Down the TBR Hole #6

I don’t know how this happened but most of the books in this round are by Sylvia Plath lol. She is one of my favorite authors, so it’s not that surprising.

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?


Ariel by Sylvia Plath

When Sylvia Plath died, she not only left behind a prolific life but also her unpublished literary masterpiece, Ariel. Her husband, Ted Hughes, brought the collection to life in 1966, and its publication garnered worldwide acclaim. This collection showcases the beloved poet’s brilliant, provoking, and always moving poems, including “Ariel” and once again shows why readers have fallen in love with her work throughout the generations.


The Colossus and Other Poems by Sylvia Plath

With this startling, exhilarating book of poems, which was first published in 1960, Sylvia Plath burst into literature with spectacular force. In such classics as “The Beekeeper’s Daughter,” “The Disquieting Muses,” “I Want, I Want,” and “Full Fathom Five,” she writes about sows and skeletons, fathers and suicides, about the noisy imperatives of life and the chilly hunger for death. Graceful in their craftsmanship, wonderfully original in their imagery, and presenting layer after layer of meaning, the forty poems in The Colossus are early artifacts of genius that still possess the power to move, delight, and shock.


I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

What if the world’s worst serial killer…was your dad?

Jasper “Jazz” Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say.

But he’s also the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could—from the criminal’s point of view.

And now bodies are piling up in Lobo’s Nod.

In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret—could he be more like his father than anyone knows?

13515025Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett

Rose Zarelli, self-proclaimed word geek and angry girl, has some confessions to make…

1. I’m livid all the time. Why? My dad died. My mom barely talks. My brother abandoned us. I think I’m allowed to be irate, don’t you?

2. I make people furious regularly. Want an example? I kissed Jamie Forta, a badass guy who might be dating a cheerleader. She is now enraged and out for blood. Mine.

3. High school might as well be Mars. My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time. (Mars is red and “seeing red” means being angry—get it?)

Here are some other vocab words that describe my life: Inadequate. Insufferable. Intolerable.

(Don’t know what they mean? Look them up yourself.)

(Sorry. That was rude.)

11623The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath by Sylvia Plath and Karen V. Kukil (Editor)

Sylvia Plath’s journals were originally published in 1982 in a heavily abridged version authorized by Plath’s husband, Ted Hughes. This new edition is an exact and complete transcription of the diaries Plath kept during the last twelve years of her life. Sixty percent of the book is material that has never before been made public, more fully revealing the intensity of the poet’s personal and literary struggles, and providing fresh insight into both her frequent desperation and the bravery with which she faced down her demons. The complete Journals of Sylvia Plath is essential reading for all who have been moved and fascinated by Plath’s life and work.

Ariel by Sylvia Plath

I have been wanting to read this book for a while and just haven’t gotten around to it. Other books have moved up on the list and unfortunately, a book of poetry like this gets forgotten. While I probably won’t read it anytime soon (omg my list of books to read next is soooo long), it is one I want to get to eventually.

Verdict: Keep 

The Colossus and Other Poems by Sylvia Plath

I don’t remember ever reading the synopsis for this one but it sounds really good! It is more poetry which I have to be in the right mood to read, but the topics and the author mean it would be difficult to ever take this one off my TBR. As with Ariel, I’ll read this eventually.

Verdict: Keep 

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

OH. MY. GOD. I need to read this soon! It sounds so good! A serial killer’s son helps out the police to find another serial killer? Um…yes, please! I might have to get this one very soon. I’m kind of pissed I waited this long to read it.

Verdict: Keep 

Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett

Oh, is this my autobiography?? lol Am I going to be keeping all the books from this round of Down the TBR? That is entirely possible. This sounds like exactly something I would LOVE. Angry girl, YA, sassy/sarcastic? What’s not to love?! This is another book that might have to go on my ‘buy soon’ list!

Verdict: Keep 

The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath and Karen V. Kukil

Oh look, Sylvia Plath again! I told you she is one of my favorite authors. The first time I read The Bell Jar I felt like I was finally being understood for the first time. So when I first found this book, I knew I had to have it. This is a book I have owned for…years??? but just haven’t gotten around to reading yet. It is more of something you have to go through than actually read. It’s filled with documents and different entries. Since I already own this book, this is definitely staying on my TBR. Maybe I’ll start looking through it soon.

Verdict: Keep 

Welp, I didn’t really make my TBR anymore manageable but I did find some great books that I had forgotten about.

What do you think? Have you read any of these books? Did you like or dislike them? Let me know!

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