in the genre. Two books I’m removing from my TBR are The Nice Old Man and the Pretty Girl by Italo Svevo and The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi. First is a novella about old man’s sexual obsession with a young woman, and I don’t know why I ever was interested in reading it. The second book also touches on subjects of sexual desires, but in a much more appropriate way, the synopsis is interesting but not enough for me to foresee ever reading it.
In this trio I’m keeping all the books, I think they are all fascinating and I’m eager to read them one day. Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution by Laurie Penny is a nonfiction feminist book, a collection of essays about gender and power, desire, money, masculinity, sexual violence. The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant is historical fiction, a life story of eighty-five-year-old Addie, the Boston Girl born in 1900 to immigrant parents. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters historical romance novel about a widow and a daughter who take a young couple into their home in 1920s London.
Have you read any of the books from my Down the TBR Hole list? Tell me what you think about my decisions on keeping and removing books.