Culling the TBR Pile 23

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:

Riders (Riders, #1)

Riders by Veronica Rossi

Although I own and still haven’t read Rossi’s debut novel Under the Never Sky, I am still really stoked about the concept of the Four Horsemen in this novel, so it’s staying.

Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up

Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up by Grace Helbig

I’m pretty sure I stumbled across this author on her Youtube channel years ago but honestly, I never subscribed and now I don’t recognise the name. My review from 2014 states “I need to read the chapter on how to make adult friends because I tried it once and it didn’t really work. Making friends as a grown up is hard.” Although the book seems like it would be a laugh, I’m no longer interested in reading this. It’s getting culled.

As You Wish (Genies #1)

As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

I love the idea of reading Jackson Pearce and I do have a couple of her other novels, but whatever appeal this book once had for me no longer rings true, so I’m culling it.

Bookishly Ever After (Ever After, #1)

Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira

Although this does sound really cute, and I guess in many ways should really appeal to a book blogger, it’s not in my local library and I’m not excited enough to fork out nearly $20 for a copy to fill my already overstuffed bookshelves. Sorry book, you’re getting culled.

Kill Me Softly (Beau Rivage, #1)

Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

I love fairytale retellings, but I also read some reviews of this and by all accounts it’s everything wrong with YA. This one is getting 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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