Down the TBR Hole #11

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 all of the books in the first trio. Outline by Rachel Cusk is a novel about writing and talking, about self-effacement and self-expression, about the desire to create and the human art of self-portraiture in which that desire finds its universal form. The second book is The First Bad Man by Miranda Julythat described as a tender, gripping, slyly hilarious, infused with raging sexual fantasies and fierce maternal love, Miranda July’s first novel confirms her as a spectacularly original, iconic and important voice today and a writer for all time. It’s weird for me that the third book is still on my TBR list instead of the read list, because I adore the author and I know I love it already because I listen to the TED talk – We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.


I’m removing all of the three books above from my TBR. I still find them interesting, but I don’t see myself reading any of those books anytime soon so there’s no point of keeping them on my TBR. When times comes that I want to read more about abortion lows, I will find Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt and I’ll read it. None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio has a culturally relevant story of intersexuality. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki  is a graphic novel described as a gorgeous, heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story about a girl on the cusp of her teenage — a story of renewal and revelation.


I’m keeping The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan, a collection of essays publish post mortem. The author died in a car crash and left behind a rich, deeply expansive trove of writing that, like her title essay, captures the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. Free to Fall by Lauren Miller I’m keeping because it has a really interesting premise, and is a stand-alone dystopian YA novel which I think we don’t get that often. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh is leaving my TBR, because I just don’t think it’s for me and I won’t enjoy reading it.

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.

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