I recently wrote a post on how terrible I am about maintaining by Goodreads TBR. That discussion inspired me to slowly go through my “Want to Read” shelf and to remove books I am no longer interested in. I thought I would share some of those books with you and maybe touch on why I removed them. I would also love to hear all your opinions- let me know if I made a mistake and should read the book!
I started this journey with over 1000 books on my Goodreads TBR, so I will be curious to see how low I can get that number. The thing is, I am constantly adding new titles to that list! It will just be nice to know that every book on that shelf is one I actually want to read.
I have heard mixed things about The Rosie Project, and I just don’t see myself picking it up anytime soon.
Follow Me Back is a YA thriller, and I am very particular about my thrillers in general. I read over some of the reviews and I just do not think that this is my kind of book. Many people have pointed out that it is more of a romance than a thriller.
I have seen the movie adaptation of Silver Linings Playbook and that is good enough for me. I am one of those people who has a hard time reading the book after having seen the movie first.
It’s Kind of a Funny Story is actually the first book that was on my “Want to Read” shelf, which means it has been there since 2010. If I have not read it yet, I don’t think I ever will.
Daughter of the Burning City had a lot of hype before it was released, but I never hear anyone talking about it anymore. I am not a huge fantasy reader to begin with, and there are so many other fantasy novels I want to read before this one.
I know a lot of readers love Until It Fades, but I have tried to read two of K.A. Tucker’s most popular novels and they just do not work for me.
The idea of All Rights Reserved is intriguing, but many reviewers who I trust have given it two stars.
I was gifted a copy of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and I did attempt to read it. Honestly, I couldn’t stand the author or the writing style. Something about it rubbed me the wrong way, so I no longer own this book.
I enjoyed Leah’s character in Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, but I have heard she is quite different in Leah on the Offbeat.
I know nothing about The Night Guest, but I have a feeling that I added it to my TBR simply for the cover.
I think I added The Light Between Us to my TBR because it was blurbed by Matt Haig, but I know that it is a book I will never actually read.
Fawkes sounds interesting, but I am not a huge fantasy reader, so I don’t see myself making it a priority. This is a book that I would reconsider though!
Let me know your thoughts on these books and whether or not I made a mistake removing them from my TBR!