Down the TBR Hole #2


Down the TBR Hole was originally created by Lost in a Story! It’s supposed to help make your TBR list a little more manageable and allow you to get rid of books that you don’t have interest in anymore.

How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?


Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But when he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television, Montag begins to question                                                          everything he has ever known.


The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

For almost two centuries, the stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers Grimm have been part of the way children — and adults — learn about the vagaries of the real world.

Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow-White, Hänsel and Gretel, Little Red-Cap (a.k.a. Little Red Riding Hood), and Briar-Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty) are only a few of more than 200 enchanting characters included here.


Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary is the debut novel of French writer Gustave Flaubert, published in 1856. The character lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life.





Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

In the late 1960s, the author spent nearly two years on the ward for teenage girls at McLean Hospital, a renowned psychiatric facility. Her memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perceptions, while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers.




251688Breakfast At Tiffiany’s by Truman Capote

It’s New York in the 1940s, where the martinis flow from cocktail hour till breakfast at Tiffany’s. And nice girls don’t, except, of course, Holly Golightly. Pursued by Mafia gangsters and playboy millionaires, Holly is a fragile eyeful of tawny hair and turned-up nose, a heart-breaker, a perplexer, a traveller, a tease. She is irrepressibly ‘top banana in the shock department’, and one of the shining flowers of American fiction.


Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

As I’ve seen the new movie adaptation of this book recently, I am more interested in the book and in the topic of burned and banned books. While the movie was much more violent than I guess I was expecting and I assume the book is as well, I still want to give this book a shot.

Verdict: Keep 

The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

I kind of can’t believe I haven’t read any of the Grimm stories yet. I love fairy tales and appreciate a dark twist to them. And from what I’ve heard, these are some dark stories! I’ll read these eventually. Just has to be the right time, I guess.

Verdict: Keep 

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

I think I put this on my TBR list because a teacher mentioned it was scandalous or because I saw the trailer for the movie and wanted to read the book beforehand. Obviously, that never happened and now my interest is pretty much nil. My need to read every classic has wained quite a lot and wanting to read Madame Bovary has gone with it.

Verdict: Delete ×

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

This is on the list for the same reason that The Bell Jar used to be. But while I have read The Bell Jar, I still haven’t managed to read this book. I think it kind of has to do with that I liked the movie so much and I was afraid the book wouldn’t measure up or would have extra scenes that I wouldn’t like. LOL. But considering I have experience in a similar situation as what happens in this book, I’m sure I’ll read this one at some point.

Verdict: Keep 

Breakfast At Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

While I love Audrey Hepburn and enjoy the movie, I never got around to reading the book. And, sadly, I don’t think my original interest in reading it will come back anytime soon. There are so many other things I rather read at this point.

Verdict: Delete ×

What do you think? Can you convince me to put one of the books I deleted back on my list? Head to the comments!

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