Culling the TBR Pile 10

A blogger called Lia from Lost in a Story created a kind of meme thingy called Down the TBR Hole that aims to cut your TBR pile of the books you no longer want to read and remind yourself of the ones you do want to read.

The process:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5-10 (or more if youre feeling adventurous) books.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Culling the TBR Pile This Week:

A Little Bit Wicked by Kristin Chenowith

Being an ex-music theatre nerd and with a secret love of the behind the scenes goings on of celebrities, this book is still very much wanted and despite it not being in my local library I’m going to keep it. It’s not available on The Book Depository but I’ll keep an eye out for it in second hand bookshops.


The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand

I’ve never read a Claire Legrand book, though I do want to, but this is middle-school and I’m trying to focus on YA. Although at one time I did think the concept was pretty neat, it’s not singing to me anymore, so I’m culling this one.


The Princess in the Opal Mask

With a cover utilising colours that directly attract me, and a princess and the pauper narrative, it’s easy to see why this book appealed to me back in 2013 when it was first published. But I’ve since then lost interest and so it will be culled.


nutella edited by Johana Amsilli

While yes, it is true that I love this delicious chocolatey treat despite its back environmental and nutritional rap and yes, my husband did once buy me one of those 5 or 10 kilogram tubs (which I used in cooking as well as eating it with a spoon, come on, I’m not an animal) I just don’t have any interest in tracking this recipe books down and besides, I’ve cut way back on my Nutella consumption. This one is getting culled.


Perfection by JL Spelbring

Again, an interesting concept with an alternate reality where the Nazis won the war and a perfect Aryan girl meets an imperfect boy and probably learns to love but I really don’t have time for every book in the world, none of my friends have reviewed this, and even though I probably would read it if I got my hands on a copy and had all the time in the world unfortunately I don’t, so this one has to get culled.



Removed: 4

Kept: 1

What do you think? Should I have kept any books? Have you read any, and what did you think of them? Let me know in the comments!


About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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