Sometimes, I look at my TBR and wonder precisely what I was thinking. Did I add some of these books when I was deliriously sick? What in the bloody world was going on in my head. Not that these books are bad – certainly, they can’t be all bad. But there are times I look at the cover even and can’t figure out what pulled me in.
Fortunately, those are a really good way for me to pare down my TBR. Weird, boring, unappealing, totally random? Adieu, my sweets.
Some of my most recent removals include the following.
The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Barry
I went through a phase of desperately trying to find more stories about the Romanovs and that era of Russian history. I’ve tried a couple since, and they did NOT work for me.
A Case of Need by Michael Crichton
I actually genuinely enjoy Crichton’s novels, but this one didn’t seem in my wheelhouse of interesting. Give me Jurassic Park or Timeline any day.
Villainous by Jessica S. Carter
Seeing how few ratings and reviews there are of this book on Goodreads, I’m a little confused as to how it got on my TBR in the first place? Was it a free Kindle book I’ve since deleted? A Goodreads recommendation? It doesn’t interest me at all now, so we’ll never know.
Tea Cups & Tiger Claws by Timothy Patrick
I actually think this one was a DNF’d free Kindle book….
See How She Runs by Michelle Graves
Oh boy. Even just looking at the cover, this screams trashy romance. What in the world was I thinking? I hate reading that genre.
What Kills Me by Wynne Channing
Paranormal romance nooooooo.
Vampire Shift by Tim O’Rourke
You ever get the feeling that a book exists only because the subject matter was popular and everyone started writing about it, quality aside? I’m getting that vibe from this cover.
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
I have of lot of Jodi Picoult on my shelf. Some of her work is really good. Others, like this one, seem a little too sappy for me.
Atlantis: Egyptian Genesis by Ian Driscoll
I love the myth of Atlantis and think it would be so cool to learn about its possible origins. But I don’t think this book is for me. Seems conspiracy-ish.
The Tunnel by Helen Louard
The description of this book touts overused dystopia tropes and a love triangle. Definitely not things I want to see more of.
It’s so liberating to tear books off my TBR!!! I should have read some of those descriptions better in the first place, rather than let them land on the TBR shelf to begin with. 🙂
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt was:
Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading
What books did you remove from your shelves? Do you regularly weed books out of your TBR or do you keep everything forever? Let me know in the comments!