Down the TBR Hole #12

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?

The first batch of the books from my TBR must all go. I feel indifferent about these books at the moment, and whatever interested me in the back in 2015 is now gone. I may come back to them in the future, but right now I’m ruthlessly removing them from my TBR list. Kolos by Finn Alnæs is a philosophical literary novel on love, solitude and insanity. Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on The Decision Not To Have Kids edited by Meghan Daum is a feminist essay collection on women’s decisions regarding their fertility, sexuality and whether they want to have kids. It is an interesting topic, and something I might feel like reading in a few years. The last book from this batch that I’m also removing from my TBR is My Body Is Yours: A Memoir by Michael V. Smith. Memoir of a queer multi-talented artist on questions what it means to be a human.

Another set of books I’m no longer interested in. The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion by Meghan Daum has been on my list for a long time. If I ever read this book, I’ll probably like it, but I’m not interested in it enough to buy it and it is not available in my local libraries, so it just not meant for me to read it. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith is the third book in a series of Cormoran Strike. I read the first and second book and I quite enjoyed it, but since the release of this book my taste in mystery and crime novel changed, and the synopsis of the book no longer excites me. 13 pięter by Filip Springer is a nonfiction book about housing realities in Poland. It seems to be quite depressing, and when I’m up to reading about depressing realities of foreign counties it seems too much for me to face the reality of my own country.

Have you read any of the books I removed from by TBR? What do you think about them? Let me know if I should reconsider my decisions.

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