Culling the TBR Pile 22

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:

Starfire (The Guardian Herd, #1)

Starfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvares

Although this does sound awesome to my tween self, I tend not to enjoy middle-grade as much as YA, and since I can’t easily find a copy of this book, I’m going to cull it without a great sense of sadness.

I Am Princess X

I am Princess X by Cherie Priest

Oh yes, this one still really appeals to me, so it’s staying.

Blood and Chocolate

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

I have no idea why I added this, it sounds terrible. I must have been going through some kind of phase I’ve completely scrubbed from my brain. Or maybe someone recommended it to me. Either way, no thanks, it’s getting culled.


Never by Shay Lynam

I must have been going through a Peter Pan retelling phase, either that or I lost my mind when I saw this gorgeous cover, because I no longer have any interest in reading this. It’s getting culled.

Nobody's Goddess (Never Veil #1)

Nobody’s Goddess by Amy McNulty

I know that this book sounds like it has the possibility of being problematic, both in its theme of empowering/disempowering women and the threat of toxic masculinity, but I still really do want to read it, so it’s staying.



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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