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.
- Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5-10 (or more if you’re feeling adventurous) books.
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
Culling the TBR Pile This Week:
Welcome to the first Culling the TBR Pile for 2020! It’s a new year, and a new decade, so I’m going to start off strong by knocking some more books I no longer want to read off my ever-expanding TBR list!
State of Grace by Hilary Badger
Isn’t this cover cool? The girl kind of looks like Kristen Stewart. This Garden of Eden fraudulent utopia still does sound interesting, but I’m afraid there are other pretties out there calling my name. This one is getting culled.
Wuthering Bites by Sarah Gray
So although I do love Wuthering Heights (not for the romance – ick!) I just don’t think this could make it better anymore? Maybe when it was first published and everyone was Twilight crazy, but it no longer appeals to me – not because of the idea of Heathcliff being a vampire, but because I read some reviews that said the inserted stuff was quite poorly done. Maybe if I ever find this in a second hand bookshop I’ll give it a go, but right now, it’s getting culled.
Bunheads by Sophie Flack
Didn’t they make a TV show out of this? Yeah, anyway, I am no longer interested in the drama of a ballet school unless it’s got murder in it, so this one is getting culled.
The Hit List by Nikki Urang
What’s the difference between this book and the last one, which you culled, I hear you ask? The short answer is: Drama, misogyny, feminism, and more drama. And sometimes I just have a craving for trash. This one stays.
Breaking Pointe by Miriam Wenger-Landis
Oh look, another ballet book! Someone was going through a phase. Yeah, this one doesn’t have enough drama. It’s getting culled.
A Very Young Dancer by Jill Krementz
Oh for god’s sake past Nemo from 2015, get over this obsession with DANCE. This one is getting culled.
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Turns out this book is available in my state’s library system, so I am not culling this one, just moving it to a different list.
Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez
Maybe when this was first published in 2011 it was more groundbreaking, but I just don’t think I have the energy for this diverse but plotless novel. It’s getting culled.
Emily’s Ghost by Denise Giardina
I don’t even remember adding this bastardisation fictionsalised account of Emily Bronte’s life, and now I’m quietly horrified and culling this from my TBR pile as quickly as possible.
Perchance to Dream by Lyssa Chiavari (ed)
This book is too hard for me to track down, and considering I have only heard of one of these “hottest names in YA today” (which is the only reason I added it), I’m willing to cull this one, let it go, and move on.