Down the TBR Hole | #2

Back at it again with a trip down my TBR list. My TBR is hella long and it needs some cleaning up.

Down the TBR Hole is a weekly book meme created by the wonderful Lia @ Lost in a Story that attempts to organize our ridiculously long Goodreads TBR list by choosing either to keep or eliminate the books weโ€™ve saved on there.

Last week I managed to get rid of half of the ten books I took a second look at. I’m really trying to be as cutthroat about this as possible because even though I want to read ALL the books, I cannot read ALL the books, ya know?

On to the next ten!

I have this one in my middle school library, meaning I can read it anytime, but after so many years, I’m not sure that I really want to. If I’ve had easy access to a book and have made no attempt to read it, I feel like that’s a sign that I must not be as interested in the book than I initially thought. I’ll be honest with myself this time around.

The Judgement: GO

I love this show (well, the first few seasons of it, at least) and I think I’m entirely satisfied in knowing only the silver screen version of this story. I know that the book and the show are vastly different, but in this case, I think that’s okay. I’m behind on the show and need to play catch up while in quarantine. Once I finish with the show, I’m sure I won’t be as interested in exploring the books. The reviews are average and more people seem to talk about the show than the series.

The Judgement: GO

This is actually book 5 of the Falling Kingdoms series, and as some of you may know, I have yet to read the first book in the series. I will most certainly have to read the first book before I can even think about reading the entire series. Who knows, I might not even like the first book. Until I know, any sequels to a series I haven’t started will be removed from my TBR.

The Judgement: GO

This book sounds like, trashy, melodramatic YA fun, which is exactly…..NOT the type of book I like to read. I can’t do books with all that backstabbing and meanness. I don’t really do books like Gossip Girl, The Thousandth Floor, or even Luxe. It’s all too much for me. This sort of content bothers me too much so I’m not even sure why I added it to my TBR. At one point I must have been willing to give a book like this a try, but I’ve eventually figured out that these types of stories just aren’t for me.

The Judgement: GO

I completely missed out on this series in my high school days, when angels and demons and all things paranormal ruled supreme in the YA category. For some reason I had mixed this book up with Beautiful Creatures and thought it was just another witchy book. But it’s actually about angels! And sometimes I like to have some books that remind me of the good ol’ days. I just reread Penryn and the End of Days. If I would ever like to revisit the YA paranormal genre again, I’d like to have some new ones to explore.

The Judgement: KEEP

I have yet to finish the rest of the HP series. I think I have two more books left. And even after I finish the series, I think I’d still be on the fence about reading this supplemental playscript. Many fellow bloggers haven’t exactly been singing its praises and a good number of reviews hold a similar sentiment. If I never read this one, I feel like I wouldn’t be missing out on anything?

The Judgement: GO

I put this book on my TBR but I don’t think I ever had the intention of reading it. I think I was caught up in the small little hype surrounding the movie and the new book release a couple years later, but now I’m certain that I don’t have enough motivation to read this series. I’m sure it’s good, but I’ve lost the small interest I had. I would say one day, but I’d only be lying to myself.

The Judgement: GO

It’s been nearly ten years since I read the first book, Across the Universe, and so, of course, I barely remember what happened. I could reread the first book, since there’s an available copy close to home, but then there’s the issue of this second book. It turns out that no libraries in my immediate area have a hard copy, there are no audiobooks available on Libby, and there are no eBooks either. I could put a hold on it and have it transferred, but that’s a journey I don’t think I’m willing to take. To get my hands on this book without having to pay for it would be too much a hassle. I think I may as well let this series go. I haven’t tried to return to it in 10 years, which is telling enough, as well.

The Judgement: GO

I watched this movie a few years ago and as the years have passed, I find myself more disinterested in reading the novel version. The movie was good enough for me to feel satisfied with the story. I’m sure the book is better, but I don’t think I’m truly interested in reading the book, especially since it’s not really the type of book I prefer to read nowadays.

The Judgement: GO

I remember reading another of Huntley Fitzpatrick’s books and I thought it was just okay. I actually own the eBook of this novel on my nook, but I’ve had it for a few years. I never get the urge to read it even though I have it. Even though it’s technically on my shelf, I’m thinking that it doesn’t need to be on my official TBR, only because my TBR implies books that I will actively attempt to read whenever I get the chance. This is more like a random, pass-the-time sort of book for me. Keeping it on my list isn’t necessary.

The Judgement: Go


KEEP – 1

GO – 9

That was a major cutting down of my TBR!

There are books that I realize have been on my TBR for so long that I thought that, at this point, I should just let them go. My reading preferences have changed immensely and I don’t want to keep feeling obligated to read those books just because they’re on my reading list. Am I being too harsh, though????!!

I’m not sure, but after these cuts, I feel like my TBR is slowly morphing into a list that I’m actually interested in engaging with and systematically decreasing over time. But if there are books you think I should give a chance, let me know!

That’s all for now. Thanks for stopping by! Until next time โค๏ธ

12 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole | #2

  1. Ah I’m not going to scream at you to keep Miss Peregrine on your list ahah, to be honest I was swept up by the hype surrounding that title as well and ended up being a bit disappointed by it :/

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    1. Ah well that’s a bummer. I figured that may be the case with Miss Peregrine since the buzz died down pretty quickly for it and the reviews aren’t astounding either. I think it’s okay to let this one go silently into the night LOL

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  2. I read “Me Before You” shortly before the movie came out and it was okay. Not really my sort of genre either, but it was well written and kept my attention long enough. I purchased the book’s sequel later on, “After You,” but it’s been sitting on my shelf for years!! Perhaps at some point I will get around to reading it – I just don’t know when.

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed Me Before You! It definitely has an intriguing premise and the characters seem interesting. I hope you manage to get to the second book one day! Sometimes I tell myself that a book that’s been sitting on a shelf for years doesn’t really want to be read, but usually it’s just because we get distracted with all the newer books ๐Ÿคฃ

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  3. Woww!! You managed to get rid of so much! I tried trimming down my TBR last week too, and I found that there are so many books on there that I’m just not in the mood of reading anymore. And there are some that I just added randomly after reading a blog post, and at this point, I have no interest in reading it ever ๐Ÿ˜…

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    1. There just comes a point in your life when you just gotta look at your TBR and be brutally honest with yourself. If a book has been on there forever, more than likely it’s because you forgot about it, don’t have time for it, or you’re just not interested anymore.

      LOL, I do the same thing with adding random books after reading a blog post. Some work out but way too many do not ๐Ÿ˜‚


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