TBR Big Haul Clean Out (AKA Down The TBR Hole #3)

For those of you that don’t know what this meme is, check out Down The TBR Hole #1.

Since Jan 31st I have added 30 books to my TBR, bringing the total to 152.  That is a bit ridiculous, and I am never going to read all those books.

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I am going to attempt to do a big haul clean out and see how many I can remove.  So without further ado and no explanation here are the ones I removed:

Honestly that was easier than I thought.  I was brutal.  I thought to myself “would I pay money to read this right now” and if the answer was even a little iffy then the book got axed.  If there was anything in the synopsis that even slightly made me question if I would like it, it got the thrown out.

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Ok I may talk some big game but I actually only got rid of 49 books.  Better than the 15 total I did in my first two posts!  Its a great start but I still have 103 left on my list.

Is your TBR out of control? Have you read any of the ones I got rid of? Do you actually read books from your TBR?

 

Down The TBR Hole #2

For those of you that don’t know what this meme is, check out Down The TBR Hole #1.

Last time I ended with 114, but I have added a lot of books, so now I am starting at 131 books on my goodreads TBR

Title Author Cover Note Decision
Just Ella Margaret Peterson Haddix Ella I am a sucker for Cinderella stories Keep
The Princess and the Hound Mette Ivie Harrison Hound Sounds like a cool shape-shifter romance novel Keep
Princess Ben Catherine Gilbert Murdock Ben Sounds cool, but not as cool as the previous two. Remove
DragonSpell Donita K. Paul Spell This sounds cool, but there are so many more that will always come before it. Remove
Strange Angels Lili St. Crow Strange This reminds me of the TV show supernatural which I love, so this is a keeper Keep
All-American Girl Meg Cabot American Sounds like a fun, good read Keep
The Princess Diarist Carrie Fisher diarist I love Star Wars and would love to learn more about Carrie Fisher Keep
Scrappy Little Nobody Anna Kendrick Kendrick I am not a huge fan of auto- biographies. And as much as I like Anna Kendrick, I do not like her enough to actually read this. Remove
As Old As Time Liz Braswell Time I love fairy-tales and Beauty and the Beast Keep
Take the Key and Lock Her Up Ally Carter Key This is the third book in the series and I haven’t read the first two Remove
Tower of Dawn Sarah J. Maas Dawn This is the sixth book in the series and I haven’t read the first five Remove
Throne of Glass Sarah J. Maas Throne Kick-Ass female assassin? Hell Yes! Keep
The Female of the Species Mindy McGinnis Female Sounds sad and serious and dark. Remove
Glitter Aprilynne Pike Glitter This sounds cool, but honestly I will prolly never get around to it Remove
Falling Kingdoms Morgan Rhodes Falling Sounds intriguing Keep
Midnight Hour C.C. Hunter Midnight This is the fourth book in the series and I haven’t read the first three (Tho I just added the first book to my TBR) Remove
A Book of Spirits and Thieves Morgan Rhodes spirits This is a spin-off of the Falling Kingdoms series, so I should read that first Remove
Flamecaster Cinda Williams Chima Flame This is a spin-off of the Seven Realms series, so I should read that first (added it to the TBR) Remove
The Falconer Elizabeth May Falconer Sounds super cool still Keep
Once Upon a Dream Liz Braswell Dream Not a huge sleeping beauty fan .. removing this for now but might re-add if I really like As Old As Time Remove

Started with: 131 Books

Ended with: 122 Books

I removed 11 but added 2.  So overall I’m down 9 which isn’t bad!  Have you read any of the books on this week’s post? Do you think I kept some or removed some that I shouldn’t have?  Let me know!

Down The TBR Hole #1

Happy New Year (Almost)! I am not going to bore you with physiological “New Year New Me” thoughts and I am NOT going to make any resolutions revolving around cleaning anything out.  That being said I really do need to clean out my goodreads TBR list and now is as good a time as any to start.  The timing is purely coincidental.  I found this meme on Confessions of a YA Reader, and it is hosted by Lost in a Story.  I think it is a great idea! Here are the “rules”

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Disclaimer: All Amazon Links are affiliate links.  If you purchase any of these books through one of my links I will get a small commission! All the thoughts/opinions in this post are mine and in no way influenced by Amazon.

The Vow (An Uncertain Choice, #0.5)

Added 12/16/16

Vow

Amazon | Goodreads

I added this because I really liked the fist two books in the series but it has been too long since I read them I don’t remember what happened, so I no longer want to read this one.

Remove

For Love and Honor (An Uncertain Choice #3)

Added 12/18/16

Honor

Amazon | Goodreads

Same as above, its been too long since I read the rest of the series.

Remove

An English Bride In Scotland (Highlanders #1)

Added 12/18/16

Bride2

Amazon | Goodreads

I’m a sucker for Scottish romances.

Keep

To Marry a Scottish Laird (Highlanders #2)

Added 12/18/16

Laird

Amazon | Goodreads

Again, sucker for Scottish Romances

Keep

My Name Is Rapunzel

Added 12/19/16

name

Amazon | Goodreads

Still sounds cool.

Keep

Dauntless (Valiant Hearts #1)

Added 1/16/17

Dauntless

Amazon | Goodreads

This sounds like a Robin Hood type book and I love Robin Hood

Keep

Shadowfell (Shadowfell #1)

Added 1/16/17

Shadowfell

Amazon | Goodreads

Still sounds amazing.

Keep

The Shamer’s Daughter (The Shamer Chronicles #1)

Added 1/16/17

Shamers

Amazon | Goodreads

This one sounds interesting.

Keep

And I Darken (The Conqueror’s Saga #1)

Added 2/20/17

Darken

Amazon | Goodreads

This one has a beautiful cover but it sounds like there is a lot of angst and love triangles and it just doesn’t sound appealing anymore.

Remove

The Wanderer

Added 2/20/17

wanderer

Amazon | Goodreads

I don’t remember adding this one and it doesn’t sound very good.

Remove

Started with: 118 Books

Ended with: 114 Books

Not bad for my round.  I got rid of 4 books out of the 10 I looked at.