I saw this post done on A Frolic Through Fiction’s blog, and felt inspired to clean out my own Goodreads TBR list. Check out her post here!
I first made a Goodreads account in April 2014, and since then, not ONCE have I cleaned out my TBR (To Be Read) list. I have 268 books on my TBR shelf, and I haven’t touched (or even looked at them) since adding them to my list. So, I thought it was about time I cleaned out my shelf and got rid of the books that I really don’t plan on reading anymore!
This will be split into two sections:
– Books that I’ve lost interest in (this one is going to be really long)
– Books by authors whose previous works I read but didn’t enjoy
Books I’ve lost interest in
There is quite a bit of books in this section. I was interested in all of these books at one point – a lot of it had to do with hype from the Booktube community (The Merciless, Branded, Inland, Coin Heist, Proxy, and Alienated, I’m looking at you), but at this point, I’m really no longer interested in any of these books – they’ve been sitting on my shelf for over 2 years, so I’m pretty sure I won’t ever be reading any of these. Also, I’m sorry, Anne Brontë, but I really don’t think I’m ever going to get around to reading Agnes Grey.
Books by authors whose previous works I read but didn’t enjoy
A lot of the books here are from different series, actually – The Geography of You and Me is the only standalone (I wasn’t a fan of The Statistical Probability Of Love at First Sight). The case for most of these books is that I read the first/first and second book/s of the series, didn’t enjoy the book/s, and have since decided that I won’t be continuing. I still feel bad that I disliked the Shatter Me series so much, but it just really, really isn’t for me.
At the end of this unhaul, I ended up being left with 247 books on my TBR instead of 268 – I got rid of less books than I expected to, but it’s still an improvement! I feel a lot more put together now 😂. If I’m making a terrible mistake by unhauling some of these books, let me know so that I can reconsider!