Down the TBR Hole #3

Hello, reader!

Normally, Mondays are the days that I do my #5OnMyTBR post. I felt like catching up on my Down the TBR post, though, since I didn’t do one last week. Mostly because of I was in a stress spiral that made me want to hide in my blankets whenever I was home, heh. But! Now my source of stress has been removed and I can get back to being a more functional human being!

That being said, let’s take a look at the status of my Want To Read shelf on Goodreads. Last round, I ended with 616 books on my shelf. As of today, there are 614 books on my shelf so… go me? I attribute this to the fact that I went through and got rid of some duplicates, which I need to remember to do more often. Either way, I’m doing well! Let’s see if we can cut that down even more!

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Not gonna lie, I started this book at one point ages ago, had to return it to the library, and never finished it. But, what I did read I was really enjoying! This book just got lost in the shuffle that is my ever-changing, ever-expanding TBR. What I do know is that I definitely want to finish this book at some point in time.

Verdict: Keep

Choke by Chuck Palahniuk

I mentioned in my last Down the TBR post that I’m just not feeling the Palahniuk these days. I went through a phase where his brand of weirdness was something I could get behind. The last Palahniuk book I read, however, left me feeling very meh. After reading the synopsis for this one, I don’t think this is the book that will make me change my mind.

Verdict: Remove

Cujo by Stephen King

This is one of the classic King books that I’m just not sure about. On the one hand, I’m sure it’ll be horrifying. Just the thought of your dog going mad with rabies and murdering everyone makes me shudder. But I dunno if I want to read that. I have to say, of all of King’s old books, this is the lowest on my priority list. Soooo…

Verdict: Remove

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

I love Shakespeare. I’ve read quite a few of his plays. I took various classes dedicated to his plays in college.

And, yet, I have approximately ZERO interest in reading The Tempest. I don’t know what it is about this particular play, but it sounds like an absolute snoozefest. And this is coming from someone who loves Shakespeare’s histories. Maybe one day I’ll change my mind, but, for now…

Verdict: Remove

The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams

This is the second book in the Dirk Gently series. I read the first book AGES ago and, honestly, remember absolutely nothing about it. Well… I remember liking it, but that’s it. That being said, I think I need to re-read the first book before continuing with the series and, until that happens, I guess book number two can stay. Now, if/when I do re-read the first book and I end up not liking it, this one will probably drop off the TBR.

Verdict: Keep

Under the Dome by Stephen King

Another Stephen King! Spoiler alert: there are two more before I’m done with this Down the TBR 😂 I remember at some point in my 20s, I decided that I wanted to read ALL of Stephen King’s books, not realizing just how prolific he is as a writer. So I added a ton on Goodreads, without really knowing what half of them were about. This is one of the ones that I wasn’t sure about but, after reading the synopsis, it’s one I’m definitely interested in.

Verdict: Keep

Timeline by Michael Crichton

I have no idea how this book ended up on my TBR. I did love Jurassic Park, so perhaps I added it because this is the same author? Either way, after reading the synopsis, I wasn’t sure about keeping it around. Time travel in books can be very hit or miss for me. But a lot of my Goodreads friends have rated it five stars, so now I’m intrigued.

Verdict: Keep

Dreamcatcher by Stephen King

He’s back! And this one I remember adding when I realized it was where the movie of the same name came from. The movie was terrible. I was hoping the book would be much better. After reading the synopsis and looking at some reviews, though, this may not be the case… Either way, I’ve lost all interest in picking this one up.

Verdict: Remove

Christine by Stephen King

And again! Honestly, I have a lot of King on my TBR, lol. Though this one is a classic, it is legit about a killer car and, like… bleh. It’s not even in the top five of King books I want to read. It just doesn’t sound like something I’m going to enjoy, so I think this is one I’ll give a pass.

Verdict: Remove

The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams

This is a bit of a weird one. I thought it was the third book in the Dirk Gently series, but it appears to be a biography… memoir… thing? And I’m not a huge fan of most memoirs, if I’m being honest. I do love Douglas Adams… but I think I’m gonna give this one a miss for now.

Besides, even if this is the third Dirk Gently, I haven’t even read the second (see above)!

Verdict: Remove

And now for the numbers!

Starting total: 614
Removed: 6
End total: 608

We’re almost under 600, y’all! I did quite a purge this round. I never realized how many books I have on my TBR that I have no interest in anymore, lol. I’m excited to have another round done. I’ll see you next week!

And, as always, happy reading!