Down the TBR hole #1 // the unpopular opinion edition

I’ve seen this meme going around lately and today I want to attempt it myself. My TBR doesn’t seem as big as most people’s who do this, but nonetheless, I feel that there are a lot of books on there that I’m not interested in anymore. This meme seems perfect to fix the problem!

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This meme was created by Lia @ Lost in a story. This is how it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

These are all quite popular books, so please don’t be offended if I get rid of you favourite book. I don’t mean to insult you, it’s just that I’m personally not interested.

Let’s get started! My TBR now counts 142 books.

28218953The Thousand Floor by Katharine McGee

There are two reason that I put this on my TBR. 1) the cover is beautiful and 2) the hype around it. The synopsis sounded interesting at the time yet it doesn’t anymore. I have noticed that every time I see it in the library I shy away from it. I have never felt prone to pick it up.


An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

I’m conflicted on this one. Even though I’m not really digging YA fantasy at the moment, I want to give this one a chance. I’m very interested in Ancient Rome and the world is based on that. I’ve heard glowing reviews from people whom I trust. I have wanted to pick it up in the past, but I didn’t get around to it then.

VERDICT: KEEP (for now)

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

This book does still interest me. The plot sounds good and again I’ve heard glowing reviews from people whom I trust. Yet it doesn’t interest me enough to buy it. Since my local library doesn’t have this book, that’s the only way I would be able to read it.


This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This is another case where both the cover and the hype got to me. (Isn’t that typography stunning? ) But when I read the synopsis, it doesn’t interest me for one bit. I’m starting to think fantasy isn’t really my thing.

VERDICT: GO (Here come the unpopular opinions!)

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

mhhhhn, I feel very conflicted. This book sounds so magical and phenomenal. It’s one of those books everyone seems to love. Yet, again I don’t know if I interested enough to buy it. My local library doesn’t have it, you see. I don’t think I am that interested. I’d rather buy other books.

VERDICT: GO (How scandalous! I know)

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Ahhh, this is way harder to do than I thought. I don’t know what I want to do. This is yet another book everyone recommends. The synopsis sound good too. But I’ve never wanted to pick it up. I’m not excited about it. If I want to pick up any book by Laini Taylor, I think I’d go for Strange the Dreamer first.

VERDICT: GO (sorry people)

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Even though this isn’t something I tend to pick up often, I definitely want to give this a chance. I’m hoping it has a similar impact on me as The Book Thief or Anne Frank’s diary. This could be an amazing read.


6043848The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Why is this so hard??

+A lot of people I trust have said this is a great book.
+Patrick Ness wrote one of my favourite books.
+The concept sounds so interesting.
– I don’t really like YA fantasy.
– I have never felt the urge to pick it up.

VERDICT:  GO (for now)

13597723The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

This sounds soooo interesting and exciting. I really like police TV shows and I’m hoping this is similar to those. I don’t know anyone who has read it though and Goodreads has mixed reviews. I don’t know if my library has it or how I’ll be able to read this. Still, I’m keeping this on my TBR since the synopsis sounds so awesome.


Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

The synopsis of this book sounds great and hard-hitting. Yet, this book has been on my TBR for quite a while and I don’t actually want to pick it up.  I have never felt the urge to pick it up. Sorry not sorry. Life’s too short, you know.


And that’s ten! I got rid of seven and kept three books. Not bad, right? My TBR now sits at 132 books total.

This was harder than I thought, but I did enjoy myself. I think I’ll continue on with this meme! I hope you enjoyed this post as well. Thanks for reading! See you next time!


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