Down the TBR Hole is sponsored by Lia @ Lost in a Story. It’s also reminding me of books on my TBR I forgot about.
Here is what you do:
- Go to your goodreads to-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?
I love this practice. It’s definitely become one of my MUST write weekly blog posts, and I find it helpful. It’s also making me want to start organizing my Goodreads shelves a bit better–but that’s a ways down the road. Probably.
1. The Lost Religion of Jesus: Simple Living and Nonviolence in Early Christianity by Keith Akers
So, this is a more scholarly work, but I’m still interested in it talking about what Jesus and his religion really looked like in his time and place. I have a feeling I’ll find some interesting thoughts here.
2. Simpler Living, Compassionate Life edited by Michael Schut
Another book of Christian thought, this one focused on what the title talks about. It’s also a practical guide in how to make your life more simple, and I’m still interested in those concepts.
3. The King’s English: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller by Betsy Burton
This is a memoir about starting, owning, and running an independent bookstore. If I had unlimited resources, I feel like that would be my dream job.
4. Getting by on the Minimum: The Lives of Working Class Women by Jennifer Johnson
I’m still wanting to read this. Perhaps alongside Nickel & Dimed…
5. Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur by Halima Bashir, Damien Lewis
This is the memoir of an African woman who became a doctor and started to speak out about what was happening in her country after treating rape victims from her village who were attacked by the Janjaweed. I can’t get rid of this one, either.
6. Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder
This is a nonfiction book about an investigative journalist who followed a teacher in a fifth grade class for a year. While I’m sure it’s a great book, I really don’t need to read a book that is basically my life.
7. Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy and the New Science of Desire by Martin Lindstrom
Even though it’s now 7 years old, I still think this book about advertising and psychology looks super interesting.
8. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
Again, it’s an older book I know, and I’ve heard many things about it, but I can’t bring myself to delete it.
9. American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, & the Crime of the Century by Howard Blum
The synopsis of this true-crime book just kind of makes me feel meh, so I will not be reading it.
10. Things I’ve Been Silent About: Memories by Azar Nafisi
This is a memoir written by Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran. I’m still going to read this. I really enjoyed the other book.
Thoughts on my decisions? Read any of these?? Did I add to your TBR? Let me know in the comments!