Down The TBR Hole is a meme from Lost in a Story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.
How it works:
– Go to your Goodreads to be 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 Wind the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
For more than a century, The Wind in the Willows and its endearing protagonists–Mole, Mr. Toad, Badger, and Ratty–have enchanted children of all ages. Whether the four friends are setting forth on an exciting adventure, engaging in a comic caper, or simply relaxing by the River Thames, their stories are among the most charming in all English literature.
I have a copy of this book and I know that someday I’ll get to reading it. I’m trying to read more children’s lit.
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
This heartwarming story has beckoned generations of readers into the special world of Green Gables, an old-fashioned farm outside a town called Avonlea. Anne Shirley, an eleven-year-old orphan, has arrived in this verdant corner of Prince Edward Island only to discover that the Cuthberts—elderly Matthew and his stern sister, Marilla—want to adopt a boy, not a feisty redheaded girl. But before they can send her back, Anne—who simply must have more scope for her imagination and a real home—wins them over completely. A much-loved classic that explores all the vulnerability, expectations, and dreams of a child growing up, Anne of Green Gables is also a wonderful portrait of a time, a place, a family… and, most of all, love.
I was supposed to read this for one of my children’s lit. classes back in university, but never did… I feel like this is just something I need to read at some point.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum
Dorothy thinks she’s lost forever when a tornado whirls her and her dog, Toto, into a magical world. To get home, she must find the wonderful wizard in the Emerald City of Oz. On the way she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion. But the Wicked Witch of the West has her own plans for the new arrival… will Dorothy ever see Kansas again?
I will get around to this, I actually plan on reading children’s lit/books for a month sometime in 2022.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen called this brilliant work “her own darling child” and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, “as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print.” The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and her proud beau, Mr. Darcy, is a splendid performance of civilized sparring. And Jane Austen’s radiant wit sparkles as her characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, making this book the most superb comedy of manners of Regency England.
This is one book that I should have read but never did… so it’s staying. I will read it when I get around to reading more classics.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Tyrannical Nurse Ratched rules her ward in an Oregon State mental hospital with a strict and unbending routine, unopposed by her patients, who remain cowed by mind-numbing medication and the threat of electric shock therapy. But her regime is disrupted by the arrival of McMurphy – the swaggering, fun-loving trickster with a devilish grin who resolves to oppose her rules on behalf of his fellow inmates. His struggle is seen through the eyes of Chief Bromden, a seemingly mute half-Indian patient who understands McMurphy’s heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them imprisoned. Ken Kesey’s extraordinary first novel is an exuberant, ribald and devastatingly honest portrayal of the boundaries between sanity and madness.
I’ve been meaning to read this book forever! I feel like everyone but me has read this one.
Out of the 5, I got rid of 0… Considering I have over 1,000 books on my TBR… Oh dear. Let’s see how many books I can get rid of on the next Rabbit Hole post!
If you have done this meme then please leave a link in the comments I would love to read them. See you in the next post.
2 thoughts on “Down the TBR Rabbit Hole #2”
Yes!! You absolutely need to read Anne of Green Gables, it’s one of my favourites classics though I haven’t read that many! 🥰
I added Anne of Green Gables to my November TBR!
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