Culling the TBR Pile 21

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:

Wickedly Dangerous (Baba Yaga, #1)

Wickedly Dangerous by Deborah Blake

I think I was super into an urban fantasy phase when I added this, but I’m over it now, and I’m not interested in reading this one any longer. This one is getting culled.

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club

Flappers in the 1920s meets Twelve Dancing Princesses? Yes, please. This one stays.

Heart of Dust

Heart of Dust by Louise Cooper

A;though this is a book by one of my favourite authors, it’s out of print and hard to find, so I’m culling it.

Not Otherwise Specified

Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz

This is #ownvoices before #ownvoices was a thing. I’ve never read a Hannah Moskowitz book, and I think that a lot of my friends love this because a) they love Hannah or b) they love Hannah’s other books. I’m still intrigued, and when I want a contemporary ballet book that hits the hard issues, this will be the one I’m still interested in. This one stays.


Beauty by Nancy Ohlin

Although the blurb sounds interesting, I’ve had a glance at the reviews of this book and there is a lack of 5 stars reviews that make me believe a lot of people think this book is only OK. I’m looking for something glorious and since I don’t want to waste my time, this one is getting culled.


Removed: 3

Kept: 2

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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