I realised that I had been posting only book reviews this month, which is awesome because I’ve been reading a lot! But I also wanted to do something different for a change, so let’s go down the TBR hole yet another time!
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- Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date Added.
- Take the first 5 to 10 books (I’m doing 10, the plan is to get things done! And obviously, picking up where I left things last time.)
- Read the synopses of the book
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
At the very start of this post, my TBR contains exactly 768 books. That’s a whole lot, but there is still a lot of improvement since August and my first Down the TBR Hole post! Let’s tackle this down, one book at a time!
After some consideration, I noticed that these books were all added to my TBR shelf in 2015, around the time I joined bookstagram. But since four years have passed, and I have gotten to know my reading taste a little better, it’s safe to say I probably won’t be reading them any time soon… Unless I have a surprise and actually read them right away, who knows!
1. Divided by Eloise Dyson
“A hero divided at birth is the one destined to save us, a new world will come.” Divided is a YA dystopia and I can’t remember why I had added it to my TBR. Until this moment, I had completely forgotten about its existence so it’s safe to say that I will never read it. Sorry
2. Io Descendus: Journal of a Time Traveler by Florian Armas
Once again, I have no idea how this book ended on my TBR. While I do love time traveling, this particular book doesn’t really seem to appeal to me anymore. So again:
3. Starflight by Melissa Landers
This one is labeled as YA Science-Fiction and romance. The MC is an outcast who grew up in an orphanage. In a twist of fate, our characters are set on a quest towards a new planet. Yet another book I had completely forgotten about up until now. Safe to say I will never read it.
4. I am Malala by Malala Yousafszai
Unlike the rest of this list, it’s a wonder I still haven’t read this book. There’s no need to introduce Malala to you by now. And I do desperately want to read this book, I really don’t know why it hasn’t happened yet.
5. A Necklace of Souls by R.L. Stedman
Another YA fantasy with a princess and mysterious things happening in the kingdom. This one was published in 2013, I added it to my infamous TBR in 2015, and as I am more often than not trying to read new releases, I think it is safe to say that I will never get around to reading this one.
6. Finish This Book by Keri Smith
At the time I added this to my TBR, I was discovering the wonders of Wreck This Journal and decided that I must discover all of Keri Smith’s creations. My obsession with them is long gone, I haven’t touched my journal in years even though I never got to finish it. They are pretty awesome though, but I know I will never actually read/do the thing.
7. Listography Journal: Your Life in Lists by Lisa Nola
This is not even a book, it’s a journal which was probably added on my TBR at the same time as my Keri Smith obsession happened. I’m not planning on getting this anymore, so it’s safe to say:
8. Dead Poets Society by N.H. Kleinbaum
The story of a group of students and their flamboyant English teacher. This one I do want to read, as I heard so many great things about it: both the book and the movie actually. I feel like it’s a piece of (pop) culture I’m definitely missing, so I am keeping it on the list!
9. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
This one has become a bit of a modern classic, when it comes to French books. It’s the story of Renée, who is a concierge in a Parisian appartment building. I have heard A LOT about this book, and still don’t really know what to expect, but I know I will eventually read it. And I’m glad this list contains at least one French book!
10. Rebelle Belle by Rachel Hawkins
This one is another YA Fantasy set in Alabama that has been on my radar since FOREVER. I’ve heard both excellent reviews of it and terrible ones, and I’m actually really curious about it, because I want to make my own opinion on it.
Verdict: I’m keeping 4/10
I was doing so great in the first part of this list, I don’t know what happened by the end. But I’m only keeping four of them books, so that’s the spirit! As of now, and after doing some extra cleaning, my TBR contains exactly 746 books, which means that I have removed almost 50 books since last month, either by actually reading them (
incredible, I know right) or by simply kicking them out of the list. Maybe one day I will have this TBR under control!
[me @ my TBR]