Hi everyone! Today I wanted to go through my Goodreads tbr and try to declutter some of the titles I’ve accumulated over the past 5 or 6 years! I think there’s a weekly meme where people do this on Mondays, but I want to go through a massive detox and make the tbr a little neater. Also I need to go ahead and say that my physical tbr is not included on my Goodreads tbr because a) I don’t have that much time and b) the number would simply be to overwhelming. My goodreads want to read shelf is more of a place where I add titles that I want to buy in the future or when I enter their giveaway and have to add it to the shelf!
I’m starting at the very top of the list from the books that I added back in 2015!
Waiting for You by Susan Colassanti
Honestly, I didn’t remember what this book was about until I read the synopsis as I’m writing this, so this title is going to be taken off my list! I had read Something Like Fate by this author because at the time I was primarily buying books from the stores, this was the only book they had in stock by Susan. And, tbh, I didn’t like Something Like Fate because the girl starts dating her best friend’s boyfriend. Yeah, just let that sink on for a moment.
I think if I had been able to buy this book when I had added this book to the list shortly after I had added it to the list, I might have enjoyed it, but since I’ve gotten older, it just doesn’t sound like my things. So, for that and a couple of superficial reasons, I’m going to take this off my list.
The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
Why did I add this to my shelf? Well, let me tell you Austin Butler aka the guy who played Sebastian in the show. I had started watching the show and it was so interesting that I thought I would give the book a go if I ever had the opportunity to read it. One of the potential problems that I saw that I could have with the book is that it’s set in the 80s and personally I can’t read books where it’s really heavily set in the 80s/90s in the description of the settings and things. I know that people like books that are realistic but, in this case, I can’t do it. I know that it seems like a crazy reason not to read a book but you have your reasons about not reading certain books and I have mine.
For now, it’s going to be taken off the list.
On Tour by Zoe Sugg
I had read book one, and I didn’t really like it. I don’t know if this is considered to be a MG or YA book but these characters felt so juvenile to me and the voices of them just seemed so whinny and annoying. I had high hopes because Noah (was that his name?) is a musician, but the story just fell kind of flat. Yes, since the book was written by Zoe, I wanted to read it more than the average new author but tbh I like Joe better then Zoe.
Also I have a copy of this book… but, I’m still taking it off the list because this feels like a MG book that is trying to be more with doesn’t like up to the expectation.
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
I had read the first book in like a day and loved it! The story felt so fresh and new and exciting; then, I had to wait a whole year to read the this book and by the time it came to the release day of ATATN, I wasn’t really feeling it anymore.
I read about a third of the book and for me, it was hard to keep up with the story and connect with the characters this time around. There were so many things happening and then bringing in the POV of Helene was a lot.
So for that, I’m going to remove this book.
Hello Life! by Marcus Butler
I’ll go a head and tell you that I’m not a big person on autobiographies or nonfiction books, so this book is going. I loved Marcus back in the day with his *hellooos* but with all great things it must come to an end. I didn’t really know enough about him to want to pick up his book.
Like with Connor Franta, I felt like I knew him better since he talked about his life all the time in his videos, and I had read his memoir but even with that, it took me forever to read.
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
TBH, I think I own the first two books because of library sales and bought them since the movie had come out. Between people seeming to not like the movie and no one really talking about it, I just don’t feel the urge to dive into this book. Plus, I kind of over the dystopian books right now. I think since I read so many of them about 5 years ago, the genre as a whole has lost its appeal, so I’m taking it off.
Angelfall by Susan Ee
I’ll be honest, I have absolutely no idea what this book is about. From the little that I know, I’m pretty sure that most people like this book. I think I’m going to keep this title for a little longer.
The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
I’m keeping this one because a) I love Apollo and Rick’s stories, b) Percy makes appearances and c) can you really get enough of Greek mythology? I’ve had a copy of this book for about a year now, but I haven’t had the time to read this book (plus I have the third book but not the second one).
The Black Key by Amy Ewing
This one is leaving the list. I had read the first book because it gave me The Selection vibes. I loved the first one, but the second book there was so much going on with it from the love story to the rebellion that was going on. I think that I had attempted to read The Black Key and obviously didn’t make it very far.
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
I’m going to keep this book because this is another book that people seem to like. I don’t know a whole lot about this book either, but I think that if I can get to that point of the story that hooks me, I’ll enjoy it.
What are some books that you’re thinking about removing from your tbr, or have you read any of the books that I’m removing and think I should rethink removing it? Let me know below!
Happy reading until next time,