Adieu, Books! Be Gone from my TBR!

Posted February 20, 2018 by Amber in Memes / 10 Comments

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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.

    

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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?

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10 responses to “Adieu, Books! Be Gone from my TBR!

    • Amber

      It’s usually a pretty good sign to skim something off a list if it’s been out for a while and nobody is heard of it AND I don’t think it’s that interesting anymore. XD

  1. I really can’t handle a dystopia love triangle. I know personal relationships are important, but people who survive more than 20 mins in crumbling dangerous worlds are not obsessing over Edwards peircing eyes or Jacobs 6 pack. Priorities people.

    • Amber

      YES! Who has time for silly, girlish love when the world is ending? I think The Hunger Games had a really good quote about that, actually. Something like “I don’t have time for kissing when I’m fighting for my life.” Paraphrased. But that’s the only love triangle I can handle because Katniss calls it like it is.

  2. your reasons not read these seems fairy reasonable. I haven’t heard of any of these titles but I’m certain I don’t want to read them either, judging by what you said about them. do you read a lot of reviews? reviews are pretty much the only way I can judge a book. that and the cover.

    have a lovely day.

    • Amber

      I go both ways. I’ve definitely gone on “ADD ALL THE THINGS!” binges, but I typically skim reviews for key points to see if there are things I’d love or hate. Part of my problem is that many books have been on my TBR 4+ years now, and my tastes have definitely changed. 🙂

    • Amber

      Oh, that’s interesting! I didn’t expect these books to pop up on any other lists – they’re not very popular. Thanks for the head’s up!