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?
It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged–but I’m trying to get back on track for the New Year. So, here we are, back at my Goodreads to-read shelf (which is now over 3,000 books…). Here goes nothing!
1. How to Be Alone by Jonathan Franzen
A collection of essays from Jonathan Franzen, I’m a bit unsure of this one. After reading through some reviews, I’m not sure I’ll ever really be motivated to get to this one, when there are so many other essay collections I want to get to.
2. Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace
This essay collection still looks interesting to me, so I’ll hope to get to it one day. I don’t think I’ve ever actually read any David Foster Wallace.
3. A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again: Essays and Argument by David Foster Wallace
I don’t think I can get rid of this one either. The reviews are so good.
4. Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings by Mark Twain
This doesn’t seem like a widely known Twain work, but it looks like it’s worth a read.
5. Here is New York by E. B. White
I have never been to New York, but this is supposed to be one of the best essays ever written about it. I’m not going to keep it–but I’m going to file it away in my pocket for in case I ever visit and want something to read about it beforehand.
6. What Now? by Ann Patchett
Ann Patchett is wonderful. She lives in Nashville (like me) and owns one of the best indie bookstores I’ve ever been in. I’ve loved her fiction, and never tried her essays. This is about 100 pages, and looks delightful.
7. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
I need to read this. It will likely make a good readalong with The Fire This Time, edited by Jesmyn Ward (also on my shelf).
8. The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois
I’ve been meaning to get to this one for awhile, as well. Maybe in 2018. I also just snagged a free Kindle version of it.
9. Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag
I’ve read Susan Sontag writings before, I think. I’m interested in this essay about images of war and suffering and how they affect us.
10. AIDS and Its Metaphors by Susan Sontag
An essay on perceptions of illness, and how metaphors and myths surrounding them affect patients and caregivers.
So, I kept a lot this week, BUT a lot of them were shorter essays, so I feel okay with it. Did I make any bad choices?? Let me know in the comments!